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"Burrrrr" East Texas Amateur Circuit!!
By Angler's Choice Staff


Saturday, January 29,2000 - Hemphill, TX .... The opening round for the East Texas Amateur Circuit of Angler's Choice was a cold one. 60 teams braved the subfreezing temperatures at daylight today on Toledo Bend. At the end of competition Clint May and Rusty Clark took top honors with a five fish limit of 18.97lbs winning $950.00. They caught their winning catch fishing Carolina Rigged worms and lizards in 15-20' feet of water. The fish were in shallow water here until the cold weather moved in. Then the fish moved into deep water. Clint had found these fish two weeks ago in pre-practice and they stayed put. The cold just put them a little deeper.

Second place went to Bob Barnes and Sam Fling with five bass for 16.98lbs. Bob and Sam reported catch their fish on fast moving baits. We assume they meant crankbaits or rattletraps but with the East Texas Division fishing tomorrow, they did not give much information. They took home $725.00. Third place went to Clint Teutsch and Alan Moore with a limit of 16.32lbs for $525.00.

The Big Bass of the event was an 8.20lb lunker caught by Paul Gremillion winning$330.00. The Big fish was caught on a crankbait.

Angler's Choice is sponsored by Mercury Outboards, Bass Cat Performance Boats, MotorGuide trolling motors, DieHard Marine Batteries, Big Foot, T&H Marine Accessories, Pure Fishing, Berkley, ABU Garcia, Fenwick, Cabela's and Sure Life Laboratories.

Top 5 teams;
1st-RUSTY CLARK/ CLINT MAY------------------- 5 bass/18.97 lbs-$950.00
2nd-BOB BARNES/SAM FLING--------------------- 5 bass/16.98 lbs-$725.00
3rd-ALAN MOORE/CLINT TEUTSCH--------------5 bass/16.32 lbs-$525.00
4th-JEFF CAPPS/WAYNE SCALES----------------- 5 bass/16.22 lbs-$450.00
5th-BRIAN WRIGHT/PAUL GRAY------------------5 bass/14.53 lbs-$400.00

1ST-PAUL GREMILLION-(8.20 lbs)-$330.00
2ND TIE-CLINT MAY/RUSTY CLARK-(5.01 lbs)-$165.00

1st Place team displays winning catch

Overall Big Bass
<photos by Kimm Greer>

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