Muskegon, MI-Fall bass fishing at the Evan Williams Bourbon Championship with water is in the sixties. Tough morning until the water warmed up and turned them on. The Bassmaster Elite season has been a great barrel roll of monkey’s season, like a good mystery novel, with twists and turns that were completely unexpected. How will the All-Star Week $100,000 pie be sliced? Anglers will weigh their five best fourteen-inches or smaller and fatter.
- First place champion prize-$50,000,
- second place $12,000,
- third place- $10,000,
- fourth place $8,000 and
- the final ten will receive $2,000.
The fan favorites didn’t earn their way to the tournament. GW says he’ll kiss every baby, sign every autograph, and hug every woman and if she’s hot he’ll hug her twice, and swing for the fences all for the fans. It’s all about the fans.
1. Cliff “Game face” Pace Petal, Mississippi 14-4
2. Kevin VanDam Kalamazoo, Michigan 14-0
3. Hank Cherry 13-8 Maiden, North Carolina
4. Edwin “E-squared” Evers Talala, Oklahoma 13-3
5. Michael Ianconelli Pittsgrove, New Jersey 12-15
6. Alton Jones Lorena, Texas 12-8
7. Chris Zaldain San Jose, California 12-3
8. Bobby Lane Lakeland, Florida 11-13
9. Keith Combs Huntington, Texas 11-11
10. Aaron “A-mart” Martens Leeds, Alabama 11-11
11. Gerald “G-man” Swindle Warrior, Alabama 11-5
12. Brandon Palaniuk 9-6 Rathdrum, Idaho
13. Skeet Reese Auburn, California 8-5
14. John “Crews missile” Crews Salem, Virginia 6-2
Tomorrow it’s all about redemption for some of the Elite pros
Everyone goes on to fish on Muskegon Lake for day two and only four will go on to fish on White lake on Sunday. Boat Launch Saturday-7:15am and Weigh-In 4pm from Heritage landing with the second day of competition of Muskegon Lake
Alton Jones didn’t do a Bible passage
Sept. 29 Boat launch 7:15am and Weigh-In 4pm from Montague Municipal Boat Ramp with competition on White Lake.
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