The terms “one more cast,” “this is my last cast” or “let me lose this last bait” and many others have been uttered literally thousands of times by fisherman around the world. A good percentage of the time, the cast will results in catching a fish or getting a bite, enough to make an angler fish a little longer. The time element of a bass tournament usually involves more desperation.


HEAD OF ISLAND - The terms “one more cast,” “this is my last cast” or “let me lose this last bait” and many others have been uttered literally thousands of times by fisherman around the world. A good percentage of the time, the cast will results in catching a fish or getting a bite, enough to make an angler fish a little longer. The time element of a bass tournament usually involves more desperation.

Lance Little and Brad Duplessis had such a decision to make during last week’s Wednesday Evening Bass Tournament, held out of Canal Bank Club.

With time running out and one bass in the live-well that weighed just over a pound, the duo decided to stretch out their time. As the call for last cast came, However, that last cast proved to be a big one, as Little wrangled a 4.30-pound largemouth bass on his buzz bait, earning the pair $130 for the the “Big Bass” honors in the weekly tournament and the honor of bringing in the largest bass of this summer’s series.

Overall, David Cavell and Garrett Stricker used a Zoom speed craw to entice their five-bass limit that tipped the scales at 7.76 pounds and first-place honors. The pair earned a $402 prize for their efforts.

Plastic baits were the lure of choice for the second-place team of Kevin Cantillo and Cory Brignac, as they boated a five-bass limit that weighed 6.86 pounds for a $272 prize.

Gary Regira and Tony Landry sacked the third-place five-bass limit of the night. Their 6.20-pound total earned a $194 prize.

The team of Todd Rabalais and Jody Floyd combined for 6.08 pounds in their five-fish limit, earning $155 for fourth place, while Dustin Welsh and Don Hutchinson caught a limit weighing 5.74 pounds and won $116 for their fifth-place finish.

Tim Morgan and Shane Norwood also brought in five bass that weighed a total of 5.66 pounds and took home $91 for sixth place. In seventh place, J.R. Rodriquez and Darrin Lee landed four bass for 5.60 pounds, also netting the second place “Big Bass” at 2.78 pounds for a total prize of $120.

A total of 37 boats took part in the weekly tournament.

The Aug. 6 event will feature all entry fees going to paying the top three finishers for total weight, no matter how many entries in the tourney.

Martinez Seafood provided a pork and sausage pastalaya meal for the fishermen.