Compiled By Margie Anderson
Jim Hood of Phoenix won the WON Bass Pro-Am on Lake Pleasant on
April 8-9. Hood took home $1,825 for his 30.12-pound bag, which
included a 5.06-pound big fish.
WON Bass Lake Powell:
Gus Hines and Jack Robinson bested the field in the WON Bass team
tournament on March 18 at Lake Powell (Bullfrog). They had five fish
for 16.48 pounds, including their 4.2-pound big bass. The pair
On March 19, Brent Lake and Todd Grambo weighed in five fish for
16.34 pounds and won $1,320 at the WON Bass team tournament at Lake
Powell (Bullfrog). Their big fish was 5.08 pounds.
The Bullfrog Lake Powell WON Bass team tournament on April 8 was
won by Rodney and Gage Hurst. The pair brought 16.9 pounds to the
scales and split $740 for their efforts. Big fish was 6.10 pounds.
On April 9, Jim and Jackie Bishop won the WON Bass team
tournament at Lake Powell with a five-fish sack that totaled 14.78
pounds, including their 4.56-pound big fish. The pair netted $1,365.
Paul Reutlinger (801) 569-0146
Anglers’ Choice (www.usanglerschoice.net)
Colorado River Region (teams)
Danny Locatis and Jeff Rutt weighed five fish for 23.35 pounds to
win the March 25 Anglers Choice team tournament at Havasu. They
earned $3,980 for their win.
April 15: Mead-Callville
Vern Price: (702) 896-1198
Southern Colorado River Region Schedule (teams)
Bob Horn and Jayson Kisselburg won $2,670 at Havasu on April 1
for five fish that weighed 18.21 pounds.
Tom and Barbara Phegley: (928) 854-8028
Pro-Am, Region 2 (Southwest)
Some big money was paid out at the Anglers Choice Pro-Am
tournament at Lake Mead March 17 - 18. Pro Kevin Wiggins took home
$36,500 for a first-place total of 29.61 pounds. On the am side,
Matt Warner weighed a two-day total of 29.29 pounds to win $1,250.
Vern Price (contact info above) for information on Pro-Ams
FLW Stren Series (www.flwoutdoors.com)
Western Division Schedule (Pro-Ams)
Mark Meddock won the FLW Stren Series Western Division tournament
at Lake Shasta (Calif.) on March 29. Meddock ended up on top after a
four-day tournament, and took home $10,000 PLUS a Ranger boat,
motor, and trailer. Meddock weighed 9 pounds the first day and 15.05
the second day to make the cut. On days three and four his10-fish
total was 24.04 pounds.
All Star And Best Bet Tournaments
On March 18, the All Star Couples tournament was won by Gary and
Kathy Senft who toughed it out in 40 mph wind gusts to catch a
six-fish limit that totaled 13.60 pounds. They took home $2,300 for
their efforts. Gary and Kathy fished drop-shot rigs with Oxblood and
Morning Dawn finesse worms in 8-10 feet of water in Humbug and
Jeff Allen of Flagstaff and Leroy Price of Claypool won the All
Star Team tournament on April 8 at Roosevelt. Allen and Price fished
the Salt arm with Texas-rigged soft jerkbaits and lizards in brush
up to 20 feet deep, along with spinnerbaits and buzzbaits. They had
a six-fish limit for 18.27 pounds, including a 3.54-ounce big fish.
Allen and Price split $3,650 for their win.
Arizona Bass Fishing Tournaments (ABF) (http://azbasszone.com/abf2005/abfhome.html)
Dave Mehalechko and Justin Locatis won the April 1 tournament at
Pleasant with 18.32 pounds, including an 8.4-pound big fish kicker.
Mehalechko actually fished alone that day, and he caught all his
fish sight-fishing. He won $7,000.
American Bass (ABA) (www.americanbass.com)
Southern Division, Central Arizona Region schedule (teams)
On March 18, Josh Bertrand and Justin Thompson won the ABA at
Bartlett with 15.31 pounds, including their 5.18-pound big fish. The
pair took home $1470.
Director: Rich Stringer (623) 853-0440
Colorado River teams
March 18: Havasu / Windsor Beach Ramp: Information not available
Director: Jim Kirkwood (928) 681-3449
Bill Zeglin and Jeff Schuld weighed 14.86 pounds to win the March
25 ABA at Lake Powell. They won $994.
On March 26, Steve Van Ooteghem Sr. and Steve Van Ooteghem II
brought 15.6 pounds to the scale to win the ABA at Powell and
Joshua and Charlie Dix won the April 8 ABA at Lake Powell with
12.43 pounds for five fish. The pair fished natural-colored lures in
bushes on shallow flats uplake, and netted $800 for their win.
Mike and Tami Jennings took first place at the Lake Powell ABA on
April 09, catching a 14.55-pound limit on green finesse lures. They
sight-fished around rocks mid-lake, and took home $1047.
Director: Brad Henningsen (928) 645-3483
Yuma, AZ (teams)
Jim Waits and John Turner weighed 24.21 pounds at Fisher’s
Landing on March 25 to win the ABA tournament and take home $992.
Their big fish was 6.34 pounds.
Director: Dave Willhide (928) 782-2621
Monterey Bass (http://azbasszone.com/mbc2005/mbchome.html)
Randy at (602) 679-9979 for details.
On March 18 at Lake Pleasant, Delaney Dwyer and Dave Pusateri won
the MBC teams with 13.76 pounds. They took home $2,742.
The father-son team of Robert Jones and Robert Jones Jr. Won the
MBC teams at Bartlett on April 8 with a sack that weighed 12.57
pounds. They cashed checks totaling $2,559.
The April 15 MBC Pro-Am at Lake Pleasant was won by pro Larry
Landgren and his amateur partner Bruce Rains. They pair brought
15.61 pounds to the scales, and Larry had the Big Fish on the Pro
side at 6.33 pounds. Landgren took home $954 and Rains won $606.
They were sight-fishing.
The MBC Couples Tournaments are held in parallel with ProAms,
but couples compete against other couples only. On April 15 at
Pleasant, the team of Richard and Josephine Rojas fished bushes and
points in the creeks and river and brought 12.62 pounds to the
scales for the win. Their pre-spawn pattern netted them $828.