Record-Breaking BASS Catch

20 Bass = 115 lbs. 15 oz., or 5.8 lbs. average per fish!

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Preston Clark, who took the BASS Santee Cooper Showdown Santee Cooper Reservoir on Sunday with a record-breaking 115 pounds, 15 ounces, said he won the event thanks to Bassmaster magazine.

This was Clark’s first visit to the productive reservoir. He researched the waters by reading an issue of Bassmaster that documented a similar win by Kelly Jordon in 2004.



Preston Clark Clark displays two of the 20 bass that were part of his historic tournament run.

The legwork catapulted the Palatka, Fla., Elite pro to his unprecedented four-day total weight, which was enough to win the tournament and the $100,000 top prize as well as shatter the BASS record for the heaviest four-day catch by more than 7 pounds.

Clark’s record-breaking day can be seen on The CITGO Bassmasters on ESPN2 Saturday, April 8, at 10 a.m. ET.

“I was thinking of bringing that edition on stage with me because it certainly contributed to this win,” said Clark, who captured his first BASS win on Sunday. “I am still new to the sport at this level and this win really cements my career for my sponsors, my family and me.”

Clark’s total demolished the BASS record for four-day heaviest catch – 108-12 set by Dean Rojas in 2001 on Florida’s Lake Tohopekaliga. It also cemented Clark’s status as one of the top sight-fishermen on the Elite circuit.

Clark used a push-pole to locate bedding fish, but then backed off so he wouldn’t spook the fish. He long-casted into lily pads and vegetation with a pumpkin-colored Zoom Big Critter Craw, a bait he used exclusively. With a ¼ ounce sinker, he targeted holes in lilies and dense vegetation for the big strikes.

The angler is in an enviable position, holding two of the most sought-after BASS records. In February, Clark recorded the largest fish ever caught in CITGO Bassmaster Classic competition, an 11-10 lunker that fell for the same craw he used at this tournament.

But the record was not Clark’s first concern. After all of his research and unwavering work, it was the healthy $100,000 check the angler most appreciated.

“I have a lot of additional responsibilities coming in the near future,” Clark said, referring to his wife, Katrina, who is pregnant with triplets and due in October. “We also recently decided to purchase a house, but a good deal of this money will go to college tuition.”

Often referred to as the “bridesmaid” because of his three consecutive second-place Bassmaster Classic finishes, Aaron Martens of Alabama sat in a familiar place in the standings Sunday. The 2005 CITGO Bassmaster Angler of the Year made a valiant charge – moving up from 10th place on Saturday – but it wasn’t enough and Martens landed in second with a total of 108-4. Martens started the tournament slow, but hit a sweet spot on the final day, catching 32-10.

“I found a really nice area at the very end,” Martens said, who just missed breaking the BASS four-day record by 8 ounces. “I am upset with myself that I didn’t go there earlier in the week; I think I left a few 30-pound bags in the water,” Martens said.

“I’m long overdue and one of these days I am going to win one of these.”

In what appeared to be a growing trend at BASS tournaments, weights were nearly unbelievable as six anglers pulled in more than 100 pounds, including third-place Californian Skeet Reese (108-0) and past BASS record-holder Rojas of Arizona (102-10).

Rounding out the Elite 12 were Alabama’s Steve Kennedy (104-2) in fourth; Texan and 2004 Santee Cooper winner Kelly Jordon (103-3); Rojas (102-10); Floridian Terry Scroggins (99-11); Kentucky’s Kevin Wirth (99-3); Virginia’s John Crews (96-3); Idaho’s Bink Desaro (94-0); Lone Star Shootout Elite Series event winner Greg Hackney (91-13); and Arkansas’ Mike Wurm (86-10).

Hackney’s 11th place finish and total weight of 91 pounds, 13 ounces on Santee Cooper was enough to propel him into the lead on the Bassmaster Elite Series Power Index over reigning leader Kevin VanDam. Hackney is now averaging 41 pounds, three ounces of bass per tournament and holds a slight seven-ounce advantage over VanDam going into the next Elite event at Lake Guntersville, April 20-23.

“My favorite lake used to be Clear Lake,” Reese said. “But I think it is time for a new favorite and Santee is it. Does anyone have any property for sale here?”

Day 4 Purolator Big Bass Pro
Steve Kennedy, Auburn, Ala., 7-12


Day 4 Busch Heavyweight
Aaron Martens, Leeds, Ala., 32-10


Location and Field
Santee Cooper Showdown Presented by MotorGuide- CITGO Bassmaster Elite Series

Santee Cooper Reservoir
Manning, S.C
March 30 – April 2

Field
105 pros, 105 co-anglers
Cut to top 50 after Day 2
Cut to top 12 pro anglers after Day 3

2006 Santee Cooper Showdown presented by MotorGuide Pro 03/30-04/02
Santee Cooper Reservoir, Manning S.C.
(PRO Division) Standings Day 4

Angler Hometown No./lbs-oz Pts Total $$$

1. Preston Clark Palatka, Fla. 20 115-15 320 $101,500.00

Day 1: 5 39-06 Day 2: 5 29-05 Day 3: 5 23-15 Day 4: 5 23-05

2. Aaron Martens Leeds, Ala. 20 108-04 295 $31,500.00

Day 1: 5 22-13 Day 2: 5 27-06 Day 3: 5 25-07 Day 4: 5 32-10

3. Skeet Reese Auburn, Calif. 20 108-00 290 $25,000.00

Day 1: 5 29-12 Day 2: 5 30-03 Day 3: 5 23-02 Day 4: 5 24-15

4. Steve Kennedy Auburn, Ala. 20 104-02 285 $19,000.00

Day 1: 5 23-06 Day 2: 5 31-13 Day 3: 5 27-13 Day 4: 5 21-02

5. Kelly Jordon Mineola, Texas 20 103-03 280 $17,500.00

Day 1: 5 31-15 Day 2: 5 31-10 Day 3: 5 14-13 Day 4: 5 24-13

6. Dean Rojas Lake Havasu, Ariz. 20 102-10 276 $15,500.00

Day 1: 5 25-09 Day 2: 5 31-11 Day 3: 5 20-07 Day 4: 5 24-15

7. Terry Scroggins Palatka, Fla. 20 99-11 272 $15,000.00

Day 1: 5 33-06 Day 2: 5 27-12 Day 3: 5 18-12 Day 4: 5 19-13

8. Kevin Wirth Crestwood, Ky. 20 99-03 268 $15,500.00

Day 1: 5 27-06 Day 2: 5 31-15 Day 3: 5 21-07 Day 4: 5 18-07

9. John Crews Salem, Va. 20 96-03 264 $14,000.00

Day 1: 5 29-09 Day 2: 5 29-04 Day 3: 5 17-11 Day 4: 5 19-11

10. Bink Desaro Boise, Idaho 19 94-00 260 $13,500.00

Day 1: 5 22-08 Day 2: 5 28-15 Day 3: 4 20-13 Day 4: 5 21-12

11. Greg Hackney Gonzales, La. 20 91-13 257 $12,500.00

Day 1: 5 21-09 Day 2: 5 25-11 Day 3: 5 31-03 Day 4: 5 13-06

12. Mike Wurm Hot Springs, Ark. 20 86-10 254 $13,800.00

Day 1: 5 14-06 Day 2: 5 27-11 Day 3: 5 32-04 Day 4: 5 12-05

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Purolator Big Bass

Day

1 Kelly Jordon Mineola, Texas 9-02 $500.00

1 Preston Clark Palatka, Fla. 9-02 $500.00

2 Conrad Picou Scott, La. 10-00 $1,000.00

3 Mike Wurm Hot Springs, Ark. 8-13 $500.00

3 Aaron Martens Leeds, Ala. 8-13 $500.00

4 Stephen Kennedy Auburn, Ala. 7-12 $1,000.00

Purolator Big Bass of Tournament

Conrad Picou Scott, La. 10-00 $1,000.00

Busch Heavyweight

Day

1 Preston Clark Palatka, Fla. 39-06 $1,000.00

2 Kevin Wirth Crestwood, Ky. 31-15 $1,000.00

3 Mike Wurm Hot Springs, Ark. 32-04 $1,000.00

4 Aaron Martens Leeds, Ala. 32-10 $1,000.00

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Totals

Day #Limits #Fish Weight

1 82 460 1797-02

2 93 497 2060-00

3 41 230 913-01

4 12 60 257-02

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228 1247 5027-05

2006 Santee Cooper Showdown presented by MotorGuide CO 03/30-04/02
Santee Cooper Reservoir, Manning S.C.
(CO-ANGLER) Standings Day 3

Angler Hometown No./lbs-oz Pts Total $$$

1. Tom Frink Simi Valley, Calif. 9 34-11 315 $45,500.00

Day 1: 3 16-08 Day 2: 3 9-08 Day 3: 3 8-11

2. Lance Peck Tulsa, Okla. 9 33-03 295 $25,500.00

Day 1: 3 13-00 Day 2: 3 4-02 Day 3: 3 16-01

3. Charlie Raia Gardendale, Ala. 8 29-07 290 $10,000.00

Day 1: 3 11-09 Day 2: 3 13-03 Day 3: 2 4-11

4. John Proctor Conway, S.C. 7 28-13 285 $5,000.00

Day 1: 3 8-12 Day 2: 3 11-14 Day 3: 1 8-03

5. Stephen Williams Columbus, Miss. 8 25-15 0 $4,000.00

Day 1: 3 7-11 Day 2: 2 6-15 Day 3: 3 11-05

6. William Todd Elmvale, Canada 9 24-07 276 $3,000.00

Day 1: 3 8-12 Day 2: 3 8-09 Day 3: 3 7-02

7. Lutz Spika Stamford, Conn. 8 23-13 272 $2,500.00

Day 1: 2 4-02 Day 2: 3 8-10 Day 3: 3 11-01

8. Frank Mealer Irondale, Ala. 7 23-11 268 $2,000.00

Day 1: 1 1-06 Day 2: 3 9-10 Day 3: 3 12-11

9. Billy Schwach Charleston, S.C. 9 23-01 264 $1,800.00

Day 1: 3 6-09 Day 2: 3 10-03 Day 3: 3 6-05

10. Jason Glen Wilson Bessemer City, N.C. 7 23-00 260 $1,600.00

Day 1: 2 10-15 Day 2: 3 8-14 Day 3: 2 3-03

11. Roger Howell Clayton, Ala. 6 22-08 257 $1,400.00

Day 1: 1 2-01 Day 2: 2 6-01 Day 3: 3 14-06

12. Earle Atkinson Florence, S.C. 8 22-03 254 $1,300.00

Day 1: 2 5-06 Day 2: 3 6-04 Day 3: 3 10-09

13. Harry Potts Ozark, Ala. 7 20-11 251 $1,200.00

Day 1: 1 2-06 Day 2: 3 6-14 Day 3: 3 11-07

14. Rodney Wrenn Bonneau, S.C. 8 20-08 248 $1,100.00

Day 1: 3 8-00 Day 2: 2 2-09 Day 3: 3 9-15

15. Pat Golden High Point, N.C. 7 19-14 245 $1,000.00

Day 1: 1 1-00 Day 2: 3 11-14 Day 3: 3 7-00

16. Steve Galberaith Alpharetta, Ga. 7 19-09 243 $1,000.00

Day 1: 2 6-04 Day 2: 3 7-05 Day 3: 2 6-00

17. Howard Stephens Columbia, S.C. 7 18-12 241 $1,000.00

Day 1: 1 4-02 Day 2: 3 5-06 Day 3: 3 9-04

18. Richard Baker Montoursville, Pa. 5 18-09 239 $1,000.00

Day 1: 1 1-15 Day 2: 3 8-01 Day 3: 1 8-09

19. Gary Abernethy Skyland, N.C. 6 18-07 237 $1,000.00

Day 1: 2 4-04 Day 2: 3 12-08 Day 3: 1 1-11

20. Lane Wright Loganville, Ga. 7 17-12 235 $1,000.00

Day 1: 3 7-01 Day 2: 3 8-14 Day 3: 1 1-13

21. Tim Ezell Key West, Fla. 4 17-11 233 $900.00

Day 1: 0 0-00 Day 2: 3 13-03 Day 3: 1 4-08

22. Kevin Cunningham Farmingdale, N.Y. 6 17-09 230 $900.00

Day 1: 3 7-08 Day 2: 3 10-01 Day 3: 0 0-00

22. Jeffrey Prisza Wyandotte, Mich. 4 17-09 230 $900.00

Day 1: 1 6-10 Day 2: 3 10-15 Day 3: 0 0-00

24. James Anderson Miami, Fla. 6 17-05 227 $900.00

Day 1: 3 9-06 Day 2: 3 7-15 Day 3: 0 0-00

25. Marty Scoggins Trion, Ga. 6 16-14 225 $900.00

Day 1: 1 2-01 Day 2: 3 8-15 Day 3: 2 5-14

26. Johnny Houser Bishopville, S.C. 5 16-06 223

Day 1: 1 3-01 Day 2: 3 9-09 Day 3: 1 3-12

27. Bobby Fleming Luray, Va. 5 15-10 221

Day 1: 2 4-11 Day 2: 2 8-11 Day 3: 1 2-04

28. Joe Buddin Sumter, S.C. 6 15-08 219

Day 1: 1 2-03 Day 2: 3 9-02 Day 3: 2 4-03

29. Tommy Swindle Cleveland, Ala. 8 15-06 217

Day 1: 2 4-15 Day 2: 3 4-14 Day 3: 3 5-09

30. James Hill Ozark, Ala. 5 15-04 215

Day 1: 0 0-00 Day 2: 3 10-02 Day 3: 2 5-02

31. Joel Etheredge Springville, Ala. 5 14-08 213

Day 1: 1 2-15 Day 2: 2 4-13 Day 3: 2 6-12

32. Bill Wilson Lexington, S.C. 6 14-01 211

Day 1: 3 7-14 Day 2: 2 4-10 Day 3: 1 1-09

33. Mitchell Cook Drexel, N.C. 6 13-14 209

Day 1: 3 7-11 Day 2: 0 0-00 Day 3: 3 6-03

34. Ron Parks Lexington, N.C. 4 13-08 207

Day 1: 0 0-00 Day 2: 3 11-09 Day 3: 1 1-15

35. Deron Donohoo Sumter, S.C. 4 13-04 205

Day 1: 1 4-07 Day 2: 3 8-13 Day 3: 0 0-00

36. James Jones Pinson, Ala. 6 13-03 203

Day 1: 3 8-01 Day 2: 1 1-15 Day 3: 2 3-03

37. Larry Triplett Parker, Colo. 5 12-13 201

Day 1: 1 1-03 Day 2: 3 9-06 Day 3: 1 2-04

38. Larry Summey Clermont, Fla. 5 12-12 199

Day 1: 2 3-14 Day 2: 3 8-14 Day 3: 0 0-00

39. Jimmy Sparks Tuscumbia, Ala. 6 12-09 197

Day 1: 3 7-14 Day 2: 3 4-11 Day 3: 0 0-00

40. Robert Vogelsang Jessup, Md. 5 12-06 195

Day 1: 0 0-00 Day 2: 3 9-09 Day 3: 2 2-13

41. Jeffrey Brooks Lake Worth, Fla. 6 12-05 193

Day 1: 1 1-01 Day 2: 3 7-02 Day 3: 2 4-02

42. Tim Dungan Cinncinati, Ohio 6 12-04 191

Day 1: 2 4-00 Day 2: 3 5-09 Day 3: 1 2-11

43. Bob Sanders Ulmer, S.C. 3 11-08 189

Day 1: 0 0-00 Day 2: 3 11-08 Day 3: 0 0-00

44. Frank Picha Akron, Ohio 4 10-12 187

Day 1: 0 0-00 Day 2: 3 9-08 Day 3: 1 1-04

45. Johnny Urbon Laurens, S.C. 5 10-04 185

Day 1: 2 4-03 Day 2: 3 6-01 Day 3: 0 0-00

46. Grady Allen Columbia, S.C. 5 9-15 183

Day 1: 1 2-01 Day 2: 3 7-14 Day 3: 1 0-00

47. Richard Harris Pittsgrove, N.J. 2 9-11 181 $500.00

Day 1: 1 1-15 Day 2: 1 7-12 Day 3: 0 0-00

48. Billy Hutton Eaton, Ohio 4 8-11 179

Day 1: 1 1-09 Day 2: 3 7-02 Day 3: 0 0-00

49. Bob Tarlton Lake City, Fla. 4 8-04 177

Day 1: 3 6-11 Day 2: 1 1-09 Day 3: 0 0-00

50. Allen Burkhalter Columbus, Ga. 3 8-00 175

Day 1: 0 0-00 Day 2: 3 8-00 Day 3: 0 0-00

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Purolator Big Bass

Day

1 Tom Frink Simi Valley, Calif. 8-04 $500.00
2 Richard Harris Pittsgrove, N.J. 7-12 $500.00
3 Lance Peck Tulsa, Okla. 8-10 $500.00

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Day #Limits #Fish Weight

1 18 118 307-0
2 43 176 479-10
3 15 78 233-15
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76 372 1020-13

2006 Manning, SC - Santee Cooper Showdown presented by MotorGuide Pro Points

After Santee Cooper Lakes, Manning, S.C. Ending 04-02-2006, Day 4

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Place Name St Pts

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1 Greg Hackney La. 857

2 Dean Rojas Ariz. 825

3 John Crews Va. 749

4 Terry Scroggins Fla. 733

5 Michael Iaconelli N.J. 732

6 Steve Kennedy Ala. 725

7 Takahiro Omori Texas 712

8 Kelly Jordon Texas 700

9 Ishama Monroe Calif. 699

9 Skeet Reese Calif. 699

11 Gerald Swindle Ala. 691

12 Aaron Martens Ala. 689

13 Preston Clark Fla. 683

13 Bill Lowen Ohio 683

15 Denny Brauer Mo. 681

16 Jason Quinn S.C. 675

17 Randy Howell Ala. 671

18 Mike Wurm Ark. 666

19 Kevin Wirth Ky. 648

20 Matt Reed Texas 642

21 Russ Lane Ala. 641

22 Tim Horton Ala. 639

23 Stephen Browning Ark. 634

24 Edwin Evers Okla. 630

25 Jarrett Edwards Ariz. 629

26 Gary Klein Texas 622

27 Bernie Schultz Fla. 615

28 Jeff Reynolds Okla. 611

29 John Murray Ariz. 598

30 Shaw E Grigsby, Jr Fla. 582

31 Ray Sedgwick S.C. 581

32 Mark Tyler Ariz. 580

33 Terry Butcher Okla. 575

34 Kevin VanDam Mich. 571

35 Lee Bailey Ala. 567

35 Paul Hirosky Pa. 567

35 Jeff Kriet Okla. 567

38 William Smith, Jr Ky. 562

39 Mark Menendez Ky. 557

40 Jimmy Mize Ark. 551

41 Robert Hamilton Jr Tenn. 549

42 Brooks Rogers Texas 547

43 Bradley Hallman Okla. 546

44 Mike McClelland Ark. 538

45 Zell Rowland Texas 535

46 Darrin Schwenkbeck Md. 531

47 Tommy Biffle Okla. 527

47 Peter E Thliveros Fla. 527

49 Jared Lintner Calif. 524

50 Pete Ponds Miss. 516

51 Rick Clunn Mo. 513

52 Dave Smith Okla. 512

53 Todd Faircloth Texas 511

54 Yusuke Miyazaki Texas 505

55 Mike Reynolds Calif. 490

56 Fred Roumbanis Calif. 485

57 Kenyon Hill Okla. 484

58 Terry Segraves Fla. 483

58 Marty Stone N.C. 483

60 Dave Wolak Pa. 475

61 Britt Myers N.C. 473

62 Mark Tucker Mo. 467

63 Ken Cook Okla. 466

64 Mike O'Shea Calif. 462

64 Kotaro Kiriyama Ala. 462

66 Greg Gutierrez Calif. 457

67 Steve Daniel Fla. 452

68 Vince Hurtado Calif. 450

69 Chris Lane Fla. 446

70 Scott Rook Ark. 445

71 Bradley Stringer Texas 441

72 Morizo Shimizu Calif. 429

73 Bink Desaro Idaho 425

74 Byron Velvick Nev. 424

75 Charlie Hartley Ohio 423

76 Paul Elias Miss. 421

77 Brent Chapman Kan. 416

77 Jeremy Starks W.Va. 416

79 Alton Jones Texas 414

80 Kevin Short Ark. 413

81 Keith Phillips Ala. 408

82 Jon Bondy Canada 403

83 Davy Hite S.C. 397

84 Kevin Langill N.C. 395

84 Jeff Connella La. 395

86 Mark Rogers Fla. 381

87 Joe Thomas Ohio 379

88 Grant Goldbeck Md. 371

89 Kurt Dove Va. 369

90 Chad Brauer Mo. 360

91 David Gliebe Ky. 347

92 Rick Ash Pa. 342

93 Brian Snowden Mo. 341

94 Elton Luce Jr Texas 339

94 Charlie Youngers Fla. 339

96 Charlie Weyer Calif. 330

97 Rick Morris Va. 327

98 Randy Yarnall Pa. 316

99 Jimmy Houston Okla. 311

100 Guy Eaker N.C. 305

101 Doc Merkin Ill. 287

102 Ken Brodeur Conn. 278

103 Jami Fralick S.D. 277

104 Frank Scalish Ohio 268

105 Conrad Picou La. 227

106 Dustin Wilks N.C. 151

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

2006 Tournament Year

After Manning, SC ending 04-02-2006, Day 4

Place Angler Name City State Total Points

1 Stephen Kennedy Auburn Ala. 725

2 Bill Lowen Cincinnati Ohio 683

3 Paul Hirosky Guys Mills Pa. 567

4 William Smith, Jr Somerset Ky. 562

5 Bradley Hallman Norman Okla. 546

6 Darrin Schwenkbeck Silver Spring Md. 531

7 Jared Lintner Arroyo Grande Calif. 524

8 Britt Myers Mt. Holly N.C. 473

9 Vince Hurtado Waterford Calif. 450

10 Chris Lane Winter Haven Fla. 446

11 Jeremy Starks Charleston W.Va. 416

12 Keith Phillips Calera Ala. 408

13 Jon Bondy Windsor CAN 403

14 Kevin Langill Terrell N.C. 395

14 Jeff Connella Bentley La. 395

16 Kurt Dove Warrenton Va. 369

17 Rick Ash Pottstown Pa. 342

18 Doc Merkin Downers Grove Ill. 287

19 Ken Brodeur Niantic Conn. 278

20 Jami Fralick Martin S.D. 277

21 Conrad Picou Scott La. 227

Busch Heavyweight

2006 Tournament Year

After Manning, SC ending 04-02-2006

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Place Name Body Of Water Day lbs-Ozs

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1 Preston Clark Santee Cooper Reservoir, 1 39-06

2 Ishama Monroe Lake Amistad, Texas 3 34-01

3 Aaron Martens Santee Cooper Reservoir, 4 32-10

4 Mike Wurm Santee Cooper Reservoir, 3 32-04

5 Kevin Wirth Santee Cooper Reservoir, 2 31-15

6 Jimmy Mize Lake Amistad, Texas 2 31-14

7 Ken Cook Lake Amistad, Texas 1 31-10

8 Fred Roumbanis Lake Amistad, Texas 4 28-01

9 Greg Hackney Lake Sam Rayburn, Texas 1 22-02

10 Mark Tyler Lake Sam Rayburn, Texas 3 21-13

11 Greg Hackney Lake Sam Rayburn, Texas 4 20-08

12 Takahiro Omori Lake Sam Rayburn, Texas 2 20-06

2006 Horizon Award

2006 After Manning, SC ending 04-02-2006, Day 4

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Place Name 2005 Finish 2006 Standings

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1 Denny Brauer 113 15

2 Brooks Rogers 139 42

3 Ray Sedgwick 123 31

4 Stephen Daniel 147 67

4 Bradley Stringer 151 71

6 Fred Roumbanis 133 56

7 Matt Reed 96 20

7 Bink Desaro 149 73

9 Shaw E Grigsby, Jr 95 30

9 Dean Rojas 67 2

11 Grant Goldbeck 152 88

11 Yusuke Miyazaki 118 54

13 John Murray 92 29

13 Mike O'Shea 127 64

15 Pete Ponds 112 50

16 Gary Klein 85 26

17 Kelly Jordon 66 8

18 Randy Howell 74 17

19 Byron Velvick 124 74

20 Ken Cook 110 63

21 Randy Yarnall 141 98

22 Gerald Swindle 53 11

23 Elton Luce Jr 135 94

24 Robert Hamilton Jr 75 41

24 Stephen Browning 57 23

26 Peter E Thliveros 79 47

27 Jason Quinn 43 16

27 Terry Butcher 60 33

29 Charlie Weyer 122 96

29 Takahiro Omori 33 7

31 Mike McClelland 68 44

32 Joe Thomas 109 87

33 Russell Lane 41 21

34 Zell Rowland 63 45

34 Jimmy Houston 117 99

36 John Crews 19 3

37 Mike Wurm 32 18

37 Mark Rogers 100 86

39 Ishama Monroe 22 9

40 Mark Tyler 44 32

40 Lee Bailey 47 35

42 Bernie Schultz 34 27

43 Greg Hackney 5 1

44 Michael Iaconelli 8 5

45 Preston Clark 15 13

46 Kotaro Kiriyama 65 64

46 Morizo Shimizu 73 72

BASSMASTER ELITE SERIES POWER INDEX

After Manning, SC ending 04-02-2006, Day 4

Rank Name Total Weight Average Weight Power Index

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1 Hackney, Greg 494 lbs 3 ozs 41 lbs 3 ozs 100.00 %

2 VanDam, Kevin 488 lbs 13 ozs 40 lbs 12 ozs 98.94 %

3 Iaconelli, Michael 441 lbs 9 ozs 36 lbs 13 ozs 89.38 %

4 Martens, Aaron 436 lbs 7 ozs 36 lbs 6 ozs 88.32 %

5 Rojas, Dean 416 lbs 8 ozs 34 lbs 11 ozs 84.22 %

6 Scroggins, Terry 408 lbs 13 ozs 34 lbs 1 ozs 82.70 %

7 Quinn, Jason 382 lbs 7 ozs 31 lbs 14 ozs 77.39 %

8 Crews, John 377 lbs 7 ozs 31 lbs 7 ozs 76.33 %

9 Wirth, Kevin 368 lbs 4 ozs 30 lbs 11 ozs 74.51 %

10 Jordon, Kelly 358 lbs 4 ozs 29 lbs 14 ozs 72.53 %

11 Reed, Matt 358 lbs 0 ozs 29 lbs 13 ozs 72.38 %

12 Reese, Skeet 354 lbs 6 ozs 29 lbs 9 ozs 71.78 %

13 Monroe, Ishama 351 lbs 8 ozs 29 lbs 5 ozs 71.17 %

14 Evers, Edwin 350 lbs 11 ozs 29 lbs 4 ozs 71.02 %

15 Wurm, Mike 346 lbs 2 ozs 28 lbs 14 ozs 70.11 %

16 Klein, Gary 344 lbs 13 ozs 28 lbs 12 ozs 69.80 %

17 Howell, Randy 338 lbs 8 ozs 28 lbs 3 ozs 68.44 %

18 Clunn, Rick 332 lbs 8 ozs 27 lbs 11 ozs 67.22 %

19 Faircloth, Todd 328 lbs 13 ozs 27 lbs 6 ozs 66.46 %

20 Reynolds, Jeff 327 lbs 10 ozs 27 lbs 5 ozs 66.31 %

21 Swindle, Gerald 325 lbs 7 ozs 27 lbs 2 ozs 65.86 %

22 Omori, Takahiro 325 lbs 3 ozs 27 lbs 2 ozs 65.86 %

23 McClelland, Mike 322 lbs 5 ozs 26 lbs 14 ozs 65.25 %

24 Kriet, Jeff 320 lbs 1 ozs 26 lbs 11 ozs 64.80 %

25 Rowland, Zell 316 lbs 12 ozs 26 lbs 6 ozs 64.04 %

26 Menendez, Mark 315 lbs 13 ozs 26 lbs 5 ozs 63.88 %

27 Hite, Davy 315 lbs 8 ozs 26 lbs 5 ozs 63.88 %

28 Murray, John 307 lbs 10 ozs 25 lbs 10 ozs 62.22 %

29 Reynolds, Mike 305 lbs 15 ozs 25 lbs 8 ozs 61.91 %

30 Bailey, Lee 305 lbs 6 ozs 25 lbs 7 ozs 61.76 %

31 Schultz, Bernie 304 lbs 9 ozs 25 lbs 6 ozs 61.61 %

32 Browning, Stephen 301 lbs 8 ozs 25 lbs 2 ozs 61.00 %

33 Edwards, Jarrett 300 lbs 10 ozs 25 lbs 1 ozs 60.85 %

34 Thliveros, Peter 297 lbs 8 ozs 24 lbs 13 ozs 60.24 %

35 Mize, Jimmy 291 lbs 12 ozs 24 lbs 5 ozs 59.03 %

36 Brauer, Denny 291 lbs 8 ozs 24 lbs 5 ozs 59.03 %

37 Chapman, Brent 286 lbs 6 ozs 23 lbs 14 ozs 57.97 %

38 Horton, Tim 286 lbs 3 ozs 23 lbs 14 ozs 57.97 %

39 Hamilton Jr, Robert 283 lbs 9 ozs 23 lbs 10 ozs 57.36 %

40 Shimizu, Morizo 280 lbs 12 ozs 23 lbs 6 ozs 56.75 %

41 Biffle, Tommy 278 lbs 10 ozs 23 lbs 4 ozs 56.45 %

42 Tucker, Mark 277 lbs 2 ozs 23 lbs 2 ozs 56.15 %

43 Ponds, Pete 274 lbs 12 ozs 22 lbs 14 ozs 55.54 %

44 Grigsby, Jr, Shaw 274 lbs 9 ozs 22 lbs 14 ozs 55.54 %

45 Wolak, David 273 lbs 2 ozs 22 lbs 12 ozs 55.24 %

46 Desaro, Bink 272 lbs 14 ozs 22 lbs 12 ozs 55.24 %

47 Rook, Scott 270 lbs 13 ozs 22 lbs 9 ozs 54.78 %

48 Rogers, Mark 270 lbs 5 ozs 22 lbs 8 ozs 54.63 %

49 Sedgwick, Ray 267 lbs 10 ozs 22 lbs 5 ozs 54.17 %

50 Tyler, Mark 263 lbs 14 ozs 22 lbs 0 ozs 53.41 %

51 Stone, Marty 258 lbs 3 ozs 21 lbs 8 ozs 52.20 %

52 Jones, Alton 257 lbs 10 ozs 21 lbs 8 ozs 52.20 %

53 Eaker, Guy 254 lbs 4 ozs 21 lbs 3 ozs 51.44 %

54 Rogers, Brooks 251 lbs 13 ozs 21 lbs 0 ozs 50.99 %

55 Cook, Ken 249 lbs 6 ozs 20 lbs 13 ozs 50.53 %

56 Miyazaki, Yusuke 248 lbs 1 ozs 20 lbs 11 ozs 50.23 %

57 Elias, Paul 242 lbs 8 ozs 20 lbs 3 ozs 49.01 %

58 Hartley, Charlie 241 lbs 13 ozs 20 lbs 2 ozs 48.86 %

59 Morris, Rick 236 lbs 14 ozs 19 lbs 12 ozs 47.95 %

60 Kiriyama, Kotaro 233 lbs 3 ozs 19 lbs 7 ozs 47.19 %

61 Hill, Kenyon 233 lbs 2 ozs 19 lbs 7 ozs 47.19 %

62 Wilks, Dustin 231 lbs 3 ozs 19 lbs 4 ozs 46.74 %

63 Short, Kevin 230 lbs 4 ozs 19 lbs 3 ozs 46.59 %

64 O'Shea, Mike 229 lbs 6 ozs 19 lbs 2 ozs 46.43 %

65 Snowden, Brian 226 lbs 0 ozs 18 lbs 13 ozs 45.68 %

66 Brauer, Chad 205 lbs 14 ozs 17 lbs 3 ozs 41.73 %

67 Houston, Jimmy 198 lbs 6 ozs 16 lbs 9 ozs 40.21 %

68 Thomas, Joe 196 lbs 11 ozs 16 lbs 6 ozs 39.76 %

69 Daniel, Stephen 196 lbs 9 ozs 16 lbs 6 ozs 39.76 %

70 Weyer, Charlie 195 lbs 12 ozs 16 lbs 5 ozs 39.61 %

71 Velvick, Byron 191 lbs 10 ozs 16 lbs 0 ozs 38.85 %

72 Luce Jr, Elton 173 lbs 15 ozs 14 lbs 8 ozs 35.20 %

73 Scalish, Frank 172 lbs 6 ozs 14 lbs 6 ozs 34.90 %

74 Yarnall, Randy 167 lbs 6 ozs 13 lbs 15 ozs 33.84 %

*** Clark, Preston

*** Lane, Russell

*** Butcher, Terry

*** Gutierrez, Greg

*** Kennedy, Stephen

*** Roumbanis, Fred

*** Lowen, Bill

*** Gliebe, David

*** Segraves, Terry

*** Stringer, Bradley

*** Hallman, Bradley

*** Schwenkbeck, Darrin

*** Hirosky, Paul

*** Smith, Jr, William

*** Lintner, Jared

*** Goldbeck, Grant

*** Smith, Dave

*** Hurtado, Vince

*** Langill, Kevin

*** Myers, Britt

*** Youngers, Charlie

*** Lane, Chris

*** Phillips, Keith

*** Dove, Kurt

*** Connella, Jeff

*** Bondy, Jon

*** Starks, Jeremy

*** Ash, Rick

*** Brodeur, Ken

*** Merkin, Doc

*** Fralick, Jami

*** Picou, Conrad

***An angler must have fished 12 qualifying events during the last two seasons for his weight to appear. A qualifying event is a Bassmaster Tour tournament, an Elite 50 tournament or Bassmaster Classic. In 2006 and beyond, a qualifying event is defined as a CITGO Bassmaster Elite Series tournament, a Bassmaster Major and a CITGO Bassmaster Classic.


Water Fowl Seasons To Be Set, Presentation Of Fishing Proposals On TFWC August Agenda

The 2014-15 state waterfowl hunting seasons and a preview of next year’s sport and commercial fishing proclamations will be among the agenda items for the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission at its August meeting. The meeting will be held Aug. 28-29 (Thursday-Friday) at the West Tennessee Research and Education Center in Jackson. Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officials ... (click for more)

Hike Great Smoky Mountains National Park's Most Improved Trail: Forney Ridge

Soak up vistas from the highest peak in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Clingmans Dome, on the September Classic Hike of the Smokies. Hikers will also enjoy the fruits of the Smokies Trails Forever program as they walk above the clouds along the reconstructed Forney Ridge Trail.  Hiking guide and author Danny Bernstein will lead this Friends of the Smokies hike on Tuesday, ... (click for more)

Jordan Williams Named Manager At Bradley SPCA; President Says Group Taking And Placing Animals

Jordan Williams has been named manager for shelter operations at the Bradley County SPCA following the firing of former director Bobby Anderson at a tumultuous meeting on Monday night. Betti Gravelle, president, said, "Jordan has been with the organization since shortly after its inception and is fully prepared to assume leadership in the daily operation of the shelter as well ... (click for more)

Man Charged In Westview Elementary Rampage Under Treatment At Moccasin Bend

The 22-year-old charged with a rampage through Westview Elementary School is under treatment at Moccasin Bend Psychiatric Hospital, officials said. Aaron Roden had been set for his first court appearance on Thursday morning. Attorney Allen Dunn of the public defender's office said the hearing needed to be delayed. A status court appearance will be Sept. 23 at 1:30 p.m. Sheriff ... (click for more)

Black Creek TIF Decision-Who Guards The Hen House? - And Response

Citizens of Chattanooga were invited to give public comment before their own Industrial Development Board Aug. 15. They arrived to find foxes guarding their hen house.  Many thought the meeting was their opportunity to seek redress in the ill-conceived Black Creek Tax Increment Financing plan. However, they learned it was a sham orchestrated by both the past and present ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Coaches Vs. ‘Top 25’ Foes

The long-accepted measuring stick for a college football coach has been his win-loss record, with an after-glance at his win-loss record within his conference. But in Wednesday’s editions of the Wall Street Journal, writer David Everson, with the help of Stats LLC, used a much-tougher litmus test when he revealed the records of 65 major-college coaches against opponents that were ... (click for more)