Friday Night Fishing Contest

2012 Summary Results

Almost $5400 in Price money was awarded in 2012.  Out of the 31 different teams fishing this season, we saw 11 different winners in the 22 weekly contest. Paul Renda and Jeff England edged out Rob Smith and Zac Davis for the Points Championship.  But Smith and Davis won the season ending Classic and the most money $1470.

  Team Best Finish Big Fish Avg. Wgt. Largest Sack Prize $ Pts.
1 Garret Langer/ Alex Jessen 1 4.29 8.75 13.52 197.00 83
2 Rob Smith/ Zac Davis 1 7.30 9.06 18.47 1470.00 227
3 Mike Forrester/ Scott Lewis 1 6.60 7.84 10.75 530.00 206.5
4 Paul Renda/ Jeff England 1 5.56 9.65 14.92 1144.00 244
5 Brian Campbell/ Rick Strawn 1 4.77 10.08 14.94 215.00 46
6 Aaron Owens/ Tim Isbell 1 4.15 8.04 13.06 129.00 69
7 James Carroll/ Zac Hall 3 3.28 6.69 10.67 33.00 44
8 Jason Prieko/Eric Behanna 6



6
9 Keith Brasher/ Nate Maxey 6
4.05 4.05
7
10 Corey Calvert/ Joey Mann 5
5.15 5.15
8
11 Martin Morales/ Omar Morales 6



2
12 Justin Burris/ Josh Frost 6



2
13 Patrick Miranda/ Shawn Tyler 6



2
14 Brandon Brazil/ Tommy Burton 5
5.88 7.40
27
15 Taylor Franklin/ Stephen McKInney 6
4.54 6.47
37
16 Jason Whitson/ Todd Skinner 1 4.79 7.85 12.19 611.00 118
17 Mike Wolfe/Nicholas Wolfe 6



4
18 John Brasher/ Justin Hefner 1 6.49 10.14 15.50 681.00 114
19 Brett Howard/ Jacob Grunda 6



2
20 Austin Moore/ Adam Day 6



2
21 Dru Jones/ Philip Jones 1 3.78 7.27 12.47 188.00 97
22 Dustin Smith/ Michael Frowley 5
7.27 9.21
13
23 Jarred Mills/ Kaleb Mills 6
5.93 9.25 45.00 21
24 Frank Rohling/ Blain Dunion 6



2
25 Philip Hyche/ Eddie Buzzbee 1 2.56 5.50 9.40 36.00 83
26 Dearilo Arnold/ Kelvin Smith 6



2
27 Brian Battle/ Shawn Jackson 4



8
28 Marcus Lyons/ Doug Kelley 6



2
29 Jacob Davis/ Amber Mullinax 6



2
30 Darral Garner/ Casey Garner 6



2
31 Kenton Howard 1 3.07 11.42 11.42 114.00 15










Totals 7.30
18.47 5393.00 1498

Smith and Davis win Season Ending Classic

 Rob Smith and Zac Davis, pictured above with the the best Friday night catch of the season, won the $490 in the season ending Classic Championship.  They won with a 5 fish limit of 11.72 lbs on Friday night edging out Jason Whitson and Todd Skinner won took second place with a total of 10.69 lbs.  Todd Skinner captured the big fish money bringing their total winnings to $350 for the evening.  The Series Point Champions, Paul and Jeff England,  finished 3rd.

Classic 7-Sep-12




Team Big Fish Total Wgt. # of Fish Fin. Pos. Prize $
Paul Renda/ Jeff England
10.26 5 3

Rob Smith/ Zac Davis 4.57 11.72 5 1 490
Mike Forrester/ Chris Leathers
8.39 5 5

Philip Hyche/ Eddie Buzzbee





Jason Whitson/ Todd Skinner 4.79 10.69 5 2 350
John Brasher/ Justin Hefner
10.18 5 4

Taylor Franklin/ Stephen McKInney






Week 22 31-Aug-12




Team Big Fish Total Wgt. # of Fish Fin. Pos. Prize $ Pts.
Paul Renda/ Jeff England
6.07 5 4
9
Rob Smith/ Zac Davis
8.93 5 3
11
Kenton Howard 3.07 11.42 5 1 114 15
Philip Hyche/ Eddie Buzzbee


6
2
Jason Whitson/ Todd Skinner 2.69 9.61 5 2 36 13
John Brasher/ Justin Hefner
5.93 5 5
7


Jason Whitson and Todd Skinner get first win in week 21

   This summer we have had 10 different winners in the first 21 weeks.  On August 24th it was Jason Whitson and  Todd Skinner who got their first victory with a total weight of 12.19 lbs.  This included the 4.39 lb big fish of the night. Mike Forrester and Scott Lewis got 2nd place and raised their season winnings to $506.  This year 1050 pounds of bass have been caught and released during the Friday night tournaments.  Series point leaders Paul Renda and Jeff England slipped to third this week with 7.72 lbs.  So any team can win from from week to week.

Week 21 24-Aug-12





Team Big Fish Total Wgt. # of Fish Fin. Pos. Prize $ Pts.

Paul Renda/ Jeff England
7.72 5 3
11

Brandon Brazil/ Tommy Burton


6
2

Darral Garner/ Dan Ellingwood
3.82 3 4
7

Philip Hyche/ Eddie Buzzbee
3.76 2 5
5

Jason Whitson/ Todd Skinner 4.39 12.19 5 1 133 15

Mike Forrester/ Scott Lewis
9.09 5 2 42 13

Mike Wolfe/Nicholas Wolfe


6
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Paul Renda and Jeff England win Week 20

    Paul Renda said he has broken off too many big bass this season.  He switch to new 17lb test line and landed the big bass of the evening, a 4.44lb large mouth.  With his partner Jeff England they won for the second week in a row with a total weight of 11.39lbs.  Eddie Buzzbee and Philip Hyche took second place with a total weight of 9.40lbs.  Rob Smith and Zac Davis took third but fell 7 points behind in their quest to dethrone Renda and Smith as the Series bass champions this summer.

Week 20 17-Aug-12




Team Big Fish Total Wgt. # of Fish Fin. Pos. Prize $ Pts.
Paul Renda/ Jeff England 4.44 11.39 5 1 114 15
Rob Smith/ Zac Davis
7.31 5 3
11
Brian Battle/ Shawn Jackson


4
4
Philip Hyche/ Eddie Buzzbee 3.4 9.4 5 2 36 13
Jason Whitson/ Todd Skinner


4
4
Mike Forrester/ Chris Leathers


4
4






 



Paul Renda and Jeff England win Week 19 on a Stormy Night when the Bass were Biting.

    Last Friday night a cold front moved into the Birmingham area and the Bass turned on for the courageous fishermen braving the rain and lightning in week 19.  Paul Renda said he and his partner, Jeff England, caught at least 40 fish.  They had a total weight of 12.36lbs for five fish even though Paul broke off 4 big bass which would have put them easily over 20lbs.  Jason Whitson had his best finish of the season capturing second with 12.08lbs.  Third place and big fish of the night of 4.76lbs went to Rob Smith and Zac Davis who are battling for the season points championship.  They now trail Renda/England by a mere 3 points with 3 weeks to go.

Week 19 10-Aug-12





Team Big Fish Total Wgt. # of Fish Fin. Pos. Prize $ Pts.

Paul Renda/ Jeff England 4.53 12.36 5 1 98 15

Rob Smith/ Zac Davis 4.76 9.94 5 3 35 11

Brandon Brazil/ Tommy Burton
4.89 4 5
7

Philip Hyche/ Eddie Buzzbee
5.41 5 4
9

Jason Whitson/  3.72 12.08 5 2 42 13

Mike Forrester/ Chris Leathers


6
2

Darral Garner/ Casey Garner


6
2


Mike Forrester with 6.6 lb Big Fish of Week 18

    Mike Forrester and Scott Lewis had their best finish of the season taking first with 9.95 lbs for 4 fish.  They increased their season cash winnings to $464.  Most importantly with 176 points, they are moving up to challenge for the top spot in the season point championship.  The leaders with four weeks remaining are Rob Smith and Zac Davis with 195.  Only one point behind is last year's champions, Paul Renda and Jeff England, with 194 points. 
Week 18 3-Aug-12




Team Big Fish Total Wgt. # of Fish Fin. Pos. Prize $ Pts.
Paul Renda/ Jeff England
8.62 5 2 45 13
Rob Smith/ Zac Davis
6.99 5 3 27 11
Brandon Brazil/ Tommy Burton


7
2
Philip Hyche/ Eddie Buzzbee
5.76 4 5
7
Jason Whitson/ 


7
2
Mike Forrester/ Scott Lewis 6.6 9.95 4 1 153 14
Dru Jones/ Philip Jones
6.08 5 4
9
Garret Langer/ David Smith
4.81 5 6
7
Jacob Davis/ Amber Mullinax


7
2

Week 17 Winners
Eddie Buzzbee and Philip Hyche

    First time winners in Week 17 pictured above were Eddie Buzzbee and Philip Hyche with a total weight of 9.40lbs.  Their big fish was only 2.56lbs so their limit of 5 fish included solid two pound spotted bass.  Big fish of the night went to Rob Smith and Zac Davis with 2.84 pounds.  They also squeaked into second place with 7.94 lbs with only 4 fish.  Dru Jones and Philip Jones, last week's winners, had a limit of 5 fish weighing 7.80lbs for third place. 


Week 17 27-Jul-12





Team Big Fish Total Wgt. # of Fish Fin. Pos. Prize $ Pts.

Paul Renda/ Jeff England 2.4 6.56 5 4
9

Rob Smith/ Zac Davis 2.84 7.94 4 2 80 12

Taylor Franklin/ Stephen McKInney


6
2

Philip Hyche/ Eddie Buzzbee 2.56 9.4 5 1 96 15

Jason Whitson/ 


6
2

Mike Forrester/ Scott Lewis
6.51 5 5
7

Dru Jones/ Philip Jones
7.8 5 3 24 11

Brian Baffle/ James Jackson




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Week 16 Results

Father and Son team, Dru and Philip Jones began fishing the Friday night contest two months ago.  This week they hit the jack pot taking first place with a total weight of 12.47 lbs.  They also had the big fish of 3.78 lb which brought their total winnings for the night to $114.   According to father, Dru Jones the best fish were caught by Philip.  However, Dru pointed him the right direction which included the narrows at the end of Goat Island.   They have been using finesse worms to catch their limit each week.  This Friday they finally found the quality bass to put them on top.

 Rob Smith and Zac Davis are took second place for the night with a total weight of 7.65 lbs.  This was good enough to put them in a tie for the top spot in the season long points championship.
Week 16 20-Jul-12




Team Big Fish Total Wgt. # of Fish Fin. Pos. Prize $ Pts.
Paul Renda/ Jeff England
6.51 5 4
9
Rob Smith/ Zac Davis
7.65 5 2 36 13
Philip Hyche/ Eddie Buzzbee
5.28 4 5
7
Jason Whitson/ 




2
Mike Forrester/ Chris Leathers
6.88 5 3
11
Dru Jones/ Philip Jones 3.78 12.47 5 1 114 15







Week 15 Results

Justin Hefner and John Brasher returned to the winners circle with a total weight of 12.54 lbs for the first time since winning two weeks in a row in May.  They also had the big fish of the night at 3.36 lbs bringing their winnings for the night to $153 and their season total of $687 which places them third on the money list.  Paul Renda and Jeff England have won $887 and Rob Smith and Zac Davis are second on the season money list with $802.

Jared and Amanda Mills forgot their landing net in week 14 which cost them a potential win.  In week 15 they finished 2nd for the first time with a total weight of 9.25 lbs.  Mike Forrester and Chris Leathers kept up their consistent performance just behind the Mills with 9.19 lbs.

Week 15 13-Jul-12




Team Big Fish Total Wgt. # of Fish Fin. Pos. Prize $ Pts.
Paul Renda/ Jeff England
7.07 5 5
8
Rob Smith/ Zac Davis
8.74 5 4
9
Marcus Lyons/ Doug Kelley


9
2
Philip Hyche/ Eddie Buzzbee
2.94 3 8
5
Jason Whitson/ 
4.01 4 7
6
Mike Forrester/ Scott Lewis
9.19 5 3 27 11
Dru Jones/ Philip Jones
5.48 5 6
7
Jarred Mills/ Kaleb Mills
9.25 5 2 45 13
John Brasher/ Justin Hefner 3.36 12.54 5 1 153 15

Week 14 Results

Paul Renda and Jeff England returned to the winners circle in Week 14 of the Friday night Bass Contest.  Their total weight of 10.30 lb moved them into first place in the series points championship edging ahead of Rob Smith and Zac Davis. Mike Forrester fished without his partner and still got second place with 8.32 lbs, his best finish of the season.  Justin Hefner and John Brasher captured  the big fish prize and total weight of 8.14 lbs, pocketing $80 for third place.

Week 14 6-Jul-12





Team Big Fish Total Wgt. # of Fish Fin. Pos. Prize $ Pts.

Paul Renda/ Jeff England 2.58 10.3 5 1 120 15

Rob Smith/ Zac Davis
4.86 4 7
6

Aaron Owens/ Tim Isbell


8
2

Philip Hyche/ Eddie Buzzbee
4.88 4 6
6

Jason Whitson/ Kenny Howard
8 5 4
9

Mike Forrester/ Scott Lewis 2.42 8.32 5 2 50 13

James Carroll/ Zac Hall


8
2

Dru Jones/ Philip Jones
5.85 5 5
8

Jarred Mills/ Kaleb Mills


8
2

John Brasher/ Justin Hefner 2.85 8.14 5 3 80 11

Week 13 Results

Rob Smith and Zac Davis returned to the winners' circle with a total weight of 12.46lbs.  They also captured the Big Bass prize with 3.94lb bass.  Smith and Davies are leading the series championship by 4 points over last year's champions, Paul Renda and Jeff England who finished third in week 13 with 7.53lbs.  John Brasher with a substitute partner, James Daniel finished second with 8.62lbs.

Week 13 29-Jun-12




Team Big Fish Total Wgt. # of Fish Fin. Pos. Prize $ Pts.
Paul Renda/ Jeff England
7.53 5 3 30 11
Rob Smith/ Zac Davis 3.94 12.46 5 1 170 15
Aaron Owens/ Tim Isbell
5.41 5 6
7
Philip Hyche/ Eddie Buzzbee
2.92 3 8
5
Jason Whitson/ 
5.26 4 7
6
Mike Forrester/ Scott Lewis
6.9 5 4
9
Brian Baffle/ James Jackson


9
2
Dru Jones/ Philip Jones
6.54 5 5
8
Dearilo Arnold/ Kelvin Smith


9
2
John Brasher/ James Daniel
8.62 5 2 50 13


Week 12 Results

Last year's Series Champions, Paul Renda and Jeff England returned to their winning ways in week 12.  They had the big fish of 3.32lb and total weight of 9.62lbs to win for the third time this year.  New comers Dru Jones and Philip Jones finished in money for the first time with second place weight of 7.64lbs.  Mike Forrester and Chris Leathers finished in their usual third place with 7.64lbs. They missed the second place money by 4 hundredths of a pound.

Week 12 22-Jun-12





Team Big Fish Total Wgt. # of Fish Fin. Pos. Prize $ Pts.

Paul Renda/ Jeff England 3.32 9.62 5 1 170 15

Rob Smith/ Zac Davis
5.22 4 5
6

Frank Rohling/ Blain Dunion


8
2

Philip Hyche/ Eddie Buzzbee
5.24 5 4
9

Jason Whitson/ 
4.47 4 6
6

Mike Forrester/ Scott Lewis
7.6 5 3 30 11

Taylor Franklin/ Wayne Franklin


8
2

Dru Jones/ Philip Jones
7.64 5 2 50 13

Jarred Mills/ Kaleb Mills
2.6 2 7
4

Carrie Hefner/ Justin Hefner


8
2

Week 11 Results

With their third win in a row Rob Smith and his partner Zac Davis have moved into first place in the season standings for te Friday Night Bass Contest.  All teams weighed in the limit of 5 keeper bass, but Smith and Davis had the big fish of 4.03lbs and a total weight of 12.75lbs.  Former winners Justin Hefner and John Brasher captured second with 9.22lbs.  Mike Forrester and Scott Lewis finished in the top 3 for the fourth time this season with a weight of 8.0lbs.

Week 11 15-Jun-12





Team Big Fish Total Wgt. # of Fish Fin. Pos. Prize $ Pts.

Paul Renda/ Jeff England
7.8 5 5
8

Rob Smith/ Zac Davis 4.03 12.75 5 1 114 15

Jason Whitson
6 5 6
7

Mike Forrester/ Scott Lewis 3.77 8 5 3
11

John Brasher/ Justin Hefner
9.22 5 2 36 13

Dru Jones/ Philip Jones
7.98 5 4
9

Garret Langer/ Alex Jessen
10.64 5 4
9

Aaron Owens/ Tim Isbell
7.44 5 5
8

Week 10 Results

Rob Smith and his partner Zac Davis won for the second week in a row with a total weight of 13.5lbs.  With the big fish of the night their winnings came to $170.  The next three teams finished in the same order as last week:  Paul Renda and Ronnie Patterson finished second with 10.98lbs, Mike Forrester and Chris Leathers took third with 10.75lbs, and Garrett Langer and Alex Jessen were fourth 10.64lb.
Week 10 8-Jun-12




Team Big Fish Total Wgt. # of Fish Fin. Pos. Prize $ Pts.
Paul Renda/ Ronnie Patterson
10.98 5 2 50 13
Rob Smith/ Zac Davis 4.88 13.5 5 1 170 15
James Carroll/ Zac Hall
3.98 4 9
6
Brandon Brazil/ Jason Brazil
5.35 4 8
6
Jason Whitson/ Todd Skinner
6.91 5 6
7
Mike Forrester/ Scott Lewis
10.75 5 3 30 11
Taylor Franklin/ 


10
2
Dru Jones/ Philip Jones
6 5 7
7
Garret Langer/ Alex Jessen
10.64 5 4
9
Aaron Owens/ Tim Isbell
7.44 5 5
8

Week 9 Results

 Rob Smith and his partner Zac Davis ran away with the Friday Night Bass Contest on June 1st.  Rob caught the Big Bass of 7.3lbs which is also the best for the year for the Friday night contest.  Their total weight of 18.47lbs was also the best for the year.  They collected $170 for the night.

Paul Renda and Ronnie Patterson took second for the second week in a row with 9.66lbs.  Third was captured by Mike Forrester and Chris Leathers who have now upped their winnings for the year to  $177.


Week 9 1-Jun-12





Team Big Fish Total Wgt. # of Fish Fin. Pos. Prize $ Pts.

Paul Renda/ Ronnie Patterson
9.66 5 2 50 13

Rob Smith/ Zac Davis 7.3 18.47 5 1 170 15

Dustin Smith/ Michael Frowley
5.33 3 7
5

John Brasher/ Justin Hefner


t8
2

Jason Whitson
4.82 3 6
5

Mike Forrester/ Scott Lewis
8.71 5 3 30 11

Taylor Franklin/ Stephen McKinney


t8
2

Dru Jones/ Philip Jones
6.88 5 5
8

Garret Langer/ Alex Jessen
7.13 5 4
9

Jarred Mills/ Kaleb Mills


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Week 8 Results

   For the second week in a row Justin Hefner and John Brasher took home the first prize with a total weight of 15.5 lbs.  Justin is holding the big bass of the night, a 6.49 pound largemouth. They split $187 in winnings for the night. Paul Renda and Ronnie Patterson teamed up for 2nd place with 11.28 lbs and James Carroll and Zac Hall took home third with 10.67 lbs.  In all nine teams weighed in their limit of 5 fish.  


Week 7 Results

  Another first time winner this week when John Brasher and his partner Justin Hefner took first prize of $120 with a 5 fish limit of 12.90 lbs.  Nine teams this week weighed in their limit of 5 keepers.

  Other money winners on Friday, May 18th included: Jason Whitson with the big fish of the night weighing 3.96 lbs, Paul Renda and Krystal Burns took second 11.36 lbs and Rick Strawn and Brian Campbell were third with 10.04 lbs.


Week 6 11-May-12




Team Big Fish Total Wgt. # of Fish Fin. Pos. Prize $ Pts.
Paul Renda/ Krystal Burns 5.56 14.92 5 1 187 15
Rob Smith/ Zac Davis
6.6 5 5 0 8
Aaron Owens/ Tim Isbell 0 8.12 5 3 33 11
John Brasher/ Michael Brasher
12.58 5 2 55 13
Jason Whitson/ Clint Pilkington


t8
2
Mike Forrester/ Chris Leathers
7.88 5 4
9
Jeff Clark/ Taylor Franklin


t8
2
Brian Campbell/ Matt Butler
5.02 5 7
7
James Carroll/ Zac Hall
6.37 5 6
7
Brett Howard/ Jacob Grunda


t8
2
Jason Prieko/Eric Behanna


t8
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2


Week 6 Results

   Paul Renda and Krystal Burns found their way back to the winner's circle for the first time since week one.  Their winning weight of 14.92 lbs included the Big Fish of the night, 5.56 lbs.  They collected $187 for the winners prize.  John Brasher and his brother Michael Brasher took second prize with a total weight of 12.58 lbs for 5 fish.  AAron Owens and Tim Isbell got third with 8.12 lbs.  Fishing was strong this weekend.  Seven teams weighed in with their 5 fish limit.

















Week 4 Results April 27








Team Big Fish     
Total Wgt. 

# of Fish                         
Fin. Pos.   
Prize $
                  
            Pts.
Rob Smith/ Zac Davis 5.17 12.13 5 2 80 13
Aaron Owens/ Tim Isbell 4.15 13.06 5 1 96 15
James Carroll/ Zac Hall
7.06 5 4
9
Mike Wolfe/Nicholas Wolfe


7
2
Mike Forrester/ Scott Lewis
7.83 5 3 24 11
Garret Langer/ Alex Jessen
6.6 5 5
8
Jeff Clark/ Taylor Franklin
3.33 3 6
5
Paul Renda/ Krystal Burns


7
2







   Another good week for the participants in the Friday Night Contest.  Another first time winner, the team of Arron Owens an Tim Isbell had 5 fish weighing 13.06 pounds.  Rob Smith and Zac Davis also finished in the money ($80) for the first time taking Big Fish, 5.17 lbs and second place with 12.13 lbs.  Mike Forrester and his substitute partner Scott Lewis have collected money in 3 of the first 4 tournaments including 3rd place in week 4 with a total weight of 7.83 lbs.

Week 3 Results APRIL 20

Rick Strawn and Brian Campbell ran away with Week 3 of the Friday Night Bass Contest with a 5 fish limit of 14.94 pounds.  They missed out on the Big Fish prize however, which was 4.5 lbs taken by second place finishers, Mike Forrester and Chris Leathers.  They're total weight was 10.18 lbs.  Also finishing in the money with third place was last weeks winners, Garrett Langer and Alex Jesson, with a total weight of 9.49 lbs.

Week 2 Results April 13

The second week of the Friday Night Bass Series was won by Garrett Langer and Alex Jessen with a total weight of 13.52 lbs including Big Fish of 4.29 lbs.  They just edged out the week one winners, Paul Renda and Krystal Burns who captured second with 12.11 pounds.  Mike Forrester and Scott Lewis took third place. Total purse was $250 for week two, contested by 10 boats.

 
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