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Team Fairless wins latest LeFlore County Bass Club tournament on Wister

May 11, 2012

WISTER WINNERS — Here are the top three teams in Saturday's LeFlore County Bass Club Tournament at Ward's Landing on Wister Lake. From left, the winnning team was Eric and Ray Fairless, followed by the runner-up team Brian Adams and Don Capsey and the third-place duo of Gary Steelman and Keith Griffith. Adams had the big bass winner. Photo by Jody Adams

The LeFlore County Bass Club had its fifth tournament of the 2012 circuit Saturday at Ward's Landing on Wister Lake. There were 30 boats which had 58 excited anglers who caught a collective total of 127 fish weighing a combined 302.14 pounds. The average fish weighed 2.38 pounds, and 22 limits were caught.
The Fairless duo of Eric “Hulka” and “Smilin'” Ray came out on top with a total of 16.66 pounds to earn $725.
Brian “Cuts Like a Knife” Adams and “Dapper” Don Capsey were second (16.3 pounds, $435), with Adams' big bass winner weighing 5.33 pounds among the haul. Adams earned $290 for the big bass winer.
Gary “Egghead” Steelman and Keith “Big Perm” Griffith were third (16.1 pounds, $290).
Rounding out the top 10 were Bobby Denton and Jason Roberts in fourth (15.94 pounds), followed by Danny Love and Melvin McKay (14.29), Judd Wann and Josh Roberts (13.72), Jeff Hardin and Dennis Roper (13.19), Paul Spangler and Clyde Naylor (13.16), Jerrad Keller and Austin Shrock (12.13) and Billy and Marla Wilson (12.11).
The Club's next tournament will take place May 20 at Potato Hills South on Sardis Lake.
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The River Rat Bass Club will have an open bass tournament from safe light until 3 p.m. Saturday at Potato Hills South on Sardis Lake. The cost is $80 per boat. For additional information, call Tournament Director Chuck Restine at (479) 719-1501.
The second annual Beck Brown Scholarship Bass Tournament will take place from 6:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. June 2 at Clear Creek (Ozark Pool) in Arkansas. The entry fee is $80, and is being put on by the Hawghunters Bass Club. For additional information, call Tournament Director Joe Moon at (479) 651-0410.
The eighth annual “Hooked on Fishin'” Kids Bass Tournament will take place from 7 a.m. until noon June 2 at Long Lake Resort. There will be two age divisions, ages 8 to 11 and 12 to 15. The entry fee is $30 per team. Entry forms may be picked up at Long Lake Resort. For additional information, call Tournament Director Mark Goines at (918) 721-3818.
The 30th annual Lake Sardis Big Bass Tournament will take place June 9-10. The entry fee is $50 per day per person. There will be hourly payouts of $100 for big bass and $50 for the second-biggest bass. For additional information, call Tournament Director Kay Barton at (405) 201-7465 or email inquiries to: fishngrany@yahoo.com.
Wow! If you want to fish any tournaments here soon, there's plenty from which to choose. Good luck, and good fishing!
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Any questions or pictures, make contact with Jody Ray Adams on Facebook, on the “Jody Ray Fishing Hotline” at (918) 649-7387 or email to jodyray@classicnet.net.

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