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Larry Triplett Seals the Deal on the Final Day at Lake Oahe STQT

Posted by nation on June 14, 2015

pic from Sam u, Oahe 2015.jpg     The last day of the State Team Qualifying Tournament  at South Dakota’s Lake Oahe seated the qualifying order for the next Colorado Bass Nation State Team to attend the BASS Nation Western Divisional in 2016.  The Top 10 Boaters and Top 10 Co-Anglers make the team and alternates may move up in the order that they finished at the event.

Pic: Some of the Colorado competitors having a good time

at Lake Oahe, SD. Credit Sam Underwood


     Current Colorado BASS Nation State Champion Larry Triplett (DBM) held onto the lead while the rest of the Top 10 field made some moves up and down the board at the final weigh-in on Lake Oahe.  Triplett filled weigh-in bags all three days to capture the top Boater position, stuffing them with 14.53, 14.48, and 13.85 pounds on Days 1-3, respectively, and mounting a total winning weight of 42.86 pounds.

     On the Co-Anglers side, with a winning weight of 23.74 pounds total, is Howard Wong (DBM), who battled his way to the top by capturing 9.07, 7.68, and 6.99 pounds on days 1-3, respectively.

     The 2-10 Boater positions qualifying for the 2016 State Team are: Nate Caldwell (CBC)- 41.73, Mark Warren (DBM)- 41.01, Derek Phillips (PPBM)- 40.67, Ty Faber(SCBC)- 40.54, Todd Gentzel (PPBM)- 39.81, David Flemming (DBM)- 39.09, Brandon Genova (DBM)- 38.38, Garry Harner (CBC)- 37.64, and Pete Acousta (DBM)- 37.13.  Larry Krueger (PPBM) qualified as the first alternate.

     The Co-Angler team positions, 2-10, are filled out with: Mark Faber (SCBC)- 23.73, Dennis Huesser (RMB)- 23.12, Bob Howard (PPBM)- 22.88, Connor Santos (PPBM)- 22.54, Troy Wiesenberger (DBM)- 22.64, John Robertson (PPBM)- 22.38, Jeff Gustin (CBC)- 22.36, Brian White (PPBM)- 22.09, and John Santos (PPBM)- 21.84.  Matt Fuller (DBM) is the first alternate for the Co-Angler side.

     Day 3 Big Bass were landed by Boater Mark Warren with a 3.65, and Co-Angler Steve Ehrman who broke the 4 pound barrier with the largest bass of the tournament weighing in at 4.05 pounds.

Caught this in between boat break downs.  Tube - watermelon red flake - i share my info.. Just lost a big one. Oahe 2015.jpg     During the tournament and between helping out with boat breakdowns, State President Audrey McKenney managed to do a little dock fishing, catching bass using a watermelon red flake tube, stating, “I share my info,” and every fisherperson’s motto of, “Just lost a big one!”


Pic: CBN Prez. Audrey McKenney with a smallie of her own.

Credit: Audrey McKenney

      This Colorado BASS Nation event was the first using a new Pro-Am style format that BASS Nation will be using at the next Western Divisional and following National Championship events.  Each angler signs up in a Boater or Co-Angler category and the Top 10 in each category make the State Team to represent the state at Divisional.  From the Divisional event the top anglers from each state, from each category, will move up to the National Championship and compete for a chance to represent the Western Division at the next Bassmasters Classic.

Click here to see the final standings.

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Article by: Jeff Jones