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The LeFlore County Bass Club had its first tournament of the 2012 season at Grasshopper Landing on Broken Bow Lake. The tournament had 19 boats with a combined 38 anglers who caught 70 fish weighing a combined total of 138.13 pounds. Each fish averaged 1.97 pounds, and 10 limits were brought to the scales.
Judd â€śVan Dammâ€ť Wann and Josh â€śMisterâ€ť Roberts took home first place with 11.32 pounds, earning $450.
Keith â€śPipesâ€ť Griffith and Gary â€śKleinâ€ť Steelman were second (11.19 pounds, earning $270), while Andy â€śCappâ€ť Nance and Rodney â€śCarringtonâ€ť Fulkenberry were third (11.03, $180). Sean and Brandi Morrison were fourth (10.67), while Joey Chitwood and Tony Parker came in fifth (10.56).
Jeff â€śJeffyâ€ť Hardin had the tournament's big bass, weighing 4.76 pounds to earn $180.
The next tournament on the circuit will take place March 18 on Lake Eufaula. For those who would like to join the organization, call the â€śJody Ray Fishing Hotlineâ€ť at (918) 649-7387.
The River Rat Bass Club will have an open bass tournament from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Chicken Creek Landing on Lake Tenkiller. Entry fee is $80 per boat.
For additional information, call Chuck Restine at (479) 719-1501.
I didn't fish in last weekend's tournament because the Adams family was at St. Louis to watch a moto supercross event at the Edward Jones Dome.
My wife's nephew, Justin Bogle, is having a great rookie season in the circuit. We got to go into the pits and see how everything works.
The races were a lot more exciting than I expected. They had fireworks and everything else that you can imagine.
When I smelled all the high-octane fuel and all the dirt, I wanted to jump on a motorcycle and jump something.
Kevin Windham put on one heck of a pre-race spectacle and got the crowd pumped up. I just loved it, and my family had one great weekend.
We rode the Metrolink from the hotel to the Edward Jones Dome. It's an underground subway just like you see on TV.
When we finally got back to our room, Jacques said, â€śWe're not made for the big city!â€ť We were nervous being on the subway and being underground with all those people.
For those interested, the next big Supercross races will take place this weekend at Daytona, Fla. They can be vied on the Speed Channel at 6 p.m. Saturday. Be looking for Justin Bogle!
Needless to say, we were glad to get back to Poteau.
Save the world, recycle.
God bless our troops and veterans.
Have a great weekend.
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Any questions or pictures, make contact with Jody Ray Adams on Facebook, on the â€śJody Ray Fishing Hotlineâ€ť at (918) 649-7387 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.