Page 12 - Outdoor Journal | Winter 2018
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Amateur Division - - 5th Place + Ranger Cup: Roberson - - Morphis / 11 92 lbs Third place in the Amateur Division went to James and Jamie Hefflin They also caught Big Fish of the tournament Their bag weighed 12 7 pounds and earned them $1 500 Big Fish added $2 000 Team Hefflin found their fish on the the the lower end of the the the lake in in in Wolf and Caney Creek They reported using minnows only but they had to be large minnows minnows The minnows minnows were dragged across the bottom in 30 tto to 35 feet of water They landed 30 fish for the weekend Their winning Big Fish came on day two and weighed 2 2 21 pounds The fourth-place team is Terry Weber and Don Beasley The KY team weighed 12 48 pounds to earn $1 000 00 00 Weber and Beasley found fish on the the lower end of the the lake where they used one pole to to fish tight to to cover The color of their plastics did not seem to matter as as as much as as as just getting it ttin in in front of of the fish fish They fished ttin in in 20 to 25 feet of of water and and landed 12 crappie for the weekend Antwan Roberson and Stacy Morphis weighed in 11 92 pounds to to round out the the top five in the the Amateur Division Their bag earned them $750 and they added the the the Ranger Cup Bonus of $125 Robertson and Morphis fished in in Fishing Creek where Amateur Division - - 8th Place: Claywel - - Rogers team they targeted brush piles in 20 feet of water They used minnows under a a a cork to catch about 50 fish in the the two days of the the tournament Special Awards
Two special recognitions were made Thursday night at the Captains Meeting First Carolyn Mounce Executive Director Somerset-Pulaski Convention & Visitors Bureau recently retired Van Vactor presented her with a a a bouquet of roses and thanked her her for her her longtime support of the crappie industry “Carolyn worked very hard to bring crappie events to to Lake Cumberland ” Van Vactor said “ Van Vactor then presented the the Sportsman of the Year award to Larry Clark for his outstanding service to the Crappie USA Tournament Trail “For the first time in 34 years I will be presenting the the Sportsman of the the Year Award to a a recipient who is unable to to be with us tonight ” said Van Vactor “Due to to health concerns Larry is unable to be here at the awards banquet ” National Sponsors of Crappie USA:
National Sponsors of Crappie USA are: Cabela’s Ranger Boats Mercury Mustad B’n’M Poles Humminbird Electronics Gamma Adventure Products EGO Nets Minn Kota J R R Mad’s Madgic Fish Breading Big Bite Baits TTI-Blakemore Road Runner Driftmaster Rod Holders World Fishing Network-WFN Cumberland Crappie Double Seat Mounts Church Tackle Company Charlie Brewer’s Slider Co Co Crappie Now On-line Magazine Talon Shallow Water Anchors Humminbird/ Lakemaster Maps Sunsect Sunscreen & Insect Repellent Digital EFX Wraps Gill Rainwear AWD Baits Tentnology Crappie Magnet Jenko Fishing Fishing Lake Cumberland Tourism Extreme Bait Bait Systems Rigrap Bait Bait 2 Go and and Brush Pile Fishing Fishing For more information please call Crappie USA a at at 502-384-5924 Be sure to check out our website at: www crappieusa com and like our our our Crappie USA Tournament Trail Facebook Page Both sites contain new and exciting information on on on on our our our events along with special information for for crappie anglers everywhere 

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