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Flournoy and Chumley are $60.000 richer


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Patty Lenderman reports for Bass Champs that William Flournoy and James Chumley fishing the 3rd Annual Techron TX Shootout on Sam Rayburn took home over $60K.

Nearly 300 teams participated in this world’s largest one day team event hosted by Bass Champs that paid back over $137,000 in cash and prizes.

William Flournoy and James Chumley christened the scales with a 33.02 lb sack that included an 8.89 lb kicker. Using a combination of worms and jigs in open water for their catch, they lucked on to the fish they were looking for and caught nearly all the fish they weighed before 8am.

They caught eight keepers all day including the eight pounder about 1:00 on a Stanley Jig.

Second place winners, Brothers Ronnie and Ricky Madole, weighed in 31 pounds even. Their morning bite was on, using 10XD crank baits. They had all of their fish by 10am.

Husband and wife Michael and Crystal Lowery slid into 3rd place with another great sack weighing 28.95 pounds. Included in their limit was a 9.17 lb trophy bass.

Twenty teams brought in limits exceeding 20 pounds. Rounding out the top 10:
4th $5,000 26.33 lbs Chuck Naomi & Terry Adams
5th $3,000 26.32 lbs Jerry Hayes & Chandler Hayes
6th $2,500 25.11 lbs Randy Sullivan & Spike Stoker
7th $2,000 24.50 lbs Mark Mueck & David Curtis
8th $1,600+ 23.61 lbs Troy Roder & Dakota Ebare (+ $1,600 Sportsman’s Auto Bonus)
9th $1,300 23.48 lbs Nick Diberardino & Larry Cotton
10th $1,200 23.35 lbs Justin Morton & Randy Turner
And last in the money:
36th $1,000 17.69 lbs John Scott III & Jacob Permenter

There were two other nine pound fish brought to the scale. A 9.56 bass anchored the 8th place finish for Troy Roder & Dakota Ebare. The team who took home the $1,000 check for biggest bass of the day was Chris and Rusty Harvey with their 9.73 lb bass.


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Lake Sam Rayburn Fishing Report from TPWD (Apr. 25)

Water stained; 75–79 degrees; 2.23’ high. Black bass are fair on Carolina rigged watermelon red soft plastics and Rat–L–Traps. White bass are fair on Charlie slabs and silver spoons. Crappie are good on minnows. Bream are fair on worms. Catfish are good on shrimp, live minnows, and stinkbait.

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