Lake Palestine Results: Jan 19, 2013
Wow! That’s what you say when your division more than triples in a year. Last years 1st event we had 17 boats at Texas North Central Fishers of Men. This years 1st event on Lake Palestine, we had 54 boats! That set a new record, and we had 120 at the Friday night Banquet that set a new record too. We want to say a big thank you to Tim Haugh for providing all of the food for us. Also thanks goes to Day Spring UMC for letting us use their church.
Our new Chaplain Chet Brake brought the message. He challenged us to serve The Lord openly.
Even though the weather was good for this time of year, the fishing Saturday was tough! We had thirteen teams that zeroed and eleven teams that just had one fish. The teams that won money said they had to work hard just to have the fish they had. The team of Troy Slaughter & Ricky Phillips took 1st place with 5 fish that weighed 16.84 lbs. They also had big bass that weighed 8.14 lbs. This earned them $2,701.50. Coming in a close 2nd was Anthony Jones & Marlon Lydia with 5 fish weighing 16.16 lbs. They also had a 6.72 lb. kicker. They took home $1070.00. Tim Haugh & Tyler Fisher came in 3rd with 5 fish weighing 15.67 lbs. They won $757.00. In all we paid 12 places. 1st place out of the money was Randy Parks & Michael Mays. They won the two rods that Gander Mtn. donated. The rods were valued at $150.00 a piece. All of the anglers caught their fish on a variety of baits, although soft plastics were the main stay.
Come and join us next month as we travel to Lake Tyler on February 16. H&W Marine will be hosting the meeting Friday night. Remember anglers that the highest place team that meets the qualifications will be receiving the $1,000.00 bonus that Joey & Pam Ridgle are donating. If we have as many boat on Tyler as we did on Palestine, you could win up to $3,700.00.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our Platinum Sponsors. Robert & Cherie Templin with C&R Service and Repair, Joey Ridgle Septic Service, and Tyler Ford. Our Gold Sponsor: H&W Marine. Our Silver Sponsors Farmers Ins. with Steven Hurst, Charlies Fiberglass Boat Repair, Gander Mtn., and Still Water Sporting Supplies. Our Bronze Sponsors: Mike Brattlof Custom Homes, Tyler Marine Repair, Mac McClellan with POA. ,Shawn Wildt with Edward Jones, Jerry Abercrombie Custom Rods & Custom Tackle, Porters Sporting Goods, The Shepherds Guide, and Matheson Gas. We would also like to thank our National Sponsors: Skeeter Boats, Yamaha, Pflueger, Stren, Strike King, New Tech Global, Nester Hosiery, Duckett, Solar Bat, King’s Home, Lowrance, Power Pole, Jacobs Glass, Buckeye, Rayjus, Rejuvenade, Berkley, Keelshield, Marshall’s Marine, Hydrowave, and Kistler Rods.
Danny Smith, Director FOMNTT, 903-245-9688