Autumn Open 2002
The Bayou Boys Bass Busters held the 2002 Autumn Open on Sunday, August 25, in Des Allemands. The tournament turned out to be an outstanding success.
The creels of bass brought to the scales were plentiful and the weights were heavy, heavier than most people expected. In fact, if a team was not coming in with a creel that would weigh in double digits, they would not finish in the top twelve.
Forty-one teams came out the morning of the 80% payback Open. Of the forty-one, thirty-one managed to bring some fish to the scales. Twenty-one teams brought in 5 bass limits.
All in all, 137 bass were brought to the scales for a total weight of 283 lbs. 2 oz. Six dead bass were brought to the scales and one other was lost to the extreme heat of a Louisiana August.
When all was said and done, it took 18 lbs even to take the first place crown and . Congratulations to Chad Clement and Steve Clement for catching the impressive creel of hawgs. The catch is believed to have come from the Lake Beouf area.
Second place, and , went to Stephen Trosclair and Lynn Kraemer, coming in just 6 oz. behind first with a stringer of 17 lbs. 10 oz.
With 16 lbs. 14 oz., Emile Hebert and James Hebert, took third place, and in fourth place was Norman Guidry and Tommy Foret with 15 lbs. 9 oz.
Congratulations to ex-Bayou Boy, Addis Meacham and his partner Curry Schaubhut Jr. for capturing the first place lunker spot and , with a huge hawg weighing 5 lbs. 8 oz.
Second place lunker, at 5 lbs. even, went to the winners of the tournament Chad Clement and Steve Clement.
Some interesting tournament facts are:
Bass weighed in -- 137
Limits -- 21
Dead bass -- 7
Total Weight -- 283 lbs. 2oz.
Avg. Weight per Bass -- 2 lbs. 1oz.
Avg. Weight per Stringer -- 9 lbs. 2oz.
Avg. Weight per Limit -- 10 lbs. 9oz.
Avg. Weight finishing in the money -- 16 lbs. 3oz.
The entire list of anglers and the results are listed below.