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Benton LA Angler Takes Rayburn Super Team Pro-Spot
By Ed Snyder

-Jasper TX Claims Amateur Spot-

Red Man Super Team Series
Sunday, September 17, 2000, Twin Dikes Marina, Lake Sam Rayburn, TX.

"You just never know, stated the Louisiana Pro who just took the top Pro-spot for the new Red Man "Super Team" tournament, "I was having as "tuff" day of fishing and wasn't doing anything at all right, "Then it happened as my pattern finally came together for catching some bass on a late-bite.

A new event for the Red Man tournaments, the Super Team events will occur at the end of each regular Red Man team circuit as a season finale' to that area. The new and "very professional" tournament involves a pro/am type format with double entry fees with high payouts. A field of Boater and co-boater anglers compete the first day for a top-10 cut which allows for them to compete on the 2nd day. These events will be held at the Super Wal-Mart Centers in each area -(if possible)- and will have weigh-in ceremonies, which will rival that of their sister tournaments, the EverStart and FLW circuits.

1st place Pro/Boater-(5 bass/12-12 lbs)-Bert Thompson of Benton LA, took his Champion/Mercury to the Black Forest area to fish Shimano V-rods and Shimano reels spooled with 50 lb test Spider-Wire. "I was having a "tuff" time of it today, Bert explained, "not having much luck on my regular spots at all. "Finally, advised the Lafayette LA, Wayne's Marine Pro, "I went to another spot and started fishing a 1 -oz Bulldog black/brown jigs with Larew green/pumpkin craws and a green/pumpkin Carolina rigged Zoom lizard along some 12' grass & woods when the pattern finally came together for catching my limit between 11:30 am to 2:pm.(Bert finished 8th in the top-10 cut on 1st day competition)-

1st place Co-Boater-(5 bass/7.5 lbs)- Douglas Bailey of Jasper TX, ran with Pro/Boater Shane Allman to Veach, Black Forest, and Southlake areas to work Castaway rods and Shimano reels spooled with 15 lb test Berkley Big Game mono. "I fished with redbug Zoom trick-worms and watermelon/red Zoom Super Flukes along outside grass-edges, informed the "newly-wed", telling of catching an all day scattered bite that put 8 bass in his winning cull.(Bailey finished 7th on the 1st day).

Surprise catch of the day came in with Huntington TX, Pro/angler, Bradley Stringer as he caught and landed a 40 -plus- lb Blue Catfish while jig fishing for bass- Bradley may not have had the first place bass stringer but he sure-nuff had the top-spot BIG FISH.

Top 10 Pro/Boaters:
1-Bert Thompson/Benton, ARK...................11-10- 12-12- $7,549
2-Brian Sewell/Coldspring, TX...................10-5 10-2- $3,774
3-David May/League City, TX.....................9-13- 10-0 $1,887
4-John Hatton/Beaumont, TX......................13.3- 8-5- $1,636
5-Jerry Lehman/Hemphill, TX.....................9-7- 8-5- $1,510
6-Bill Guillory/Jasper, TX...........................10-13- 5-15- $1,258
7-Bradley Stringer/Huntington, TX.............13-9- 5-10- $1,133
8-Shane Allman, Sam Rayburn, TX............10-4- 5-0- $881
9-Mack Prather/Lindale, TX.......................12-8- 3-2- $755
10-Jeff Wooldridge/Kilgore, TX..................9-6- 2-0- $629

Top 10 Co-Boaters:
1-Douglas Bailey/Jasper, TX......................7-5- 7-3- $3,738
2-Mark Milward/Taylor, TX......................7-7- 4-1- $1,869
3-Randy Atkins/ N/A.................................8-7- 3-3- $935
4-Clark Reehm/Ruston, LA.......................8-4- 1-11- $810
5-Scott Hoing/Diana, TX...........................7-12- 1-9- $748
6-Ronnie Campbell/Arp, TX.....................9-3- 0-0- $623
7-Paul Farris/Dallas, TX..........................8-15- 0-0- $561
8-Tim Ward/Cypress, TX......................7-2- 0-0- $436
9-Steve Howell/San Augustine, TX.......6-14- 0-0- $374
10-Joel Howell/Palestine, TX................6-9- 0-0- $00

All Bass were live released by The Red Man fish recovery team with xx bass weighing xx lbs.

For more info on this new Red Man series contact Operation Bass at (270)-362-4880.

Red Man Super Team sponsors: Ranger Boats, Evinrude, Abu Garcia, BC Headache Powders, Black & Decker, Chevy Trucks, Citgo, Coleman, Everready, Garmin, Poulan, Frenzy, Power Baits, ShopVac, Stren, Timex, US Bank, Visa, Wrangler, and the Red Man Super Team Anglers.


Top 10 Redman Super Teams

1st place Pro-boater-L- and 1st place co-boater-R-
< photos by Ed Snyder >

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