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NEWCOMERS GET THE BIG WEIGHT FOR THE WIN We were anticipating over 21 boats for our 3rd Semi-Pro event of the season. Boy, were we surprised, launching 28 boats ready for a day of tournament fishing. Thanks to Markley Cove the day for us was full of preparation for weigh in and providing over 60 people with lunch. Markley Cove provided us with a check to compensate for the additional fees we pay to hold an event on Lake Berryessa. Joseph and I were able to provide our staff, Markley Cove staff, and most important our par- ticipants with Polish Sausages, chips, cookies, and drinks during weigh in. Newcomers Bradford and Natalie Manion weighed in15.61 pounds to take the win and the 1st place check of $829.00 and $405.00 in option money. Bradford was also happy to hold his check of $280.00 and the Big Fish plaque for his Big Bass that weighed in at 4.53 pounds. He also took home a Powell Rod certificate, Spro Frog, Yamamoto Baits, River2Sea frog, a Swim O swim bait, and some Tru-Tungsten plastics. It is not only the top winners that go home with something to show their hard work for the day we want everyone to have a chance to take something home. Ron and Lesa Tobey were 2nd place; dropshotting and Texas rigging bagged the team 12.01 pounds. Ron was happy to hold his second place plaque and letting Lesa hold the $480.00 place mon- ey and the $243.00 option money checks. Lesa also took home the

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“Second Big Fish of the Day” giving her Eye Surrender sun glasses, Spro frog, Yamamoto Baits, River2Sea frog, Swim O Bait swim bait, and a pack of Tru Tungsten soft plastics. Taking home 3rd place meant taking a big jump on the scales. Jack and Tristan Jeha took 3rd place working jigs all day to catch 10.11 pounds and reel in $290.00 and $162.00 in option money. It took 9.22 pounds to catch 4th place. Eric Gough and Jim Grif- fin spent the day dropshotting, Carolina rigging, and using small worms in 30 feet of water. They took home $210.00 for their hard day of fishing James Kimura and Art Narverud were happy to place 5th with their 9.15 pounds. They received $160.00 for their full bag caught dropshotting and crank baiting. Jeff Jewell and Kirk Garcia took home some Stren Micro fuse braided line and some 5” Double Diamond swim baits for their lim- it weighing 9.12 pounds, which won the “One Out of the Money” prize. The following prizes are awarded to teams that are at the awards. The team of Reeser and Ryan were awarded a Fisherman’s Warehouse pack of hats and Vibrator Jigs as a thank you for par- ticipating. Duke Kanaya and Matt Hamilton stayed to collect a Della Baits pack and Open Water baits for the “Lowest Fish Weighed” prize. Eddie Fletcher and Ron Rushings stuck around for some a pack of Reaction Innovations and some Revenge Baits for the “Low- est Limit” prize. Thanks to all our sponsors and participants for mak- ing all this possible.

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Place Boater 1 BRADFORD MANION 2 RON TOBEY 3 JACK JEHA 4 ERIC GOUGH 5 JAMES KIMURA

NoN-Boater NATALIE MANION LESA TOBEY TRISTAN JEHA JIM GRIFFIN ART NARVERUD

Fish BigBass Weight WiNNiNgs 5 4.53 15.61 $1,234.00 5 4.1 12.01 $723.00 5 2.46 10.11 $452.00 5 0 9.22 $210.00 5 3.23 9.15 $160.00

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Place Boater 1 PHIL HONG 2 ROBERT MATSUURA 3 RON TOBEY 4 JEFF JEWELL 5 BRADFORD MANION

NoN-Boater MICHAEL HONG BRYAN TOM LESA TOBEY KIRK GARCIA NATALIE MANION

Fish BigBass Weight WiNNiNgs 5 9.16 17.4 $1,266.00 5 4.41 14.6 $609.00 5 4.34 14.1 $346.00 5 5.65 12.85 $160.00 5 2.58 10.88 $0.00

Berryessa - 1/31/09 1st Place 15.61 lbs, Big Fish 4.53 lbs.

Berryessa - 1/31/09 2nd Place 12.01 lbs, 2nd Big Fish 4.10 lbs

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