The Public Safety Bass Club hosted the 9th Annual Will Robinson Bass Tournament on April 15 at Lake Sinclair's Little River Park. This annual tournament is held in memory of Baldwin County Deputy Will Robinson who was killed in the line of duty in 1997.

A record 53 two-man teams turned out to compete for the top prize of $1,000. Proceeds from the tournament and donations from area businesses will be used to conduct the 2006 Kid's Fishing Rodeo and Jakes Day at Baldwin Forest on June 10, 2006.

Angler's were greeted with a beautiful day with temperatures a little warm for this early in the year. Unfortunately the majority of the bigger fish just were not biting as anglers were fishing in both spawning and post spawning conditions and were trying hard to figure out the best lures and techniques to use.

Mere ounces separated the top teams from each other and tournament anglers indicated they caught a lot of fish but had to cull through smaller fish all day. The two-man team of Jim Windham and Mike Chester won the tournament with a five-fish limited weighing 13.72 pounds and took home the top prize of $1,000.

Finishing in a close second place was Jack Brown and Phil Ozburn with a five-fish limit that tipped the scales at 13.55 pounds. Following in third place was Ray Odum and Lester Roberts with a five-fish limit that weighed 13.54 pounds.



For full story, please see the April 22, 2006 edition of The Union-Recorder.

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