2.30 lb. Average Wins Lake Washington, MS. – Parrott And Outlaw

Parrott And Outlaw Win Lake Washington Crappie Masters


The March 1st 2014 National Championship preamble was held on Lake Washington in Greenville, MS. The event was sponsored by Bass Pro Shops, Tracker Marine, Humminbird, Minn Kota, Mercury Motors, Greenville/Washington County Tourism and Visitors Bureau, Trop Casino, Bait N Thangs and Mitchell Distributing-Budweiser. 184 anglers came from around the country to compete for the top prize. Greenville will host the National Championship on September 24-27th, 2014.

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“Mike Parrot and Whitey Outlaw take home 1st Place honors with 7 fish that weighed 16.13 lbs.”

A cold week gave way to warming temperatures on Friday and Saturday as anglers experienced great fishing. The Greenville hospitality was incredible which included bonuses provided from Trop Casino. Trop Casino awarded bonus prizes of $250.00 cash and $250.00 free play money for first place. $150.00 cash and $150.00 free play money for Big Fish and $100.00 Cash with $100.00 free play money for top male female team.

Mike Parrot and Whitey Outlaw set the stage for the national championship by weighing in a seven fish limit at 16.13 lbs. to win the one-day qualifier. Sponsored by Rockport Rattler, BnM Poles, Vicious, Humminbird, Minn Kota, Mid South, Yeti Coolers, Ranger Boats, Mercury Motors, Drift Masters and TTI Blakemore, the team stated they found the same pattern during pre-fishing and had to be patient on competition day. They begin the day slow trolling at .5 mph and increased their speed up to .9 mph as the waters warmed which helped catch more and larger fish. Water temperatures warmed from 49 degrees to the lower 50’s as the day progressed. They were fishing in 3-7 foot waters, catching fish just 20 inches deep. Outlaw and Parrot took a few different steps to help catch the shallow fish. They started using Rock Port Rattler Outlaw Max 3 hook jig heads, they turned off their electronics and trolling motor to keep from spooking the fish and moved further away from boat traffic. Their tactics paid off as they earned $5,000.00 plus the $500.00 Trop bonus.

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“2nd Place Team of Rodney Neuhaus and Kyle Schoenherr with a seven fish weight of 16.04 lbs.”

Second place was the Road Runner team of Kyle Schoenherr and Rodney Neuhaus., weighing in at 16.04 lbs. Schoenherr and Neuhaus have placed in the top 3 in 3 national championship and will be looking forward to the opportunity to win their first national championship. Sponsored by Road Runner, Tru Turn, BnM Poles, Lowrance, Tite Lok, MidSouth Jigs and Harvest Clean, the team fished a large combination of MidSouth Jigs on Road Runner jig heads and Tru Turn Hooks. They were fishing in 6’8” to 7’4” waters, catching fish 16-30 inches deep. They earned $2500.00 for second place.

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“Johnny Walker and Rod Womack took 3rd Place with a weigh in of 15.67 lbs.”

Sponsored by Taylor Made Labels, Desicare Inc. and Husky Chain Saws, the team of Johnny Walker and Rod Womack took third place with a weigh in of 15.67 lbs. They fished with Humminbird Electronics, a Minn Kota trolling motor and a Mercury Motor. Walker and Womack used BnM poles, Grizzly Jig minnow rigs, and MidSouth tubes while slow trolling .5 mph in 4-7 foot waters. They caught fish at the 2 foot depth. They earned $1500.00 for third place.

The top big fish weighed in at 2.99 lbs., and was caught by Brandon Fulgham and Alex Brewer. Second big fish was 2.87 lbs. and was weighed in by Tommie and Jared Roper. Top male-female team went to Vic Finkley and Kim Grey with a weight of 14.55 lbs placing them 10th overall. Oscar Riley fished with 5 year old granddaughter Anna Riley to win the adult-youth division.

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A kids fishing rodeo was held at Bait N Thangs the morning of the tournament. Kids competed for fun and prizes. Crappie Masters President, Mike Vallentine stated, “A special thanks goes to the Bait N Thangs crew and Mike Jones for an outstanding fishing rodeo. The city of Greenville, the Tourism Department and Trop Casino made this a great event and we look forward to having the 2014 National Championship here.”

The next event on the tournament trail is a one-day Ultimate Challenge on Lake Fork in Emory, TX., scheduled for March 15th. Anglers will compete with one-pole and artificial bait only.

Special thanks to all local sponsors including: Greenville/Washington County Tourism and Visitors Bureau, Trop Casino, Bait N Thangs, Mitchell Distributing, Budweiser, Greenville Inn & Suites, Roadway Inn, Lake Village Arkansas/Lake Chicot, Lighthouse Inn, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express & Suites, WDMS 100.7, 97.3 WGVM, Southern Stars Rv and Cabins, Roy’s Store/Cabins/RV Park/Campground, South Shore Cottages, Cow Pen Restaurant, Garfield’s Restaurant and Pub, Sherman’s Restaurant, Turn On Inn & Pecan Grove RV Park, El Toro Mexican Cuisine, Delta Brewing Supply, The Gator Den Store, Delta Revisited and Cicerio’s Restaurant.

Special thanks to our National Sponsors that include: Bass Pro Shops, Tracker Boats, Nitro Boats, Minn Kota, Humminbird, Mercury Motors, Road Runner by Blakemore, , Power-Pole, Tite-lok Rod Holders, Martin Metal LLC., Bobby Garland Crappie Baits, Johnson Fishing, Midsouth Tackle, Grizzly Jig Company, Spike-It, Rockport Rattler, Lake Fork Trophy Lures, The Original Rod Sox, B’n’M Poles, Slider, Ozark Rod Company, Bugband, Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits, Transducer Saver, KeepAlive, Koolwell, Wild River, Crappieholic, Valley Fashions, Ziptailz, Off Shore Tackle, Onos Sunglasses, Navionics, Ear Visors, Wrap Enterprises, Zeko Shoes, Rig Rap, Fizards, Southern Tackleworks and Huffman Publishing.

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