January 19, 2019- Winter Trail- Lake Washington

The Mississippi River Anglers Association conducted its fourth 2018/19 Winter Trail Tournament Saturday January 19th , at Lake Washington with 13 boats fishing in the tournament on a challenging weather day. Heavy rain and storms had just stopped when we took off, and it was a nice morning up to about 11:30 when a cold front passed and winds picked up to about 30, and of course the day completed changed after that. Fishing on Lake Washington Saturday was slow for the most part with only three limits being caught and three zero’s recorded too. 

Last Saturday on Lake Washington, first place went to a team from Cleveland, Joey Beevers and Bobby Burton,  their 5 bass limit weighed in at a nice 20.07 lbs., coming in second place was a team from Granada and Greenville, Tim McDaniel and myself, our 5 bass limit weighed in at 18.73 lbs., third place went to a father and son team from Clarksdale,  Glen Brooks and Matt Brooks, their 5 bass limit weighed in at 13.57 lbs., the tournament lunker of 5.41 lb. was caught by a team from Arkansas, Steve Tullos and David Streeter.  Congratulations to all the money winners.

 MRAA 2018/19 Winter Trail Results Washington 1/19/2019:

PlaceAngler 1Angler 2 # FishPoundsWinnings
1Joey BeeversBobby Burton 520.07$660.00
2Tim McDanielTerry Bates 518.73$396.00
3Glen BrooksMatt Brooks 513.57$265.00
4Steve Tullos David Streeter 313.23$240.00*
6Chris CoyRudy Vanderford 311.89
7Jason Lunceford Andy Graves 28.67
8Bart BallardJustin Thomas 38.25
9Kenny VanderfordGrant Allen 27.64
10Mike AinsworthJosh Goodman 26.35
11Newton FordJonathan Kent 0
11Todd LottJim Goodman 0
11Mac HutsonTaylor Hutson 0
Patrick ChapmanRusty Linaras 
Reid StewartBrad Hayes 
Tad KellerMichel Hayes 
Jene Jones Taff Hitt 
Josh McGeeKyle Wester 
Marty Crain 
Matthew BatesBrandon Williams 
Daniel ClarkThad Shelby 
Eddi Gibson 
Scott MitchellJay Mitchell 
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 

*=Lunker

The fifth 2018-19 MRAA Winter Trail Tournament will be at Lake Chicot on February 2nd weather permitting,  launching from the Connelly Bayou Ramp. Also make a note that our sixth and final 2018/19  MRAA Winter Trail Tournament will be at Eagle Lake instead of Lake Washington on March 2nd. This a reschedule of our first tournament that was supposed to have been at Eagle, but was moved due to a fish kill.

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