Baptiste & Peirce Take Top Spot!

Wesley Baptiste and Amber Pierce

Wind, overnight freezing temperatures, and unpredictable smallmouth. You couldn't ask for a better way to start the tournament season. Despite the not so favorable conditions, 11 teams came to Lake Audubon-North Arm ready for an exciting blastoff with idle only speeds. After everyone finally arrived at there spots it didn't take long to start catching them. Focusing on shallow islands newcomer Amber Pierce, along with teammate Wesley Baptiste, made her first ever cast as a Bandit and it was a great one. With a 3.75lb Big Bass for the tournament on that cast, her and Wes were well on the way towards their tournament winning bag of 9.87 lbs. Local walleye juggernauts Kellen Latendresse and Kacey Krueger were on the lake to prove they could do more than just troll bottom bouncers. Thanks to a quick YouTube video on how to dropshot and with a friendly wager against member Stephen Basinger they came through in the clutch and finished second with 8.89 lbs. Coming in third and just short of winning that wager was Stephen Basinger and Dion Ferrier with 8.35 lbs.

A great tournament for everyone involved and it was very exciting to see all the new members able to make it despite the forecast.

Tournament #2 for the year is on "The Big Lake", Lake Sakakawea launching out of Buelah Bay, May 28th with Registration and rules meeting at 6:30 am. Don't forgot that if you are still in need of a partner to post on the website or Facebook and let people know.

North Audubon
May 14 2016

Tournament Results

Wesley Baptiste 101
Amber Pierce 101
3 3.75 SMB 9.78 0 9.78 1
Kellen Latendresse 99
Kacey Krueger 99
3 3.06 SMB 8.89 0 8.89 2
Stephen Basinger 98
Dion Ferrier 98
3 3.23 SMB  8.35 0 8.35 3
Joshua Johnson 97
Matt Franz 97
3   SMB  8.04 0 8.04 4
Hunter Woods 96
 Eric Vossler 96
3 2.86 SMB  7.74 0 7.74 5
Curt Manley 95
3 3.10 SMB  7.65 0 7.65 6
Trent Fugere 94
Josh Birtchet 94
2 SMB  5.95 0 5.95 7
Marty Mantz 93
Paul Reinbold 93
2   SMB  4.88 0 4.88 8
Matt Gessner 92
Marcus Brown 92
1 SMB  2.93 0 2.93 9
Jared Sparks and Lance Zent,
Corey Erickson and Denver Tergesen
0       0 0 10



Tournament Pictures