Higgins duo capture first open tournament last weekend

The LeFlore County Bass Club had its first open tournament of the 2012 season last weekend on Broken Bow Lake. There were 40 anglers who caught a total of 29 fish weighing 68.89 pounds. Each fish caught averaged 2.37 pounds. Of the 22 boats, five limits were caught.The duo of Haskell and A.J. Higgins won the tournament with a total of 15.71 pounds, earning $500.Keith Griffith and Gary Steelman were second (13.62 pounds, $300), while Al Monks and John Newell were third (10.24 pounds, $200).Jason Wickware had the big bass winner, weighing 6.35 pounds to earn $200.The Club's next tournament will be from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Grasshopper Landing on Broken Bow Lake. It will be the first of eight tournaments on the 2012 circuit.To join the LCBC, membership is $30 to fish the 2012 circuit. For additional information, call the “Jody Ray Fishing Hotline” at (918) 649-7387.— — —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.