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Mitch Allen wins final Bootheel BassBusters tournament of year

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

In the final Bootheel BassBusters tournament of the year, winners were, from left: Mike Estes, 2nd place; Mitch Allen, 1st place; and Sherry Bonner, 3rd place
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LAKE?WHEELER, Ala. -- The Bootheel BassBusters held their ninth and final tournament of the year, a two-day event, on Lake Wheeler in Alabama on Oct. 12 and 13.

Mitch Allen won the tournament with a two-day total of 18 bass weighing 29 pounds 6 ounces. Mike Estes was second with 19 bass weighing 26 pounds, 4 ounces and Sherry Bonner was third with 17 bass weighing 23 pounds, 12 ounces.

The Big Bass honors on Friday went to Sherry Bonner with a 4 pound, 6 ounce fish while Mike Estes had the second Big Bass of the day with a 3 pound, 2 ounce fish.

On Saturday the Big Bass honors went to Mitch Allen with a 3 pound, 2 ounce fish while Kenny Dement had the second Big Bass of 3 pounds.

The sixteen contestants weighed in nearly 300 pounds of bass during the two-

day event contested under sunny skies and mild temperatures.

The Angler-of-the-Year race was very close right to the last day. Mitch Allen won his second consecutive Angler-of-the-Year title with 1,699 points. Leven Cox was a close second with 1,675 points and Leon Miller was third with 1,561 points.

Anyone interested in joining the BassBusters for the 2008 tournament season should contact Club President Mike Estes at 620-2785 or Vice-President Kenny Dement at 471-3567 after 5 p.m.

Owning a boat is not required for membership and new members are always welcome in the club.