PRESTONSBURG - On Sunday, the Tug Valley Bass Anglers held its fourth tournament of the 2014 season on Dewey Lake. Thirty-three (33) anglers competed in the event. Michael Salyer won the tournament with a catch of 4.93 pounds.
Dewey Lake was at summer pool with stained to muddy water on the entire lake and a water temperature of around 75 degrees.
Weather for the tournament was good with partly cloudy skies, a light breeze with an air temperature around 80 degrees.
The fishing for the tournament was fair, many short fish were caught but not many keepers.
The fish were post spawn and had moved to steeper banks, they were caught in 2 to 6 feet of water mostly on the main lake.
The main pattern for this tournament was to fish around wood cover on steeper banks with a crawfish imitation such as a jig or some type of creature bait.
The top finishers were as follows: 1st - Michael Salyer (1 fish), 4.93 lbs.; 2nd - Steve Cullop (1 fish), 3.84 lbs.; 3rd - Johnny Webb (1 fish), 2.64 lbs.; 4th - Timmy Robinson (1 fish), 2.56 lbs.; 5th - Keith Pacific (1 fish), 2.32 lbs.; 6th - Lynn Fields (1 fish), 2.28 lbs.; 7th - Kevin Runyon (1 fish), 2.15 lbs.; 8th - Brandon Staten (1 fish), 2.09 lbs.; 9th - Greg Maynard (1 fish), 1.96 lbs.;
10th- MO (1 fish), 1.81 lbs.
Tug Valley Bass Anglers’ sponsors are McDonald’s, Elliott Supply & Glass, Borders Sporting Goods, TMK Security, Perry Distributors, Fat Boy’s ATV Lodging, K & K Steam Cleaning, Freedom Outdoors, Muncie’s Auto Recycling, Robinson Repairs, City Insurance, NOVA Construction, Trey K Electric, Jerraco Drilling Supply LLC, Atlas Copco, Roadtested Tire and Auto Center, VIP Fuels LLC, United Rentals, Don’s Street Machine, Extreme Sounds, Thoroughbred Steakhouse, SKS Security Solutions and Great Outdoors Marine.
For more information about the Tug Valley Bass Anglers check out the fishing club’s website at
www.tugvalleybassanglers.com and also join the fishermen on Facebook.