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5 Bass/17.91 lbs Takes Anglers Quest Super Team
By Ed Snyder

Anglers Quest 2002 Super-Team Series
Sunday, November 18, 2002, Alpine Marina, Lake Toledo Bend, TX.

With the early morning launch locked in by a thick blanket of fog, the fifty Super-Team anglers couldn't be "safely" eased-out onto the seven foot low lake waters of Toledo Bend until after 8am, initiating the tournament director to change the normal 3:pm deadline to a 5:pm weigh-in. Thus allowing for a much later bite bonus bonanza that very well could intimidate the leader-board with some heavy marks. And after the first teams began to arrive to tally their foggy-day late start, it quickly became obvious that the late weigh-in ruling became the winning key for the 5 bass/17.91 -lb winning catch of Dicky Newberry and John Gunnels for winning this Super-Team event.

Welcome to the Anglers Quest 2002 tournament series, stated tournament director Bill Long, Anglers Quest is entering its 5th season of Tournament events and we are pleased to say that we have enjoyed every one of them. And for our 2002 Anglers Quest circuit we'll be hosting 82 Tournaments this season, which will include 5 Championships, and exciting Calcutta Auctions, along with our big bass pot auctions. Our Pro-Am Series for 2002 will hold its Pro-Am Championship on Lake Livingston, TX. Anglers Quest in 2002 is also offering up a new Series of events…The Super Team Series, A 5 event Series on 5 different lakes for the Team fishermen and ladies of your choice, with a Championship at the conclusion, which will also be held on Lake Livingston. Also for 2002 the Saturday Series will be conducted as 20 T's alternating monthly, 10 on Lake Houston, out of Lake Houston Marina and 10 on Lake Livingston, out of Kickapoo Bait & Tackle. The Championship for the Saturday Series will be a 2-day event held 1 day on each of the 2 lakes. The Tuesday (Lake Houston) and Wednesday (Lake Conroe) Series will go off as usual, starting the 1st Tuesday and Wednesday evenings after the time change, from Lake Houston Marina and Anchorage Marina.

1st - (5 bass/17.91 lbs)- Dicky Newberry and John Gunnels of Houston TX, put their Skeeter/Yamaha bass-rig over south-lake grass edges to work Falcon rods and Shimano reels spooled with 65 lb test Berkley whip-lash braid. The Dawson Marine Pro/Team fished 1 oz Oldham camo jigs with pumpkin/green Larew craws to catch their winning weight from 8'-10' grass-edges on a late noon to 3pm bite, which included a 4.87 lb kicker caught by Dicky on a 1pm big bite.

2nd-(4 bass/16.91 lbs)- Mark Rouse of LaPort and Randy Quinn of Anahuac TX, put their Champion/Mercury bass-rig over Housen Bay grass and Pendleton Harbor pond-trash to work Allstar rods and Shimano reels spooled with 15 lb test Berkley Big Game mono. The 2nd place team fished ¼ oz chartreuse/red-flake Stanley spinner-baits to catch their bass, which included a 7.84 lb "hawg" caught by Randy on a 10am big bite, which held up as the "overall" big bass of the tournament.

3rd-(5 bass/13.75 lbs)- Jimmy Emmons Jr, and Jason Reyes of Humble TX, put their Champion/Yamaha bass-rig over mid-lake grass to work Allstar rods and Shimano reels spooled with 20 lb test P-line. The 3rd place team fished Zoom watermelon/red trick-worms and C-rigged baby brush-hogs to catch their bass from 10'-15' grass-drops.

Top Five Teams:
1-(5 bass/17.91)-Dicky Newberry/John Gunnels----$2,325 & Trophies
2-(4 bass/16.19)-Mark Rouse/Randy Quinn----------$1,300 & Trophies
3-(5 bass/13.75)-Jimmy Emmons Jr/Jason Reyes----$950 & Trophies
4-(5 bass/13.70)-Butch Carmack/Mike Metcalf------$475 & Trophies
5-(5 bass/13.59)-Charles Simmons/Harold Cobb----$300 & Trophies

All bass recovered and live released by the Anglers Quest fish recovery team.

For more information on this, as well as other Anglers Quest tournaments, contact (281)-852-8842 -or click to-
Anglers Quest Super-Team Sponsors: Ranger Boats, Allstar Rods, Anchorage Marina, B&D Auto Glass, Big Daddy's Liquor, Check-It Stik Classic Awards & Trophies, DeMontrond Dodge, Lake Houston Marina, MSD Building Contractors, Paint Works Inc., Quality Mop & Broom, Royal Purple, Superior Seals Inc., Superior Wrecker Service, Union Planters Bank, and the Super-Team anglers.

Rouse and Quinn hold up their 7.84 lb bass that put them into 3rd place

Dicky Newberry and Jhon Gunnels with their 17.91 lb winning stringer
< photos by Ed Snyder >

Top 5 teams with 1st and 2ns in fron row

Jimmy Emmons and Jason Reyes with their 3rd place win

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