SCBA 3rd Event Brings Out 42 Teams, Tournament Reports Above Average Results

April 28, 2015 - The Shelby County Bass Anglers (SCBA) held the 3rd event of the 2015 season last weekend out of Huxley Bay Marina on Toledo Bend Lake. 42 teams of anglers showed up to test their skills against these largemouth bass that were primarily in the post spawn state.

From left: Ryan Pinkston with a couple of his first place bass.Cole Cooper with a pair of his limit finishing in second place overall.Despite fishing solo, Ryan Pinkston managed to coax the largest limit of Toledo bass weighing 20.77lbs. The second overall big bass of 6.21lbs anchored his first place finish, which was sponsored by Construction Safety Product out of Nacogdoches.

The father/son team of Vic and Cole Cooper wrapped up the second place position with 19.02lbs. The duo reported catching numerous fish during the day. Cole is a student at Shelbyville High School.

Third place team of Andrea and Chris Cartwright reeled in a solid limit of bass tipping the scales at 18.98lbs. Rounding out the fourth place spot was another father/son team of Glen Earl and Moon Pie Sowell, who also had the overall big bass of the event weighing 6.32lbs. Their limit came in at 18.31lbs. The team combo pot was claimed by third place team of Andre/Chris Cartwright paired up with Greg McDonald and Brad Jones with a combined weight of 34.25lbs.

Overall, this seemed to be the best tournament in several years as far as limits of bass were concerned. The average weights per boat were up and overall number of fish brought into the scales was the most in several seasons. The fisheries are thriving and the SCBA is blessed to have these watersheds to take advantage of.

The Take a Kid Fishing tournament is scheduled for May 9th at Huxley Bay so be sure and get your children signed up for that event that has many great sponsors backing it. The next pre-tournament meeting for the SCBA is May 19th, with the May tournament to be held at Cassells-Boykin park on Lake Sam Rayburn. For more details about the club, please visit our website at