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Grenada Lake Results
October 25, 2014 - Grenada, MS
TJ Ferguson & Larry Holmes - 16.55#'s

TJ Ferguson & Larry Holmes weighed 7 fish for a total weight of 16.55#’s to win Grenada Lake Tournament. This is Larry & TJ’s first year as a team, Larry fished as a guest of Terry Stewart a few times. Good job my friends, y’all showed us how it’s done. Keep it up….

    Grenada Lake is an awesome lake, no other crappie lake in the country can and do produce the monster crappie like this lake. Larry Holmes and TJ Ferguson proved that on Saturday. They fished the mouth of Perry Creek and boy did they lay the wood to the crappie. 16.55#’s of crappie would be an excellent weight for the spawn; no where but Grenada would you expect this weight in the Fall.
    Larry says they pushed minnows almost on the bottom to catch about 20 or more slabs in the early morning bite. These guys had no problem catching their 7 fish limit while others struggled. TJ says, “we had our limit around 8:30am. We had our weigh-in fish around 9:30, then they shut off. You have to catch them while they’re biting or you’re out of luck”. So true my friend, so true.
    Bobby Garland & Bass Pro Staff Team Brad Chappell & Bo Hudson finished 2nd with 15.09#’s. These guys fished the Carver Point area, long-lining soft plastics. Brad says, “We found those fish about a week ago; we pulled off them rather quickly and continued to check them during practice. Fishing Crappie Masters two weeks prior was a big advantage. Our bite started early and lasted till about 10am. After that it was slim and none”.
    Second year team Jeremy Aldridge and Clint Egbert finished 3rd with 14.42#’s. These guys came on the scene hard and heavy last year, winning 2 MCC tournaments and finishing in the top 5 in the Anglers of the Year race. They fished the Scuna area along with over half the field.
    Coming in 4th the team of Johnny ‘Cat’ Walker and Tom Robinson 13.92#’s. Johnny says his big fish (2.60#’s) was the 1st fish he caught. “I thought I was going to kill em’, I caught several more but the big ones either moved or stop biting.”
    Rounding out the top 5 was the brand new team of Nick Sullivan and Johnathan Pitcock with 13.68#’s. These Batesville guys showed us ‘pro-fess-i-o-nals’ how it supposed to be done. They weighed 13.68#’s. They fished the Carver Point area and the Scuna River side of the lake. Congratulations, Nick and Johnathan, y’all did great!!! Bernard Williams
Grenada Lake - Big Fish & Big Mama Open
Kent Driscoll & John Harrison - 3.03#'s

You can’t keep a good dog down long, Kent Driscoll & John Harrison won the Big Mama Open with a 3.03# crappie. These guys are tough to beat on any lake especially on their home lake of Grenada.

    Ok, speaking of Big Mama’s, we seen plenty. Kent Driscoll of Covington, GA and John Harrison of Calhoun City, MS caught a whopper, 3.03#’s to be exact. The B’n’M Poles & War Eagle Boats Pro Staff Team fished the Choctaw Landing area of the lake and weighed 12.38#’s. These guys are class acts, they donated the $500 in B’n’M Bucks they won using B’n’M poles back to MCC. I know of no one that would even consider doing that. Thank you Kent and John. Bless you my friends.
    Did I mention we had teams from Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky, Georgia, Alabama, Illinois, and Missouri. That’s not too shabby for a little ole crappie club down in Mississippi. We must be doing something right or we wouldn’t have had 48 teams fishing our regular club tournament and 54 teams fishing the Big Mama Open.
    We weighed 268 fish for a total weight of 437.84#’s. The average fish weight was 1.63#’s and average number of fish per team was 5.68 fish. The average weight per team was 8.94#’s. I know of no lake in the country that has those type statistics. Guess that’s why the parking lots are filled with out of state tags.
    We were blessed with sponsors from Lake Fork Tackle and Mid-South Tackle. Anne and Ronnie Parker from Lake Fork Tackle provided us with lots of giveaways (soft plastics & rod socks) for the fishing teams. Doyle and Phyllis Hudson of Mid-South Tackle agreed to continue their team sponsorship of their MCC Team (Vic Finkley and Kim Gray).
    I had the pleasure of meeting a professional outdoor writer and photographer Brad Wiegmann. Brad did a photo shoot of some of the B’n’M teams. This guy is a class act. He taught me more about my camera than I could ever imagine. I can now take high quality, good looking photos. Brad says, “I’ve taken well over a 500,000 photos with this Canon Ti2 camera. You’ve got to learn your camera before you can take quality photos”. I agree with you 100%. With the right lens and a good flash, you can produce some excellent photos, well at least Brad can. Thank you Brad for providing the cover photos. You are the man!!! Bernard Williams

2nd Place
Brad Chappell & Bo Hudson weighed 15.09#’s to finish 2nd at Grenada. The Bass Pro Shops & Bobby Garland Pro Staff Team is extremely hard to beat.

3rd Place
Clint Egbert & Jeremy Aldridge weighed 14.42#’s to finish 3rd. These guys consistently make the top 5. Good job, way to go……….

4th Place
Johnny Walker & Tom Robinson finished 4th with 13.92#’s. Johnny & Tom could be the new team to watch this coming year.

5th Place
Nick Sullivan & Johnathan Pitcock weighed 13.68#’s to finish in the 5th spot. This rookie team could very well be our Rookie of the Year Team.

Big Mama Open Winners>

1st Place
Kent Driscoll Á John Harrison—3.03#’s

2nd Place
Phil Kirk & Ray Clary—2.97#’s

3rd Place
Tommy Moss & Bard Calhoun (not pictured)—2.75#’s

Click Here to see Complete Results for MCC Grenada BMO Fall 2014

Wolf Lake Results
September 6, 2014 - Yazoo City, MS
Charles Lindsay - 8.79#'s

We say congratulations to Charles Lindsay with 7 fish weighing 8.79#’s and a big fish weighing 1.54#’s. You did excellent without Charles Jr.—Let him sleep though the next tournament too.

    And we’re off, coming around the first turn we have team Lindsay pulling off from the pack, going down the stretch coming into the last turn team Lindsay and team Horton running neck and neck. Crossing the finish line it’s team Lindsay crossing the finish line; and the winner is Charles Lindsay with 8.79#’s followed closely by Chris and Kevin Horton with 8.64#’s.
    The fishing for me was horrendous, horrible, and awful; you get the picture. I’m just not use to fishing where there’s so few fish. I did manage to catch a few small dinks; several had scales missing from being in the mouth of gar. Speaking of gar, there was no shortage of these scavengers; they were everywhere, on the edges and in the middle.
    I never like to write about the negatives of any fishing adventure but this one deserves mentioning. Wolf Lake was once a great crappie lake; man you could catch a cooler full of slabs before lunch. The flood of 2011 and the drought of 2012 did a number on the river oxbows. It’s gonna take a few good spawns to correct the problem; and just as always mother nature will correct itself if and only if we keep our hands out of the picture.
    Rabbit Rogers and Pat Jeffcoats finished 3rd with 7.77#’s followed closely by Shelton Culpepper and David Thornton with 7.71#’s. Rounding out the top 5 was Jerry Gross and his wife Debbie with 7.2#’s. Jerry’s partner Bill Burnett had other obligations and couldn’t make the trip; thank you Debbie Gross for filling in for Bill.
    Our Big Fish winners were Jerry and Debbie Gross with a 2.18# slab. I wouldn’t have believed it came out of Wolf if I didn’t see him catch it. That one fish put him in the top 5. The 2nd Big Fish was a tie with the husband wife team of Michael and Paula Nowell along with hometown boys David McWilliams and Robbie Niven weighing a 1.99# slab. David and Robbie swears they’ve been catching good fish prior to the tournament but the heavy rains during the week caused the fish to move. I think they’ve packed their bags and caught the 1st Greyhound headed out of town. Bernard Williams
Wolf Lake - Big Fish
Jerry & Debbie Gross - 2.18#'s

Team Jerry & Debbie Gross (not pictured) captured the big fish prize with a 2.18# slab. Didn’t know Wolf had fish that big; guess y’all proved me wrong again. Congratulations and good job.

    As I stated earlier, thanks to the wonderful staff and Board with the Yazoo County CVB. They always go out of their way to make sure we enjoy our visit with them. They’ve been doing this for years. We’re continuing our support of them as they continue to support MCC.
    Our next tournament will be on the world famous Grenada Lake. We’ll be rolling in there on an around October 25th. Many of our teams will fish the Crappie Masters National Championship on Lake Washington in September. Good Luck guys, we’re keeping our fingers crossed that one of you will be standing on stage raising that championship trophy and collecting those two Nitro Boats. It can happen, MCC has some of the world’s best crappie fishermen. Don’t let them guys come to our house and show out, you show them “Who’s The Daddy Around Here”.
    I’m reaching out to all MCC Members when I say let’s go out and get some sponsors. Each team needs to bring in at least one sponsor. We have many levels of sponsorships—from $150 to $5,000. No sponsorship is too small. Sell them an ad in this newsletter. It’s good for us and them too.
    Second year team Jeremy Aldridge & Clint Egbert secured a standing $5,000 sponsorship from the City of Batesville to bring the 2015 Championship to Sardis / Enid. Thank you Jeremy & Clint. When I say “Standing”, that means they will give us $5,000 each time we bring our 2-day championship to Batesville. We’ll be weighing in at the Civic Center with police escorts and all that good stuff. You know, kind of like the Bassmasters. So when you run into Jeremy or Clint, be sure to thank them for their work.
    We make progressive changes each year. This year we’re changing the layout of the newsletter to be more in line with a magazine. If you win a tournament you will make the front cover just like the outdoor magazines. If you never made a magazine cover, don’t worry, all you got to do is win a MCC tournament and you’re on the cover. Thank you and may God Bless and Keep You…. Bernard Williams

2nd Place
Kevin & Chris Horton weighed 8.64#’s and finished 2nd. Their 1.73# big fish went a long way to push their weight almost to the top.

3rd Place
Pat Jeffcoats & Rabbit Rogers finished 3rd with 7.77#’s. Rabbit & Pat consistently make the top 5. Good job, way to go……….

4th Place
Shelton Culpepper & David Thornton finished 4th with 7.71#’s. Guess that 5 or 6 days of practice really paid big dividends.

5th Place
Jerry & Debbie Gross weighed 7.29#’s to finish out the top 5. Bill Burnett couldn’t make the trip and Debbie showed her stuff.

Big Fish Winner

Big Fish Winner
Jerry & Debbie Gross—2.18#’s

Click Here to see Complete Results for MCC Wolf 2014