Willie Vickers and Billy Hirschmann, both of Belton, continued their hot streak capturing first place in the Tuesday Night Tournament with a total weight of 18.17-pounds.

The duo have placed in eight out of the past 10 Tuesday Night Tournaments.

“I think the key for Billy and I having success is that we both simply will do whatever it takes to catch fish,” Vickers said. “If we need to fish slow, we’ll fish slow. If we need to fish fast, we fish fast. We let the fish tell us what they want and then we give it to them.”

The duo’s biggest catch on Tuesday was 7.81-pounds.

“Billy caught that one right before it got dark,” Vickers said. “At that point, we felt like we were doing pretty good except you never know what will happen in this tournament. Two weeks ago, we had 17.92-pounds and that only got us in third. You don’t know anything until the event is all over.”

On Tuesday, the duo were fishing on Vickers’ 21-foot Skeeter.

“The key to our win was getting my partner in the right place because he caught all the big fish,” Vickers said. “It was plenty windy. So I stayed on the trolling motor and kept my nose into the wind and let my partner, more or less, do the fishing. He was catching the big fish; I was catching the smaller ones.

“It was fun. We do make a good team. But, then again, we’ve been fishing together for 15 years or so.”

Contact Allan Mandell at amandell@kdhnews.com or 254-501-7566​ and read his blog at KDHPressbox.com

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