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Big Bass: Ron Helling
1st Place:Quinton Inghram and Chad Kerr
The first event of 2012 for this new circuit, Mississippi Pool 19, saw 15 teams facing very warm muggy weather and low muddy water. Ron Helling weighed in a nice 4.70 lb fish to win Big Bass of the day, using jigs in 2 feet of muddy water around brush at Big Island. The team of Quinton Inghram and Chad Kerr brought a limit to the scales weighing a fantastic 18.01 lbs to capture 1st Place. Quinton and Chad found a little clear water with wood and rocks at mid pool to take the win, using 'giant killer baits'. Tim Kipling and Darin Olin had a nice bag of 5 fish that weighed 14.66 lbs to cash the 2nd Place check. Conditions were a little tough, however 12 teams managed to turn in a limit of fish with a total weight of 166.93 for this event.