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First Tournament BIG STRINGER - BIG WIND


Fishers of Men National Tournament Trails, East Texas Division started up this past weekend on Sam Rayburn. 94 anglers registered at the host church, The First Baptist Church of Broaddus, Texas. The members of the church have been host to the anglers of FOM now for 3 years in a row. The anglers look forward to the fellowship and most of all, some of the best food that you could eat anywhere.

The weather man was the spoiler for the tournament. At 6:00 PM Friday night, the weather forecast was for 20 to 35 mile an hour wind out of the northwest. The anglers all met at Jackson Hill Marina for boat and live well checks, starting at 5:00 AM. The weather was not bad, but because a the danger later in the day, the anglers were allowed to trailer. Some anglers launched at Jackson Hill but most chose to go to protected ramps.

The team of Dickey Newberry and partner John Gunnels came to the scales with a bag of 5 bass that weighed a whopping

20.93 pounds. They had big bass of the tournament. The Big Bass weighed 7.24 pounds. When asked what they caught their fish on, not too much was said, as they are fishing another tournament next weekend. This team, when all was said and done took first place honors and checks totaling $1722.30.

Second place was won by the father/son team of Buddy and Gary Medley. They had a 5 fish stringer that weighed 19.94 pounds. This team said they caught their fish on rattle-traps in 3 to 7 feet of water, on the north end of the lake. Buddy and Gary have followed the Fishers of Men trail since it started some 7 years ago.

Third place was won by the team of Dawson Schnautz and Mack Whiteman. Their days total was 17.04.
Next month the tournament will be on Toledo Bend Feb. 19. The host marina will be San Miguel State Park. For more information contact the director Duck Wright, at

Fishers of Men National Tournament Trails would like to thank our National Sponsors:
The Fishers of Men National Tournament Trail would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our fine Sponsors; Triton Boats by Earl Bentz, Mercury, Strike King Lure Company, Anglers Advantage Insurance Program, Spike-It Bait Company, Kistler Rods, V&M Bait Company, Marshall's Marine of Lake City SC, Castrol, Motorguide, Jones Chevrolet, Bass Pro Shops, Solar Bat Sunglasses, Lowrance, Deka Marine Master Batteries, Sufix Fishing Line, Stanley Jigs, Dual Pro Chargers, Mad Man, Jacobs Glass, Bass Rx, The Original Fish Formula and Keep Alive Oxygen Infusor

We would also like to thank our local sponsors: Sam Rayburn Tackle and Continental Batteries.


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