Well, here we go again.
Another strong angling team has a shot at pulling off the first three-peat in the history of the Tuesday Night Tournament.
On Tuesday at Stillhouse Hollow Reservoir, Gerald Poboril, of Temple, and David Stidham, of Killeen, took first place in the TNT with a three-fish bag weighing 6 pounds. The duo earned $575.
“We are aware about the three-peat part of things,” Stidham said. “But we’re just focused on the fishing part. Dean (Thompson) puts on a fun tournament each week and we’re just taking things in stride.”
Thompson is co-owner of Tightlines Premium Fishing Tackle which sponsors the TNT each week.
“Tuesday was just another day of fishing for us,” Stidham said. “We didn’t feel like we did anything special. We just were running and gunning all night. We didn’t stick with anything too long and we were just bouncing from place to place.
“It was a nice night and the weather was good, but the fishing was slow.”
Stidham has been a part of four TNT championship teams this season. Earlier this season, the perennial-powerful angling team of Donnie Mathes-Tim Rake won two tourneys in a row but came up just short of pulling off the three-peat.
“Gerald and I like to think of ourselves as competitors,” Stidham said. “Gerald and I have fished other tournaments together. This summer, it was a timing issue where we both needed someone to fish together on Tuesday nights. So it’s worked out for us.”
On Tuesday, there was a tie for second place at 5.92 pounds. Adam Glazener-Kyle Tatum and David Kipp-Todd Combest each won $115.
“Big Bass” honors went to Rick Valchar with a 3.26-pound catch.