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Cadiz, Ky., team captures 2005 Governors Bass Tournament

The team of Doug Storey and Ramie Colson of Cadiz, Ky., was the winner of the 11th Annual Governors Bass Tournament, Saturday, at Paris Landing State Park.

Despite threatening weather, a record 260 boats entered the tournament. It broke the 2004 record by 19 boats.
The team of Doug Storey and Ramie Colson of Cadiz, Ky., was the winner of the 11th Annual Governors Bass Tournament, Saturday, at Paris Landing State Park.

Despite threatening weather, a record 260 boats entered the tournament. It broke the 2004 record by 19 boats.

Storey-Colson narrowly edged the team of Drew Lynch and Jerry Bond of Paducah, Ky., by three hundredths of a pound. Storey and Colson checked in a five-bass limit weighing 20.05-pounds, anchored by a 5.78-pound bass, to take the $3,000 first-place prize. They earned another $1,000, winning the tournament while fishing in a Triton bass boat. In fact, this year's tourney champs hooked nearly 20 fish in what turned around to be a great fishing day.

Second place and $1,500 was awarded to Lynch and Bond with a five-bass limit weighing 20.02-pounds. Third place ($1,000) fell to David Fields and John Morgan of Murray, Ky., who checked a five-bass limit weighing 19.64-pounds.

Fourth place ($600) went to the father and son team of Billy Schroeder, Jr. and Bill Schroeder III, of Paducah, Ky., whose five-fish limit checked in at 19.21-pounds.

The first big bass award of $1,470 went to Sam Henry of Murray, Ky., for landing a 6.60-pound largemouth. The second big bass weighed 6.41-pounds and was worth $980 to Daren Grimes, of Indian Mound, and Derek Cote, of Clarksville.

Tommy Byard, of Clarksville, won the door prize, a Motor Guide trolling motor. James Barnes, of Clarksville, won a 6 hp Mercury outboard motor; and Thomas Keister of Fort Campbell won $500 cash.

The annual tournament netted APSU athletics more $26,000, Saturday. Tournament organizers left Friday for Paris Landing with 195 preregistered boats, 11 more than a year ago and a precursor to the eventual record turnout. Some of this year's participants already have registered for next year's tournament.
—Brad Kirtley