Now 17 tournaments into a 30-tournament schedule, the Tuesday night 3x9 Series bass tournament held on Stillhouse Lake saw a record turnout this week with 63 teams vying for a payout of over $1,000 to the first-place team.
This week that team was Josh Tulloch and Steven Schonewolf, who are sponsored by Bingham Marine of Belton.
The men put three bass weighing a total of 14.45 pounds on the scales and split $1,100 for their efforts.
Tulloch, a policeman on the Salado police force, reported agreeing with his partner that they were going to stick with fishing just one spot the entire tournament.
By 8:30 p.m., they had only landed six to seven pounds of bass, but then, in the last 30 minutes, better quality fish showed up and turned on for them, allowing them to cull three three-pound fish and a four-pound fish.
The pair caught approximately 20 fish over the course of the evening.
The team’s fish were all caught on Strike King Rage Tail Cut-R worms worked on custom-made shakey-head jighead made by Facebook retailer 10-96 Tackle.
Wade Golden and Steven Walker took second place in this event with 13.55 pounds, and Steve Millsap and Don Hutto took third place with 12.48 pounds.
Big bass honors this week went to the team of Garrett Hennigand and JeremeHosch with a fish weighing 6.37 pounds.
This event saw 111 fish brought in to the scales to be weighed.
The cumulative weight of these fish was 304.63 pounds with an average per-fish weight of 2.74 pounds.
All the fish survived capture and were released back into the reservoir.
The year-to-date standings remained static with Adrian and Daniel Barnes in first place, James Millsap and Jody Berger in second place and Floyd and Vickie Lesiker in third place.