Webster, Monroe County Bassmasters claim first-place honors

May 2, 2010 12:03:00 AM



Joseph Webster finished first individually to help Monroe County Bassmasters win team honors at the Mississippi Bass Federation State Tournament on Saturday. 


Webster weighed in nine bass that weighed 26.42 pounds during the two-day tournament on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway that helped Monroe County Bassmasters win with 49 bass that weighed 117.7 pounds. 


Webster weighed in four bass at 11.34 pounds on Friday and five bass at 15.08 pounds on Saturday, while Monroe County Bassmasters had 23 fish for 55.16 pounds the first day and 26 for 62.58 pounds the second. 


Webster barely held off Brad Aldridge, of Starkville Bass Club, to win the tournament. Aldridge weighed in only three bass at 6.76 pounds on Friday, but weighed in five for 19.56 pounds on Saturday to finish with eight bass at 25.32 pounds. 


Aldridge helped Starkville Bass Club finish second with 37 bass at 89.42 pounds. Starkville had 19 fish at 44.54 pounds the first day and 18 for 44.88 pounds the second. 


Rounding out the top 10 individuals were Derek Bullock, of Great Southern Bassmasters, at 24.72 pounds, Andrew Schrock, of Monroe County Bassmasters, at 22.24 pounds, Loren Bell, of Starkville Bass Club, at 18.86 pounds, David Reiland, of Monroe County Bassmasters, at 17.84 pounds, Michael Harper, of North Mississippi Bass Association, at 17.56 pounds, Wayne Forman, of Walthall County, at 16.74 pounds, Joe Frierson, of D.E.R.A. Bassmasters, at 15.88 pounds, and Edwin Gregory, of Monroe County Bassmasters, at 14.30 pounds. 


In all, 90 anglers competed in the tournament. 


Rounding out the top 10 teams were Great Southern Bassmasters at 73.64 pounds, Walthall County at 71.12 pounds, Tombigbee Bassmasters at 70.84 pounds, Tupelo Bass Club at 68.78 pounds, Desoto County Bass Club at 60.70 pounds, Clay County Bassmasters at 57.88 pounds, Lowndes County Bassmasters at 55.78 pounds, and Red Hills Bass Club at 53,26 pounds. 


There were 22 teams in the tournament. 


In the co-angler division, Tim White, of Tombigbee Bassmasters, finished first with seven bass aty 18.44 pounds. He caught four bass at 9.18 pounds on Friday and three at 8.96 pounds on Saturday. 


White was followed by Nick Quon, of Desoto County Bass Club, at 15.16 pounds, Taylor Roberts, of Aberdeen Tenn-Tom Bassmasters, at 13.70 pounds, Scott Kirk, of Tupelo Bass Club, at 12.98 pounds, and Buddy French, of Walthall County, at 12.38 pounds.