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Lee, Waguespack catch top prize at Bass Bash

Peter Silas Pasqua
Kirk Waguespack and Darren Lee won Canal Bank Club’s Bass Bash Classic Saturday afternoon with a five fish stringer weighing 7.50 pounds.

HEAD OF ISLAND - Darren Lee and Kirk Waguespack won the $1,030 first prize in the Canal Bank Bass Bash Classic Saturday by catching five fish weighing 7.50 pounds.

The team said they caught the stringer with top water baits.

Davin Miller and Richard James tied Bryan Holmes and Doug Lanoux for the biggest bass category with identical 2.44 pound fish.

Miller caught his with fish with a frog and Holmes used a worm. They each claimed $158 for big bass.

Caston Milliotto and Charles Puccio placed second weighing in five fish at 7.08 pounds. The prize money totaled $752.

Holmes and Lanoux took third place with a five fish limit weighing 6.96 pounds and won $530.

Michael Miller and Troy Gautreau won $278 for thier fourth place stringer of five fish that weighed 6.56 pounds.

Todd Murry and Jamin Garidell took home $195 with a fifth place stringer of five  bass weighing 5.88 pounds.

A total of $3,101 was awarded to the winners.

Twenty-nine boats participated in the Classic, according to Canal Bank Club’s Jonice Rutland. The event saw a $110 entry free but provided 100 percent payback.

“The fisherman did everything this year.” Rutland said. “It was all volunteer.”

Rutland thanked Murray’s Superette for sponsoring a pastalaya dinner and Reggie Sheets of Cajun Mats for cooking the meal.

All fish were weighed by weighmaster George Gateley of Auto Works Tint and Acessories.

Other sponsors include Paradise Pools, Tickfaw Water Taxi, Hair FX, Island Tan and Salon, Regal Nails Prairieville, Ascension Paper Products, Crescent Crown Distributers, Champagne Beverages Jim Carey Distributors and Glazers Co. of Louisiana.

Rutland also thanked Canal Bank bartender Sherry Darr.

The Bass Bash is a 20-week tournament held each Wednesday from March through August at the Canal Bank Club on La. 22.

All fish were released.