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Magnolia Crappie Club Awards Banquet
by Bernard Williams, MCC Webmaster

The Magnolia Crappie Club held its 18th annual Awards Banquet at Penn’s Fish House, Saturday, July 17, 2010.  The food was excellent; our compliments go out to the staff of Penn’s. The banquet opened with a welcome address and invocation by out-going president, Brad Taylor.  The awards are as followed:

Most Improved Team – Brad Chappell and Bo Hudson – Team Chappell & Hudson came from 20th place in the 2008-2009 season to finish 1st place this year.

Rookie-Of-The-Year – Eli & Cole Rowell – This is a special honor to the newest team that finishes highest in tournament points.  A special recognition went to 8 year-old Cole Rowell being the youngest member to ever compete in club history.

Fab Five Award – The teams with Top Five tournament finishes were recognized.  Kent Driscoll and John Harrison had the most with 4 Top Five finishes including 2 tournament wins.

Top Ten Teams (Tournament Points):

No.

Team

Points

1.

Brad Chappell & Bo Hudson

157.66

2.

Shelton Culpepper & David Thornton

148.77

3.

Gerald Jones & Kenneth Picket

148.00

4.

Brad Taylor & Chris Criswell

145.16

5.

Lowell Jones & Kenny Blackwell

145.15

6.

Jimmy Smith & Rickey Smith

145.01

7.

Keith Sullivan & Monty Blount

144.19

8.

Hugh Krutz & Steve Stevenson

144.03

9.

Allen Morgan & Kent Holmes

143.94

10.

Ray Williams & Roger Womack

143.52

Big-Mama Prizes – We split our season in two and award a total of ten Big Mama prizes for the year.  The first five tournaments make up the 1st half and the last four tournaments equal the second split.

1st Half Split

No.

Team

Weight

Prize

1.

Ray Williams & Roger Womack

2.66#

$522

2.

Ray Williams & Roger Womack

2.61#

$435

3.

Joe Lowery & Randy Bouchillon

2.59#

$348

4.

Joe Lowery & Randy Bouchillon

2.40#

$261

5.

Brad Taylor & Chris Criswell

2.39#

$174

2nd Half Split

No.

Team

Weight

Prize

1.

Brad Chappell & Bo Hudson

3.03#

$321

2.

Brad Chappell & Bo Hudson

Ken Middleton & Larry Nipper

2.85#

$214

3.

Brad Chappell & Bo Hudson

Ken Middleton & Larry Nipper

2.85#

$214

4.

Brad Chappell & Bo Hudson

Ken Middleton & Larry Nipper

2.85#

$214

5.

Brad Chappell & Bo Hudson

2.82#

$107

2009-2010 Overall Big Mama winners for the year: Brad Chappell & Bo Hudson - $250

Tournament Winners – Our tournament winners for the 2009-2010 season:

No.

Lake

Team

Weight

1.

Ferguson

Kent Driscoll & John Harrison

4.20#

2.

Wolf Lake

Kent Driscoll & John Harrison

9.84#

3.

Eagle Lake

Shelton Culpepper & David Thornton

13.08#

4.

Chotard

Ray Williams & Roger Womack

14.83#

5.

Washington

Brad Taylor & Chris Criswell

13.83#

6.

Ross Barnett

Charles Talley & Billy Gunter

11.28#

7.

Grenada

Brad Chappell & Bo Hudson

19.42#

8.

Ross Barnett

CANCELED – TORNADO WARNINGS

 

9.

Enid

Anthony Reasons & Tony Lowerie

10.32#

 

 

 

 

Day 1

Championship

Brad Chappell & Bo Hudson

11.22#

Day 2

Championship

Brad Chappell & Bo Hudson

10.84#

Overall

Championship

Brad Chappell & Bo Hudson

22.06#

* Club Record

2009-2010 Championship Results & Payouts:

Place

Team

Total Wt.

Payout

1

Bo Hudson & Brad Chappell

22.06

$1,950

2

Bernard Williams & Don Terry

19.74

$1,486

3

Paul Johnson

19.59

$1,040

4

Pat Jeffcoats & Donald Shannon

18.77

$910

5

Hugh Krutz & Steve Stevenson

18.46

$950

6

David Thornton & Shelton Culpepper

17.82

$552

7

Kent Driscoll & John Harrison

17.73

$390

8

Jim McKay & Tommy Moss

17.57

$601

9

Sid Steen & Scott Steen

17.34

$471

10

Brad Taylor & Chris Criswell

17.27

$643

11

Terry Stewart & Cole Stewart

17.21

$514

12

Jimmy Smith & Rickey Smith

17.17

$634

13

Joe Lowery & Randy Bouchillon

17.12

$575

14

Keith Sullivan & Monty Blount

16.49

$302

15

Eli Rowell & Cole Rowell

15.78

$283

16

Allen Morgan & Kent Holmes

14.78

$227

17

Danny Wade & Ronald Wade

14.52

$839

18

Charles Lindsay & Charles Lindsay, Jr.

14.49

$130

19

Ken Middleton & Larry Nipper

14.49

$234

20

George Walker & Ray Clary

14.13

$114

21

Ray Williams & Roger Womack

13.74

$163

22

Bobby Clark & Doug Hollingsworth

13.41

$110

23

ChrisHorton & Earl Oswalt

13.22

$110

24

Duane Guirdy & Mike McMurtrey

9.57

$390

Batter Up Award – This award is given by the president to the person that assisted him through out the tournament season – Yours truly Bernard Williams.

The banquet ended with our out-going president swearing in our new officers for the up and coming season.

Office

Name

President

Paul Johnson

Vice-President

Shelton Culpepper

Secretary-Treasurer

Steve Stevenson

Tournament Director

Hugh Krutz

Weight Master

David Thornton

Immediate Past President

Brad Taylor

Boad of Directors

Jason Eichwurtzle

Jimmy Smith

Joe Lowrey

Rusty Green

Bo Hudson

Ken Middleton

Terry Stewart

Bernard Williams

Ray Williams

Well that’s it for the 2009-2010 season.  It was a blast, and we can’t wait to get the new 2010-11 season off and running.

In fact, link to our membership application, complete it today and mail to MCC, P.O. Box 12892, Jackson, MS 39236-2892.

Club phone numbers 601-624-0359 or 601-946-3111.

 



MCC State Championship
By Bernard Williams, MCC Webmaster
The Magnolia Crappie Club held its annual State Championship Tournament at Ross Barnett Reservoir Friday, June 18, 2010 and Saturday, June 19, 2010. Thirty-two of our fifty teams from the 2009/10 regular tournament season fished this two-day championship event. To qualify a team had to have fished at least 6 tournaments.

June, 18, 2010 - Day 1

Points Champions, Brad Chappell and Bo Hudson, proved to be the best on Day One; not at just long-lining jigs but also at pulling crank baits. They brought an impressive 11.22# stringer to the weigh-in to take the top prize for the first day, and take a nearly .26# lead over Ronald and Danny Wade.

Chappell and Hudson fished the lower-lake area catching the majority of their fish in 15' to 24' water around the 11 to 13 feet depths. The baits of choice were bright-colored Bandits in the 300 series.

The 2nd place finishers were the Wade Boys. Uncle Ronald and Nephew Danny turned in 10.96#'s. Wade and Wade pulled crank baits all day in the McMillan Lake area. They used the Bandits targeting the post spawn and summer pattern fish in the 15' to 20' flats. The Ronald and Danny weighed the Big Fish of the day--a 2.11# slab.

3rd place was captured by Paul Johnson with 10.73#'s (newly elected President of the Magnolia Crappie Club). Johnson fished the same area, somewhere close to Fannin Landing, most of the day, pulling crank baits-Bandits and Wiggle-Warts. Paul could be found trying to sell some "Electric Chicken"-colored Bandits after the weigh-in.

4th place went to the team of yours truly, Bernard Williams, and my partner, Don Terry. Our 9.87# weight needed another kicker fish. We pulled crank baits in the Rice Lake and McMillian Lake areas. We fished with Brad's Wigglers around the 11' to 13' feet range in 15' to 25' water. We didn't have the large numbers of fish, but the fish were good quality. We also captured 2nd Big Fish with a 2.10# crappie.

5th place winners were Brad Taylor and Chris Criswell with 9.76#'s. Taylor, our out-going president, and Criswell slow trolled minnows, hair-jigs, and Roadrunners to bring in lots of fish. Taylor stated, "We caught a nearly a limit of fish, just not the big ones we needed to win".

1st Place
Brad Chappell & Bo Hudson

11.22#s
 

2nd Place
Ronald & Danny Wade

10.96#s

3rd Place
Paul Johnson

10.73#'s

4th Place
Donald Terry & Bernard Williams

9.87#'s

5th Place
Brad Taylor & Chris Crisswell

9.76#'s

1st BIG FISH
Ronald & Danny Wade

1st Place Big Fish 2.11#'s

2nd BIG FISH
Bernard Williams & Donald Terry

1st Place Big Fish 2.10#'s
June, 19, 2010 - Day-2

Saturday, Day Two, started a little differently from Friday. We had to deal with two Bass Tournaments plus another 80 to 90 fisherman on the water as well as the week-end boating crowd. All-in-all, it worked out beautifully. The weather was considerably cooler with the highs in the low 90's, and we had a moderate breeze nearly all day. The wind did make it difficult for the slow-trollers. Crank bait fisherman ruled Day Two, also.

Just as they did on Day One, Brad Chappell and Bo Hudson of Ridgeland bested the rest of us. They brought 10.84#'s to the scale to blow everyone away. This makes them 2009-2010 Points Champs, Grenada Lake Champs, Club Record Catch Champs, and State Championship Tournament Champs. What a year! Congratulations, guys. You really did great.

Bo and Brad pulled Bandit crank baits on the lower end of the lake in 12' to 22' water over submerged brush piles; they pulled their cranks in the 11' to 13' range. Brad stated, "The fish moved from Day One, and we almost panicked. We didn't have a fish at 9 AM so we moved to another spot and found good fish. But, they were not on the brush like the day before. They were scattered away from the brush while still relating to structure. In other words, they were actively feeding."

2nd place was captured by yours truly, Bernard Williams and Donald Terry, with 9.87#'s. Believe it or not, that's the exact weight we weighed on Day One. We pulled Brad's Wiggler crank baits in the lower end of the lake, targeting the river flats, the old lake beds, and river ledges. The fish were good size--just no 2# fish like the day before. Don Terry (a professional Bass Fisherman) stated, "The fish moved constantly, we could pull thru an area and catch doubles or triples, then turn around and pull back thru and not catch a fish in that area, but go up or down 40 to 50 yards and catch fish from the same school. Our fish were gone from where they were on Friday. When we found a spot with the right depth it held good quality fish."

Coming in the 3rd slot was the team of Pat Jeffcoats and Donald Shannon with 9.37#'s. This team slow-trolled minnows in the lower to mid lake area. They had a good stringer of fish with several fish over the 1.5# range. We say congratulations to Pat and Donald.

The 4th place winners were Hugh Krutz (Tournament Director) and Steve Stevenson (Secretary) with 9.23#'s and Big-Fish of 1.92#'s. They pulled crank baits in the lower end of the lake targeting the old lake beds as they did on Day One. Congratulation, guys, on a great catch.

5th place was taken by the Smith Brothers from Brookhaven, Mississippi. Jimmy and Ricky Smith weighed 9.08#'s. Ricky and Jimmy fished the McMillan ditch on the south end of the lake to catch good-sized fish. This was the one of two teams to finish in the top 5 that slow-trolled minnows. Jimmy stated they caught an abundance fish, loads of short fish." Ricky stated, "We found this ditch down near McMillan that held good fish, but the big-ones were sluggish to bite, the little fish would hit the bait well before the bigger fish could get to it." Congratulation, guys, you did well today.

2nd Big-Fish was caught by father-son team of Terry Stewart and Cole Stewart with a 1.86# slab. The Stewart's pulled crank baits on the flats both days in the Rice Lake area. Congratulations guys, keep up the good work.

1st Place
Bo Hudson & Brad Chappell

10.32#s
 

2nd Place
Don Terry & Bernard Williams

9.87#s

3rd Place
Pat Jeffcoats and Donald Shannon

9.37#'s

4th Place
Hugh Krutz and Steve Stevenson

9.23#'s
1st BIG FISH - 1.92#'s

5th Place
Ricky Smith & Jimmy Smith

9.08#'s

2nd BIG FISH
Terry Stewart & Cole Stewart

2nd Place Big Fish 1.86#'s

Tournament Results

 

Overall

06/18/10

06/19/10

Team

Place

Total

Place

fish

Weight

BF

Place

fish

Weight

BF

B.Hudson & B.Chappell

1

22.06

1

7

11.22

1.95

1

7

10.84

1.61

B.Williams & D.Terry

2

19.74

4

7

9.87

2.10

2

7

9.87

 

P. Johnson

3

19.59

3

7

10.73

1.93

7

7

8.86

1.59

P.Jeffcoats & D.Shannon

4

18.77

9

7

9.40

 

3

7

9.37

1.56

H.Krutz & S.Stevenson

5

18.46

12

7

9.23

 

4

7

9.23

1.92

D.Thornton & S.Culpepper

6

17.82

8

7

9.46

 

10

7

8.36

1.46

K.Driscoll & J.Harrison

7

17.73

11

7

9.37

 

11

7

8.36

 

J.McKay & T.Moss

8

17.57

6

7

9.64

 

14

6

7.93

1.53

S.Steen & S.Steen

9

17.34

14

7

8.52

 

8

7

8.82

 

B.Taylor & C.Criswell

10

17.27

5

7

9.76

1.64

16

7

7.51

 

T.Stewart & C.Stewart

11

17.21

15

7

8.40

 

9

7

8.81

1.86

J. Smith & R. Smith

12

17.17

19

7

8.09

 

5

7

9.08

 

J.Lowery & R.Bouchillon

13

17.12

17

7

8.24

 

6

7

8.88

1.35

K.Sullivan & M.Blount

14

16.49

16

7

8.33

 

12

7

8.16

1.42

E.Rowell & C.Rowell

15

15.78

13

7

8.97

 

17

7

6.81

 

A.Morgan & K.Holmes

16

14.78

10

7

9.39

 

21

7

5.39

 

D.Wade & R.Wade

17

14.52

2

7

10.96

2.11

25

5

3.56

 

C.Lindsay & C.Lindsay, Jr.

18

14.49

23

7

6.71

 

15

7

7.78

1.39

K.Middleton & L.Nipper

19

14.49

18

7

8.12

2.05

18

7

6.37

 

G.Walker & R.Clary

20

14.13

21

7

7.80

 

19

7

6.33

 

R.William & R.Womack

21

13.74

26

7

5.78

 

13

7

7.96

1.13

B.Clark & D.Hollingsworth

22

13.41

20

7

8.06

 

22

7

5.35

 

C.Horton & E.Oswalt

23

13.22

22

7

7.41

 

20

7

5.81

 

D.Guirdy & M.McMurtrey

24

9.57

7

7

9.57

 

28

0

0

 

L.Jones & K.Blackwell

25

9.40

25

7

5.93

 

26

6

3.47

 

Miller & Johnson

26

8.38

29

7

4.42

 

23

5

3.96

 

C.Talley & B.Gunter

27

7.95

30

5

4.34

 

24

5

3.61

 

R.Green & B.Green

28

6.75

27

7

5.16

 

27

3

1.59

 

W.Jackson & M. Hicks

29

6.37

24

6

6.37

 

29

0

0

 

G. Jones & K. Pickett

30

4.48

28

7

4.48

 

30

0

0

 

T.Parker & L.Parker

31

0.00

31

0

0.00

 

31

0

0

 

 



Enid Lake Tournament
Results
May 22 , 2010
MCC held its final tournament of the year at Enid Lake near Oakland and Water Valley MS. Enid is one of those lakes where you can do real good or bomb, well the 38 teams from Magnolia Crappie Club lived up to our creed, "We will fish any lake, any where, at any time and catch them slabs". We did just that, the majority of our guys did not pre-fish a single minute but managed to bring in exceptional stringers of big slabs. Don't get me wrong, the fish were in post-spawn pattern, over 90 degree heat and from listening to the locals, "they just weren't biting". Most people we talked to just couldn't find the fish. Most of our guys caught loads of fish, even though most were less than the 12 inch minimum, we had several teams to catch limits.

We had several new teams join and participate, the number one team on this day was two local guys Anthony Reasons and Tony Lowery that carried 10.32 #'s to the scales. Rumor has it that these guys caught the majority of their fish on crankbaits near the dam. We can't be sure because nobody was talking. We do know that they had a very good stringer of slabs.

Second place as taken by none other than Shelton Culpepper and David Thornton with 10.09 #'s of slab crappie. We know these guys went through over a 100 minnows to get that good string of slabs. Shelton and David are consistent fisherman, to prove that they are back to back 2nd place winners in the points standing for at least the last two years and 2nd place in the Championship Tournament for last year. We need to follow these guys around the lake, they are doing something right.

Third place was captured by Doc Jones and Kenny Blackwell with 8.76 #'s. Doc and Kenny have a knak for finding and catching big slabs. They have slow trolling down to an art. From the oxbows to the big waters, this team can catch the crappie. They were real quiet on Saturday, pretending to not know where the slabs were, however we knew better than to believe that noise.

Our own president, Brad Taylor came in with the fourth place stringer of 8.46 #'s. Brad fished by himself, slow trolling minnows in the back of a creek to catch this nice sack of slabs. Brad said at noon he had one fish over 12 inches. He moved to a creek near the dam and found a ton of fish in 12 to 14 feet water. He stated he caught over 20 keepers within an hour spider-rigging hair jigs and minnows. Brad is known to get them slabs, with or without a partner. Consistency is his game; he takes each tournament seriously, plans his work and works his game plan.

George Walker and Ray Clary captured 5th place with a stringer of 8.45 #'s. George and Ray found good fish and delivered. They stated that the pre-fishing did little good because the fish moved each day. Congratulations guys on staying with the fish. You missed the Brad by a fish scale. See you at the championship.

1st Place
Anthony Reasons & Tony Lowery

10.32#s

2nd Place
David Thornton & Shelton Culpepper

10.09#s

3rd Place
Doc Jones & Kenny Blackwell

8.76#'s

4th Place
Brad Taylor

8.46#'s

5th Place
George Walker & Ray Clary

8.45#'s

1st BIG FISH
Johnson & Miller

1st Place Big Fish 1.76#'s

2nd BIG FISH
Doc Jones & Kenny Blackwell

1st Place Big Fish 1.70#'s
Rounding Out the Top 10

6th Place
Hugh Krutz & Steve Stevenson - 8.29#'s


7th Place
Joe Lowery & Randy Bouchilon - 8.19#'s


8th Place
Rusty Green & Betty Green - 8.14#'s


9th Place
John Hannah & Charles Wallace - 8.03#'s

10th Place
Logan & Danny McCormick - 7.84#'s

Finishing out the Top 15

11th Place
Ray Williams & Roger Womack - 7.69#'s


12th Place
Kent Driscoll & John Harrison - 7.61#'s


13th Place
Bo Hudson & Brad Chappell - 7.55#'s


14th Place
Bernard Williams & Don Terry - 7.53#'s

15th Place
Jimmy Smith & A.E. Smith - 7.50#'s


Grenada Tournament
Results
March 27, 2010
MCC held its 7th tournament of the year at the world famous Grenada Lake, in Grenada MS., Saturday, March 28, 2010. It was a day to remember in the tournament fishing arena. The weathermen predicted high winds with lake wind advisories from 9am until dark. The wind was 15 to 25 mph out of the southeast with gusts better than 35mph. Well … a few teams decided to go directly into the teeth of this deadly wind and try their luck.

Bo Hudson and Brad Chappell with Bobby Garland Pro Staff were one of those teams. They decided to fish an area on the west side of the lake with the wind coming directly across the lake. Team Hudson and Chappell slow-trolled this area from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. without catching a single fish. Then all of a sudden, they hit the right spot and the big sows turned on. From 2.65 lbs. to 3.03 lbs, one fish after another seemed to be waiting on their minnows. These professional guides showed us how and why they make a living chasing crappie. We’ve never had a catch of this caliber in our club history, 19.42 pounds. Wow! That’s nipping at the lake record and for very, very close to catching a U.S. tournament record for seven fish. We know of no one in last few years to catch a tournament sack that big any where in the country. Grenada of the old days has changed dramatically. This brings back memories of the way it use to be.

We all know Grenada is a lake where you either do well or bomb out and these guys did very well. The cold front from Thursday had pushed the fish back out to deeper water. Bo and Brad had fished the east side of Grenada Friday until dark trying to figure out the fish. They made a late night -- early morning decision to fish an area they hadn’t fished in none of their practice days. As a matter of fact, they had to ask two local guys how to get to the closest landing. That takes some guts and ‘you know what’ to go to a new area and go for broke. These guys are known for trying new tactics, but today they went back to basics … spider-rigging and slow-trolling Bobby Garland Jigs tipped with minnows. It paid off big-time--with a tournament win, possibly a points championship and probably big fish of the 2nd half of the year. Watch out Capps and Coleman, we got some guys that can give you a run for your money.

The 2nd place team caught 16.52 pounds. That’s a gigantic sack on any lake including Grenada. Ken Middleton and Larry Nipper fished the same area and did the same thing as Hudson and Chappell except catch 19 pounds. Team Middleton and Nipper caught their fish slow-trolling minnows in the ditches on the west side of the lake. They used chains to slow down and troll with the wind. This sack is the 2nd largest in MCC history for seven fish and they tied for 2nd Big Fish. You guys did well and we are very proud of you and your efforts. Sometimes it’s just the other guys’ day.

3rd place was captured by Grenada Lake locals Patrick Stone & Brandon Fulgham with 14.99 pounds. This first year team is becoming a strong force, finishing in the top 5 two times this season. Stone and Fulgham slow trolled minnows on the west side of the lake in the same area with Hudson and Chappell. We know how hard it is to win on your home lake. Well keep trying, Enid is coming very soon, you’ll get another chance to redeem yourselves.

Coming in at the 4th slot was the team of Morgan and Holmes with a fine weight of 13.54#’s. This team fished the east side of the lake and managed the largest sack on that side. These guys are consistent and presistent, they never give up. Good job guys considerering your conditions.

Finally, 5th place was captured by the team of Eli Rowell & Cole Rowell. This is father-son team that entered a substitue for today. I know Cole is upset he didn’t get his picture taken, but that’s ok, he’s going to get plenty more chances.

1st Place
Bo Hudson & Brad Chappell

19.42#s
 

2nd Place
Kenny Middleton & Larry Nipper

16.25#s

3rd Place
Patrick Stone & Brandon Fulgham

14.99#'s

4th Place
Allen Morgan & Kent Holmes

13.54#'s

5th Place
Eli Rowell & Cole Rowell

12.49#'s

1st BIG FISH
Bo Hudson & Brad Chappell
1st Place Big Fish 3.03#'s
Rounding Out the Top 10

6th Place
Gerald Jones & Kenneth Pickett - 12.03#'s
Keith Sullivan & Monty Blount - 12.03#'s


8th Place
Logan & McCormick - 11.41#'s


9th Place
Wardell Jackson & Marvell Hicks- 11.31#'s

10th Place
Jimmy Smith & A.E. Smith - 11.01#'s

2nd Place Big Fish 2.85#'s TIE

Bo Hudson & Brad Chappell

Kenny Middleton & Larry Nipper


Barnett I Tournament
Results
March 6 , 2010
MCC held it 6th tournament of the 2009 - 2010 Season Saturday, March 6, 2010 at Ross Barnett. We had 41 teams participate on this beautiful day. Matter of fact the weather was absolutely terrific, low 60's, blue sky, no wind, the perfect ingredients to make a great fishing day. We just wish the fish bite was the same as the weather. Is seems that the fishing got worse as the week went on. Starting on Thursday, then Friday, and finally Saturday the fish seemed to turn off a little each day. All the practice indicated that the bite was best early morning and then late afternoon. The fish were very scattered, with water temps around the 50 to 55 degree range.

As always great crappie fisherman will find a way to catch fish. That's what Charles Tally and Billy Gunter did Saturday, they caught fish, and they fished through adversity. Seems their trolling motor went out first thing. That didn't stop these boys, they jig fished Oil Well Woods and "killed them slabs". Their winning weight of 13.76#'s proved to be almost 2.5 pounds more than the 2nd place team. Excellent job guys, we knew you would be back with us as soon as we got out of the 'Delta Lakes'.

Second place was captured by none other than Rabbit and Jane Rodgers. What's a tournament on Barnett unless Team Rodgers either wins or places in the top 5? This team spider rigged the lower end of the Welfare Hole to catch an impressive 11.28#'s. We knew Rabbit and Jane would be back as soon as the weather allowed. We were keeping our fingers cross for a good day. It was great to see this veteran MCC Team do what they've been doing since MCC was organized in the Rabbit and Jane's living room over 18 years ago.

Coming in 3rd was the team of Ray Williams and Roger Womack with a weight of 11.19#'s. Williams and Womack are no strangers to the winners circle. This is their 4th top 10 finish this season. These guys are forces to reckon with, you better have you're A-Game when these guys are on the water.

Fourth place was taken by the Lindsay's, Charles and Charles Jr., with 10.79#'s. Spider rigging and slow-trolling proved to be the best producer for the father and son team. Congratulations Charles and Charlie. It pays to listen to daddy when it comes to Barnett.

Rounding out the top 5 was the team of Gerald Jones and Kenneth Pickett with 10.65#'s. Gerald and Kenny fished the Clear Lake area slow trolling and caught this good sack of crappie. Way to go guys, this should keep you in the top 10 in the points race.

1st Place
Charles Tally
& Billy Gunter
13.76#s
 

2nd Place
Rabbit & Jane Rodgers

11.48#s

3rd Place
Ray Williams & Roger Womack

11.19#'s

4th Place
Charles Lindsay & Charles Lindsay, Jr.

10.79#'s

5th Place
Gerald Jones & Kenneth Pickett

10.65#'s

1st BIG FISH
Bobby Clark & Doug Hollingsworth


1st Place Big Fish 2.42#'s
Rounding Out the Top 10

6th Place
Bernard Williams & Don Terry - 10.59#'s


7th Place
Johnny Smith - 9.87#'s


8th Place
Duane Guirdy & Mike McMurtrey - 9.84#'s

9th Place
Bo Hutson & Brad Chappell - 9.66#'s

10th Place
Keith Sullivan & Mounty Blount - 9.31#'s


2nd BIG FISH
Brad Chappell & Bo Hudson


2nd Place Big Fish 2.41#'s

Lake Washington Tournament
Results
February 13, 2010
It finally happened, after almost 70 tournaments MCC President and B'n'M Prostaff Member Brad Taylor of Greenville and Chris Criswell of Brandon hit it out of the park on Brad's home lake, what a feat. Now that's persistence at its best. Not only did they win, but they won big. I mean almost a 2# average at 13.83#'s, and, to top that, they had both big fish (2.30# & 2.26#). Man, what a stringer of crappie in that kind of weather!

When I say it was cold, that is an understatement. We left Jackson with more than 6 inches of snow and ice, arrived in Glen Allen with a temperature around 27 degrees and winds blowing out the northwest about 10 to 15 mph, you figure the chill factor.

Brad and Chris stated they caught their fish in 17 feet of water fishing, get this, 3.5 feet deep. That's almost top water. With a water temperature around 38 degrees and a heavily stained lake these perch were in the top part of the water column. Now that should put you tops in the points standing. Congratulations, guys. You laid the wood to them slabs.

Second place was captured by the B'n'M Prostaff team of Kent Driscoll and John Harrison with a stringer of 12.46#'s. Kent and John used similar tactics to catch their fish, spider-rigging 4 feet deep in 15 to 18 feet of water. John said the fish wanted a very slow presentation in this cold water. They used chartreuse and orange jigs tipped with rosy-red minnows. Congratulations, guys, on this fine finish.

Third place went to a brand new male and female team of Terry Stewart and Tonya Robertson with a weight of 12#'s. This team caught their fish in 15 feet water fishing 5 feet deep using medium to small minnows. Congratulations and keep it up.

Fourth place went to MCC Tournament Director and B'n'M Prostaff member Hugh Krutz and MCC Secretary Steve Stevenson with a weight of 11.96#'s. These guys have about 3 out of 5 top-five finishes, that's what we call consistency. Krutz stated they fished 15 feet water about 6 feet deep spider-rigging with Capps and Coleman Poles using 3/8th ounce minnow rigs. Krutz also stated how important it is to keep accurate fishing logs. He referred back to 8 years of logs on Lake Washington to get a pattern for the conditions he fished that day. It pays to write down the details.

Rounding out 5th place was the new team of Brandon Fulgham and Patrick Stone of Grenada with a weight of 11.94#'s. This team came over and practiced for 3 days which proved to be beneficial. They knew where to catch the fish. Congratulations, guys. Hard work pays off.

We also would like to thank B'n'M and War Eagle Prostaff team of Brad Whitehead and Johnny Stonecipher from Muscle Shoals, AL for driving over 200 miles to fish this tournament with us. Brad is famous for his Side-Pulling Technique, we all got a good lesson in this new and productive technique.

1st Place
Chris Criswell
& Brad Taylor
13.83#s
 

2nd Place
John Harrison & Kent Driscoll

12.46#s

3rd Place
Terry Stewart & Tonya Robinson

12.00#'s

4th Place
Steve Stevenson & Hugh Krutz

11.96#'s

5th Place
Patrick Stone & Brandon Fulgham

11.94#'s

BIG FISH
Chris Criswell & Brad Taylor


1st Place Big Fish 2.30#
2nd Place Big Fish 2.26#
Rounding Out the Top 10

6th Place
Lowell (Doc) Jones & Kenny Blackwell - 11.84#'s


7th Place
Ray Williams & Rodger Womack 11.04#'s


8th Place
David Thornton & Shelton Culpepper - 10.80#'s

9th Place
Bo Hutson & Brad Chappell- 10.52#'s

10th Place
Nathan Howell & Vic Finkley- 10.34#'s


Road Runner Marketing Director
TJ Stallings (Center)

2009-2010 MCC Tournment Schedule
Date
Lake
Location
Oct. 17, 2009 Lake Ferguson Greenville, MS
Nov 7, 2009 Wolf Lake Yazoo City, MS
Dec 12, 2009 Eagle Lake Eagle Lake (Vicksburg), MS
Jan 16, 2010 Lake Chotard Eagle Lake (Vicksburg), MS
Feb 13, 2010 Lake Washington Glenn Allen, MS
Mar 6, 2010 Arkabutla Reservoir Hernando, MS
Mar 27, 2010 Grenada Reservoir Grenada, MS
Apr 24, 2010 Ross Barnett Reservoir Madison, MS
May 22, 2010 Enid Reservoir Oakland, MS
Jun 18-19, 2010 Magnolia State Championship - Ross Barnett Reservoir Madison, MS


Annual membership for MCC is $35. Fishing members pay an additional annual fee of $15 for insurance. Regular tournament entry fees are $90 per boat with the exception of Barnett where the entry fee is $95 per boat.

MCC pays back approximately 120% more than total entry fees. That's right--we actually pay back more than we take in at each of our events. Payouts are awarded to the Top 15 teams. Teams weigh best 7 crappie.

Entries limited to 2 people per boat, six poles per boat, two hooks per pole. Kids under age of 16 are not charged membership or insurance fee.

For more info call Brad Taylor 662-820-4581 or Hugh Krutz 601-946-3111. Click Here for a Membership Application



Chotard Results
MCC held its 4th tournament Saturday, January 16, 2010 at Chotard Lake (MS River Oxbow) north of Vicksburg, MS. The weather was favorable, overcast skies, no wind and light sprinkles, until weigh-in. The weatherman had called for 100% chance of rain and high winds. The crappie weather gods found favor and allowed us fish our tournament without all these perditions. The fish were very cooperative for 40 degree water. We had some very heavy sacks, some nearly 15 pounds. With over 34 teams registered to fish, all teams were successful.

We congratulate the team of Ray Williams and Rodger Womack who weighed in MCC Tournament's new record for the year—7 crappie weighing 14.83 pounds. Ray and Rodger won both big fish prizes with a 2.66 pound and a 2.61 pound crappie. Jackpot! This gives Williams and Womack both big mamma prizes for first half of the season. Ray and Rodger caught all their fish spider-rigging in Albermarle. They fished the deep holes in front of old Dents Landing, fishing 16 to 17 feet in 20 feet of water. These guys are a fairly new team and they proved that they can fish. Rodger says it was luck, we say it was persistence and skill.

Coming in a close 2nd was Johnny Smith with 14.64 pounds of white crappie. Johnny fished by himself in Albermarle, boating over twenty large crappie. Johnny used the same spider-rigging technique, fishing 18 to 20 feet in 25 to 30 feet water with minnows. No split here, Johnny took home the whole check. Good job Mr. Smith, you had a great game plan and stuck to it.

3rd place was no big surprise, Joe Lowery and Randy Bouchillon with only a fish scale separating them from 2nd place, with 14.63 pounds. These guys consistently finish in the Top 5. We were glad to see Joe compete with us today. Way to go guys and keep up the good work.

4th place was captured by none other than Shelton Culpepper and David Thornton with 12.79 pounds. Shelton and David are locals and as Shelton told me; "It's hard to win on your own lake, you know too many places to catch fish and you always second guess yourself".

Coming in at the 5th slot was the team of Brad Taylor (MCC President) and Chris Criswell with a 12.71 pound sack. Brad and Chris spider-rigged Albermarle all day and caught good fish. Good work, guys. That should keep you near the top in points.

1st Place
Ray Williams & Rodger Womack

14.83#s
 

2nd Place
Johnny Smith

14.64#s

3rd Place
Joe Lowery & Randy Bouchillon

14.63#'s

4th Place
Shelton Culpepper & David Thornton
12.79#'s

5th Place
Brad Taylor & Chris Criswell

12.74#'s

BIG FISH
Ray Williams & Rodger Womack


1st Place Big Fish 2.66#
2nd Place Big Fish 2.61#
Rounding Out the Top 10

6th Place
Lowell (Doc) Jones & Kenny Blackwell - 12.50#'s


7th Place
Gerald Jones & Kenneth Pickett 12.39#'s


8th Place
Hugh.Krutz & Steve.Stevenson - 12.27#'s

9th Place
George Walker & Ray Clary - 12.08#'s

10th Place
Kenny Middleton & Larry Nipper - 12.03#'s

Door Prizes - Splash-4-Cash

Mike McMurtrey
Ego Net & Tackle Bag

Lowell (Doc) Jones
Cedar Ridge Tackle Gift Set
$30 Cedar Tackle Gift Certificate

Eagle Lake Results
MCC held its 3rd tournament Saturday, December 12, 2009 at Eagle Lake north of Vicksburg, MS. The weather was frightful, cold, rain, and windy, all the ingredients necessary to make it a terrible day for fishing. However the fish didn't seem to think so. With over 24 teams registered to fish, all teams were successful. Several teams reported catching well over 50 quality fish.

Our congratulations go out to Eagle Lake locals Shelton Culpepper (Vice-President) and David Thornton (Weigh Master) that weighed in MCC Tournament’s biggest sack of the year, a whopping 13.08 pounds of black crappie. Man, those were some big specks. David and Shelton won both big fish prizes with a 2.24 pound and a 2.08 pound crappie. Culpepper and Thornton reportedly left the piers and found these big specks in a ditch north of Buck Chute. They caught their fish the old-fashioned way, using minnows and cork. Way to go guys, that proves that persistence and experience pays off.

Coming in 2nd was the team of Bernard Williams and Donald Terry for Jackson, MS. These long-line trollers changed tactics on the others and chose to fish the piers and docks. Williams and Terry caught over 70 fish with most in the 1.5 pound class. Your effort was good, just not big enough for a win but big enough to come in 2nd with 11.14 pounds. Congratulations guys on you best finish since joining the club 1 year ago.

3rd place was captured by Allen Morgan and Donnie Praytor with a total of 10.85 pounds. Morgan and Praytor fished the west-end piers and docks and did very well. Morgan and Praytor are long-time members and very good fisherman. Keep up the good work, Saturday was a day that separates the real fisherman from the fair-weather guys.

Next up was the team of Kent Driscoll and John Harrison with 10.65 pounds. As many of you know Driscoll and Harrison was on terror, winning two tournaments in a row. Sorry guys, it’s hard to beat a man at his on home lake.

Rounding out the top 5 was the team of Hugh Krutz (Tournament Director) and Steve Stevenson (Treasurer) with a 10.57 pound sack. Krutz and Stevenson are very consistent tournament fisherman, constantly finishing in the top 10. Keep it up and keep piling up those points.

1st Place
Shelton Culpepper & David Thornton


13.08#s
 

2nd Place
Bernard Williams & Don Terry


11.15#s

3rd Place
Allen Morgan & Donnie Praytor


10.85#'s

4th Place
Kent Driscoll & John Harrison


10.65#'s

5th Place
Hugh Krutz & Steve Stevenson


10.57#'s

BIG FISH
Shelton Culpepper & David Thornton


1st Place Big Fish 2.24#
2nd Place Big Fish 2.08#


Rounding Out the Top 10

6th Place
Chris Horton & Earl Oswalt - 10.44#'s


7th Place
Ray Williams & Rodger Warnock- 10.19#'s


8th Place
Gearld Jones & Kenneth Pickett - 10.15#'s

9th Place
Brad Taylor & Cris Criswell - 9.94#'s

10th Place
Keith Sullivan & Monty Blount- 9.16#'s

Door Prizes - Splash-4-Cash

George Walker - Tailgate Grill




Wolf Lake Results
MCC's second tournament of the year was held Saturday November 7, 2009 at Wolf Lake outside of Yazoo City, MS. We had 40 teams fishing this old oxbow lake, on one of the most beautiful days of the year. The weather was perfect the fishing was great. Most teams reported catching lots of fish. The fish were average size with most being in the 1-pound class. Most teams sider-rigged with a few jigging the trees. Several teams long-lined trolled with excellent results.

Again the team of Kent Driscoll and John Harrison had the heaviest sack, bring in 9.84#'s. Congratulations guys on your second win of the season. Driscoll and Harrison fished one brush pile all day long, above the Carter Bridge and caught over 40 fish, with most being in the 1-pound class.

Now coming in at a close second was the of Ronald Wade and Danny Wade with good weight of 9.40#s. The Wade team spider-rigged the edge of the cypress trees and lay-downs to bring in this nice bag of crappie.

Coming in a fish few scales behind Team Wade was the team of Charles Talley and Billy Gunter with 9.36#'s for a third place finish. Gunter and Talley are excellent jig and ledge fisherman.

Joe Lowery and Randy Bouchillon captured fourth place at 9.32#'s. Congratulations to Joe and Randy. Rounding out the top five places was the father and son team of Doug "Bull" Eichwurtzle and Jason Eichwurtzle with a weight of 9.11#'s.

Big Fish honors went to Joe Lowery and Randy Bouchillon with a 1.80# white crappie. Second big fish went to the Eichwurtzle team with a 1.77# crappie.

1st Place
Kent Driscoll & John Harrision

9.84#s



2nd Place
Ronald & Danny Wade


9.40#s


3rd Place
Charles Talley & Billy Gunter


9.36#'s

4th Place
Joe Lowery & Randy Bouchillon


9.32#'s

5th Place
Doug "Bull" Eichwurtzle & Jason Eichwurtzle


9.11#'s

BIG FISH
Joe Lowery & Randy Bouchillon

1st Place Big Fish 1.80 #

Rounding Out the Top 10

6th Place
Bernard Williams & Don Terry - 9.04#'s


7th Place
Bobby Clark & Doug Hollingsworth - 8.88#'s


8th Place
Jimmy Smith & Ricky Smith - 8.71#'s
Shelton Culpepper & David Thornton - 8.71#'s


10th Place
Paul Johnson & Charley Henry - 8.32#'s

Door Prizes

Doug "Bull" Eichwurtzle - (2) BnM 10' Jig Poles

Bernard Williams - (1) BnM 12' Jig Pole


Cole Rowell - (1) BnM 12' Jig Poles



Ferguson's Best
If you haven’t heard or wasn’t there I can assure you that this might have been the toughest challenge MCC has ever faced. I’ll give you a quick run down of the fishing conditions—3’ a day rising water, cold front, clear skies, and lockjaw crappie. Now all that in one day equals bad fishing conditions.

Not all the teams had trouble getting the crappie to bite as the team of Kent ”Duckman” Driscoll & John Harrison found a way to bring 4 nice Ferguson crappie weighing 4.20#s to take the first tournament of the 09-10 MCC season. These two fine fishermen caught these fish single pole jig fishing around the casinos and grain elevators about 20 to 23 feet deep. Great job men on one tough day. Oh, by the way Kent has volunteered to cook his famous duck gumbo Friday night at Wolf Lake so give him a call at 901-834-6077 to make reservations.

Now coming in at a close second was the second year team of Bo Hudson & Brad Chappell with good weight of 4.09#s. These two men have worked all summer on the long lining act and it sure paid off with a with a strong second place finish to start the season. Not sure where they caught their fish but I did see them in the up lake. Good job men and your off to a great start!

Third place was captured by the team of Hugh “Crankbait” Krutz and Steve Stevenson with a weight of 3.35#s. This team stayed up close to the American Legion out in deep water. Congratulations on another third place finish on Ferguson.

Big Fish honors go to Johnny Hannah and George Walker with a 1.75# whale. Way to go men and nice fish! Johnny, good net men are hard to come by aren’t they.


1st Place
Kent Driscoll & John Harrision

4.20#s



2nd Place
Bo Hutson & Brad Chappell


4.09#s


3rd Place
Hugh Krutz & Steve Stevenson


3.55#'s

4th Place
Kenny Browning & Kenny Walker


3.30#'s

5th Place
Joe Lowery & R. Bouchillon


3.29#'s

BIG FISH
Johnny Hannah & George Walker

1st Place Big Fish 1.75 #



New Monogrammed Shirts Available - Only $35

We've got them in Aqua and Burnt Gold, sizes up to 2XL. The shirts are customized by Embroidery Design. They are embroidered with your name and the club logo.

We also have three (3) new cap designs for the new season. Contact Shelton Culpepper, Paul Johnson, or Brad Taylor (662) 820-4581 for ordering.