Tournament Results Mid-February to Mid-March
Compiled By Margie Anderson
Feb: 10 – 11: John Perkins of Lake Havasu City won the WON Bass tournament at Havasu with 31.85 pounds for two days. His big fish was 5.46 pounds, and he won a very decent $23,625.
Feb 17: After high winds caused about an hour delay in the start of the AllStar Bass Couples tournament held at Lake Pleasant, the Cottonwood team of Jennifer and Weston McCracken went on to catch the heaviest of only three six-bass limits for the win. Their limit weighed 11.47 pounds, including a 3.87-pounder.
They received checks totaling $2,110 plus the first-place trophy. The couple fished jigs and Carolina-rigged lizards in Humbug Cove, where their big fish came on a jig.
In the first of the Anglers’ Choice Central Arizona tournaments, which was held at Roosevelt Lake, Mack Johnson and Duck Ezell took home $645 for a five-fish limit that weighed 10.53. This is a good circuit to get into; they’re just starting, but you’ll still fish for a boat at the end of the year. Contact Vern Price at (702) 896-1198 for info.
Czerniski and Robinson won the JackAZ tournament at Roosevelt with 25.13, which included a massive Big Fish at 12.87! They took home $2,225 for their efforts.
Feb 21: Mid-Week Bass Anglers held their February tournament at Bartlett Lake. Steve Minich and Skip Miller weighed a five-fish limit weighing 10.07 for the win. Their Big Fish, at 4.24 pounds, earned them an extra $200, bringing their total to $520.
Feb 24: Ken Larrabee and Larry Larrabee, both of Phoenix, weighed a six-bass limit totaling 13.07 pounds to win the AllStar Bass team tournament held at Bartlett Lake. They shared a total of $3,670 plus first-place trophies for the win.
The brothers, 2005 AllStar Bass Team Anglers of the Year, fished homemade jigs and Texas-rigged worms on main lake points down to 10 feet.
Greg Loges and D J Martin won the MBC Senior Teams at Lake Pleasant with a 30.59 pound sack, and that was for just four fish! Their Big Fish was 8.45 pounds, and they took home a total of $2,066.
At the National Bass West tournament at Havasu, Mike Rooke and Shaun Bailey received $6,515 for their first-place sack of 17.77 pounds.
March 3: Mark Kile and Wes McCracken teamed up to win the ABF tournament at San Carlos. With options, their win netted them $3,600. Their winning sack was 20.29 pounds, including the 5.84 Big Bass.
In the Anglers’ Choice tournament at Lake Powell, Cameron and Gregory Johnson won $1,420 with five fish that went 14.23 pounds with a 4.32 kicker.
Tim Townsley and Barry Burke teamed up for a five-fish limit of 13.52 pounds in the Monterey Pro-Am tournament at Lake Havasu, taking home a combined total of $2,052. Burke had the AM Big Bass of 3.66 pounds.
At the MBC Couples tournament, held in conjunction with the Pro-Am, Mark and Jenifer Wilkinson took first place with 14.47 pounds. They also had 2nd Big Bass, so they won $1,147.
The Best Bet tournament scheduled for Lake Pleasant was canceled because of high winds. It will be re-scheduled. Check www.azha.com for the new date.
March 4: Ben Franklin and Shanyne Bowen won the Anglers’ Choice tournament at Lake Powell with 11.33 pounds and took home $1,420.
March 10: David Stachowski won the MBC Super Teams at Lake Havasu. Stachoweki fished alone and weighed in 21.23 pounds, winning $6,588.
John Turner and Jim Waits won the WON Bass Colorado River tournament at Fishers’ Landing with 28.05 pounds including an 8.38 kicker. They took home $5,764.
Results for the WON Bass at Lake Powell were not available at press time.