Buddy Randall now has his daughter, Bailey, hooked on fishing.
The longtime AllStar Bass circuit angler snared her into becoming his partner in a couples tournament held May 20 at Lake Pleasant.
The father and daughter team proved to be a formidable one, finishing fourth with a six fish limit of 11.62 pounds.
For their efforts, the two pocketed $325 in prize money. AllStar spokesman Harry Morgan said the two fished Carolina-rigged lizards and spider jigs on islands and points in the lower part of the lake.
Buddy Randall entered the fray fresh from winning an AllStar team tournament held May 6 at Roosevelt Lake. In taking first in the fray, Randall teamed with nationally recognized fishing pro Mark Kile. The two received $4,450 for the win.
Last year, Buddy Randall had another partner, his wife, Tammy, when the two teamed up to finish in the top 10 at an AllStar Couples Tournament held at Bartlett Lake.
In a Best Bet Aluminum Boat tournament at Lake Pleasant, also last spring, Buddy Randall and Ray Purtill hooked up for a top-10 finish.
At the May 20 tournament in which Buddy and Bailey finished third, they were sponsored by The Tackle Box in Tonto Basin.
Co-owner Dennis Pirch lauds Buddy Randall as a fine tournament fisherman and an experienced outdoorsman.
In the most recent All-Star tournament, the team of Diane and Wayne Jenness of Phoenix took first with a six fish limit of 14.08 pounds. Their catch included a 4.84 pounder that was the event's big fish winner. For the win, the two received $1,800.
The next AllStar Bass Couples Tournament is set for June 10 at Roosevelt Lake. Call (480) 894-2775 for more information.