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Stava & Ceimbach Win at Braidwood!

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April 6 2014 Braidwood Lake – Braidwood, IL

The inaugural “Braidwood Open” or “Big Bass Bonanza” was hosted by the Happy Hookers Bass Club and a picture perfect day for this event. Prior days to this event didn’t look like the weather was going to work with us. But it ended up to be a nice day, with 38 boats at launch and 76 Anglers eager to get into the water, this event was underway. At 7 am, the boats where turned loose

 one at a time. As the day went on, the weather just got better, from starting off with jackets on, to the afternoon in t-shirts. The fishing was the same, slow starts but picked up as the day went on. By 3 pm the Anglers started to make their way to the ramp. The weigh-in station was set-up and ready for those bags of scales! As the bass came in, you would see a lot of 3 lb bass showing, then they would start to get bigger; 3.5, 4, 4.5 lbs and then the “Big Bass” of the event came in at 5.80 lbs by Carpenter & O’Connell. When the scales closed and all was tallied up. This is the results: 3rd Place @ 14.56 lbs Carpenter & O’Connell, 2nd Place @ 15.20 lbs Vanderwall & Zola and in 1st Place @ 15.80 Stava & Ceimbach bringing in the biggest bag of the day. A big thanks to the members of the Happy Hookers for running this event smoothly, from parking to helping launch & retrieve boats at the ramp. Great job to all who helped and congratulations to our winners. Big thanks to all our sponsors, without them we would not have these events. Check out our sponsors on the website.

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