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Miller takes first in BassBuster tourney

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

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Pictured are the winners from the most recent BassBusters tournament. From left are: Mitch Allen - Big Bass, Kenny Dement - 3rd Place, Ty Garrett - 2nd Place, Leon Miller - 1st Place
CUMBERLAND, Tenn. -- The Bootheel BassBusters held their seventh tournament of the year on August 6th on the Tennessee, Cumberland, and Ohio Rivers.

Leon Miller won the tournament with five fish weighing 10 lbs. 3 oz. Ty Garrett was second with a six fish limit weighing 10 lbs. 2 oz. and Kenny Dement was third with a six fish limit weighing 8 lbs. 4 oz.

Mitch Allen took big bass honors with a beautiful 4 lb. 7 oz. smallmouth bass and Shannon Garrett won the "Lucky Drawing".

The tournament contestants noted that when the current was flowing well, the fish seemed to bite better.

Ty Garrett moved into the lead in the Angler-of-the-Year race with 1,253 points. Mitch Allen is second with 1,240 points and Mike Estes is third with 999 points.

The club travels to Lake Barkley on September 17th for their eighth tournament of the year out of the Devil's Elbow ramp.

Anyone interested in joining the BassBusters needs to contact Club President Leon Miller at (573) 270-1831 or Vice-President Mike Estes at (573) 620

-2785 after 5:00 p.m. Owning a boat is not required for membership.