Chaonia Landing-6:30 to 3:00
Final Results

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1st Matt Allison & Justin Mosier

2nd James Goodpasture & Scott Fischer


 Reported by Ron Niswonger
Air temp 63- 93
Winds light variable
Lake 359.7
Water stained
29 boats

Temps soared during the day at Southeast Missouri’s Lake Wappapello for the Anglers’ Choice Tournament Trail on Sunday Sept. 15. A full field turned out to face the heat and vie for a chance to out fish the other anglers on the popular reservoir. The sun didn’t let up all day and neither did the competition.

Taking the top position honors was the familiar Wappapello team of Matt Allison and Justin Mosier. “We stayed on the lower end of the lake all day and fished shallow with slow moving baits,” said Allison. “We got most of our better fish early in the day.” They collected $1950 plus trophies for their five fish limit weighing 16.55 pounds. That sack was anchored by the big bass of the tournament that weighed 6.42 pounds and was good for an additional $290 plus trophies.

Second place was secured by the red-hot team of James Goodpasture and Scott Fischer. Of the six events they have fished so far this season they have been in the top five an impressive 5 times. “We did the same thing we’ve done all year.” Said Goodpasture. “We hopped from spot to spot all day and fished the edge of the river in about 8 to 10 feet of water. We did fish slow baits today though.” He added. Their five fish limit weighed 14.67 pounds and was worth $1040 plus trophies.

Third place went to Randy Pierce and Keith Carrol their five fish weighed 13.12 pounds and earned them $635 plus trophies. “We stayed on the lower end of the lake all day and fished flats with lipless crankbaits,” Piece said. “We caught fish all day and culled several times,” he said.

Fourth place went to Warren Manion and Colton Jennings. Their 12.93-pound limit was good for $390.

Fifth place was awarded to Paul and Kason Henderson. They had a 12.90-pound limit of fish that was worth $230.

The first-place big bass, a 6.42 pounder was caught by Matt Allison and Justin Mosier. It was fooled by a worm on a main lake bank. It was worth $290 plus trophies.

The last Anglers’ Choice event of the season will be Saturday Oct. 12. This was announced at the event by Tournament Director Ken Owens.