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What happens when you put a bunch of the area’s best bass fishermen on what is undoubtedly the best big bass lake in Louisiana and the stars all line up? The results leave even the anglers themselves shaking their head like a big old largemouth trying to chuck a Rat-L-Trap out of it’s upper lip.

Caney Lake was on fire Saturday during the Caney Creek Bass Club tournament. Let’s start with Ben Raley’s big bass of the day – a 12.40 whopper. Raley also caught an 8.19 lunker. He and his partner Corey Harris teamed up for 41.44 pounds of bass, but heck, that was only good for fourth place.

Touring pro Tyler Stewart and partner Matthew Colvin caught a 10-fish limit weighing 62.60 pounds to win first place. No, that isn’t a typo. Their biggest five weighed 33.97 including a 10.8 kicker. There’s more. Matt Holloway caught his personal best Saturday, an 11.59 pound lunker. Four bass over 10 pounds were brought in Saturday. Holloway was fishing with his father-in-law Todd Risinger. And another local pro home waiting for the season to begin, Hunter Freeman and his partner Trey Bayles. finished second with 44.03 pounds. Wow.

Raley caught his monster on a red Rat-L-Trap and Holloway landed his on a Bama Craw colored Rage Craw.

The other good news?

All the fish in the tournament were weighed alive and released back into the lake.


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