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Schott and Schott Win Average Joe Tournament


Tom Behrens has over 50 years experience in fishing and hunting across the United States. Much of this time was spent in Oklahoma and Texas where he became very familiar with the outdoor opportunities in these states. You may contact him by email at:

Mother Nature gave the anglers an almost perfect day for the Outlaw Outdoors Average Joe Tournament. Seenty-nine teams decided to forego the opening weekend of bow season and opt to fish the Average Joe Tournament instead. Thanks to Dylan Williams Allstate Insurance, everyone that attended weigh in at The Umphrey Family Pavilion got to enjoy BBQ.

Congratulations to father-son duo of Brian Schott and Zachary Schott for bringing in the heaviest bag of fish and taking home the win with an impressive 5 fish stringer of 23.82 lbs. Brian and Zach took home a $1500 check for their day of work, plus an extra check fo $200 courtesy of Dylan Williams Allstate Insurance.

Second place honors went to the team of Josh Sowell and John Packard with a nice bag of fish weighing 22.50 lbs and winning $1200.

Rounding out the top three was the pair of Darwin Ballard and Keith Phillips. Those two brought in 19.84 lbs and won $950. Daiwa Big Bass honors went to the twelfth place team of Jeffrey Green and his grandfather Vernon Green with a 7.99 lb Rayburn Beauty. That fish won those guys $500 plus 2 Daiwa Tatula Reels.


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GOOD. Water stained; 57-61 degrees; 0.69’ low. Largemouth bass are good in shallow water working crankbaits, worms, and spinners. White bass are fair on minnows moving up from deep. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs casting shallow structure. Catfish are good on live and stinkbait.