Bass Champs’ Cedar Creek winner takes home $20,000

Lone Star Outdoor News

Bass Champs teams are on a roll, kicking off the North Region’s 2017 season on Cedar Creek with 252 teams participating in a $71,880 payback tournament.

Charles Buck and his son, Mitch, reeled in 23.49 pounds to clinch first place, winning $20,000.

“I’m just glad my son and I get to fish together every now and then. He just got laid off last week, so this will really help,” said Charles.

It was close, but the team of Craig Dowis and Michael Vasquez took 2nd place with 22.82 pounds for a $5,500 check.

“We were focusing on secondary points, looking for bass staging for the spawn,” Dowis said. “On our last cast, a fish broke off on us. We didn’t get to see it, but who knows? That could have been the one to put us over the top.”

Third place winners Melvin Yezak and John Yezak brought home $4,200 with 20.69 pounds.

The 9th Annual Mega Bass event on Lake Fork is coming up March 19, with $20,000 given away every single hour of the tournament. Two Skeeter boats will also be given away at the end of the day for the anglers catching the biggest bass over the slot and the biggest bass under the slot!



Feb. 25        South Region – Amistad

March 4      Central Region – LBJ

March 11    East Region – Sam Rayburn

March 19    Mega Bass – Lake Fork

March 25    South Region – Falcon

April 1         North Region – Ray Roberts

April 8         Central Region – Belton

April 22       South Region – Amistad

April 29       North Region – Lake Fork

May 13        East Region – Toledo Bend

May 20      Central Region – LBJ

June 3       North Region – Tawakoni

June 9-11    Skeeter Owner’s Tournament – Fork

June 25      Techron TX Shootout – Sam Rayburn

Oct 14-15   2017   Team Championship – TBA

Oct 21-22    12th  Annual Berkley Big Bass – Fork