Stearns Team Wins Crappie Tournament

LAKEWOOD- Chautauqua Lake Bassmasters held their annual crappie tournament at the Lakewood boat launch.

Almost all the teams caught a limit of 10 fish with some having impressive size slabs.

The tournament started at 6 a.m. with a 1 p.m. weigh-in.

The winner was the team of Ray Stearns and Marsha;; Stearns with a 10-fish limit weight of 9.20 pounds. The team also captured the big fish award with a crappie that weighed 1.62 pounds.

In second place was Randy Crist with a 10-fish limit with a weight of 7.21 pounds. And in third place was the team of Dustin and Guimond with a 10 fish limit with a weight of 6.72 pounds.

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