1999 Tournament Results
Texas Team Takes Second Win On The Trail At Tawakoni
(Matura/Smith On A Roll In Crappie USA Tour)
It's early in the tour where 37 events in 19 states will round out the
year in Crappie USA.
There's a lot of fishing left to do but the dynamic duo of A.J. Matura of
Chandler, TX and partner
Bill Smith of Edgewood, TX have a bit of their own March Madness. They
chalked up their
second victory of the season last week (March 20) with a win at Lake
Tawakoni. They won
another event at Louisiana's Lake Bistineau earlier this month.
Their 10-fish limit of crappie weighing 12.98 pounds earned them $700
and would have paid
them another check for $600 had they also entered the Wittnauer Division.
blue/chartreuse scale head jigs, the duo fished buck brush in only 2 1/2
foot depths or less.
Second place went to Jeff Heuman of Denton, TX and Wally Marshall of
Garland, TX for a
10-fish limit weighing 12.23 pounds. While they did not have the heaviest
stringer in the
tournament, the did win more money--$950--than the first place team as they
Regular and Wittnauer Divisions, placing first in the latter. They fished
clear skirted jigs
containing black pepper specks in shallow stick-ups and weeds.
Third place went to Jimmy Millsap and Jackie JayRoe, both of Royse
City, TX for a 10-fish
limit weighing 11.63 pounds earning them $550. They fished Southern Pro
jigs in shallow water.
Fourth place went to Paul Obier of Frisco, TX and Marty Davis of Wylie, TX
for a 10-fish limit
weighing 9.30 pounds earning them $225.
The DieHard Big Fish Award went to W.T. Tibbit of Jacksonville, AR and
partner Jody Melvin
of Sherwood, AR for a 2.68 pound slab crappie which earned them $186 and a
deep cycle battery.
Next stop in Region 4 is Oklahoma's Thunderbird Lake (April 10);
followed by Lake of the
Cherokee (April 17); Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks (April 24); Kansas' El
Dorado Lake (May 1);
Missouri's Mark Twain (May 8) and Truman Reservoir (May 15). The Region 4
will be at Oklahoma's Lake Eufaula on June 5th.
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