Mike  Moore and Chris Baggett with their winning stringer from the GetDaNet Fishing Club’s December tournament at Lake Sam Rayburn.

GetDaNet Fishing Club held its December club tournament on Saturday, Dec. 19, at Lake Sam Rayburn with weigh-in at Caney Creek Park.  Participants braved a bitterly cold early morning that yielded to beautiful sunshine later in the day. While it was a day for Rat-L-Traps and Carolina Rigs, anglers also reported finesse worm bites on shaky, wacky and Texas rigs.

Once again, partners Mike Moore and Chris Baggett brought in a winning bag of five fish at 19.25 pounds. Baggett repeated his Big Bass win with a lovely 7.63 pound kicker to take the top position. Moore managed another Big Bass show with a 2.39 pound fish.

The second and third place teams were both new to the winner’s podium. The team of Wernig and Wiley brought in a bag of five modest fish weighing 8.14 pounds; but it was enough to garner 2nd place honors. The uncle and nephew team of Craig Corder and Troy Corder brought in three good fish totaling 7.40 pounds to round out the top spots, with Craig’s 3.48 pound specimen as runner-up Big Bass.

The 3rd-place Team of Corder and Corder.

The 3rd-place Team of Corder and Corder.

A great day on the water was had by all, though it appears that competition will become much fiercer when the deer hunters come back from the blinds and put away the guns in exchange for rods and reels.