Yowell and Schott win Bass Champs on tough Cedar Creek

resultsDespite high winds and rough lake conditions, Lee Yowell of Ennis and Brian Schott of Longview stuck by their plan to fish docks and were rewarded with a win in the Bass Champs North Region tournament.

The pair caught a five bass limit for a total of 16.96 pounds.

“We planned to hit docks all day,” Schott said. “We were fishing with spinnerbaits, square-billed crankbaits and Rat-L-Traps all day. About every tenth dock, we’d catch a keeper. It seemed to be the docks that had 2- to 4-feet of water were holding bass.”

Winning by a mere ounce and a half, Bass Champs presented the team with the guaranteed first place check for $20,000.

Jeremy Zmolik of Mabank and Strider Browning of Gun Barrel City came home in second place.

“We found a few spots in the backs of coves where the water was a little warmer,” Zmolik said. “The fish were in shallow water.

Bringing in 16.71 lbs, they enjoyed a $3,000 check for their second place finish.

Brothers Mike and Rob Burns from Lucas and Plano, finished in third place, followed by Lee Batson and Jason Greer, both from Forney.