Rable, Browning Hook 9th Place At Bass Tournament

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A pair of Rim country anglers fished their way to ninth-place honors in the inaugural AllStar Bass Couples Tournament contested Nov. 4 at Roosevelt Lake.

Adrienne Rable and John Browning boated 6.52 pounds of bass to edge their way into the tourneys top ten. 82 anglers participated.

Another Gila County pair, Kay Wagner and Chi-Chi Chavez of Roosevelt, finished second after weighing in a six-fish limit of 9.96 pounds. In their catch was a nice-sized 3.72-pound largemouth. The lunker was caught on a spinnerbait.

For their finish, Wagner and Chavez pocketed $1,200 in prize money. The two fished spinnerbaits, crankbaits and inline spinners on rocky shores in the main lake, official Tom Stiles said.

The tournament champions, husband-and-wife Kim and Kathleen Acevedo of Lakeside, weighed in 12.17 pounds to earn $2,900.

The White Mountain pair also won the Big Fish award for a 6.22-pound largemouth caught on a crankbait in the Goose Flats area.

Most of their catch was landed with a combination of crankbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic bait on flats in seven to 10 feet of water.

According to Stiles, other tournament anglers had success by fishing chartreuse rattling lipless crankbaits on rock flats in 2 to 6 feet of water in the Tonto Creek end of the lake.

The Next AllStar Bass Couples tournament is scheduled for Jan. 13 on Apache Lake. Call (480) 890-2547 for more information.

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