June 30, 2018- Log Loader Tournament

he Mississippi River Anglers Association conducted its fourth 2018 Summer Trail Tournament last Saturday June 30th with 25 boats fishing in the tournament.  Weather was ok for July, HOT as expected! Even with the river rising and the extreme heat,  we still had nineteen  4 bass limits weighed in out of the 25 boats fishing, not bad for a hot day on the river. We officially again only three recorded dead bass brought in this tournament, but unlike last month, all fish released except one look to be ok. Great JOB EVERYONE. 

The MRAA Anglers of the Year race is also very close after 4 tournament. Chris Williams and Buddy Tutor are leading by less than one point over David and Jack Reed, with several other teams still in striking distance. As usual I’m expecting a photo finish so good luck to everyone in the running.

MRAA 2018 Summer Trail Results Log Loader 6/30/2018:

PlaceAngler 1Angler 2 # FishPoundsWinnings
1Tim McDanielLogan McDaniel 418.58$1,150.00
2John PolasiniReeves Polasini 414.74$580.00
3Chris WilliamsBuddy Tutor 414.30$312.50
3David ReedJake Reed 414.30$312.50
5Chance MeredithCarson Meredith 413.62$160.00
6Newton FordJohnathan Kent 412.80$150.00
7Charlie JenningsPete Cora 412.64
8Matt MullinsHunter Christmas 412.58
9Lawson DavisMatt Bateman 412.54
10Joey BeeversBobby Burton 411.65
11Randy Bolden Jr.Jeff Lindsey 411.40$500.00*
12Charles HughesMike Jordan 410.34
13Matthew BatesBrandon Williams 410.28
14Allen PowellJackie Robinson 49.90
15Phillip WassonCharles Signa 48.55
16Scott MitchellJay Mitchell 48.20
17Keith KendallBrian Kendall 37.61
18David SykesBobby Ingram 47.40
19Jerry Wayne McLendonRobby Hughes 45.75
20Clifton RayParker Frew 45.55
21Joey TatumRonnie Ray 23.98
22Austin JonesTerry Bates 0
22Billy HopkinsTaylor Flemming 0
22Kenny AmosKendal Amos 0
22Gene JonesTaff Hitt 0
Andy GravesJason Lunceford 
William JonesMichael Buvid 
Steve TullosDavid Skeeter 
Reid StewartBrad Hayes 
Terry McWilliamsJustin Thomas 
Tad KellerMichael Hayes 
Johnathan SultonColby Sulton 
Jay PicklePat Pickle 
John KingKevin King 
Chris CoyRudy Vanderford 
Eddie GibsonQuentel Gibson 
Glen Brooks 
Alen BagbyTac Caruthers 
Brad Threet 
Daniel ClarkThad Shelby 
Mike AinsworthJosh Goodman 
Todd LottJim Goodman 

*=Lunker

Saturday at Log Loader, first place went to the father and son team from Grenada, Tim and Logan McDaniel, their 4 bass limit weighed in at an impressive 18.58 lbs., coming in second place was another father and son team from a team from Leland, John and Reeves Polasini, their 4 bass limit weighed in at 14.74 lbs., there was a tie for third place with the two teams that are leading in the points, Chris Williams and Buddy Tutor and another father and son team David and Jack Reed, their 4 bass limits weighed in at 14.30 lbs., I combined the money between 3rd and 4th place and divided it between the two teams, coming in fifth place was a team from Clarksdale, Chance and Carson Meredith, however Jason Lunceford substituted for Carson and their 4 bass limit went 13.62 lbs., coming in six place and getting the last check was a team from Lena and Sidon , Newton Ford and Johnathan Kent, there 4 bass limit weighed in at 12.80lbs. Congratulation to all the money winners, great job by everyone.

MRAA 2018 Summer Trail Points Standings after 4 tournaments:

PlaceAngler 1Angler 2Points
1Chris WilliamsBuddy Tutor433.41
2David ReedJake Reed432.24
3Charlie JenningsPete Cora417.85
4Joey BeeversBobby Burton413.42
5Tim McDanielLogan McDaniel410.23
6Allen PowellJackie Robinson401.14
7Randy Bolden Jr.Jeff Lindsey396.04
8Charles HughesMike Jordan394.11
9David SykesBobby Ingram393.50
10Newton FordJohnathan Kent390.95
11Jerry Wayne McLendonRobby Hughes389.97
12Clifton RayParker Frew379.08
13Keith KendallBrian Kendall377.72
14Matt MullinsHunter Christmas377.04
15Lawson DavisMatt Bateman372.32
16Phillip WassonCharles Signa369.05
17Austin JonesTerry Bates362.75
18Joey TatumRonnie Ray343.30
19William JonesMichael Buvid317.30
20Kenny AmosKendal Amos312.99
21John PolasiniReeves Polasini312.79
22Matthew BatesBrandon Williams312.45
23Scott MitchellJay Mitchell302.81
24Reid StewartBrad Hayes294.43
25Andy GravesJason Lunceford290.77
26Chance MeredithCarson Meredith289.59
27Steve TullosDavid Skeeter264.99
28Tad KellerMichael Hayes261.69
29Billy HopkinsTaylor Flemming246.77
30Chris CoyRudy Vanderford184.48
31Eddie GibsonQuentel Gibson176.06
32Gene JonesTaff Hitt168.53
33Brad Threet127.00
34Jay PicklePat Pickle121.85
35John KingKevin King107.20
36Daniel ClarkThad Shelby95.80
37Glen Brooks89.00
38Mike AinsworthJosh Goodman84.09
39Terry McWilliamsJustin Thomas80.86
40Alen BagbyTac Caruthers79.97
41Todd LottJim Goodman78.78
42Johnathan SultonColby Sulton70.00

I’m moving our next tournament on July 21st, from Lake Chicot to Lake Ferguson, due to boat races scheduled on August 25th on Lake Ferguson, called Ferguson on Fire.  We’ll fish Lake Chicot on August 25th, so we’re just swapping to the two lakes, and keeping the same dates! Lake Chicot will be now be the last tournament for the 2018 MRAA Summer Trail. As always, there will not be a membership fee to fish in the tournament, so if you know anyone that might want to fish in it please let them know.