Jayroe Flips Way To ABA Victory And New Boat
Winning angler Jackie Jayroe.ABA
Jackie W. Jayroe flipped his way to victory in the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, South Central Regional Championship tournament, held Oct. 14-15, 2011, on the Red River.Running out of Red River South Marina in Shreveport, the 43-year-old angler from Royse City, Texas, landed a perfect two-day tally of 10 bass
weighing 21.41 pounds with a 2.88-pound kicker. Holding second on Day 1 with 10.69 pounds, he added another 10.72 pounds on Day 2 to seal the Boater Division victory. For the top finish, Jayroe won a fully-rigged Triton boat powered by a Mercury outboard with a MotorGuide trolling motor.?About two weeks ago, I stumbled on some fish in the main river,? Jayroe explained. ?I was flipping cattails on the main river channel staying really tight to cover and hitting every nook and cranny. I used a Zoom Super Hog with a 1/4-ounce weight on fluorocarbon line. I caught about 25 fish a day. I caught one fish on a buzzbait and lost about a 3.5-pounder on the second day.?In second, Scott A. Dean, 49, of Terrell, Texas, landed two consecutive five-bass daily tournament limits for a total of 20.90 pounds. He caught 9.60 pounds on Day 1. On Day 2, he landed the top bag, 11.30 pounds, to move into second place.?I just dug around in the backwater areas and found one with fish on a flat,? Dean said. ?Before the cold front hit, they were chasing buzzbaits, but the change in weather shut them down. They moved into the stumps in five feet of water and I caught them by flipping a prototype bait on fluorocarbon line. On the second day, I flipped hyacinth mats. I lost four good fish that would have put me in the lead. I had the area all to myself both days.?Chad Wiley, 34, of Pineville, La., took third for the boaters with 10 bass weighing 19.29 pounds. Fishing consistently, he landed bags weighing 9.79 and 9.50 pounds.?In practice, I found two points and one laydown,? Wiley said. ?I caught every fish off that tree top and two points. I ran about 90 minutes south and used the locks to my advantage. When boats locked through, it pulled current. Every time someone locked through, I caught fish. I caught about 25 fish on Day 1 and about 15 on Day 2.?Jeffrey L. Stevens of Flower Mound, Texas, landed in fourth place for the boaters with eight bass weighing 19.07 pounds. He anchored his catch with a 5.17-pounder. He landed 10.56 pounds on Day 1 and followed up with 8.51 pounds the next day.Rounding out the top five boaters, Nick LeBrun of Vivian, La., landed 10 bass going 18.37 pounds with catches of 8.77 and 9.60 pounds. Kenneth Pharr of Shreveport, La., caught the tournament big bass, a 5.50-pounder.
Winning co-angler Scotty Goins.ABA
In the Co-Angler Division, Scotty Goins, 45, of Anacoco, La., brought in five bass for 13.52 pounds. On Day 1, he only landed two bass, but one of them weighed 4.40 pounds, enough for the division lunker title. That lunker also pushed him into the lead on Day 1 with 7.11 pounds, the largest bag caught by a co-angler in the tournament. On Day 2, he added 6.41 pounds.?On both days, we caught our fish later in the afternoon,? Goins advised. ?I fished a Carolina rig with a finesse worm around rocks in eight to 12 feet of water with fluorocarbon line. I caught seven keepers on the second day and culled three times. The big fish hit about 15 minutes before I had to weigh in on Day 1. I lost a 3-pounder on Day 1 and a bigger fish on Day 2.?In second, Matt Gorum of Shreveport, La., landed two consecutive three-bass daily division limits for 11.99 pounds. He brought in 5.32 pounds on Day 1 and 6.67 pounds on Day 2, the largest bag in the division that day.Toby L. Lillard of Clarksville, Tenn., placed third among the co-anglers with six bass weighing 11.77 pounds including a 3.04-pound kicker. He caught 5.55 pounds on Day 1 and 6.22 pounds on Day 2.Melvin D. Camp of Talihina, Okla., took fourth among the co-anglers with six bass going 10.65 pounds after bringing in weights of 6.83 and 3.82 pounds. Joe C. Embry of Tyler, Texas, rounded out the top five co-anglers with five bass at 10.01 pounds with a 3.34-pound kicker. He caught 4.39 pounds on Day 1 and 5.62 pounds on Day 2For more information on this tournament, call Porter Trimble, tournament manager, at (318) 201-3474 or ABA at (888) 203-6222. On line, see www.americanbassanglers.com
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