Jim Simpson Wins Fifth Stop of the Panhandle-West Region

Ute Lake, Logan NM.  Sunday was again warm but with light winds. Jim Simpson brought another limit of fish to the scales weighing 10.34 pounds giving him the win. Kris Bosley had four fish for a second place total of 8.91including the big bass of the event at 3.39 pounds. Closely following Kris was Kelly Hudson with a limit weighing 8.81 pounds for third. Cecil Carter weighed four fish for 6.83 securing fourth with Josh Tidenberg weighing four fish at 5.44 to round out the top five. Anglers reported a variety of patterns with rigged plastics and crankbaits predominating. The next and final event will be at OH Ivie May 30. … [Continue reading]

Josh Tidenberg Wins Fourth Stop of the Panhandle-West Region

Fifteen anglers fished the fourth and fifth events of the Panhandle-West Region TBN schedule at Ute Lake, NM under warm and very windy conditions. While winds were light for much of the early morning, they certainly made up for it for the rest of the day with sustained 35-40 MPH winds with gusts to 60 MPH. Anglers reported catching good numbers of fish, primarily smallmouth, with several limits weighed in. Josh Tidenberg bucked the smallmouth trend with a five fish limit including four largemouths weighing 12.12 pounds for the win along with big bass of the event at 3.28 pounds. Kris Bosley also had a limit that tipped the scales at 10.64 for second while Jim Simpson weighed a limit at 9.56 pounds for third. Fourth was secured by Clifford Weick with 8.73 while Bobby Chestnut had 8.12 to round out the top five. … [Continue reading]