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June 2, 2018- Lake Ferguson Tournament

The Mississippi River Anglers Association conducted its third 2018 Summer Trail Tournament last Saturday June 2nd with 31 boats fishing in the event.  With all the HOT weather we’ve already had, I reduced the weigh in time to 2 and the tournament limit to 4 fish in hopes of not having very many deal fish!  Some people didn’t understand this, but I feel it’s best for the bass. We officially only had three recorded dead bass brought in, but looking down at the lake there were several more fish that didn’t survive the stress of the day.  Two things to keep in mind this time of year, the warmer the water is the less oxygen it can hold, and the warmer the water is the higher the metabolism rate of the fish is, so these are two negative factors to keep in mind in trying to keep you’re bass alive in hot weather. Theirs numerous thing you can do to improve keeping your fish alive in the live well in hot weather, you can google it to find out more, or ask me, I’ll be happy to tell you what we do.

MRAA 2018 Summer Trail Results Lake Ferguson II 6/2/2018:

PlaceAngler 1Angler 2 # FishPoundsWinnings
1Scott MitchellJay Mitchell 414.23$1,350.00
2Chris WilliamsBuddy Tutor 413.77$1,275.00*
3Austin JonesTerry Bates 412.82$400.00
4Charlie JenningsPete Cora 412.67$282.50
4Matthew BatesBrandon Williams 412.67$282.50
6Randy Bolden Jr.Jeff Lindsey 412.60$160.00
7Allen PowellJackie Robinson 412.21$150.00
8David ReedJake Reed 411.90
9Charles HughesMike Jordan 411.65
10John PolasiniReeves Polasini 411.26
11Keith KendallBrian Kendall 411.13
12Newton FordJohnathan Kent 411.12
13Andy GravesJason Lunceford 411.09
14Billy HopkinsTaylor Flemming 411.07
15Tim McDanielLogan McDaniel 410.68
16Lawson DavisMatt Bateman 410.25
17Jerry Wayne McLendonRobby Hughes 410.15
18William JonesMichael Buvid 49.94
19Matt MullinsHunter Christmas 49.89
20David SykesBobby Ingram 49.74
21Steve TullosDavid Skeeter 49.45
22Reid StewartBrad Hayes 49.15
23Phillip WassonCharles Signa 39.10
24Joey BeeversBobby Burton 48.57
25Clifton RayParker Frew 48.37
26Kenny AmosKendal Amos 37.65
27Terry McWilliamsJustin Thomas 36.86
28Joey TatumRonnie Ray 45.93
29Tad KellerMichael Hayes 24.26
30Chance MeredithCarson Meredith 0
30Johnathan SultonColby Sulton 0
Jay PicklePat Pickle 
John KingKevin King 
Chris CoyRudy Vanderford 
Eddie GibsonQuentel Gibson 
Glen Brooks 
Alen BagbyTac Caruthers 
Brad Threet 
Daniel ClarkThad Shelby 
Gene JonesTaff Hitt 
Mike AinsworthJosh Goodman 
Todd LottJim Goodman 


OK in the tournament Saturday at Lake Ferguson, first place went to the father and son team from Greenwood, Scott and Jay Mitchell, their 4 bass limit weighed in at 14.23 lbs., coming in second place was a team from Cleveland and Greenville, Chris William and Buddy Tutor their 4 bass limit weighed in at 13.77 lbs. which included the tournament lunker of 5.34 lbs., third place went to a team from Moorhead and Greenville, Austin Jones and myself, our 4 bass limit weighed in at 12.82 lbs., there was a tie for fourth place between the teams of  Charlie Jennings / Pete Cora and Matthew Bates / Brandon Williams, their 4 bass limits weighed in at 12.67lbs., I combined the money between 4th and 5th place and divided it between the two teams, coming in sixth place was a team from Cleveland, Randy Bolden Jr. and Jeff Lindsey, however Lennie Smith substituted for Jeff and their 4 bass limit went 12.60 lbs., coming in seventh place and getting the last check was a team from Clarksdale and Mantachie, Allen Powell and Jackie Robertson, there 4 bass limit weighed in at 12.21lbs. Close weights for sure, 2 pounds separating 1st through 7th, one big bit Saturday went a long way. Congratulation to all the money winners, great job by everyone.

Our next MRAA event will be June 30, launching from either Lake Whittington or Log Loader depending on what the Mississippi River does. I’ll let everyone know at least a week ahead of time.

MRAA 2018 Summer Trail Points Standings after 2 tournaments:

PlaceAngler 1Angler 2Points
1Chris WilliamsBuddy Tutor321.11
2David ReedJake Reed320.94
3William JonesMichael Buvid317.30
4Charlie JenningsPete Cora311.21
5Joey BeeversBobby Burton310.77
6Allen PowellJackie Robinson304.24
7David SykesBobby Ingram303.10
8Jerry Wayne McLendonRobby Hughes302.22
9Charles HughesMike Jordan294.77
10Randy Bolden Jr.Jeff Lindsey294.64
11Reid StewartBrad Hayes294.43
12Clifton RayParker Frew292.53
13Andy GravesJason Lunceford290.77
14Austin JonesTerry Bates288.77
15Keith KendallBrian Kendall286.11
16Newton FordJohnathan Kent283.15
17Phillip WassonCharles Signa274.50
18Matt MullinsHunter Christmas271.46
19Lawson DavisMatt Bateman267.78
20Steve TullosDavid Skeeter264.99
21Tad KellerMichael Hayes261.69
22Joey TatumRonnie Ray259.32
23Kenny AmosKendal Amos235.99
24Tim McDanielLogan McDaniel219.65
25Matthew BatesBrandon Williams214.17
26Scott MitchellJay Mitchell209.61
27John PolasiniReeves Polasini199.05
28Chris CoyRudy Vanderford184.48
29Chance MeredithCarson Meredith179.97
30Eddie GibsonQuentel Gibson176.06
31Billy HopkinsTaylor Flemming172.79
32Brad Threet127.00
33Jay PicklePat Pickle121.85
34John KingKevin King107.20
35Daniel ClarkThad Shelby95.80
36Gene JonesTaff Hitt92.53
37Glen Brooks89.00
38Mike AinsworthJosh Goodman84.09
39Terry McWilliamsJustin Thomas80.86
40Alen BagbyTac Caruthers79.97
41Todd LottJim Goodman78.78
42Johnathan SultonColby Sulton70.00