The Austin Fire Department held its annual Bass Fishing Tournament on LakeTravis last month It was an overcast day with winds gusting to 30 mph, but everyone caught fish and had a good time. There were nine teams who competed ,with a total of 50 lbs. of black bass being caught on a multitude of artificial bait (Texas rigged worms, jigs, crank baits, and drop-shot rigs). It was nice to see some new faces on the water for the first time. Although there were 19 guys fishing that day, they all got out-fished by the one gal in the tournament. So the BIG BASS honors went to FS Carrie Stewart (Engine 14/A shift) with a largemouth bass weighing in at 5.6 lbs.
We hope to see a lot more teams next year competing for bragging rights as the best angler in the department! Special thanks goes out to Local 975 for being a sponsor of this event.
(Editor's Note: Gratitude to Captain Marcus Faske (Rescue 20/B shift) for the write up and photos.)
1st Place: Richard Meyers/Steve Nardecia (11.9 lbs)
2nd Place: Carrie Stewart/Marcus Faske (9.9 lbs)
3rd Place: Lloyd Zmeko/Todd Zoch (6.8 lbs)
4th Place: Sandy Castillo/McGary (6.7 lbs)
Big Bass: Carrie Stewart (5.6 lbs)
Not pictured: 5th place winners Mario Gonzalez/Jim Gibson (3.9 lbs) and 2nd place Big Bass winner Richard Meyers (4.9 lbs).