Lake Shafer - Beach Ramp
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July 14th, 2012 Lake Shafer…. The fourth event of the season was held on Lake Shafer. This was a schedule change due to the threat of lowering Lake Freeman. Seventeen teams rolled into to participate in the event. Lake Shafer is usually the preferred stop on the trail, so I don’t believe too many were disappointed that the tournament was moved over to Shafer. Congratulations to the team of Nick Hammond and Pat Kaufmann. Nick and Pat had an outstanding day on the water. They were able to bring in a limit of fish that tipped the scales at 11.61 pounds, with a couple dandy smallmouth that gave them enough weight for a well earned win. Congratulations guys on an awesome day! In second place was the team of Roger Mikels and Jason Vance. Jason was not able to participate in the event, so Roger headed out on his own, and what a day he had. Roger brought in a limit of fish that weighed 11.01 pounds. Roger was also able to capture the largest fish of the day, a beautiful 3.48 smallmouth. Congratulations on an awesome day Roger! In third place was the team of Arthur Kerns and Walter Kerns. Arthur and Walter are new to the circuit this year, but have had a very solid year. Arthur and Walter brought in a limit that weighed 9.87 pounds. Congratulations guys! Rounding out the top five were the teams of Dusty Robinson and Brian Robinson and Jeff Vandergraff and Bill Kelly. Dusty and Brian had a limit that weighed 8.81 pounds and Jeff and Bill had a limit that weighed 7.52 pounds respectively. After four events Dusty and Brian Robinson sit a top the leader board for the Angler’s of the Year race, with several teams right on their heels. Special thanks go out to our 2012 sponsors: Legend Boats, Mercury Outboards, Motor guide, Bass West USA, Bass Tackle Depot, Swim bait Nation, and Power Pose. We would also like to thank our 2012 local sponsors: Hinkle Construction, High Tech Motor Sports, Nolly’s Fiberglass, Lafayette Copier, Trash Kans LLC., Westbrook Agency, the Tire Barn and Twin Lakes Fish and Game.