JEFFERSON – Boater Raymond Ford of Beaumont, Texas caught five bass Saturday, May 16, weighing 29 pounds, 7 ounces, to win the MLF Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by TH Marine on Lake ‘O the Pines. The tournament was the fourth event of the season for the Cowboy Division of the Bass Fishing League. Ford earned $5,122 for his win.
“There were other boats where I wanted to start, but there was one left and I was able to get to where I wanted a little closer,” Ford said. “My co-fisherman first caught a 3-pounder on a wacky worm. I’m a crankbait fisherman, but I tried a jigging spoon, tail spinner, and drop-shot rig, but ended up by going back to my crankbait.