The 3rd PAYCHECK Pro Tour event was held out of Tydings Park on July 27, 2014. Participation was down a little bit for a couple of reasons. First, there was a PAYCHECK Tournament on Friday, a Snag Proof Frog tournament on Saturday, and that made it a little tough on the wallet.
Secondly, there were a few of our regular teams up on Lake Champlain in preparation for the BASS Open. Finally, the weather prediction for the day was not promising…rain and high winds.
Regardless, the 11 teams who entered this event were ready to rock at safe light. Each team stayed out until the final minutes, each hoping for a chance at some cash. A vote was taken prior to blast off and the teams elected to pay 2 spots instead of 1 since the Pro Tour has a 1-in-7 payback.
Undaunted by the weather, 9 teams returned with bass to be weighed.
Keith Cowan and Zach Cowan received plaques for their 3rd place finish. They weighed 20.56 pounds…a great weight on a tough day!
Joe Booker and Chris Grow finished in 2nd place with 5 fish weighing 21.01 pounds. They received plaques and $500.
Eric Danner and Ace Brinkman were the champions today with a limit of bass that weighed 21.11, barely nosing ahead of Joe and Chris. Their lunker of 5.59 proved to be the big bass of the tournament. In all, they were presented with 3 plaques and $2510.
The next PAYCHECK Pro Tour event will be held at Anchor Marina on August 24.
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