This past Friday and Saturday May 10th & 11th Crappie USA held a 2-day $10,000.00 Super Event on the Tennessee–Tombigbee Waterway at Columbus, Mississippi. These top anglers from 10 different states were competing for not only the $10,000.00 in cash and prizes, but a chance to advance to the prestigious Cabela’s Crappie USA Classic. This year’s classic will be held October 23-26, 2013 on Kentucky Lake at Paris, Tennessee.
Semi-Pro Division Results
Taking first place was the team of Roy Logan of Troy, Tennessee and Wade Hendren of Ripley, Tennessee weighing in 17.74 pounds and earning $3,000.00. Wade also took the Ranger Cup award giving him an additional $500.00. Roy and Wade slow trolled in 6 feet of water on Columbus Lake using several different colors of jigs on their B’n’M Poles to catch 40 fish for the 2 days of competition.
Second place went to Kyle Schoenherr of Oakdale, Illinois and Rodney Neuhaus of Ashley, Illinois with a 2 day weight of 17.69 pounds and earning $1,700.00. Kyle and Rodney were fishing in Aberdeen in 1-4 feet of water using lime/chartreuse Road Runners tipped with minnows slow trolling with B’n’M Poles and caught lots of fish, but only 8 keeper size fish per day.
In third place was the Tiptonville, Tennessee team of Steve Coleman and Ronnie Capps with a 2 day total of 16.67 pounds and earning $800.00. Steve and Ronnie were fishing Aliceville both days slow trolling with 16 foot long B’n’M Poles in 5 feet of water to catch 50 fish in 2 days.
The Dexter, Missouri team of Dan Hudgens and Bruce Christian took fourth place with a weight of 16.66 pounds and earning $500.00. Dan and Bruce were fishing midway on Aberdeen slow trolling minnows in 4 feet of water to catch over 100 fish in 2 days.
Fifth place went to the Columbus, Mississippi team of Larry Baldridge and Willis Bonner weighing in 15.58 pounds and receiving a new Cumberland double boat seat for being the first team out of the money. Larry and Willis were also fishing Aliceville Lake in 2-3 feet of water using jigs and minnows vertical jigging wood to catch about 60 fish for the 2 days.
Taking the Ranger Cup Award was Wade Hendren of Ripley, Tennessee in the Semi-Pro Division and receiving $500.00
Amateur Division Results
First place in the amateur division was Tracy Humber of Caldonia, Mississippi and Scott Humber of Vernon, Alabama with a 2 day total weight of 16.26 pounds and earning $1,600.00. Tracy and Scott were fishing north of Pickensville fishing in 3 feet of water slow trolling blue/chartreuse jigs to catch 60 fish in the 2 days.
Second place went to Larry Fulton of Brooksville, Mississippi and Ron Woodruff of Louisville, Mississippi weighing in 15.48 pounds and earning $800.00. Larry and Ron were fishing the Coldfire area using single pole vertical jigging Slider jigs in shallow water and caught 60 fish in the 2 days.
Taking third place was Kenneth Johnson of Baldwyn, Mississippi and Heath Strickland of Guntown, Mississippi with a weight of 13.85 pounds and earning $600.00. Kenneth and Heath were fishing in the cow pasture area with most of their fish caught single pole fishing with white/pink tube jigs to catch only 16 fish in the 2 days.
Taking the Ranger Cup Award in the Amateur Division was Wally Littrell of Jackson, Tennessee receiving $125.00.
In a cash drawing Don Page of Pope, Tennessee and John Feagin of Mayfield, Kentucky each received $500.00
Congratulations to all the teams fishing this event. For a complete list of tournament standings and downloadable photos for this event visit www.crappieusa.com then go to Tournament Results.
Big Fish Award
Taking big fish of the event was the team of Kyle Schoenherr of Oakdale, Illinois and Rodney Neuhaus of Ashley, Illinois with a 2.07 pound crappie and earning them $280.00. Second place in the big fish contest was the Dexter, Missouri team of Dan Hudgens and Bruce Christian with a 1.77 pound crappie and receiving $120.00.
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