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                                                                             662-907-4080  2013-14 Issue 3 November 17, 2013

MCC - Sardis Lake Tournament - Good Fish—Good Fishing

  Rusty (SatDoc) Burroughs / Torch Tindle - Tournament Winners                 Continued ……

Congratulations to Rusty Burroughs and Torch Tindle (13.23#’s)                  Brad Chappell & Bo Hudson finished a close 3rd with 12.91#’s. This is
on their 1st MCC win. These guys showed us why they call Sardis              another example of practice paying big dividends. Bo fished Sardis for
the Big Fish Lake. I can’t say this is their home lake but they fish         nearly 2 weeks. Oh, forgot to mention, Bo has a new boat. A Ranger 620
Sardis quite a few times during the year.                                    Walleye Boat and it’s B-U-Tiful. It’s designed for doing what we love
                                                                             most, trolling out the side and back.
    Ok, we’ve got 3 down and 6 to go. Sardis was no push-over, the win-
ning teams had to earn their paychecks. On Friday we had cold wind-             Vic Finley, Kim Gray & Coco the Crappie Dog
blown rain until after lunch, on Saturday the weatherman had called for      was 4th with 12.87#’s. And yes, Coco has a
20+ mph winds, that never materialized. I must say the weather was not       tournament shirt too.
that bad considering it was tournament day and y’all know what that’s
like.                                                                          Jeremy Aldridge & Clint Egbert / Jerry Gross &
                                                                             Jay Carr tied to finished out the top 5 with
    Rusty and Torch are two seasoned tournament fisherman from Cleve-        12.15#’s. Y’all remember Jeremy & Clint from Grenada. I hear they won
land, MS that began fishing with MCC a few years ago. They are board         the tournament a week before.
members for the Fruit-Jar Tournament Trail. They used
Rusty’s handmade horse-head jigs tipped with minnows to win the MCC             I realized one important thing, nearly all the top 10 stringers came
Sardis Tournament. They fished a small area around Lespedeza Point all       from the same place in the lake. The fish were stacked in this area and
day with tremendous results. They claimed to have had their 7 fish limit     will be for the next 4 or 5 months. So if you go to Sardis, don’t go too far
before 8am. Now that’s not what Don & I encountered.                         from Lespedeza Point. The fish are there and they will bite. Brad & Bo
                                                                             reported catching nearly 40 or more fish. Most were tournament sized
    We pre-fished Friday, long-lining jigs around 9’ to 11’ deep in 12’ to   fish.
18’ water with a fair amount of success. Saturday was totally different.
We did not catch a fish until around noon. We finally decided to just let                                                 I’ve got to tell you guys about a super
the wind push us across the lake, when we reached the 1.4 mph speed                                                    nice guy I met at Sardis, Kenyon Hug-
we started catching fish. It seems the fish were in the flats holding about                                            gins, y’all probably know him as Handi-
3’ deep. We quickly made our adjustments and caught our limit in the                                                   crappie on He fished with
next hour. That was a relief.                                                                                          Chaney Starnes & Matt Collier. This is
                                                                                                                       what MCC is all about. The MCC Board of
    I’ve learned one thing in my years of tournament fishing, practice                                                 Directors gave him a 3rd person boat
pays off, and it was never more true than at Sardis. Chris & Kevin Horton                                              pass for life. Meaning, he can be the 3rd
finished in 2nd place with 12.99#’s. Chris said he pre-fished Sardis for                                               person in the boat with any MCC Team.
nearly a month, not counting almost every weekend all summer. Must be                                                  This guy has a superb personality and
great to have that many fish at your back door. These guys consistently                                                attitude. Hey Kenyon, ain't no stopping
do good no matter where our tournament trail ends up. That’s always the                                                you buddy, you can fish with me anytime.
case when you put the time in, you get good results. .. Bernard Williams
                                                                                                                           We had another 1st happen at Sardis,
                                                                                                                       Brad & Melody Taylor’s 7-year-old
                                                                                                                       daughter Allie Bree’ caught her 1st fish
                                                                                                                       and boy was it a whopper (2.78#’s), now
                                                                                                                       that’s in the fall, just imagine what that
                                                                                                                       sow would weigh in the late spring. Allie
                                                                                                                       Bree’ said she landed the fish all by her
                                                                                                                       self, she stated that she could use a
                                                                                                                       better net man. She said they would
                                                                                                                       have won had her dad not miss so many
                                                                                                                       fish. Brad, I think you got a future world
                                                                             champion crappie fisher-woman on you hands. Way to go Allie Bree’, we
                                                                             know you’re hooked now, so we’ll see you at Eagle Lake. And yes, she
                                                                             knows how to pick up the winnings.

                                                                                Last but not least, we’re in the winter season. We need to dress appro-
                                                                             priately for the weather and not get caught in bad weather. I would like to
                                                                             say Thank You to all our MCC friends and family. Yes, we are a family
                                                                             and just like families we’ll have disagreements. All I say is forgive and
                                                                             forget. As one of my friends said, “We’re still on the good side of the dirt”.
                                                                             God Bless each and everyone ‘til we meet again …. Bernard Williams
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