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6th Annual White Bass Tourney
By Bill Webb

Father's Day is especially good when he gets to go fishin' on beautiful Lake Livingston. It gets even better if he goes to Penwaugh Marina and gets to fish the annual white bass tourney. This tournament was started by the Lakecaster as the Father's Day outing for local anglers. Penwaugh Marina has hosted the tournament since the beginning and lately have organized and ran the tourney and it is now the ONLY white bass tourney on the lake. With sunny skies and flat lake conditions the weather was "puurfect" for the anglers. Some of the usual fishin' spots were a little hard to produce at because of the recent rain had muddied them some, but find good water to fish in was not very hard for most of the anglers. 72 hopeful anglers put out in the morning and 42 brought fish to the scales to weigh-in. The most at a weigh-in since the tournament has started. The anglers used everything from slabs, crank baits, spoons, and rattletraps to lure the white bass to bite. Coldspring anglers Jimmy Casltidine and Robert Houge fished from down south and west by jigging and using crank baits to weigh in 17.78 lbs with 10 fish to win 1st place. They also had big fish weighing a nice 1.97lbs. For their efforts they took home a total of $1662 and trophies

Father and son team of Randy and Slade Dearman brought in a nice weight of 15.78 lbs winning second place and trophy and a nice check of $720. They fished out of their Triton/Mercury rig from Penwaugh to the dam using crank baits and cajun flash to bring in the great catch.

Team of Jim Engbrooke and Steven Nelson went out around Penwaugh Estates in their Champion/Evinrude rig tossing CC spoons and jigging to locate their catch of 15.75 lbs to bring in a check of $432.

Father & Son Bob and Jess Watson kiss fish for luck

crowd at the weigh-in

top 3 teams (l-r)

1st place winners Jimmy Casltidine and Robert Houge show their winng catch at The Annual White Bass tournament

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