Marathon honors Death March

Published 6:45 pm Tuesday, May 24, 2011

PAUL TYRE AND NIC JETER with their winning catch of 28.3pounds in the Media Bass Tournament on Lake Seminole on Sunday.

Saterday morning, a dence fog held the four big tournements on the lake for near an hour and a half.  It was so thick I could not see the water.

The reports that I got was that the shellcracker and bream just disappeared from the beds on Friday.  No one caught any to amount to nuthen.

Of the four big tournaments Saterday we have only been able to get the results of the Sportsman Outfitters of Dothan. First place was Jeremy Pidgen and Earl Robenson with 26.8 pounds. They had big fish at 7.11 pounds. Second place was Tom Kierce and Mike Kierce with 24.8 pounds. If all the other tournaments did as well as this one, it was a great bass weekend.

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For the first time in a good while we have had good reports from Faceville Landing on crappie. The water there flows south and hits the hi-hill and turns a westerly drection. It churns the water as it hits the rocks and the cool water may be in place 15 degrees cooler than others.

Dave Wolak, Pro Bass fisherman joined 6,400 people at the White Sands Missle Range for the 22nd Annual 26.2-mile marathon honoring the Batan Death March with a 40-pound pack. This scribler was priviledged to know two of the victims of that march, one was Col. Bell of Fort Campbell, Ky., and the other was Ronald Donaldson, who lived just across the river on a farm with his parents. He got shot while trying to escape, falling into a oily ditch by the road. He was barely alive when nite came, he filled his wounds with the oily mud. He eased into the woods and eat worms, bugs and raw snakes and made his way to our lines and was sent home.

The 40th annual Memorial Day Weekend Buddy Bass Tournament will go out of Wingate’s Lodge on May 29. Safe daylite to 3 p.m., with a $2,000 first-place guaranteed, pay 1 in 7, entry fee $125.

Wingate’s Fishing Report

May 22, 2011
Lake surface temp: 78
Lake level: Down foot
Clarity: Clear
Flint: Clear
Chattahoochee: Clear
Spring Creek: Clear
Report provided by: Jack Wingate