Saturday, September 24, 2011
He did it!! Team Topwater's Fletcher Shryock made the Bassmaster Elite's by placing 9th overall in the Northern Opens! We are so proud and extend a special congratulations to Fletcher for his hard work!!
Monday, September 19, 2011
Hats off to all the anglers who qualified and fished the 2011 Allstar Team Tournament Championship. There were an average of 78 teams during the 2010-2011 season and 40 of those teams qualified to fish for the $10,000 first place cash prize. The two day tournament started on Apache Lake where the fishing was off the hook! Half the field weighed in 12 pounds or more and there were two 5’s and a heavy 4 for the top three big bass. Josh Bertrand and Tommy Jonovich lead after day one with 16.78 lbs with Joe Denson and Robin Jackson close on their heels with 16.3 lbs. Craig Harris and Raymond Thoma rounded out the top three with 15.75 lbs, including the 5.74 big bass for that day.
Day two was at Roosevelt and every one was anxious to get on the water. After checking in at 4:30am and sharing a cup of coffee and mini muffins, the anglers all headed down to the launch ramp for boat check and the start of the tournament. Those that headed south were hit with a brief but heavy shower. Fishing was definitely tougher on Rosy as only the top ten teams weighed in 12 pounds or more and only the biggest bass of the tournament beat Apache’s big bass. At the end of the day, it was Ken Howden and Gary Understiller with the heaviest weight at 15.66 lbs, but Josh and Tommy stayed consistent and brought 15.36 lbs to the scales. Chad Harvey and Rob Smook came in third for the day with 14.23 lbs. It was Dean Kruezer that landed the 6.11 lb biggest bass of the tournament.
In the end, it was Josh Bertrand and Team Topwater Clothing's Tommy Jonovich’s two day total of 32.14 lbs that won the first place prize. They took home a total of $12,035, including the options winnings. We are so proud of these two young anglers and congratulate them on their talent and ability to be consistent. Their bag contained one of the top three big bass each day. Creston Carroll and Mike Reynolds came up from 5th to 2nd place with a total weight of 29.46 lbs, earning $1,750. Ken Howden and Gary Understiller’s excellent day on Rosy got them to 3rd place overall with 28.73 lbs. They too earned $1,750.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
TEAM TOPWATER Tommy Jonovich wins the Lucas Oil ABA Regional Championship!
It was held at Roosevelt Lake in Arizona and was a 2 day event. Tommy and his co-angler totaled 34.10 lbs to take the win and took home over $6000 to split along with $250 of Cabelas Anglers Cash. GO TEAM TOPWATER!!!!!