After the lengthy weigh-in, crowded by numerous onlookers, it was Kokomo angler Jeff Rude who captured first place in a dominant fashion. He swept the contest with five fish totaling just under 12 pounds, surpassing second place by more than 2 pounds. Rude also claimed the well-attended event’s “biggest fish” award with a largemouth barely missing the 5-pound mark. Most of his fish came on a blue flake plastic worm.
• Jerry Pickett and Wayne Eades claimed first place at last Monday evening’s Kokomo Reservoir open team bass tourney, sponsored by Cardwell Built Construction. They grabbed first place with four largemouth bass weighing 5.97 pounds. Mat Temme and Dennis McKee finished second with four fish topping out at 5.70 pounds. Darla and Steve Kelley had the tourney’s “big bass” after weighing in a largemouth tipping the digital scales at 3.08 pounds.
• Dennis Goff and Mike Nolder claimed first place at last Tuesday’s Mississinewa Reservoir, Delphi-Delco team bass tourney with four fish weighing 6 pounds, 7 ounces. Second place went to Bob Rose and Wayne Nolder with three fish totaling 5 pounds, 10 ounces. A 2-pound, 10-ounce bass landed Kyle Hobbs and Bob Taylor the tourney “big fish” trophy.
John Martino is the Tribune’s outdoors columnist. He may be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.