November 2015 Tournament Results

Hells Gate Bass Club Fishes Lake Fork

Thirteen members of the Hells Gate Bass Club and 2 guests fished their November Tournament at Lake Fork. The weather was cool and breezy and the rain held off until after weigh in making for 4 days of enjoyable fishing. Lake fork is one of several lakes in Texas where fish from 16-14 inches are ineligible to be weighed in for competition, this is known as the “slot”. Several members through back as much as 25 lb of fish which were in the slot. Fork is known as a Big Bass Lake, but unfortunately none were landed during the tournament.

5 members maxed out with 5 fish strings, Steve McCain narrowly bested Graham’s Pal Newsom to take top honors. P.K. guide Barry Smith landed in 3rd place while Graham’s Will Seaberry, who fished with Newsom, netted 4thplace & Mineral Wells’s Johnny Hicks garnered the 5th position.  McCain also captured the Tournament Big Bass with a lunker weighing 2.25 lb. P.K.’s Tony Wallace won the Saturday Jackpot.

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The December Tournament is shaping up to be a dog fight between McCain & Smith with Bobby Koncak having an outside chance to take top honors. McCain has a 20 point lead over Smith going into December.

The December Tournament will be fished on P.K. on Sunday the 20th, with weigh in being at the temporary ramp at The Harbor at 3.30 pm.

 Thank you for your support of our club.

team members

Back row: Don Welch, Ric Hayward, Tony Wallace, Bruce Ray, Bobby Koncak, Barry Smith, John McCracken, Barry Weehunt, Eddie McCracken & Pal Newsom. Front row: Ryan McCain, Mike Hallford, Johnny Hicks, Will Seaberry & Steve McCain. Barry Smith is the one with his eyes closed.


Picture #1. Barry Smith, 3rd place, Steve McCain, 1st place & Pal Newsom 2nd place.

Picture #2. Club members.

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Bruce Ray