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Page 1  MCC NEWSLETTER                                                                           2013-14 Issue 7 March 15, 2014

MCC NEWSLETTER

                                                                                   662-907-4080  2013-14 Issue 7 March 15, 2014

        MCC - Grenada Lake Tournament - Y’all A’int Gonna Believe This!!

        Austin McDaniels & Sammy Hill - Tournament Winners                         Big Mama Winners - Matt Baker & Kenyon Higgins

Grenada Winners Austin McDaniels & Sammy Hill with a 7-fish limit                  Matt Baker & Kenyon Huggins won the MCC Spring Big Mama
weighing 18.98#’s. It was almost a record catch. Congratulations                   Open with a 3.31# slab. Congratulations and way to go guys. Y’all
guys this is one you’ll never forget. They had a 3.24# big fish.                   are hooked for life. I believe these guys are a force to reckon with.

    Is it something in the water at Grenada that makes the fish grow so big or          Matt & Kenyon fished within eyesight of me all day. They worked a flat
what? Year after year the fish seem to get bigger and bigger. Where is the         in front of Carver Point for a half day Friday, and all day on Saturday. I saw
stopping point. I know it’s fish in this lake that would push 5#’s or better,      them net the big fish around 10am. I could tell it was a good fish from near-
guess the word has spread. Seems everyone knows it and that’s why you              ly 100 yards away. They finished 7th overall. This is only the 3rd MCC
see more out-of-state tags in the parking lot than in-state.                       event I’ve seen Kenyon or Matt fish. Don’t know whether to call it Beginners
                                                                                   Luck, nope, these guys are excellent fishermen. I watch them fish on Fri-
    Sammy Hill & Austin McDaniels pulled out about the same time my part-          day. They approach tournament fishing as serious as any of us. Hey guys
ner and I did, we all started getting our fish ready for weigh-in. I glanced over  you are good and working on great. In the words of Paul Johnson, “Glad to
at their boat and man, “You gotta be kidding”, they were culling fish bigger       have ya, y’all come back you hear.”
that I had. Only a couple drops of water from having 19#’s. That’s not a mis-
print, I said 19 pounds, and they weren’t the only ones that caught huge              I know of two teams that caught multiple 3 pounders, Terry Stewart &
fish.                                                                              Larry Holmes had 2 fish over 3 pounds and a 2.99#er. Hugh Krutz & Steve
                                                                                   Stevenson had 2 fish over 3’#s and another over 2.9#’s. I say again nothing
    Monty Blount & Keith Sullivan had 7 fish that would have made anybody          was wrong with the scales. Most of our teams carry quality scales in their
happy. Bringing 18.80#’s to the scales. Terry Steward & Larry Holmes were          boat. They weigh their fish in the parking lot. They know what their fish will
right behind with 18.78#’s. Roger & Katie Womack were next with 18.53#’s.          weigh before they get to the scales. Most of the teams knew they had
Shelton Culpepper & David Thornton came in 5th with 18.30#’s.                      heavy sacks.

   If you didn’t have 18#’s you didn’t make the top-10. If you didn’t have            MCC invested in a scale system and software at the beginning of the
17#’s you didn’t get a check at 15th place. At first I thought the scales were     2012 / 2013 season. We got sick of the grumbling about the scales not
off, we recalibrated them two times to make sure. It was no fluke, these were      being certified. We purchased the same scales system used by the profes-
monster crappie. That’s one of the reasons Grenada stands at the top of the        sional Bass & Crappie Tournament Trails. On top of that we have a weight
list of best crappie destinations in the world.                                    that’s certified to a one-hundredth of a pound. We use it to calibrate our
                                                                                   scales each time we start our weigh-in process. Now we have no questions
   I talked to veteran MCC member A.E. Smith Friday morning at Lakeway             or qualms about the scales not weighing correctly.
Bait Shop for a few minutes. He told me he had a rookie that he was train-
ing, Ronnie Capps, 8 Times National Champion. Saw him again at the                    As I stated earlier, we weighed 242 fish. We had 14 that were taken for
weigh-in, I asked him how the rookie worked out, he said, “You give me             mounts, we lost 11 fish and returned 210 fish to the lake. We gotta protect
bout a week and I’ll make a fisherman out of him.” That’s right we had             the Crappie species if we want these kind of weigh-ins to continue. Nobody
Ronnie Capps fish the Grenada Tournament as a MCC Member. They did                 needs to eat a 3# fish. We need to keep those genes. Way to go MCC and
pretty good coming in with 17.25#’s to finish 14th. Not too shabby if you ask      Corp Volunteers. We thank you for the hospitality shown at the weigh-in
me.                                                                                with the McAllister's Tea and taking care of our members. You guys and
                                                                                   gals are a class act. We love coming to Grenada, we’ll be back in the fall.
   We weighed 242 fish for a total weight of 568#’s. The average fish weight       At the moment we don’t know the exact date but it will be in early October.
was 2.35#’s. We weighed 13 fish that weighed 3#’s or better. Where else            Should be almost as good and the fish should be almost as big. Bernard
can you find those numbers, let me know, I’ll move there. Bernard
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