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A mixed bag

This week again has been mixed down in wind, rain and more wind.

On Tuesday, a couple of guys from Louisville, Ky., took bass at ease with several 5 to 7 pounds. Two Atlanta men fishen took 21 bass, 5 and 7 pounds and lots of buck bass. This same two men took 16 bass and several Jack fish on spinner baits. Thursday seven bass were taken on traps up to 5 pounds, eight bass in one boat up to 6 pounds, 15 bass taken on traps, all buck bass, all released. Thirty bass taken spinner baits, all released. Eighteen bass taken Friday, all released, on spinner baits.

Richard Predmore, fishen for bass, hooked up to a 20-pound catfish and landed it. Friday the crappie took minnows, some Jim Dandys taken, one boat reports 2.12 crappie taken on a jig.

The Bradford County Bassmasters of Stark, Fla., held a two-day tourney and it went as follows: First place went to Preston Huckaby with 40.87 pounds, Huckaby and Huckaby second with 38.93, Corben Weldon was third with 33.59 and big fish 8.40.

The Tallahassee lady bass anglers also fished out of Wingate’s. Mrs. Brown won it with 15.31, Mrs. Brust took second with 10.27, Mrs. Scott took third with 8.51, Pam Munroe had big fish a whopping big 6.44. Them gals do look good and smell wonderful. The new Valdosta Bass Club finished first 21.85, second 20.00, third 16.00. We didn’t get the big fish.

The Jack Wingate Thursday Night Big Fish Tournament started off with a bang this last week with Reid and Grayson Heard winning.

C & R fished Sunday with these results: Neel and King first, 23.90, and big fish 6.85; second, Merritt and Luke 22.90; third, Cutright and Roy with 15.90. The wind blew the weigh in board down three times during weigh-in.

Brian Jennigan, age 12, and Dylan Bethea of Walnut Hills, Fla., caught 100 crappie, bream and shellcrackers on jigs with their feathers. Ten-year-old Austen Fink, fishen with his Dad James and Taurus Chapman 30 perch, six bass and big catfish Saturday, James and Austin from Pensacola, Fla., Chapman from Jacksonville, Fla.

Jessica Avant shot her third turkey within three years with one shot each. The thing is this year she’s eight months pregnant. I guess that baby will hunt and fish, also.

Wingate’s Fishing Report

March 23, 2010

Lake surface temp: 57Lake level: Near fullClarity: Clean and cloudy yellow pollenFlint: Cloudy Chattahoochee: Muddy and fastSpring Creek: ClearingReport provided by: Jack Wingate