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13.81 lbs Wins Penwaugh's White Bass Tournament
by Stephanie Wilkerson

June 15,2002.........Penwaugh Marina, Lake Livingston

"Summer time" is the perfect word to describe the weather conditions as 52 teamed anglers came out to fish the 8th White Bass Tournament which was held at Penwaugh Marina on Lake Livingston. Most anglers enjoy this tournament since it is held on father's day weekend which gives most of the father anglers a chance to fish and spend quality time with thier wives or children as well as enjoy an outdoor bar-b-que at the end of the tournament which was provided by the tournament directors Harry and Beth Dehtan of Penwaugh Marina. 1st place team Danny Freeman and J. R. Elerby both from Livingston, TX (10 bass 13.80 lbs) claimed the top spot this year. This duo positioned their bas rig by Pine Island to work Shimano rods and Garcia reels spooled with 40 lb spider wire using old reliable green in about 25 feet of muddy water. This duo stated that they had caught their limit by 8:00 that morning and probably caught around 100 white bass that day---which is very common for Lake Livingston. This team took home $574.60 along with the first place trophy. 2nd place team Tarry Jackson and Billy Freeman from Houston, TX (10 bass 13.09 lbs) This duo fished in a Kingfisher with a Johnson Javelin in Horseshoe near Indian Springs using a 6000 Shakespeare Garcia and a Shimano with an Ugly Stick which is made by Eagle claw spooled with 17 lb test. Their white bass were caught mainly from mud bug pet spoons and a Torpedo Pet spoon. in which this duo had their limit caught around 10:00 and took home $430.96 along with a second place trophy 3rd place team Jim Englebrock and Steve Nelson from Livingston, TX ( 10 bass 12.44 lbs) $287.30.... positioned their Champion/Evinrude bass rig around Pine Island to work Bass Pro Shop rod and Quantum reels and a Garcia combo with 14 and 15 lb test line to work Charlie slabs. 4th place team, Danny Gallier and son Dale from Onalaska, TX fished out of Danny's Stratos Johnson bass rig around the Dove Island area using Charlie Slabs on 15 lb test Stren with Falcon Rods and Shimano reels. Danny explained they had caught their limit around 10:00 that morning. This father son duo took home $143.66. David Crossland caught the "biggest" white bass of the day which weighed in at 1.86 pounds and land him and extra $260.00 for the day Congratulations to all the winners of this years White Bass Tournament

photo by Stephanie Wilkerson

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