By Bob Mathews, DFMWRMarch 30, 2011
FORT STEWART, Ga. - Six anglers took home more than $700 in prizes for their catch during the Bass Tournament, March 19 at Pond 1, Pineview Lake.
For those who didn't have much luck in the catch-and-release tournament, another opportunity is just around the corner - a Bass Tournament is scheduled for April 9 at the same location.
Winners in the March 19 tourney were:
First place prize of $250 for the total weight of 8.10 pounds, with the largest weighing 1.78 pounds, went to Jake Ault, an active duty Soldier.
Second place prize of $150 for a total weight of 7.88 went to Ronald Welch. His largest fish weighed 2.16 pounds.
Third place, with a total weight of 7.67 pounds, went to Kyle Bryant. His largest fish weighed 1.72 pounds. The prize was $100.
Fourth place, ($75) with a total weight of 7.49 pounds, went to Richard Buck, an active duty Soldier. His largest fish weighed 1.90 pounds.
Fifth place, with a total weight of 6.38 pounds, went to Craig Davey. His largest fish weighed 1.65 pounds. The prize was $50.
The $100 prize for the largest fish caught went to Walter Hicks. The fish weighed 2.49 pounds.
The maximum number of fish for the tourney was five and each fish entered had to be a minimum of 12 inches in length. The rules will be the same for the April 9 tournament.
The April 9 event will accept 20 boats, with two persons in each boat. Bank fishing also will be allowed. Prizes will be first place (total weight, five-fish maximum) $250; second place $100, and third place, $50.
Fishing will begin at safe light and continue until 11 a.m.
Early bird registration, through Friday, is $15 for active duty Soldiers, retirees, Family Members and Army Civilians. The early bird fee is $25 for civilians.
Registration Saturday through April 8 is $20 for active duty Soldiers, retirees, Family Members and Army Civilians. The fee Saturday through April 8 is $30 for civilians.
Tournament day registration fees will be $30 and $40.
Register at the Stewart and Hunter Pass and Permit Offices. The Stewart office is in building 8093 and the phone number is 912-435-8061. The Hunter office is in building 1286 and the phone number is 912-315-5163.