First place and BIG bass went to Joe Engler with a whopping 5 fish limit of 17.37LBS!!! Big TOAD at 6.81. Payout $320first,$150 twelve pot,$62BB
Total pay was $532 - pretty good for $40 entry !!! Joe was fishing alone throwing spinnerbaits and shaking his knees by 11am !!! Great show buddy -that check clear?
Second was yours truly, Nip, with 5 fish at 16.67 lbs, by working outside brush lines with various pitchn baits. Paid $256.
Third went to team of Schultz and Morrell with another HUGE bag of 5 fish at 15.32lbs! Method was reported, but I simply forgot! I'm sure they won't mind their secrets not revealed!!! Great job. Payout $192.
Fourth went to the brother team of Bernie and Joe Reed with another big bag of 13.06 lbs paying out $128. Joey is red hotttt this year so far - Nip taught him everything he "throws"- good job guys!
Rounding out the final five was Bo Geil and Chris Minick . These guys are usually the team to beat on the "do" Im sure we'll see them back next week! Total weight 5 fish= 11.03 , one of which was 4.98 lbs. Money back and gas at $62!
A special thanks to all the help of the FBFP team - Jeff Pelc (hoo daddy the measurer), JP Seman, Ken Begue, Mike Bondarenka, Bernie Reed, Frank Pelc (the money man and proud sponser of team FBFP), Diane "whiz" Matthews who I still owe from last year! All the boathouse staff and Akron City folk who make this great place what it is year round! Also the HOFNOD kids who were in the shadows taking numbers on the board and releasing fish, we also had two father son teams, one of which was a part of the HOFNOD group. A big salute to you guys- see I told you there were BIG fish in LaDue! But most of all YOU THE FBFP ANGLER !!! Again, you are what has driven us, and are making this to be a better thing than even I ,the optimist, ever thought possible. Great things are to come so be ready for next event qualifier MAY 5th with a new start time of 6:30 am. Get there early again and pay ahead- use the registration link on the front page for mailing entries- CLICK THE LINK BELOW FOR A FULL ROSTER OF POINTS!!