Fishermen bring in 158 lbs. of bassPosted November 12, 2012 at 4:59 PM, Filed Under: Front Page, Sports, Village Mill
By Bruce Johnson
In spite of the difficulty in launching 24 boats due to low water levels in Swift Creek Reservoir, the annual BMW Lions Bass Fishing tourney blasted off at 7 a.m. Saturday, October 13 at the boat ramp in Sunday Park. The weather was sunny and warm by the afternoon. At 2:15 p.m., more than 158 pounds of live largemouth bass were weighed in and then released back into the reservoir.
First place honors in the four-heaviest fish category went to Justin Lynch and Scott Mozingo, who had a catch total of 20 pounds 12 ounces.
Second place finishers were Ben Waldrup and Paul Cecchini with 15 pounds 10 ounces. James McDowell and Steven Tate placed third with 12 pounds 10 ounces.
Fourth place winners, Chris Hairfield and Jon Hairfield, weighed their catch in at 11 pounds 8 ounces.
The team of McDowell and Tate caught the largest bass, which weighed 7 pounds 3 ounces. B.J. Seymour and his son, Nathan, won the father-son category with a total catch weight of 7 pounds, 1 ounce.
All proceeds from the tournament go to aid the sight and hearing impaired individuals living in the area.
A winter tournament is planned for the end of March, the exact date for which will be announced.