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Rattle Traps Rule Supreme in Honey Hole Family Tournament
by Ed Snyder

Bill Lewis Lures old standby, the Rattle Trap, dominated the standings Sunday on Sam Rayburn as team after team related "chunking and winding" their way into the money. From bank shallow, out to 12 feet, the Trap was the consistent producer, as warm weather and blue skies greeted the contestants at the season opener of the Honey Hole Family Tournament Trail.

Taking home first place and $625, was the husband and wife team of Danny and Angela Cherry of Kountze, TX. Danny reported running to the Black Forest area in his Champion/Mercury rig to seek out green hydrilla in 10 to 12 feet. The team's total weight of 14.22 pounds was all caught on 3/4 ounce chrome/blue traps.

John and Tina Cure of Sam Rayburn were the lone dissenting voices in the crowd as they told of working 300 series Red Bandit cranks in 18 feet off points. Their 13.82 pound limit was all caught before 10:00 am according to John. They worked their Allstar rods and Shimano reels around the Caney Creek area to bring home second place and $500.

Rounding out the top 3 was the team of Larry and Joyce Coleman of Sam Rayburn. Joyce said she "Thanked the good Lord" for the 6.97 pound lunker that bit her 3/4 ounce chrome/ blue rattletrap and allowed them to sack up a total weight of 13.69 pounds. "Real shallow" was her response to how deep they were working their Allstar/Garcia combos around secondary points in the mid-lake area. For their efforts, they walked away with $390.

The overall big bass award and $100 went to Evelyn Rogers. Once again, it was the good old Rattle Trap slow rolled in 3-5 feet that fooled the 7.3 pound lunker.

The Honey Hole Family Circuit heads to Toledo Bend on March 11th for the next event in the series, which culminates in the championship on Lake Livingston in October.

1st-3rd, left to right, standing - Big Bass winners, Kneeling

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