There are three categories in the Bass Nation Central Regional which wraps up Friday at Milford Lake. On Thursday championship awards and prizes were awarded in one of the divisions, the State Team competition.
Teams from eight states entered the tournament. The group from Texas finished third and received $2,000. New Mexico was second and will get $3,000, and Colorado finished first and receives $5,000. The Kansas team finished sixth.
The other divisions include boaters and co-anglers. The fishing has been tough the last two days to the cold weather. John Stewart, Tournament Director, observed that it was tougher on the fish. "Two weeks ago all the fisherman were saying that the fishing was really good and then this cold front came through. " Stewart added that the anglers are used to the weather and they come prepared. "The fishing could be a little better,"
Stewart, who is from nearby Solomon, KS. called Milford Reservoir a great fishing lake. "We came here hoping we would hit it just right and get some really good catches." Stewart also credited Acorn's Resort and the Geary County Convention & Visitor's Bureau with being good hosts, and were also a reason the tournament was brought to Milford Lake.
Top winners in the boater and non-angler divisions move on to the TNT Bass Nation championship. A total of $34,500 in prize money will be given away in the tournament at Milford Lake.
Stewart would like to return to the lake with the tournament again in the future. "Maybe we'll come a month later or something like that."