On May 5th Tug Valley Bass Anglers held its 3rd tournament of the 2019 season on Fishtrap lake. After removing Fishtrap from the 2018 tournament schedule due to repairs being performed on the dam all anglers were eager to return to this body of water. There was a good turnout with 23 anglers participating in the event.

   Fishtrap lake was 6-8 feet above summer pool with water temperatures ranging from 71-73 degrees. The water was surprising clear considering the recent rains in the area.

   Weather for the tournament began with rain during the launch continuing until approx. 11am then continuing with overcast skies lasting thru out the remainder of the day.

   Fishing for the tournament was very productive with most anglers catching anywhere between 30-50 fish. Unfortunately, most of this fish ranged between 12-13 feet. There were just over 55 lbs. of fish weighted in by 15 anglers.

   The main pattern for the tournament seemed to be fishing small compact baits along main lake banks, with the occasional fish being caught on a spinnerbait or chatter bait. Most of the fish were caught in 6-8 foot of water.

The top finishers are as follows:

1st-Brandon Staten-9.34

2nd-Kevin Marcum-6.81

3rd-Don Taylor-6.78

4th-Mike Cullop-5.39

5th-Mike Patrick-4.90

6th-Gordi Wallace-3.13

7th-Russell Clark-3.05

8th-Kevin Caudill-2.25

9th-Wayne Charles-2.16

10th-Lynn Fields-1.99


Thanks to our sponsors The Elliott Companies, HUTCH Chevrolet, Kermit Western Auto, VIP Fuels LLC, Tim Short Auto Group Hazard, Muncie’s Auto Recycling & Auto Sales, City Insurance, Sudden Link, Howell’s Heating and Cooling, Biscuit World, Perry Distributors, Don’s Street Machine, Extreme Sounds, I Design Graphix.

 For more information about the Tug Valley Bass Anglers check out their web site at www.tugvalleybassanglers.com and also join them on Facebook.

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