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December 12, 2018- Winter Trail- Lake Chicot

The Mississippi River Anglers Association conducted its third 2018/19 Winter Trail Tournament Saturday December 12th, at Lake Chicot with 20 boats fishing in the tournament on a beautiful fall day with the high’s in the low 70’s, quite a change from our last tournament at Ferguson. Fishing on Lake Chicot has been slow for some time now, however some teams as always found a way to catch some fish. Out of our 20 boats, only three limits were weighted in and five teams didn’t catch a fish. So far this fall, it’s has been an unusually tuff bite on all ours lakes in the area. Usually fall fishing, as most of you know, is a great time to bass fish, however this year’s been quite the exception for sure.  I’m not sure what minute, hour, or day the fall fishing frenzy occurred, but I missed it for sure. We can only hope the bite improves, as we all know it will, just not sure when that will be!

MRAA 2018/19 Winter Trail Results Lake Chicot 12/1/2018:

PlaceAngler 1Angler 2 # Fish   PoundsWinnings
1Steve Tullos David Streeter 517.51$1,000.00
2Patrick ChapmanRusty Linaras 515.88$500.00
3Newton FordJonathan Kent 514.07$300.00
4Joey BeeversBobby Burton 413.00$160.00
5Reid StewartBrad Hayes 310.48$550.00*
6Todd LottJim Goodman 49.34
7Tad KellerMichel Hayes 25.29
8Tim McDanielTerry Bates 13.34
9Chris CoyRudy Vanderford 13.18
10Glen BrooksMatt Brooks 12.98
11Jason Lunceford Andy Graves 12.83
12Jene Jones Taff Hitt 12.36
13Josh McGeeKyle Wester 12.11
14Kenny VanderfordGrant Allen 12.00
15Mike AinsworthJosh Goodman 0
15Marty Crain 0
15Matthew BatesBrandon Williams 0
15Daniel ClarkThad Shelby 0
15Eddi Gibson 0
Scott MitchellJay Mitchell 
Bart BallardJustin Thomas 
Mac HutsonTaylor Hutson 
Gordon WatkinsJohn Hadad III 
John PolasiniReeves Polasini 
Jay PicklePat Pickle 
Lawson Davis Matt Battman 
Randy Bolden Jr. 
Ryan Grey Michel Coomes 
Johnathan SultonColby Sulton 
Pete ChristianJay Smith 


Ok, last Saturday on Lake Chicot, first place went to a team from Arkansas, Steve Tullos and Davie Streeter,  their 5 bass limit weighed in at a nice 17.51 lbs., coming in second place was another team from Arkansas, Patrick Chapman and Rusty Linaras, their 5 bass limit weighed in at 15.88 lbs., third place went to the team of Newton Ford and Jonathan Kent, their 5 bass limit weighed in at 14.07 lbs., coming in fourth place was a team from Cleveland, Joey Beevers and Bobby Burton, their 4 bass weighed  13.00 lbs., and coming in fifth and getting the last check was another local team from Arkansas, Reid Stewart and Brad Hayes, their 3 bass weighed in at 10.48, which included the tournament lunker of 5.07 lb. Congratulations to all the money winners, a job well done for sure. While this was another tuff tournament, still the weights were better at Chicot than they were at the last Ferguson tournament.

The fourth 2018-19 MRAA Winter Trail Tournament will be at Lake Ferguson on January 12th,  launching from the City Front Ramp.

MRAA 2018/19 Winter Trail Point Standing after three tournaments:

After #3
PlaceAngler 1Angler 2Points
1Joey BeeversBobby Burton324.88
2Steve Tullos David Streeter320.44
3Tim McDanielTerry Bates319.25
4Newton FordJonathan Kent310.39
5Chris CoyRudy Vanderford290.14
6Jason Lunceford Andy Graves286.92
7Mike AinsworthJosh Goodman283.19
8Todd LottJim Goodman272.90
9Josh McGeeKyle Wester272.51
10Jene Jones Taff Hitt260.21
11Kenny VanderfordGrant Allen246.30
12Marty Crain236.30
13Matthew BatesBrandon Williams187.31
14Bart BallardJustin Thomas185.39
15Mac HutsonTaylor Hutson166.30
16Gordon WatkinsJohn Hadad III115.40
17Patrick ChapmanRusty Linaras114.88
18John PolasiniReeves Polasini109.79
19Scott MitchellJay Mitchell107.85
20Reid StewartBrad Hayes106.48
21Jay PicklePat Pickle103.13
22Lawson Davis Matt Battman100.90
23Randy Bolden Jr.99.77
24Tad KellerMichel Hayes99.29
25Ryan Grey Michel Coomes96.82
26Johnathan SultonColby Sulton95.39
27Glen BrooksMatt Brooks93.98
28Daniel ClarkThad Shelby80.00
29Eddi Gibson80.00
30Pete ChristianJay Smith73.93