Last of the Regular Season Qualifiers brought 20 teams out to finish qualifying or just to take a shot at winning.  Weather man was wrong again, but to our advantage this time.  Instead of the predicted thunderstorms, we enjoyed light winds and partly sunny skies till after weigh-in was finished.  Lake conditions were pretty good too.  Water temps ranged from low to high 60s with light stained to algae bloom green.  Air temps were a little brisk at daylight but warmed up in the low 70s by end of fishing time.  Most of the larger fish had spawned as was evident in no Big Fish being weighed in over 2 lbs. 
1st Place honors were taken by Ricky Cone and David Allen with 10.81 lbs.  They long line trolled mid lake coves finding their better fish active in 12 - 25 foot of water holding 8 to 10 foot down.  They said the better fish were scattered among a lot of 1 lbs. or smaller fish.  They caught over 70 fish all day and took home some great eating fish along with the prize money.  They wanted to give a special thank you to Heartland EMS, Inc. for sponsoring them this year.
2nd Place finishers were Troy Thiel and Ricky Willis.  They weighed in 10.75 lbs.  They also long line trolled while shooting docks occasionally to check for post spawn females.  They covered a lot of water putting SugarBug jigs to work to catch their bigger fish.
3rd Place weighed 10.37 lbs. brought in by Charles Wood and Alan McGinnis.  They long line trolled switching up from fast and high to slow and deep to find 2nd wave spawners and some already spawned females. 
4th Place weighed in with 10.34 lbs. by Tim Langham and Bubba Norris.  5th Place was the last team with over 10 lbs. which was Jamie Moore and Terry Jones with 10.08 lbs.  Big Fish of the tournament was by the 12th place team of Ron Wallace and Tim Werkin with a slab weighing 1.88 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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