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All American Host Wal-Mart Tournaments
By Bill Webb


Mid-May the All American group hosted both the 10th annual Wal-Mart Kids and Adult tournament at Lakeside Marina on beautiful Lake Livingston. Close to 80 youngsters from 3-14 years old tried their luck at bringing in a fish to the bank. With rods in hand each kid received a tackle box, with tackle, a hacky sak and frisbee courtesy the Wal-Mart store. The Onalaska Volunteer Fire department was on hand to prepare bar-b-que and cold drinks for the young anglers. From an observers view these kids had a very memorable time with many fish being caught, thank goodness the catfish were biting well it help them to see a tug on their line. Many smiles very nice to see and the parents loved the outing also.

Plaque winners were as follows
3-5 years old
1st James Adams
2nd Gabriel Lopez
3rd Anthony Wayne Scroggins,Jr
6-8 years old
1st Jon Caleb Wolfford

2nd Ashley Stutts
3rd Colton Mc Laurin
9-11 years old
1st John Wenker
2nd Garrett Mc Danial
3rd Jessica Casas
12-14 years old
1st Mason Lee
2nd Cody Lee
3rd James Wayne Byron

The adult tournament drew 60 anglers who had to vie for a total of close to $1700 in prize money. To win the anglers went through a few series of squalling down pours then bright sunshine with mixed winds varying from light to very heavy to find the 5 fish that would make the heaviest stringer of the day.

8:30 that Saturday morning proved to be the winning time. Albert Orgeron and his partner Dennis Salmasi were in Brushy creek tossing a spinner bait when "wham" the big one hit. After loosing a few good fish Albert finally hit the one kicker that they needed. It was 6.35 lb bass that not only took big bass honers and $290 in cash it also put their total stringer at 15.31 lbs to win the tournament pocketing $1200 for 1st place.

The second place team of Ron Brooks and Morgan Burton brought in a very nice stringer of 13.03 lbs winning $800 in cash. Third place was Randy Hillhouse and Robert Houge with a close 12.97 lbs pocketing a nice $400.

The All American anglers would like to thank the following sponsers:Wal-Mart, Lakeside RV Resort, Texan Motor Co., Dana's Furniture, Baskins Department store, First National Bank of Livingston, Quality Marine, First State Bank of Livingston, Onalaska Volunteer Fire Department, and Burkhalter Trailers Sales.

1st Place Big Bass

Kids Tournament

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