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~~Our 6th Annual Merrill Brattlof Memorial Invitational has wrapped up! Tournament #4 of the season was a really tough one, but a good one. The heavy rainfall caused Lake Tyler to be shut down midweek so we had to move our event to Lake Palestine. We still had 31 teams fish. The wind fought hard, but a lot of fish were brought in. We were able to pay out a total of $7,810!

Congratulations to Tom Mayne & Ronnie Durrett, Jr. with the winning sack of 17.56# for 1st place. Good job, Guys! Along with their Bonus Bucks, they won a total of $3,113.

Martin Boren & Colby Fergesen came in 2nd with 16.52#. They took home checks totaling $1,313.

Todd Pierce finished a close 3rd all on his own with 16.38#. He also caught the Big Bass of the day weighing 7.51#! He won a total of $1,071.

Scott Jenkins & Coy Spencer placed 4th with 16.04# winning $556. They were also the highest placing team signed up for the Cash for Cast Challenge so they received an additional $250 courtesy of Berkley!

Shawn Wildt & Kenny Stewart placed 5th with 15# even. They won a total of $422.

6th Place went to Steve Terry & Randy Parks with 14.85# for $335. They were also the 2nd highest placing team signed up for the Cast for Cash Challenge, which means they won an additional $150 from Berkley!

Jimmy Sheehy & Zach Sheehy were the top placing team with a THSBA angler with 12.10#. They were also the top placing Adult/Jr. team out of the money. They won a total of $450. Thanks again to Joey Ridgle’s Septic Service for sponsoring our Texas High School BASS Association Bonus.

David Pace & Tracy Pace were the highest placing Male/Female Team out of the money winning $150.

Thank you so much to Crossroads Community Church for hosting our pre-tournament meeting & dinner last night. Pastor Jerry and his amazing team did a wonderful job! Thank you also to Rob Graham for the great message & time of prayer.

Fishers of Men would like to thank all of our national sponsors: BassCat Boats, Mercury, Berkley, Abu Garcia, Spiderwire, Shakespeare, Strike King Lure Company, Power-Pole, Jim Hudson Toyota, Duckett Fishing, BassBoat Technologies, Amphibia Eyewear, Buckeye Lures, T&H Marine, Gator Guards, Frogg Toggs, Kistler Rods, Jacobs Glass, Valley Fashions

Fishers of Men would also like to thank all of our local sponsors: Tyler Ford, Mike Brattlof Homes, Tyler Products Sales, Cannon Steel, Joey Ridgle’s Septic Service, Stephen Wright - Cardinal Financial, Tyler Wrap Company, Steven Hurst - Farmers Insurance, Charlie’s Fiberglass Boat Repair, Shawn Wildt - Edward Jones, Stillwater Sporting Supplies, Interstate Batteries, Ryan McCoy - Goosehead Insurance, SurTex Land Surveying, Porter’s, Durrett Oilfield Services, Danny E. Smith - Home Team Realty, Nautical Mile Marine, C&R Service & Repair, Matheson Gas

Our next tournament will be May 18th back on Lake Palestine. Stay safe & God Bless!
 Matt Hutchins
 FOM National Tournament Trail
 FOM Texas North Central


Roster Information:


Lake Tyler - 04/27/19

Tom Mayne and Ronnie Durrett Jr. with 17.56#

Martin Boren and Colby Ferguson with 16.52#

Todd Pierce had 16.38# with big fish of 7.51#

Scott Jenkins and Coy Spencer with 16.04#

Terry Bradberry with 0.0#