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Walmart/All American Anglers Tourny a Success


With hundreds of youthful anglers lining the shorelines of Lakeside RV on the 30th birthday of Lake Livingston one would smile and say that "this is what it is all about".All of the happy young anglers being treated to their own fishing trip with prizes given away to boot, what could be better. The orginaziers of this event spent many days getting all of the details lined out from cleaning the banks to getting the prizes donated and cooking the food to feed the anglers,congradulations to all of them for a job well done. All American Bass presented the entire Polk County area with Wal-Mart's 9th Annual Fishing Tournament. Children ages three through 14 competed for plaques of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in four different age brackets. Twelve winners display
their winning plaques.

All kids received a tackle box with tackle, grab bags (2) from First State Bank presented by Evelyn Rogers, and the Onalaska Fire Department (Chief Bobby Smith) fed everyone in attendance. Wal-Mart manager Charles hall, Donna Jenkins, Sharon Winker and Rachel McGee tossed frisbees and worked so very hard to make this a most successful event. Along with the youth event the adults also were having a fishing tournament. 68 teamed anglers were on the water trying to be the top angler in the winning circle. Coldspring fishing team of Chip and Brian Sewell were the favorites to beat as they usually have a few secret "honey holes" to pull their fish from. Well this time was no exception as the angling duo came in with a 5 fish stringer to win by almost 1 1/2 lbs with a total of 14.80 lbs.Goodrich local Johnny Myers and his partner, Rick Barbo came in 2nd place with a weigh of 13.26 lbs.Rick help out the win with his 5.98 lb fish that was the big bass of the day. Not far behind the pack was the team of McAdams and Ronnie Puckett in 3rd place with a weigh of 12.90 lbs. All anglers were treated to a great time and even fed after the tournament.

2nd Johnny Myers-Rick Barbo......13.26 lb....$550
3rd McAdams-Ronnie Puckett........12.90 lb....$400
4th Pat &Ray Beaty.........................12.07 lb....$300
5th Vanderfort- George Johnson.....11.48 lb.....$200
6th James Barrow-Matt Dobbins.....11.38 lb.....$120
Big Bass Rick Barbo.......................5.98 lb.......$340

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