With nine bass brought to the weigh-in exceeding 10 pounds, big fish were the name of the game at the South Region Bass Champs season finale on Lake Falcon.
“What a way to wrap up a season,” stated Chad Potts, President of Bass Champs.
The number of bass allowed was decreased to three instead of the normal five, but didn’t stop these top-notch anglers from bringing in incredible weights that looked like they were totaled from five fish.
Nearly 50 teams brought in limits exceeding the 20-pound mark.
At the forefront of the field were the winners, Trent Huckaby and Tyler Young. Their limit tallied 29.85 pounds, taking the $20,000 prize.
It was the most phenomenal day of fishing either one of us have ever had in our lives,” Huckaby said.
The teams threw crankbaits off of a point, in 8- to 12-feet of water.
“We had a limit within 30 minutes,” Huckaby said.
By 9 a.m. they had 26 pounds in the boat.
“We must have caught 35 fish over 7 pounds, and by the end of the day culled at least five 9 pounders,” he said. “If we could keep five, we would have had at least 48 pounds.”
The duo said they were just in the right place at the right time.
“My hands are so tore up from catching and culling fish,” Young said.
All of the bass came out of the same spot, except when they made one run to the dam and added a fish from there.
“We hit a couple of other spots, but nothing even resembled the action at our ‘honey hole’. It was absolutely unreal. We caught so many big fish, it was just a dream day.”
Jaime Buitron and Terry Oldham also had a great day, bringing in a 27.11-pound limit that included an 11.14-pound kicker to finish in second place. They were close enough to the winners’ honey hole that they watched the action all day, albeit enjoying some of it themselves.
Tom Walls and Jeremy Bawcum finished third with 26.55 pounds.
The biggest bass of the tournament weighed 11.51 pounds.