The first Ohio bass tournament of 2013 took place on Hargus Creek Lake near Circleville, Ohio on Saturday March 16th. Eight teams showed up to compete in the 2013 Hargus Lake Challenge. Hargus was one of several lakes to be impacted by the new “15, 2-and-2″ bass fishing regulation, which was implemented by the Division of Wildlife on March 1st. Under this regulation, anglers may keep two fish under 15 inches and two fish 15 inches or larger, for four fish per day. The split daily limit allows limited harvest of bass less than 15 inches to promote growth of bass to larger sizes.
John Garrett came out on top with a four fish limit that weighed 12.37 pounds.
Second place went to the team of Jim Swingle and Craig Brannon, with 9.87 pounds. They also had big bass for the tournament, a 5.54 pound largemouth.
The team of George Carr and Joe Hanning took third, with 9.79 pounds.
Fourth went to Josh and Joe Brown, with a total weight of 8.76 pounds.
And in fifth was Phil Carver and Howard Miller with 7.58 pounds.
Four fish over five pounds were weighed in!
For complete Ohio bass tournament results throughout the 2013 season, be sure to check out the Results link in the menu bar above. Results will be updated on a weekly basis.
Also, an AEP Reports link has been added to the menu bar. I’ll post all AEP photos and reports as they are submitted. Wait until you see the swamp donkeys brought in this week!