August 2015 Tournament Results

Graham Boys Clean Up

It was a clean sweep for Graham Residents in the Hells Gate Bass Club August Tournament. Not only did Pal Newsom win the tournament he also won Big Bass, new club member Kelly Hudson grabbed 2nd place and Graham businessman Eddie McCracken snatched 3rd place. Club President Bruce Ray garnered 4th place while P.K’s. Barry Smith, the lone P.K. resident, snatched the remaining top 5 spot and free entry into the September Tournament.  Eddie McCracken came out of nowhere to dazzle the judges for the Best Dressed Award.

Bobby Koncak maintained his hold on the Year to Date Tournament, while Barry Smith vaulted Steve McCain into 2nd place, while Mike Hallford and Mineral Wells Don Welch remained in 4th and 5th but gaining no ground on the leaders.

In the Child Angler of the Year Tournament we have a 3 way tie for first between Preston Baldwin, Kaleb Baldwin and Bowen Boenisch.

The September Tournament will be fished on P.K. on the 20th from 6.00 am to 3.00 pm with weigh in at the temporary boat ramp at The Harbor at 3.30 pm. Come by and see some of the areas premium fisherman weigh in their tournament catches.

The Hells Gate Bass Club is sponsoring an Open Bass Tournament October 3rd on Possum Kingdom Lake from 6.00 am to 3.00 pm with weigh in at South D & D boat ramp. Early entry fee is $60, 3 fish limit with a 16 inch minimum. All fish will be released back into P.K. For full details contact Bruce Ray at or the contact form on the Hells Gate Bass Club website.


Picture above is Pal Newsom with 1 of his winning string.

Picture below is Winner Pal Newsom, Eddie McCracken 3rd place & Kelly Hudson 2nd place.


Bruce Ray