Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Mixed Bag Contest - update August 5th

Terry Stafford with a Little River white bass
We're now in the last full month of SweatFest 2020 - the festival no one likes to celebrate! Fishing has been real slow as of late, but there's still opportunities to land a few diverse species on fly rod for our annual Mixed Bag Contest.  With the rivers down and clear, white bass, catfish, spotted bass, and longear catches have been good.

Entry to the MBC is free to all members.  Just catch a fish, and submit it online via the Mixed Bag page. Even entering just one species insures your name in the drawing for the grand consolation prize!

There's been a big shakeup since our last report. Bill Morrison is well on his way to promoting diversity in the fly fishing species ranks. But it's now a very tight battle for the second place spot, with seven anglers in striking distance!

Here are the current standings (number is different species registered):
  • Bill Morrison (16) - largemouth bass, bluegill, black crappie, longear, white crappie, redear, golden shiner, rainbow trout, speckled trout, ladyfish, redfish, spotted bass, warmouth, green sunfish, white bass, channel catfish
  • Carlton Townsend (11) - black crappie, rainbow trout, longear, bluegill, redbreast, redear, smallmouth bass, green sunfish, spotted bass, white bass, channel catfish, cutthroat trout
  • Glen Cormier (11) - bluegill, chain pickerel, channel catfish, redear, rainbow trout, yellow bass, largemouth bass, white crappie, warmouth, redbreast sunfish, longear sunfish
  • Joel Dinnat (10) - warmouth, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, longear, largemouth bass, pumpkinseed, white bass, catfish
  • Jim Johnson (10) - bluegill, longear, redbreast, redear, chain pickerel, largemouth bass, green sunfish, warmouth, white bass, channel catfish
  • Robert Hughes (9) - rainbow trout, longear, green sunfish, bluegill, brown trout, black crappie, spotted bass, tiger trout, cutthroat trout
Others - Jim Guillory (6),  Gene Taylor (6),  Terry Stafford (4),  Phil Havener (4),  Rich Hudson (3), Justin Wilson (2), Pitt Merryman (2), Mike Carlin (2), Eddie Quita (1),  Preston Keiser (1)