Jerry Patton and Eddie Norris crush Hudson Changing the AOY race for 2020

The MidAmerica Industrial Park Team Trail presented by BaitmastersOutdoors and powered by Pro Guide Batteries  started off hot. It was literally the hottest event we have fished this year. Hudson Lake is one of those lakes that just fishes well in the heat. 

Jerry Patton and Eddie Norris slammed the scales with 23.16 lbs in 5 fish taking home over $1100 and the side pot total of $1780. This first place win puts them in good AOY contention for the rest of the year. 

Brent McClintock and Billy Fuller landed the largest bass of the tournament, 5.58. This is their first big fish win of the year. 

We still have to mention the Lowest Total Weight. Chris Hall and Stan Day got the Lowest on a single bass that weighed 2.04 lbs. and got paid $100.00

We want to thank all the teams that participated, and for taking such good care of their fish in this strong Oklahoma heat. The Pelican Coolers held up again with over 200 door opens and ice remained when we left. We will have pictures posted soon and look forward to seeing you next on Lake Tenkiller July 10, 2021 for our first All-Nighter !!

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Brandon Phillippee 1st Place 5 fish 16.95 lbs

Brandon Phillippee and Tony Grubbs break down a stingy Grand Lake O' the Cherokees

The MidAmerica Industrial Park Team Trail presented by Baitmasters Outdoors kicked off today with nearly every team looking for a single bite. Leading up to the event most anglers were in serious panic mode, as the bite had become so tough even professional anglers questioned their positive mental attitudes. March is always a good month to fish the Grand Lake chain with all the giants coming up for their annual spawn.

Water temps were in the low 40's but the ambient temperature was a smooth 68. That warming up of the air sure does a lot for your patience in these scenarios. The wind remained calm and let the anglers pursue each and every cast as they desired. With a five fish limit most angler new the struggle was real and decided to fish anyway. 

Brandon Phillippee and long time CoAngler Tony Grubbs have always been in the hunt for AOY and have finished in the mix for the Bassmaster Team Championship fish off several years in a row. This may just be their year as the dropped the net on 5 fish weighing 16.95 starting off the 2021 season with a W. 

Zach Vankulen and Brandon McDonald followed up with a second place finish bringing in 5 fish that totaled 15.62 anchored by a 7.77 toad. 

The Bill's Marine Lowest Weight Award of $100 went to James Reib and alternate Jeff Taylor on a single largemouth bass that weighed a final 1.34 lbs. 

Overall this opening event went off really well,  and we are looking at a solid season ahead.  

Up next we travel to Mannford, Ok to Keystone Lake where todays teams that struggled will be looking for redemption.


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Bass Team Trail Details

Will be one more benefit of fishing the Angler Nation in 2020.

This means that for $120 per man membership and $100 entry fees we will qualify teams to fish the B.A.S.S. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP on a lake to be announced later in the year.

Here is how it works.

  1.  Fish the #AnglerNationTeamTrail , and we will qualify 1 team every 25 teams based on the AOY standings for the Bass Team championship.
  2.  Fish the Bass Team Championship. the top 3 teams ( 6 anglers) will fish-off for the one spot in the 2020 Bassmaster Classic.


Some things to note:

  1.  You must fish with a team member in our local trail.
  2.  You are required to pay a $10 Bass Team Trail membership which we will include as part of your $120 membership. this will give you a subscription to the Bass Times Magazine for a full year.
  3. Qualifying teams will be responsible for all costs associated with fishing the BTC. 
  4.  If for some reason you cannot attend the Bass Team Championship we will invite the next team on the list..

If you have any questions just let us know and one of our staff will help to get it answered... 


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Last Modified by Samantha Davis on Apr 10, 2022

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