The runner up position was filled by the Oklahoma team of Robert Carlile and Craig Nichols who nearly gained their second Crappie Masters victory of the season weighing in 32.06 pounds over the two tournament days and walked away with a check for $3,100.00. Carlile and Nichols stuck to their preferred fishing technique and single poled purple and chartreuse custom hair Jigs in 15 foot of water targeting quality fish suspended 3 feet down with the help of their electronics, Minn Kota Trolling Motor, and Mercury Motor to make the critical moves needed to claim the second place position. Carlile and Nichols are sponsored by Huckabee Rods, Dunkin Jigs, and Lowrance.
Third place went to the current Crappie Masters Angler Team of the Year Barry Morrow and Chad Maupin with 31.84 pounds weighed in, good for a $2,000.00 check and a great bounce back from the previous tournament at Lake Washington where they experienced engine issues. Morrow and Maupin spider rigged B’n’M Poles in 12 feet of water, catching their fish 4 foot deep using 3 inch black and chartreuse, and orange and chartreuse Bobby Garland Slab Slay’Rs. The duo also credited their Humminbird and Minn Kota Combo as a key to their success. Morrow and Maupin are sponsored by Bobby Garland, Beaver Bottom Baits, Everharts Outdoor Store, Huckabee Rods, Crappietown Jigs, Stump Jumper, Off Shore Tackle, Puddle Jumpers, Electra Air, and Perotti Rod Holders.
Fourth place and $1,725.00 went to the team of David Harley and Don Rossman weighing in a solid 31.10 pounds.
Rounding out the top five was the team of Danny Darnall and Kevin Murphy who weighed 29.14 pounds good for a $1,450 check.
Big Fish went to the team of Wade Recker and Matt Mavigliano whose day one 2.98 dandy held up and awarded the team a check for $980.00.
The second place big fish money went to Robert Catron and Matt Hall whose 2.94 pounder got them $420.00 to take home.
A very touching story happened in the Adult/Youth category as the team of Brandon Fulgham and young Jake Hood whose father Bob passed away just a few months ago wanted to carry on his dad’s tradition of fishing on his home Grenada Lake waters. For his first Crappie Masters event, Jake and Brandon won a $100.00 Everharts Outdoor Store gift card and a Minn Kota Edge Trolling Motor outweighing others in the category weighing in an impressive 21.39 pounds.
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Being the final leg of the Mississippi State Championship, those winners were announced also after tallying points earned from the Lake Washington tournament, along with Grenada and the top 3 were as follows:
1st: Paul and Elizabeth Turner 398 points and $1,000.00.
2nd: John Harrison and Jeremy Aldridge 393 points and $600.00
3rd: Vic and Barbara Finley 385 points and $400.00
Crappie Masters would like to thank the Grenada Tourism Commission for their long time support and also hosting the 2019 Crappie Masters National Championship September 25-28.
Special thanks to local sponsors that include: Grenada Tourism Commission, Comfort Inn & Suites, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hambone’s Rental, Star 92.3, Vic’s Guide Service, Landmark Realty, US Army Corp of Engineers, Rip-N-Lips Bait & Tackle, TLC Marine, B’s Grocery and Bait.
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, Millennium Marine, Muddy Water Baits, Jenko Fishing, Wyld Gear Coolers, Everharts Outdoor Store, HH Rods and Reels, Off Shore Tackle, Navionics, B’n’M Poles, Bobby Garland Crappie Baits, Midsouth Tackle, American Angler, Crappieholic, Frontier Metal, Valley Fashions, Crappie Now, Slider, Lake Fork Trophy Lures, The Original Rod Sox, Marine Metal Products, Timmy Tom’s Jig Company, Crappie.com, Ardent, Fish-D-Funk, Skipper’s Jigs, Foxy Fishing Gear, ProBuilt Jigs, Sure Life, Pautzke Bait Company, Mossback Fish Habitat, Freaky Frank’s Custom Tackle, Fish N Tools, Quickfire, Monster Crappie Media and Huffman Publishing, and KMMO Brad & Brian in the Outdoors.