|Randy Emerson (left) and Ron Hedgpeth with
two bass from their 5 bass limit.
Second place went to the team of Bryan Herndon and Larry Herndon who won $1,365.00 with a five fish limit weighing 19.10 pounds. The rest of the five top finishers were: 3rd place Terry Thomas and Bob Cobb, $820.00 for a five fish limit weighing 18.93 pounds; 4th place Greg Ryan and Brad Johnston, $740 for a five fish limit weighing 16.58 pounds and 5th place Larry Wilcox and Darren Plank, $605.00 for a five fish limit weighing 16.55 pounds.
The $910.00 for 1st place in the “Big Bass” competition with a bass weighing 7.11 pounds was the team of Randy Emerson and Ron Hedgpeth. The team of John Goodman and Tory Iverson took 2nd place in the Big Bass Competition with a bass weighing 4.97 pounds.
As the fishermen weighed in, Master of Ceremonies Korey Mitchell asked many of them if the fish were still on the beds. Interestingly, there was a split with some of them saying they were and some saying they were not. Jim Thompson, the Branson owner of CPAA, explained that the difference could relate to whether or not they were fishing Table Rock Lakes rivers or in the main lake because fish could be in different stages of the spawn in each.
The third and last stop on the 2009 Skeeter Tour will be for a guaranteed $10,000.00 1st place on Truman Lake on July 26, 2009.