Legacy Fort Loudoun Results: May 26, 2012
Tavon Russell and Scott Orr win the Legacy
Pictues by Dalton Ownby
Written by Steve Jennings
Fishers of Men held its Legacy tournament on Fort Loudoun and Tellico Lakes. Kingston Pike Baptist Church was the host church for this event. Ronny Jones decided to let his best friend, Rod Garrett, take care of the church service. So to get us started Rod had his nine year old grandson Blake sing and tell a story about the importance of salvation and why one should never put it off. Next, Rod continued the service with a thought provoking message on what it means to be Christ-like. The highlight of the evening was the newfound salvation for one of our young fishermen and the rededication of another!
Special thanks to all the church members who help with the Fishers of Men.
Saturday morning came with overcast skies that later gave way to bluebird skies and light wind. With water temperatures in the 90s and most of the fish moving to deep water, most people knew it was going to be a tough tournament where every bite would count.
Fishing their first tournament together was Scott Orr and our new brother in Christ, Tavon Russell. This team came to the scales with a nice bag of bass that weighed-in at 12.14 lbs. to give the win. This bag also included the second lunker of the tournament a 4.00 pound largemouth. Scott reported fishing main lake structure focusing on spots in 6 to 12 feet of water and also catching a few fish flipping. Great job guys!
Second place went to the father and son team of Randy Fain and his son Bailey with four largemouth. Their total weight for this bag of bass hit the scales at 8.90 lbs. This talented team also had the big fish of the tournament a beautiful 4.13lb largemouth bass. Randy reported traveling around the mid part of the lake looking for colored water to catch their fish flipping trees and docks.
Third place went to the colorful team of Eugene Randolph and Patrick Turner. These two skillful anglers are known for probing the deeper ledges and drop offs on East Tennessee lakes and this tournament was no different. Eugene reported that it was just not meant for them to win because he lost several big fish in this tournament.
Special thanks go out to Bill Freeman, Randy White and Ameriprize for their sponsorship again this year. See these two men for all your financial needs. Also thanks to Kenny Sexton and the great staff at White Pine Marine for all their help. If you need a boat or an outboard give them a call at 865-674-2834. Thanks to Big Jim Walker for all the help. If you need a garage door give Jim a call at 865-805-8238. Also remember Dixie Custom Rods, if you need a new fishing rod or reel because he makes some of the finest rods that you will ever put in your hands. Check out his web-site www.dixiecustomrods.com.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the fine companies that make Fishers of Men possible; Skeeter Boats, Yamaha Outboards, Stren, Pflueger, Markel Marine Insurance, Nester Hosiery, Strike King Lure Company, Power-Pole, Marshall’s Marine, Helly Hansen, Keelshield, Spot Remover, Jacobs Glass, Solar Bat, Duckett Fishing, Berkley, and Rejuvenade.