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Lake Fork, Emory, TX, April 7, 2018 PDF Print

Crappie Masters All American Tournament Trail will hold a National Qualifier and One Pole Ultimate Challenge, April 7, 2018, on Lake Fork, Emory, Texas. Sponsored by Renewable Fuels Association "Ethanol Fueled With Pride", American Ethanol, Bass Pro Shops, and the City of Emory Tourism Department, the tournament will qualify anglers for the 2018 National Championship to be held on Truman Lake, Clinton, Missouri. 

Late registration is on Friday, April 6, at the Best Western Hotel, 1026 E. Lennon Street, Emory, TX 75440. Registration and voucher pick-up will begin at 5:00PM with the rules meeting beginning at 6:30PM. 

Weigh in will be at Minnow Bucket Marina, 3035 W Hwy 154, Quitman, TX 75783. Anglers will fish from 7:00AM to 3:30PM and must be in the weigh-in line by 4:30PM both days. The weigh in is open to the public.

A free kids fishing rodeo will be held on Saturday, April 7 at Minnow Bucket Marina, 3035 W Hwy 154, Quitman, TX 75783. Kids will register from 8:00AM to 9:00AM and will fish from 9:00AM to 10:00AM. All kids will receive a prize. Kids will need to bring their own poles and bait.

Special thanks to local sponsors that include: City of Emory Tourism Department, Best Western, Axton's Bass City, Big Bass Lodge, KMOO 99.9, Minnow Bucket Marina, Star Mart, and Bro's.

Special thanks to our National Sponsors that include: Renewable Fuels Association, American Ethanol, Bass Pro Shops, Missouri Corn Growers Association, Humminbird, Minn Kota, Ozark Rods, Mercury Motors, Power-Pole, Jenko Fishing, Millennium Marine, Bobby Garland Crappie Baits, Off Shore Tackle, B’n'M Poles, Navionics, Spike-It, On This Side Catering, American Angler, Tite-Lok Rod Holders, Midsouth Tackle, Slider, Honey Hole Outdoors, Crappie Now, Crappieholic, Timmy Tom’s Jig Company, Marine Metal Products, Valley Fashions, Grizzly Jig Company, Everharts Outdoor Store, ProBuilt Jigs, Lake Fork Trophy Lures, The Original Rod Sox, Fish-D-Funk, Ardent, Crazy Angler, Skipper’s Jigs, Denali Rods, Foxy Fishing Gear, HH Rods, Rod Safe, Crappie.com, Monster Crappie Media and Huffman Publishing, and KMMO Brad & Brian in the Outdoors.

 
Buntings Escape With Narrow Victory At Washington PDF Print

In what turned out to be one of the best days of the week weather wise until the last half hour of tournament day when thunderstorms arrived, the Power Pole team of Charlie and Travis Bunting notched another, this time narrow, victory on Lake Washington Saturday, March 10 near Greenville, Mississippi at the Crappie Masters sponsored by The Renewable Fuels Association "Ethanol Fueled With Pride", American Ethanol, and Bass Pro Shops Lake Washington One Day National Qualifier and First Leg of the Mississippi State Championship hosted by the Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Due to flooding and dangerous conditions on the Mississippi River, other lakes scheduled to be available to anglers were deleted for safety reasons leaving only Lake Washington for the nearly 140 anglers from around the country to see who could figure out where the bigger fish were located. With a minuscule .02 of a pound to spare, the Buntings edged out the eventual second place team of Barry Morrow and Chad Maupin totaling a 7 fish weight of 13.94 to 13.92 for Morrow and Maupin. Charlie pre-fished alone all week identifying quality fish in numerous spots and as the best pro's do, left those fish alone other than to scout them until tournament day. Travis arrived late Friday night, but also being a seasoned pro, and especially proficient on the teams Humminbird Electronics and MinnKota Trolling Motor, knew exactly how to use the information his father had learned during the week. With a pair of 2 pound plus fish in the livewell early, the Buntings were well on their way to another of their numerous tournament victories. Travis stated one key to victory was not giving up on a location they fished earlier in the day with no success and making one more push through that area later in the day and taking 3 of their weigh fish within the last hour of fishing. Charlie also gave credit to having Power Poles to adjust to the desired speed the fish wanted, along with keeping their boat steady. Charlie and Travis started spider rigging their typical double rigs, Muddy Water Baits on the bottom hook and straight minnow on the top hook in 4 to 5 feet of water, but quickly found out that due to recent rainy and cooler weather, the fish had backed out to water in the 7 to 8 foot range catching the better fish 4 feet deep on the orange/glow color Travis makes, using 16 foot B’n’M BGJP Poles. The Buntings took home $4,000.00 for the win, an additional $250.00 Missouri Corn Growers Association bonus for using E10 fuel in their Mercury Motor, along with a $100.00 Jenko bonus by getting their fish in the boat with a Jenko net, and an extra $250.00 for being in the Power Pole Captains Cash Program. Charlie and Travis Bunting are sponsored by Power Pole, B n M Poles, Balzout, Off Shore Tackle, Muddy Water Baits, Dub-L-Seat, Missouri Goldfish Hatchery, Pro's Choice Marine, Humminbird, MinnKota, Ranger Boats, Mercury Motors, and Engel Coolers.

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***Important Notice*** PDF Print

Due to high and dangerous water levels on the Mississippi River, Saturday’s tournament will only include Lake Washington as fishable waters. Lakes Whittington, Lee, Paradise, and Ferguson will not be included in the tournament.

 
Victory As Sweet As A Georgia Peach On Weiss Lake For Randall And Hendrix PDF Print

A recurring nemesis made another unwanted appearance challenging anglers boating and fishing skills, as well as their nerves at the Crappie Masters sponsored by The Renewable Fuels Association "Ethanol Fueled With Pride", American Ethanol, and Bass Pro Shops, Weiss Lake, Alabama National Qualifier and First Leg of the Alabama State Championship on March, 3rd in Centre, Alabama. That nemesis who has plagued the start of the 2018 season; mother nature with wind, rain, and cold bringing out the best from the best Anglers across the country.  Showing their skills were the champions from nearby Rome, Georgia, Kevin Randall and John Hendrix who weighed 7 fish totaling 10.47 pounds in a narrow victory and taking home the first place check of $3,200.00 along with an additional $250.00 bonus from the Missouri Corn Growers Association and American Ethanol for using E10 Fuel in their boat. With winds gusting above 30 miles per hour making boating treacherous, Randall and Hendrix used all the power their Mercury Motor, MinnKota Trolling Motor, and Humminbird Electronics had to catch the winning weight. Randall and Hendrix fished up the river near the Georgia line and on tournament day wondered if they made the right decision staying with their game plan, as the team had no fish in the livewell at 10 a.m.. However the fish did turn on and the team went shallow catching fish just below the surface in 4 to 6 feet of water slowly spider rigging with B’n’M poles. Randall and Hendrix stated their key to victory on their home lake was staying with their game plan and not wavering from it. Randall and Hendrix are sponsored by Big Bite Baits, Ego Nets, Koolwell, B’n’M Poles, TTI Blakemore, and Go Lights.

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