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Wolfe Pack wins 2019 Classic and take home $840


    The Wolfe Pack, Mike and Tyler Wolfe, captured the season ending Classic on September 6th with a total weight of 13.79 lbs including the Big Fish of 7.02 lbs.  This was the third seven pound plus bass Mike caught during the 2019 season including the biggest of 8.18 lbs.   Second place on this invitational Tournament went to the 2019 Season points champions, Paul Renda and Alex Smeraglia with 11.15 lbs.  They set records for the the greatest season weight of 254.55 lbs, most total points 257 and most season cash winnings $2,479.50.


    Third Place in the Classic went to Justin Hefner and John Brasher with 10.785 lbs  They fished the last 10 weeks of the season to qualify for the classic after an absence of two and half years from competitive bass fishing. 


    With the water dropping and the cooler nights the fishing was very strong on this Friday night as all ten teams weighing in caught their limit of five fish. 

Week 22

Team Money wins warm up for Classic

    Team Money, Zac Hall and Johnny Hill, won for the second time this season on August 30, the last regular season Friday Night tournament of the season.  It was close though their total weight of 10.895 lbs just edged out the Italian Stallions, Paul Renda and Alex Smeraglia, who got second with 10.5895 lbs.  This included the big fish of the night, 3.92 lb pictured below with Paul Renda.  Third went to Justin Hefner and John Brasher with 10.33 lbs.


    The Season Points championship went to the Italian Stallions with 257 points, a total weight of 243.4 lbs and $1929.50 in regular season winnings.  These are all new records for a total season championship.  Second in the points championship went to the former champions for the last two years, Mike Forrester, Scotty Lewis and Chris Leathers.  


     Twelve teams qualified (designated with an * in the table below) to fish in the Invitational Classic Championship which will wrap up the competitive Bass fishing for the season on September 6th. Teams will be fishing for a purse of $1000 and an additional $240 will go to the Big Fish of the evening.


Points champion, Paul Renda, with Big Fish of Week 22

Final Points Standing After Week 22, August 30th, 2019


Team                                                 Points        Total Wt.          Purse

1.*Paul Renda/ Alex Smeraglia                        257 pts       243.40 lbs        $1929.50    

2.*Mike Forrester/ Chris Leathers/Scott Lewis 192 pts        177.81 lbs         $554   

3.*Zac Hall/ Johnny Hill                                    174 pts        156.20 lbs         $627 

4.*Mike, Nicholas & Tyler Wolfe                       158 pts        144.13 lbs         $505     5.*Mike Falkner/ Dennis Falkner                      128 pts        114.81 lbs         $277

6.*Jeff England/ Tony Marlowe                         105 pts        89.87 lbs           $646 7*Jerrod Atkins/Justin Russell                          105 pts        81.46 lbs          $160  8.*Charlie Burns/ Scott Forbauch                    95 pts          79.08 lbs           $164

9.*Justin Hefner/ John Brasher                        92 pts          79.39 lbs           $506   10.*Trishia and James Layfield                        82 pts          62.80 lbs           $194   11.(1)Tyler Wesley/ The Rock Pile                   79 pts          55.63 lbs           $428           

12.(5)Mike and Mason Wright                          53 pts         48.16 lbs           $162.50       13.*Billy Milton/Matt Elliot                                 41 pts         18.52 lbs            $0 

14.(4)Casey Crawford/ Josh Courington          37 pts         31.18lbs           $55

15.(6)Little/ Skipper/Terry                                  27 pts        24.65 lbs           $42

15.(6)Roger Williamson/ Mitchell Clay              27 pts         17.36 lbs          $221

17.*Brad Smith/ Martin Forsyth                        28 pts          14.92 lbs           00

18.(5)Hayden Teems                                        25 pts         19.75 lbs           $65

Week 21

2018 Champs get first win of 2019

    The Season Points champions of 2017 and 2018,  Mike Forrester, Chris Leathers and Scotty Lewis got their first win of the 2019 season with a total weight of 12.99 lbs.  Chris Leathers also caught the Big Fish of the night, 7.44 lbs, pictured above.

     Fishing was very good on August 23rd following some afternoon showers as nine teams weighed in a limit of 5 fish and the average fish weighed 1.95 lbs.  The average tournament fish in 2019 weighs 1.80 lbs. 

     The "singing fisherman", Jerrod Atkins fishing with Sam Hartzog weighed in their best limit of the season, 11.905 lbs, for a solid second place. 

     Third place went to Chris Hulsey with 10.686 lbs.  Chris is a relative new comer who finished in the money in only his third attempt of the season.

      Next week will be the last regular tournament of the 2019 season.  So this is your last chance to join the fun and check out competitive night fishing at Lake Purdy.

 

Points Standing After Week 21, August 23rd, 2019


Team                                                 Points        Total Wt.          Purse

1.*Paul Renda/ Alex Smeraglia                        244 pts       232.81 lbs        $1809.50    

2.*Mike Forrester/ Chris Leathers/Scott Lewis 186 pts        170.22 lbs         $554   

3.*Zac Hall/ Johnny Hill                                    159 pts        145.3 lbs           $483 

4.*Mike, Nicholas & Tyler Wolfe                       150 pts        135.91 lbs         $505     5.*Mike Falkner/ Dennis Falkner                      126 pts        114.81 lbs         $277

6.*Jeff England/ Tony Marlowe                         105 pts        89.87 lbs           $646 7*Jerrod Atkins/Justin Russell                         99 pts          76.31 lbs          $160  8.*Charlie Burns/ Scott Forbauch                    95 pts          79.08 lbs           $164

9.(1)Justin Hefner/ John Brasher                     81 pts         69.06 lbs            $470   10.(1)Tyler Wesley/ The Rock Pile                   79 pts          55.63 lbs           $428       11.*Trishia and James Layfield                        75 pts          57.26 lbs           $194       

12.(5)Mike and Mason Wright                          53 pts         48.16 lbs           $162.50       13.*Billy Milton/Matt Elliot                                 39 pts         18.52 lbs            $0 

14.(5)Casey Crawford/ Josh Courington          30 pts         23.25 lbs           $55

15.(6)Little/ Skipper/Terry                                  27 pts        24.65 lbs           $42

15.(6)Roger Williamson/ Mitchell Clay              27 pts         17.36 lbs          $221

17.(1)Brad Smith/ Martin Forsyth                      26 pts           7.99 lbs           00

18.(5)Hayden Teems                                        25 pts         19.75 lbs           $65

Week 20

Six Time Champion Wins


     Six time Classic Champion, Jeff England, paired with Tony Marlowe to win in Week 20.  Their total weight of 11.39 lbs was good enough for their third win of the 2019 season.  Their win also ended a frustrating streak of three straight second place finishes during which the former champions wondered if they might ever win again.

    As it is, the competition is heating up at the end of the 2019 and many teams have a good shot at winning the big cash prize for the invitational Classic championship on September 5th.  Hopefuls include John Brasher and Justin Hefner who finished 2nd and had the big fish of 3.635lbs.  They didn't even fish in the first half of the season and they need to fish the last two weeks to even qualify for the Classic.  But once they knocked off the rust, they have shown they are capable of winning more than their fair share of the prize money.

    The "Wolfe Pack" led by Mike Wolfe with a rotating cast of family members as partners has caught the biggest bass of the season, 8.18lbs, and they remain a serious threat to take home money from the Classic where the Big Fish Prize alone will be $240.  Mike and Tyler Wolfe finished third on August 16th 10.405lbs.

      We are down to the last two contest of the 2019 season but new comers are always welcomed and anybody can win.  The Points Standing below indicates with an * the teams already qualified for the Classic on September 5th. The teams that are close to getting into the Classic have a number in parenthesis to indicate the number of contest needed to qualify.



Zac Hall of "Team Money" with a 24lb Striped Bass caught during a Friday Night Contest.(too bad, it didn't count) 

Points Standing After Week 20, August 16th, 2019


Team                                                 Points        Total Wt.          Purse

1.*Paul Renda/ Alex Smeraglia                        237 pts       223.87 lbs        $1809.50    

2.*Mike Forrester/ Chris Leathers/Scott Lewis 171 pts        157.23 lbs         $350   

3.*Zac Hall/ Johnny Hill                                    151 pts        136.19 lbs         $483 

4.*Mike, Nicholas & Tyler Wolfe                       143 pts         127.59 lbs        $505     5.*Mike Falkner/ Dennis Falkner                      124 pts         114.81 lbs         $277

6.(1)Jeff England/ Tony Marlowe                     96 pts          79.88 lbs           $646 7.*Charlie Burns/ Scott Forbauch                     95 pts          79.08 lbs           $164

8*Jerrod Atkins/Justin Russell                         86 pts          64.41 lbs          $100  9.(1)Tyler Wesley/ The Rock Pile                    79 pts          55.63 lbs           $428       10.*Trishia and James Layfield                        75 pts          57.26 lbs           $194       

11.(2)Justin Hefner/ John Brasher                   74 pts         61.00 lbs            $470   12.(5)Mike and Mason Wright                          53 pts         48.16 lbs           $162.50       13.*Billy Milton/Matt Elliot                                 32 pts         10.80 lbs            $0 

14.(5)Casey Crawford/ Josh Courington          30 pts         23.25 lbs           $55

15.(6)Little/ Skipper/Terry                                  27 pts        24.65 lbs           $42

15.(6)Roger Williamson/ Mitchell Clay              27 pts         17.36 lbs          $221

17.(5)Hayden Teems                                        25 pts         19.75 lbs           $65

18.(2)Brad Smith/ Martin Forsyth                     24 pts           7.99 lbs           $0

Week 19

Team Money Win


     Last year the Team of Zac Hall and Johnny Hill earned the nickname of "Team Money" because they fished infrequently but, when they did, they took home the money.  Despite starting strong by finishing in the money in 4 of the first 5 weeks, Team Money finally got their first win of the season on August 9th.  Their winning weight of 10.816 edged out former champions, Jeff England and Tony Marlowe, who had 9.537 lbs to get their third runner up finish in a row.  England and Marlowe also edged out Dennis and Mike Falkner by less than an ounce for the Big Fish of the night, just shy of three pounds.  Recording artist Jerrod Atkins and his partner, Justin Russell, captured third with 8.805 lbs.

    We are down to the last three contest of the 2019 season.  New comers are welcome every week.  The Points Standing below indicates with an * the teams already qualified for the Classic on September 6th. Some teams are close to getting into the Classic.  The numbers in parenthesis indicates the number of contest needed to qualify for that team.


Points Standing After Week 19, August 9th, 2019


Team                                                 Points        Total Wt.          Purse

1.*Paul Renda/ Alex Smeraglia                        228 pts       213.64 lbs        $1809.50    

2.*Mike Forrester/ Chris Leathers/Scott Lewis 164 pts        148.73 lbs         $350   

3.*Zac Hall/ Johnny Hill                                    144 pts        127.95 lbs         $483 

4.*Mike, Nicholas & Tyler Wolfe                       132 pts         117.19 lbs          $478     5.*Mike Falkner/ Dennis Falkner                      119 pts         109.95 lbs         $277

6.*Charlie Burns/ Scott Forbauch                     95 pts          79.08 lbs           $164

7.(2)Jeff England/ Tony Marlowe                     81 pts          68.49 lbs           $538 8.(1)Tyler Wesley/ The Rock Pile                    79 pts          55.63 lbs           $428       9.*Jerrod Atkins/Justin Russell                        78 pts          55.84 lbs          $100  10.(1)Trishia and James Layfield                    73 pts          57.26 lbs           $194       

11.(3)Justin Hefner/ John Brasher                   61 pts         49.72 lbs            $380   12.(5)Mike and Mason Wright                          53 pts         48.16 lbs           $162.50       13.*Billy Milton/Matt Elliot                                 32 pts         10.80 lbs            $0 

14.(5)Casey Crawford/ Josh Courington          30 pts         23.25 lbs           $55

15.(6)Little/ Skipper/Terry                                  27 pts        24.65 lbs           $42

15.(6)Roger Williamson/ Mitchell Clay              27 pts         17.36 lbs          $221

17.(5)Hayden Teems                                        25 pts         19.75 lbs           $65

18.(2)Brad Smith/ Martin Forsyth                     24 pts           7.99 lbs           $0

Week 17 and 18

     The team of Justin Hefner and John Brasher have been away from the Friday Night Contests for three years.  It took a few weeks to knock off the rust but they finally returned to theri winning form with victories in both week 17 and week 18.  Their winnings of $320 in the last two weeks includes the big fish in week 17 pictured with John Brasher below.  Their winning weight of 13.87lbs was a a good 2.50lbs better than second place which went to former champions Jeff England and Tony Marlowe.  In fact the order of finish in both week 17 and 18 was the same; First, Hefner and Brasher; Second, England and Marlowe; Third, to the leading team in 2019, Paul Renda and Alex Smeraglia.

      We are down to the last four contest of the 2019 season.  New comers are welcome every week.  The Points Standing below indicates with an * the teams already qualified for the Classic on September 6th. Some teams are close to getting into the Classic.  The numbers in parenthesis indicates the number of contest needed to qualify for that team.


Points Standing After Week 18, August 2nd, 2019


Team                                                 Points        Total Wt.          Purse

1.*Paul Renda/ Alex Smeraglia                        228 pts       213.64 lbs        $1809.50    

2.*Mike Forrester/ Chris Leathers/Scott Lewis 158 pts        143.77 lbs         $350   

3.*Zac Hall/ Johnny Hill                                    129 pts        117.14 lbs         $363 

4.*Mike, Nicholas & Tyler Wolfe                       123 pts         110.54 lbs          $478     5.*Mike Falkner/ Dennis Falkner                      114 pts         104.52 lbs         $277

6.*Charlie Burns/ Scott Forbauch                     95 pts          79.08 lbs           $164

7.(1)Tyler Wesley/ The Rock Pile                      79 pts          55.63 lbs           $428       8.(1)Trishia and James Layfield                        73 pts          57.26 lbs           $194

9.(3)Jeff England/ Tony Marlowe                     68 pts          58.95 lbs           $438

10.*Jerrod Atkins/Justin Russell                      67 pts          47.04 lbs            $70            

11.(4)Justin Hefner/ John Brasher                   59 pts         49.72 lbs            $380   12.(5)Mike and Mason Wright                          53 pts         48.16 lbs           $162.50       13.*Billy Milton/Matt Elliot                                 30 pts         10.80 lbs            $0 

13.(5)Casey Crawford/ Josh Courington          30 pts         23.25 lbs           $55

14.(6)Little/ Skipper/Terry                                  27 pts        24.65 lbs           $42

15.(6)Roger Williamson/ Mitchell Clay              27 pts         17.36 lbs          $221

16.(5)Hayden Teems                                        25 pts         19.75 lbs           $65

17.(2)Brad Smith/ Martin Forsyth                     24 pts           7.99 lbs           $0

Week 16


     Coach Jeff England and his Hueytown Baseball Team ended their season last week a tad short of the championship so he could return to the home of his many previous victories, the Lake Purdy Friday Night Contest.  He boated a total weight of 16.275 lbs good enough for first on July 19th after a ten week hiatus for baseball.

    The Italian Stallions, Alex Smeraglia and Paul Renda, had to settle for second place with 13.6 lbs but they extended their streak of 13 weeks in the money and still counting. 

     Third place with 12.05 lbs went to newcomers Luke Fochtman and Arron Cheatham in their first Friday Night Contest.  They also caught the Big Fish of the night, the 7.03 lb large mouth pictured below with Luke Fochtman.

    That just goes to show you that anyone can win from week to week and everyone is welcome to join the fun every Friday night from 6PM to Midnight. 


Newcomer, Luke Fochtman with 7.03lb Big Fish of Week 16


Points Standing After Week 16, July 19th, 2019


Team                                                 Points        Total Wt.          Purse

1.Paul Renda/ Alex Smeraglia                        207 pts        194.11 lbs         $1705    

2.Mike Forrester/ Chris Leathers/Scott Lewis 142 pts        127.20 lbs          $350   

3.Zac Hall/ Johnny Hill                                    114 pts         102.27 lbs         $363 

4.Mike, Nicholas & Tyler Wolfe                       112 pts          99.29 lbs          $478     5.Mike Falkner/ Dennis Falkner                      106 pts          97.28 lbs          $277

6.Charlie Burns/ Scott Forbauch                     95 pts          79.08 lbs           $164

7.Tyler Wesley/ The Rock Pile                        79 pts          55.63 lbs           $428       8.Trishia and James Layfield                          73 pts          57.26 lbs           $194

9.Jerrod Atkins/Justin Russell                         65 pts          47.04 lbs            $70            

10.Mike and Mason Wright                             43 pts          38.69 lbs           $146        

11.Jeff England/ Tony Marlowe                       42 pts          47.04 lbs           $328

12.Casey Crawford/ Josh Courington              30 pts         23.25 lbs           $55

13.Justin Hefner/ John Brasher                        29 pts        24.14 lbs           $60

14.Little/ Skipper/Terry                                      27 pts        24.65 lbs           $42

15.Roger Williamson/ Mitchell Clay                 27 pts          17.36 lbs          $221

16.Billy Milton/Matt Elliot                                  26 pts         10.80 lbs               

  1. Hayden Teems                                           25 pts         19.75 lbs           $65

Week 15


      The Italian Stallions, Alex Smeraglia (left) and Paul Renda (right) won again on July 12th bringing their season winnings to $1635.   They are on a record streak of 12 straight weeks finishing in the money.  Their winning weight of 16.515 pounds included the big fish of the evening, 6.165 pictured above with Alex.

      Last years points champions, Mike Forrester and Chris Leathers, found some quality fish and finished second in week 15 with 12.29 lbs.  The Father and Son team of Mike and Mason Wright has fished in only 4 contest this season but they have finished in the money in 3 of those four weeks.

     Remember, anyone can win from week to week and everyone is welcome to join the fun every Friday night from 6PM to Midnight. 


Points Standing After Week 15, July 12th, 2019


Team                                                 Points        Total Wt.          Purse

1.Paul Renda/ Alex Smeraglia                       194 pts        180.51 lbs         $1635    

2.Mike Forrester/ Chris Leathers/Scott Lewis 135 pts        119.48 lbs          $350   

3.Zac Hall/ Johnny Hill                                    112 pts         102.27 lbs         $363

4.Mike Falkner/ Dennis Falkner                      104 pts          97.28 lbs          $277 5.Mike, Nicholas & Tyler Wolfe                       103 pts          89.05 lbs          $478

6.Charlie Burns/ Scott Forbauch                     90 pts          75.54 lbs           $164

7.Tyler Wesley/ The Rock Pile                        79 pts          55.63 lbs           $428       8.Trishia and James Layfield                          73 pts          57.26 lbs           $194

9.Jerrod Atkins/Justin Russell                         63 pts          47.04 lbs            $70            

  1. Mike and Mason Wright                             43 pts          38.69 lbs          $146        

11.Casey Crawford/ Josh Courington              30 pts         23.25 lbs           $55

12.Little/ Skipper/Terry                                      27 pts        24.65 lbs           $42

13.Jeff England/Tony Marlowe and Jeff Mann  27 pts        19.99 lbs           $160

14.Roger Williamson/ Mitchell Clay                 27 pts          17.36 lbs           $221

  1. Hayden Teems                                           25 pts         19.75 lbs           $65

Week 14

Big Money Team reports to the IRS


      The Italian Stallions, Alex Smeraglia (left) and Paul Renda (right) won again on July 5th bringing their season winnings to $1431.  They are hoping the IRS doesn't read the Lake Purdy fishing report.  They are on a record streak of 11 straight weeks finishing in the money.  Their winning weight of 17.41 pounds included the big fish of the evening, 5.275 pictured below with Alex.

    Justin Hefner and John Brasher are a veteran team that has been absent from the Lake Purdy Friday Night Contest for several years.  They returned for the first time last week and did not weigh in a fish.  But on July 5th, their second week back, they finished second with 9.41.

     In third place was Zac Hall and Johnny Hill,the team formally known as"Team Money" with 8.54 lbs.  Their winnings so far this season total only $363, well below their expectation.  But with eight contest to go, their fortunes are expected to improve.

     Remember, anyone can win from week to week and everyone is welcome to join the fun every Friday night from 6PM to Midnight. 

Points Standing After Week 14, July 5th, 2019


Team                                                 Points        Total Wt.          Purse

1.Paul Renda/ Alex Smeraglia                       179 pts        163.99 lbs         $1431    

2.Mike Forrester/ Chris Leathers/Scott Lewis 122 pts        107.19 lbs          $290   

3.Zac Hall/ Johnny Hill                                    104 pts          93.18 lbs          $363

4.Mike Falkner/ Dennis Falkner                      99 pts           91.94 lbs           $277 5.Mike, Nicholas & Tyler Wolfe                       94 pts          78.25 lbs           $478

6.Charlie Burns/ Scott Forbauch                     90 pts          75.54 lbs           $164

7.Tyler Wesley/ The Rock Pile                        79 pts          55.63 lbs           $428       8.Trishia and James Layfield                          73 pts          57.26 lbs           $194

9.Jerrod Atkins/Justin Russell                         56 pts          39.28 lbs            $70            

  1. Mike and Mason Wright                             32 pts          27.68  lbs          $110        

11.Casey Crawford/ Josh Courington              30 pts         23.25 lbs           $55

12.Little/ Skipper/Terry                                      27 pts        24.65 lbs           $42

13.Jeff England/Tony Marlowe and Jeff Mann  27 pts        19.99 lbs           $160

14.Roger Williamson/ Mitchell Clay                 27 pts          17.36 lbs           $221

  1. Hayden Teems                                           25 pts         19.75 lbs           $65

Week 13

7.5 lb large mouth wins Big Fish

      The Italian Stallions, Alex Smeraglia (left) and Paul Renda (right) won on June 28th with a total weight of 12.795 lbs. Paul is holding a 7.5 lb large mouth which was enough to put them in first place.  This win brought the Stallions winning for the season to $1,227.

      For Jerrod Atkins and Justin Russell persistence paid off as they finished a solid second with 9.55 lbs.  They just missed a three pounder in the last hour which could have put them into the winners circle.  But that's fishing.  Third went to the remarkably consistent husband and wife team of James and Trishia Layfield with 8.65 lbs.

     Remember, anyone can win from week to week and everyone is welcome to join the fun every Friday night from 6PM to Midnight.  We still have 10 weeks left in the 2019 season.


Points Standing After Week Thirteen, June 28th, 2019


Team                                                 Points        Total Wt.          Purse

1.Paul Renda/ Alex Smeraglia                       164 pts        146.58 lbs         $1227    

2.Mike Forrester/ Chris Leathers/Scott Lewis 114 pts         99.86 lbs          $290   

3.Zac Hall/ Johnny Hill                                    93 pts          84.64 lbs           $327

4.Mike Falkner/ Dennis Falkner                      90 pts          84.49 lbs           $277 5.Charlie Burns/ Scott Forbauch                     90 pts          75.54 lbs           $164

6.Mike, Nicholas & Tyler Wolfe                       87 pts          72.93 lbs           $478   7.Tyler Wesley/ The Rock Pile                        79 pts          55.63 lbs           $428 8.Trishia and James Layfield                          73 pts          57.26 lbs           $194

9.Jerrod Atkins/Justin Russell                         56 pts         39.28 lbs            $70            

10.Casey Crawford/ Josh Courington              30 pts         23.25 lbs           $55

11.Little/ Skipper/Terry                                      27 pts        24.65 lbs           $42

12.Jeff England/Tony Marlowe and Jeff Mann  27 pts        19.99 lbs           $160

13.Roger Williamson/ Mitchell Clay                 27 pts          17.36 lbs           $221

  1. Hayden Teems                                           25 pts         19.75 lbs           $65

Week 12

Falkner Brothers step into Winners Circle

      The Falkner Brothers, Mike and Dennis (pictured above), Got their first win in 2019 and it was a good one worth $238.  Their total weight was 15.89 lbs and the Big Fish (pictured above on left) was 6.28 lbs.  With this win, the Falkners moved into the top five in the season points standing.  It was good karma for the Falkners who always bring food for the Lake Purdy Crew before the Friday Night tournaments.  And they always have a little extra for our dog, Lake (the dog never forgets).

     Second place went Alex Smeraglia and Paul Renda with a very respectable 13.905 lbs, good enough to win on many a Friday Night.  Third went to the up and coming team of James and Trishia Layfield with 9.38 lbs.  They have now placed in the top three in 3 of their first 8 tournaments. A pretty good hit rate for the rookie husband and wife team. 

     Remember, anyone can win from week to week and everyone is welcome to join the fun every Friday night from 6PM to Midnight.  We still have 10 weeks left in the 2019 season.


Points Standing After Week Twelve, June 21st, 2019


Team                                                 Points        Total Wt.          Purse

1.Paul Renda/ Alex Smeraglia                       149 pts        133.99 lbs         $989    

2.Mike Forrester/ Chris Leathers/Scott Lewis 107 pts         94.88 lbs          $29   

3.Mike, Nicholas & Tyler Wolfe                       85 pts          72.93 lbs           $478       4.Zac Hall/ Johnny Hill                                    84 pts          77.31 lbs           $327

5.Mike Falkner/ Dennis Falkner                      83 pts          77.47 lbs           $277 6.Charlie Burns/ Scott Forbauch                     82 pts          68.37 lbs           $164

7.Tyler Wesley/ The Rock Pile                        79 pts          55.63 lbs           $428 8.Trishia and James Layfield                          62 pts          48.61 lbs           $152

9.Jerrod Atkins/Justin Russell                         43 pts         29.73 lbs            $0            

10.Little/ Skipper/Terry                                      27 pts        24.65 lbs           $42

11.Jeff England/Tony Marlowe and Jeff Mann  27 pts        19.99 lbs           $160

12.Roger Williamson/ Mitchell Clay                 25 pts          17.36 lbs           $221

  1. Hayden Teems                                           25 pts         19.75 lbs           $65

Week 11

Lots of limits but Big fish hard to find

      The Italian Stallions, Alex Smeraglia and Paul Renda, won on June sixth with a total weight of 11.795lbs.  They also had the big fish of the night, 3.765 lbs, pictured below.

      All but one team weighed in a five fish limit with second place going to James and Trisha Layfield with 8.04lbs.  Mike Forrester and Chris Leathers were close behind in third with 7.945lbs.

     Remember, anyone can win from week to week and everyone is welcome to join the fun every Friday night from 6PM to Midnight.  We still have 11 weeks left in the 2019 season.

Points Standing After Week Eleven, June 14th, 2019


Team                                                 Points        Total Wt.          Purse

1.Paul Renda/ Alex Smeraglia                       136 pts        119.88 lbs         $919    

2.Mike Forrester/ Chris Leathers/Scott Lewis 99 pts          87.45 lbs          $290         3.Tyler Wesley/ The Rock Pile                        79 pts          55.63 lbs           $428

4.Mike, Nicholas & Tyler Wolfe                       77 pts          64.56 lbs           $478       5.Zac Hall/ Johnny Hill                                    77 pts          69.95 lbs           $327

5.Charlie Burns/ Scott Forbauch                     75 pts          61.02 lbs           $164            7.Mike Falkner/ Dennis Falkner                      68 pts          61.58 lbs           $39

8.Trishia and James Layfield                          51 pts          39.23 lbs           $110

9.Jerrod Atkins/Justin Russell                         36 pts         22.85 lbs            $0            

10.Little/ Skipper/Terry                                      27 pts          24.65                 $42

11.Jeff England/Tony Marlowe and Jeff Mann  27 pts        19.99 lbs           $160

12.Roger Williamson/ Mitchell Clay                 25 pts          17.36 lbs           $221

  1. Hayden Teems                                           25 pts         19.75 lbs           $65

Week 10

Biggest Bass of the Season

Caught June 7th

      Mike Wolfe, leader of the Wolfe Pack, caught the biggest bass of the season for the Friday Night tournaments.  It weighed in at 8.18 lbs. But it wasn't enough to win.  Mike and Tyler Wolfe's five fish limit weighed 11.72 lbs, good enough for second.  First place for the third week in a row went to the Italian Stallions, Paul Renda and Alex Smeraglia, pictured below.

      It was a Stormy night June 7th which caused some of the usual competitors to sit it out.  We still had 10 teams competing, with third going to last year's Classic Champions, Mike and Mason Wright, with 8.685 lbs.  Mason Wright has been away tearing up the high school competitive bass circuit, so it was good to get this father and son team back for the Lake Purdy Friday Night Contests.

     Remember, anyone can win from week to week and everyone is welcome to join the fun every Friday night from 6PM to Midnight.

Points Standing After Week Ten, June 7th, 2019


Team                                                 Points        Total Wt.          Purse

1.Paul Renda/ Alex Smeraglia                       121 pts        108.09 lbs         $766    

2.Mike Forrester/ Chris Leathers/Scott Lewis 88 pts          79.50 lbs          $263         3.Tyler Wesley/ The Rock Pile                        79 pts          55.63 lbs           $428

4.Mike, Nicholas & Tyler Wolfe                       70 pts          59.34 lbs           $478       5.Zac Hall/ Johnny Hill                                    68 pts          62.41 lbs           $327

5.Charlie Burns/ Scott Forbauch                     67 pts          53.62 lbs           $164            7.Mike Falkner/ Dennis Falkner                      61 pts          54.68 lbs           $39

8.Trishia and James Layfield                          38 pts          31.19 lbs            $65

9.Jerrod Atkins/Justin Russell                         36 pts         22.85 lbs            $0            

9.Little/ Skipper/Terry                                      27 pts          24.65                 $42

10.Jeff England/Tony Marlowe and Jeff Mann  27 pts        19.99 lbs           $160

11.Roger Williamson/ Mitchell Clay                 25 pts          17.36 lbs           $221

  1. Hayden Teems                                           25 pts         19.75 lbs           $65

Week 9

Even Better Fishing on

First Weekend of June

      The Italian Stallions, Paul Renda and Alex Smeraglia, are on a roll.  Last week they won with at that time the best weight of the year, 17.83 lbs.  In Week nine the got their second consecutive win and third win of the season with a new best of 18.565 lbs.  But just like last week they didn't catch the big fish of the night.  That went to Hayden Teems with a respectable 5.535lb bass.

      The field was tight for for the next few places.  Five teams weighed in with ten pounds or better, topped by James and Tricia Layfield with 10.94 lbs.  Right behind in third was Dennis and Mike Falkner with 10.88 lbs.  Every team weighing in five fish had 9 pounds or better.  Very strong fishing for the first week of June.

      Anyone can win from week to week and everyone is welcome to join the fun every Friday night from 6PM to Midnight.


Points Standing After Week Nine, May 31st, 2019


Team                                                 Points        Total Wt.          Purse

1.Paul Renda/ Alex Smeraglia                       106 pts         94.36 lbs           $646    

2.Mike Forrester/ Chris Leathers/Scott Lewis 79 pts          72.66 lbs          $263    3.Tyler Wesley/ The Rock Pile                        77 pts          55.63 lbs           $428

4.Zac Hall/ Johnny Hill                                    68 pts          62.41 lbs           $327

5.Charlie Burns/ Scott Forbauch                     65 pts          63.62 lbs           $164       6.Mike, Nicholas & Tyler Wolfe                       57 pts          47.62 lbs           $378       7.Mike Falkner/ Dennis Falkner                      56 pts          49.32 lbs           $39

8.Jarred Atkins/Justin Russell                         36 pts         22.85 lbs            $0            

9.Little/ Skipper/Terry                                      27 pts          24.65                 $42

10.Jeff England Tony Marlowe and Jeff Mann  27 pts        19.99 lbs           $160

11.Roger Williamson/ Mitchell Clay                 25pts           17.36 lbs           $221

  1. Hayden Teems                                           25 pts          19.75 lbs           $65

Week 8

Best Fishing of the Season

on Memorial Day Weekend


      The "Italian Stallions" team of Paul Renda and Alex Smeraglia hit the jack pot with a total weight of 17.830 lbs, the best 5 fish limit of the season.  They had a big fish of 6.18 lbs but that wasn't enough for the Big Fish Prize in week 8.  That went to Tyler Wolfe and the "Wolfe Pack" with the 7.645 large mouth pictured below.  They also captured second place with a 12.225 lbs limit.  That would have been good enough to win all but one other contest this season.   Jeff Little teamed up with a new partner, Griffin Skipper, to finish in the money for the first time this season with 9.45 lb for their five fish limit.  This finish also jumped the team into the top ten in the season points race presented in the table below.  

      Anyone can win from week to week and everyone is welcome to join the fun every Friday night from 6PM to Midnight.

Points Standing After Week Eight, May 24th, 2019


Team                                        Points        Total Wt.          Purse

1.Paul Renda/ Alex Smeraglia                      91 pts          75.80 lbs           $490    

2.Tyler Wesley/ The Rock Pile                      77 pts          55.63 lbs           $428

3.Mike Forrester/ Chris Leathers                   72 pts          63.54 lbs          $263

4.Zac Hall/ Johnny Hill                                  61 pts          52.45 lbs           $327

5.Charlie Burns/ Scott Forbauch                    56 pts         42.99 lbs           $164       6.Mike, Nicholas & Tyler Wolfe                       49 pts        37.59 lbs           $378       7.Mike Falkner/ Dennis Falkner                      45 pts         38.44 lbs           $0

8.Jarred Atkins/Justin Russell                         34 pts         22.85 lbs          $0            

9.Little/ Skipper/Terry                                      27 pts          24.65                $42

10.Jeff England Tony Marlowe and Jeff Mann  27 pts         19.99 lbs           $160

11.Roger Williamson/ Mitchell Clay                 25pts          17.36 lbs          $221


Week 7

First Repeat Winner of the Season


     Tyler Wesley and the "Rock Pile" Team got the first repeat win of the season on April 17th getting first for the second week in a row.  Their 10.895 lbs was just ahead of Mike Forrester and Chris Leathers who were hoping for thier first win of the season with the Big Fish of the night, (5.185lbs pictured below) and a total weight of 10.64 lbs.  Third went to the series points leaders, Paul Renda and Alex Smeraglia, with 8.675lbs.  Sixteen boats showed up for the contest despite the rain at the six o'clock start. Charlie Burns and Mike Starr cashed in with fourth place with 7.93lbs.

    Anyone can win from week to week and everyone is welcome to join the fun every Friday night from 6PM to Midnight.


      Mike Forrester with the Big Fish of Week 7, 5.185lbs.  Mike and his two partners, Scotty Lewis and Chris Leathers set a record of 29 straight weeks with a limit of 5 fish for the Friday Night Contest ranging back to August 19th, 2017.  That streak was broken on April 26th, 2019 when they only boated 3 fish.  Don't feel sorry for 'em, however.  They were points champions for 2017 and 2018 and they aims to win this year too.

     Thanks to Chris Leathers for his donation of a better camera which is responsible for the higher quality of the photos we have been publishing for the Friday Night Contest.


Points Standing After Week Seven, May 17th, 2019


Team                                        Points        Total Wt.          Purse

1.Paul Renda/ Alex Smeraglia                      76 pts          57.97 lbs           $322    

2.Tyler Wesley/ The Rock Pile                      69 pts          48.87 lbs           $428

3.Mike Forrester/ Chris Leathers                   63 pts          54.71 lbs          $263

4.Zac Hall/ Johnny Hill                                  61 pts          52.45 lbs           $327

5.Charlie Burns/ Scott Forbauch                    49 pts         37.08 lbs           $164    6.Mike Falkner/ Dennis Falkner                      38 pts         32.20 lbs           $0

  1. Mike, Nicholas & Tyler Wolfe                       36 pts        25.37 lbs           $238

8.Jarred Atkins/Justin Russell                        29 pts         18.42 lbs          $0             9.Jeff England Tony Marlowe and Jeff Mann  27 pts         19.99 lbs           $160

10.Roger Williamson/ Mitchell Clay                   25pts          17.36 lbs          $221

Week 6

Another first Time Winner

     Tyler "The Rock" Wesley and his partner Frank Gravel were the sixth different winner in the first six weeks of the 2019 Lake Purdy Friday Night Bass Series.  The big fish shown above was 5.055 lbs which pushed their total weight to 10.855 lbs.  Nipping at their tail was Casey Crawford and Alex Waldrop with a total of 10.625 lbs for second place.  Third place went to the Season Points leaders Paul Renda and Alex Smeraglia with 8.085 lbs.


     Anyone can win from week to week and everyone is welcome to join the fun every Friday night from 6PM to Midnight.

      Mike Forrester and his two partners, Scotty Lewis and Chris Leathers set a record of 29 straight weeks with a limit of 5 fish for the Friday Night Contest ranging back to August 19th, 2017.  That streak was broken on April 26th, 2019 when they only boated 3 fish.  Don't feel sorry for 'em, however.  They were points champions for 2017 and 2018 and they aims to win this year too.

Points Standing After Week Six, May 10th, 2019


Team                                        Points        Total Wt.          Purse

1.Paul Renda/ Alex Smeraglia                      65 pts          49.29 lbs           $274    

2.Tyler Wesley/ Jeff Standfield/F Gravel       54 pts          37.98 lbs           $268

3.Zac Hall/ Johnny Hill                                  53 pts          44.60 lbs            $327

4.Mike Forrester/ Chris Leathers                   50 pts          44.07 lbs           $103

5.Charlie Burns/ Scott Forbauch                    40 pts         29.15 lbs           $132    6.Mike Falkner/ Dennis Falkner                      31 pts         25.58 lbs           $0

  1. Mike, Nicholas & Tyler Wolfe                       29 pts        18.31 lbs           $238

8.Jeff England Tony Marlowe and Jeff Mann  27 pts         19.99 lbs           $160

9.Roger Williamson/ Mitchell Clay                   25pts          17.36 lbs          $221

10.Jarred Atkins/Justin Russell                        23 pts         16.52 lbs          $0


Week 5

Narrow Win for Renda and Smeraglia

  After five weeks we have had five different winners in the Friday Night Bass Contest.  On May 3rd, Paul Renda and Alex Smeraglia weighed in a total of 11.445 lbs which was good enough for first place for the evening and also propelled them into first place in the season points championship ahead of the second place team of Zac Hall and Johnny Hill who also won second with 11.28 lbs.  Third went to Tyler Wesley and Kaleb Johnson with 6.805 lbs.  Because 16 teams participated the first four places won money.  New comers, Allen Johnson and Joe Williams won $112 for the big fish of the night (5.5 lbs pictured below) and fourth place with 6.575 lbs for only two fish.  Anyone can win from week to week and everyone is welcome to join the fun every Friday night from 6PM to Midnight.


Points Standing After Week Five, May 3rd, 2019


Team                                        Points        Total Wt.          Purse

2.Paul Renda/ Alex Smeraglia                      54 pts          41.21 lbs           $241    

1.Zac Hall/ Johnny Hill                                  53 pts          44.60 lbs            $327

3.Mike Forrester/ Chris Leathers                   42 pts          37.21 lbs           $103

4.Tyler and Brian Wesley/ Jeff Standfield      39 pts          27.12 lbs           $81     5.Charlie Burns/ Scott Forbauch                    32 pts         22.40 lbs           $132    6.Mike Falkner/ Dennis Falkner                      31 pts         25.58 lbs                0

7.Jeff England Tony Marlowe and Jeff Mann  27 pts         19.99 lbs           $160

8.Roger Williamson/ Mitchell Clay                   25pts           17.36 lbs          $221

9.Jarred Atkins/Justin Russell                          23 pts           16.52 lbs          $0

10.Mike and Nicholas and Tyler Wolfe             23 pts           11.98 lbs         $238

Big Joe Williams with the Big Fish of the night, 5.5 lbs

Pack of Wolfes win Week 4


"A Pack of Wolfes", the team of Mike, Tyler and Nicholas Wolfe   got the win and Big Fish prize on April 26th.  We have had a new winner every week in 2019.  Their total of 11.975 lbs and Big Fish of 3.835 lbs was good enough for $238 in cash and moved them up to 9th place in the season standings.  Second went to Zac Hall and Johnny Hill with 8.84 lbs which edged them to the top in a tight season points race.  Third was Paul Renda and Alex Smeraglia now only one point behind for the season points championship.  Anyone can win from week to week and everyone is welcome to join the fun every Friday night from 6PM to Midnight.


Points Standing After Week Four, April 26th, 2019


Team                                        Points        Total Wt.          Purse

1.Zac Hall/ Johnny Hill                                  40 pts          33.32 lbs            $247

2.Paul Renda/ Alex Smeraglia                      39 pts          29.76 lbs            $81  

3.Mike Forrester/ Chris Leathers                   36 pts          31.86 lbs           $103

4.Mike Falkner/ Dennis Falkner                     29 pts          25.58 lbs                0

5.Tyler and Brian Wesley/ Jeff Standfield      28 pts          20.32 lbs           $33

6.Charlie Burns/ Scott Forbauch                    27 pts         19.37 lbs           $132

7.Jeff England Tony Marlowe and Jeff Mann  25 pts        19.99 lbs             $160

8.Jarred Atkins/Justin Russell                        21 pts           16.52 lbs          $0

9.Mike and Nicholas and Tyler Wolfe             21 pts           11.98 lbs         $238

10.Roger Williamson/ Mitchell Clay                 17pts           11.02 lbs          $221


Burns and Forbauch win Week 3, April 19th


Charlie Burns and Scott Forbauch won a narrow victory with a total weight of 11.575 lbs over Mike Forester and Chris Leathers who capture second with 11.370 lbs.  Third went to Tyler Wesley fishing without a partner with 8.495 lbs.  It was a cold rainy night but 11 teams braved the conditions for a better than average fishing night.  Big fish of the night was 5.67lbs by the sixth place team of William and Ryan Campbell.  They were fishing for the first time this season.  Everyone is welcome to join the fun every Friday night from 6PM to Midnight.


Points Standing After Week Three, April 19th, 2019


Team                                        Points        Total Wt.          Purse

 

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