3X9 Series Tournament Director Dean Thompson’s phone exploded ahead of Tuesday night’s 3X9 Series Bass Fishing Tournament.
A strong cold front to the west hung over central Texas, and potential attendees wanted to know if the tournament would go ahead as planned, postponed or canceled.
Although a severe thunderstorm watch is in place for central Texas, Thompson made the decision to go ahead with the event.
Although attendance was negatively impacted, with only 45 teams competing, those who showed up managed three hours of fishing unscathed.
Those who were still present after the weigh-in were not so lucky. Says Thompson, “…we beat the fishing in the rain, but as the scales closed, we had less than a minute before the downpour. We ended up getting soaked handing out prize money.
This week’s winning pair was Garrett Hennig and Brandon McQueen. The men amassed a catch of 16.75 pounds, including a 6.70-pound fish, to take first place and the $840 prize that came with it.
According to McQueen, “We caught our fish on a Carolina rigged soft plastic on the main points of the lake. On a canal swing we found a school feeding at the end of the point. »
Second place went to Cris and Justin Tatum. The men landed 14.24 pounds of fish, earning $280. A 7.04 pound fish anchored their bag.
Third place and the prize for the biggest fish in the contest went to Danny Langley and Clint Wright.
Their three fish limit weighed 12.69 pounds and their big fish weighed 7.34 pounds.
A total of 117 fish were weighed. The cumulative weight of these fish was 341.62 pounds, giving an average weight per fish of 2.92 pounds.
Of the 45 teams competing, 38 weighed at least one fish.
Those interested in fishing this tournament series can contact Dean Thompson of Tightlines Premium Fishing Tackle in Killeen at 254-690-3474.