First $1200 + Plaque

Steve Hayter Jerry Hipsher

2nd $600 + Plaque

Linc Wilkinson Tim Oakley

3rd $300 + Plaque

Jim Strumberger Kent Smart

Big Bass 4.12lbs. $370

Lee Runkle John Downey

This Tournament Paid full prize money with only 79 boats.

The Trophy Bassmasters held their 24th annual Open Bass tournament on Indian Lake this spring and a local pair took the top prize. Trophy’s Open, which regularly draws 2 man teams from all over the state as well as Kentucky and Indiana, has gained a reputation for being a well run and well attended buddy bass tournament. Seventy-nine teams competed from 7:00AM to 4:00PM on a cold, windy, and rainy Sunday vying for the top prize of $1200.00. Catches were low as only 76 fish were weighed in that totaled 100.42lbs. Both totals are down from last year’s 150lbs and 100 fish. The big winners for the day were Kenton duo Steve Hayter and Jerry Hipsher. They brought in 10 keeper largemouth bass that tipped the scales at 10.67lbs. For their efforts they were awarded a check for $1200.00 and first place plaques. The Big Bass for the day also went to a pair from relatively close as John Downey and Lee Runkle from the Indian Lake area had a 4.12lb beauty. They collected $370.00 and a Big Bass plaque to commemorate the effort.
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