Major safety concern with accessing Coal Pile.
I viewed the Coal Pile project today. The contractors are in the curve of the dog-leg section of the channel. They are making excellent progress. I marked the end of the project for them with a PVC pipe and showed J.W. Brooks the exact spot. The disposal island that is being built for the least tern measures 140-ft long and 40-ft wide. The island appears to be built on an old COE dredge disposal pile. I noticed lots of bird tracks and fecal matter (likely geese). The island is about 1.8 meters high above the water surface at the most upstream point and it tapers to about 0.75-m high at the downstream end.
The river is currently running about 90,000 cfs and the island appears to be staying there even though there is significant current around it on both sides. I noticed about a dozen three-ridge mussels (Amblema plicata) using very shallow water against the island (<6 inches deep) on the right bank side.
The contractors did have another incidence of a bass boat going by them at full speed. While they are in this tight area it is especially dangerous. I'm concerned that there is a big bass tournament this weekend and there may be more occurrences.
Lake Degray Tournament
29 teams fished the second tournament of the season at Lake DeGray. With a cold front moving thru after a few nice days, they tournament anglers didn’t know what to expect. However the fishing was good as 24 5-fish limits were brought to the scales. But the team of Brent Barker and Antheny Wright found the right ones as they brought 19.05 lbs to the scales for the win.
1st Place went to the team of Brent Barker and Antheny Wright with a weight of 19.05 lbs. They said they caught their fish on C-rigs. They also had big bass of the day with a 5.96 pig
2nd Place Team was Nathan Howell and Chuck Wisdom with a weight of 14.88 lbs. They caught their fish on Red Crankbaits
3rd place went to Linn Burnett who caught his fish on plastics with a weight of 13.66 lbs
Balance of the top Ten were:
4. Doug Shrum 13.48
5. Adrian and Jim Alexander 12.06
6. Matt Greer/Kevin Thompson 11.99
7. Johnny Hatcher/Byron Towner 11.24
8. Brad Patterson/Jason Scroggins 10.96
9. Casey Green/Chase Thornton 10.54
10. Randy Crapps/Harry Simmons 10.29
We would like to these sponsors for the out of the money prizes: El Grande Lures, Hag’s Plastics, Eagle Boat Wax, and the ICE HOUSE
See u in Dumas April 25th
It is the interpretation of the Sherwood Bass Club board that the word trolling also encompasses “strolling and drift fishing”. So with this said, NO TROLLING, STROLLING, OR DRAFT Fishing will be allowed during tournament hours.
Only ONE casting, spin cast, or spinning rod and reel may be used at any one time. All casts must be completed before making a cast with another rod.
When you sign up to join Sherwood Bass Club you will get a Sherwood Bass club membership card. You can use this card to received discounts at some of the Sherwood Bass Club sponsors who are doing this option this year.
Right now we have the following merchants signed up for a 10% discount:
Zimmerman's Sports Center
Performance Boat Works
Remember, our sponsors are very important to the club, so use them whenever possible. Let’s support our sponsor’s thru-out the fishing season, they help the club a lot, with cash and door prizes that are used in each tournament. When you are at a sponsor’s place of business, tell them THANKS for supporting Sherwood Bass.
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President: Gary Hubble at (501) 835-2929
Vice President : Matt Greer at (501) 351-7219
Treasurer: Ron Plate at (501) 753-7824
Joey Korte at (501) 517-2277
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