Sykora Ends Missouri With The Win
ATHENS, AL – Marcus Sykora ends the season with a Divisional Championship win for the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, Missouri Division 16 tournament, held Sept 29-30, 2012, on Lake of the Ozarks.
Running out of State Park Public Beach #2 landing near Osage Beach, Marcus Sykora, the hometown angler, takes the win with ten bass at 29.94 pounds and catches the big fish title for his 6.12 pound lunker. On Saturday he was in third with 12.76 pounds and finished Sunday with the largest stringer with 17.18 pounds. He will receive bonus money from both Triton and Mercury.
“On Saturday I caught them all on a 5/8 Chompers Brush jig, Davenport Special Color and a 5 inch Twin Tail-root beer green and that’s the same bait I used today. I fished the middle section of Lake of the Ozarks and fished brush piles that I sank myself off the shore in about twelve foot of water. My big fish was keeper number four for me on Sunday and I caught it on the Chompers Brush jig.”
In second, Joseph Brantley of Willard, MO, had the lead on Saturday with 17.60 pounds but on Sunday he just couldn’t keep it with 9.33 pounds and finishes with a total of 26.93 pounds including a 4.57 pounder.
In third among the boaters, Anthony Ferranto of Bloomsdale, MO, caught nine fish for a total weight of 22.03 pounds. On Saturday he had 12.66 pounds and added 9.37 pounds on Sunday. This is his second top-three finish and finishes in tenth place in points.
In seventh place of the Boaters, Larry “Doc” Seger of Kimberling City, MO, finishes the season as the Points Champion in Missouri Division 16.
In the Co-Angler Division, Dennis Meyers of Ballwin, MO, had almost a six pound win over second with five bass weighing 16.77 pounds. He had the lead from day one with 6.22 pounds and finished with 10.55 pounds on Sunday for a pay of $1,089.
“On Saturday morning I was throwing a Shaky Head Magnum Zoom Worm and Boom, I got a real nice keeper just under 3 pounds and about 2:30 on our way back to the weigh-in we pulled into a spot and my first cast there on a jig in about fifteen feet of water I caught one that was about three and a half pounds. On Sunday the fog limited how far we went and about 8 o’clock I had two real nice fish throwing a jig up around the docks. About 12:30 I caught three other keepers at the docks and one of them was my bigger fish.”
In second, Greg Glandt of Fenton, MO, caught four bass for 10.79 with a big fish at 4.00 pounds. He had a slow start on Saturday with 1.84 pounds but added 8.95 pounds on Sunday.
In third of the co-anglers, Joe Dorcy of Smithville, MO, caught 1.59 pounds on Saturday and added 6.87 pounds on Sunday for a total of 8.46 pounds for four fish.
In fifth of the co-angler, Morgan McLain of Lenexa, KS, caught one fish but it was the one for the big fish title at 5.48 pounds.
For more information on this tournament, call Randy Sullivan, tournament manager, at (256) 230-5633 or ABA at (256) 232-0406. On-line, see www.americanbassanglers.com.
About American Bass Anglers
The Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series provides weekend anglers a professionally operated competitive tour with a path the world championship of bass fishing the Bassmaster Classic. American Bass Anglers commitment is to provide low cost, close to home tournaments for the weekend angler and at the same time offer each competitor an upward path for individual angler progression. For more information about American Bass Anglers and the American Fishing Tour, The Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series or the American Couples Series, visit www.americanbassanglers.com.