Hennigan Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Sam Rayburn
JASPER, Texas (March 6, 2006) - Boater Phil Hennigan of Center, Texas, earned $4,350 Saturday as winner of the Bass Fishing League Cowboy Division bass fishing tournament on Sam Rayburn Reservoir. The tournament was the second of five regular-season Cowboy Division events and earned Hennigan 200 points in the Boater Division.
Hennigan's winning catch of five bass weighed 21 pounds, 15 ounces. He caught his bass by sight-fishing with a ReAction Lures U-99 jerkbait and a 1/4-ounce jig. One of Hennigan's bass weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and earned him $615 as winner of the big-bass award.
Rounding out the top five boaters are Scott David of Goodrich, Texas (five bass, 20 pounds, 3 ounces, $1,813); Glen Freeman of Converse, La. (five bass, 20 pounds, 3 ounces, $1,813); Mark Allen of Lindale, Texas (five bass, 19 pounds, 7 ounces, $1,015) and Mark Martin of Beaumont, Texas (four bass, 19 pounds, 1 ounce, $870).
David earned an additional $750 for the Ranger Cup and Powered by Yamaha awards.
Gilbert Herald of Pittsburg, Texas, earned $2,136 as the co-angler winner, thanks to five bass weighing 18 pounds, 12 ounces that he caught while fishing a spinnerbait around shallow buckbrush.
Rounding out the top five co-anglers are Brandon Wells of Spring, Texas (five bass, 16 pounds, 8 ounces, $1,068); Ted Robbins of Longview, Texas (five bass, 15 pounds, 10 ounces, $712) Charles Womack of Grand Prairie, Texas (five bass, 14 pounds, 5 ounces, $498) and Jesse Fry of College Station, Texas (five bass, 13 pounds, 15 ounces, $427).
Wells earned $297 as the co-angler big-bass award winner, thanks to a 6-pounder he caught on a spinnerbait.
Cowboy Division anglers will next visit Cedar Creek in Log Cabin, Texas, April 8 for their third regular-season event, followed by an event on Lake Palestine in Flint, Texas, April 29. A two-day Super Tournament, the division's fifth and final event, will be held on Sam Rayburn Reservoir in Jasper Sept. 30-31.