The new season for 2015-2016 started off at West Point out of Highlands Marina Resort.  13 teams entered the first qualifier tournament getting a jump on the points for the Champions Race along with a shot at the prize money.  Prefishing was not as good as expected at West Point with very clear water over most of the lake along with low water levels.  Water temps ranged in the mid 70s all over the lake and the shad were everywhere.  Finding the right structure in stained water was the winning factor.
Our 1st place team was Robert Huff and Tommy Huff with an outstanding 10.94 lbs. sealed with the Big Fish of the day at 1.91 lbs.  They spider rigged the Chattahoochee River while fighting the current to put their minnow tipped Jiffy Jigs right above the brush.  Color of jigs didn't really matter as long as it had chartreuse in it!  They caught a lot of crappie to cull through to their winning weight while fighting through the many hybrid and spotted bass.  Their efforts netted $750.00 for the day.
2nd place was also spider rigging minnows and minnow tipped jigs over river ledges and brush focusing on stained water and eddy breaks.  Robert Sellers and Tommy Sellers said they caught well over 100 fish on tournament day.  They culled through to weigh in 7.69 lbs. and netted $300.00.
Our 3rd place team was the husband and wife team of Scott Williams and Mary Ellyn Williams.  They were unable to prefish for the tournament and relied on their Hummingbird electronics to find the best structure to focus on.  They agreed the stained water along the river channel was holding the better fish.  They also went through a lot of minnows and fish to cull down their best 7 fish weighing 7.11 lbs. and second place Big Fish of 1.50 lbs. netting $120.00  
4th place was the Adult/Youth team of Paul Johnson / Greg Hanson / Jackson Hanson with 6.88 lbs.  5th place was also and Adult/Youth team.  Ricky Burgamy / Ashley Burgamy / Randy Temples caught 5.43 lbs.
We appreciate everyone's participation and support again this year.  We also want to thank Five Star Automotive Group.  They have been supportive of Slab Masters since the beginning.  Please take some time and go by to see Randy Burkey at the Warner Robins Five Star Dodge.  He has some great deals available for Slab Masters members and their friends and families.  Be sure to let them know how much we appreciate them too.    
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