Falls Lake greeted Leesville BASSMasters with a welcome chill in the air when we arrived at Upper Barton's ramp today with bluebird skies and temps in the mid-40s, and water temps in the upper 60s. After an extended indian summer throughout most of the month of October, temps have finally started to drop to their more normal fall range.
When all the fish were brought to the scales, newly minted boater Wes House came away with the win with four fish weighing 7.57 lbs, followed closely in 2nd by Duke Bevard with a five fish limit at 7.21 lbs. Third place finisher Tom Robertson weighed in two fish at 4.33 lbs, anchored by a 3.67 that took big fish honors for the day. Craig Koefler and Sheldon Godfrey both weighed in one fish each (1.29 lb & 0.77 lb, resp.) Former Leesville member Malcolm Rawls joined us today, and weighed in a five fish limit with one dead fish for a net weight of 6.30 lbs.
With one tournament remaining in the season, Craig has nearly secured first place for the 2017 season. Because Tom will drop two pts as a result of having fished all twelve tournaments, even with a first place and big fish finish at Gaston, Craig needs only to fish the final tournament to be crowned the champion, regardless of whether he brings anything to the scales. There's also still a chance that Duke, currently in third, could potentially wrest second place from Tom should he fail to catch a fish at Gaston and Duke finishes high in the standings.
Stay tuned folks! Our last tournament of the 2017 season will be on November 4 at Lake Gaston. Second and third are still a horse race and positions could change next weekend. Check back here next weekend to find out how the final standings shake out for Leesville BASSMasters' 2017 season!