Allen and Montgomery For The Win !!!
The MidAmerica Industrial Park Team Trail presented by Pelican kicked off February 22, 2020. It was the earliest start date for tournament ever hosted by the Angler Nation. The air temperature topped 35 degrees with a brisk 15-20 mph wind dominating all decisions an angler had to make. Water temperatures were hovering around the 45 mark and finding good locations to fish were extremely difficult. Everyone was eager to get started and kickoff a new season in pursuit of a birth to the coveted Bassmaster Classic in 2021.
Weather pushed the start fishing times back to 8:00 AM and allowed the teams to go until 4pm that afternoon. Five fish was the daily limit and expectations were small because weekly reports had the lake stingy and cold.
Keith Allen and Jeff Montgomery topped a field of 61 of the best teams to fish in the state of Oklahoma with 5 fish tipping the scales at 20.44 lbs. Their big fish was 6.98 kicker, AND that was NOT the tournament big!!
Joe Durnal and Michael Corbett kept the winners honest with a solid second place on 5 fish 19.82 lbs while Charles Moore and Brock Enmeier were happy with third place, 5 fish, 19.57, but they had the Big Bass of the tournament
The Lowest Total Weight Award of $100 went to Doug Smith and Brad Smith on a single largemouth bass that weighed a final 2.00 lbs.
Overall this opening event went off really well, except for the delay in posting results, and we are looking at a solid season ahead.
Up next is the mighty Lake Tenkiller where some teams that struggled will be looking for redemption.