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

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1st Place Goodpasture and Fischer

2nd Place Thurston and Thurston


 August 11, 2019

Reported by Ron Niswonger

Air Temp 73-93
Lake 359.9
Water stained
33 Boats

The dog days of summer are upon us no doubt. Sweltering daytime highs in the low to mid 90s made the heat index push over the century mark for the August installment of the Anglers’ Choice event on Lake Wappapello Sunday. The competitors took off from host Chaonia Landing Marina to do battle with the Southeast Missouri’s bass population.

Scott Fischer and partner James Goodpasture finished the day in the top slot with a five fish limit that tipped the scales at 18.14 pounds. “We rotated through three areas up river from Chaonia Landing all day,” said Goodpasture. “We fished the edge of the river channel in about 8 to 10 feet of water with worms and jigs.” They took home $1640 and trophies for their trouble.

Jamie and Colton Thurston took second place honors with a 16.82-pound limit that earned them $1060 plus trophies. “We stayed down the lake all day and fished the drops in about 8 feet of water and we caught all of our fish on a big worm. We probably had 30 fish today.” Said Jamie Thurston. He added that Colton caught most of the fish and he was just the “net man.” Some days are just like that.

The father and son team of Bruce and Adam Hutson took third place with a limit of fish that weighed 16.5 pounds. “We fished from the Greenville Bridge to the dam,” said Adam Hutson. “We caught them early and then it slowed in the middle of the day. We caught them pretty good again at the end of the day. Our big fish did come on a deep diving crankbait but everything else was on a jig.” They took home $660 plus trophies for their efforts.

Danny and Dirk Livingston took fourth place with a 15.57-pound limit that was worth $420.

Ron and Dan Niswonger finished in the last paying spot with a 15.11- pound limit worth $270.

The 5.28-pound big bass went to Larry Thurman and Don Lynn it was fooled by a crankbait and was good for $330 plus trophies.