Hoss’s Hawg Bait dominates tourney
For the second straight year, locally produced Hoss’s Hawg Bait dominated a 69-boat catfish tournament at Rend Lake that was open to manufacted bait only. Anglers fishing only with Hoss’s Hawg Bait took six of the top 10 spots at the tournament last Saturday put on by Ken Freeman Productions.
The winning team fished with Hoss’s Hawg Bait — made by Russ and Janice Nash — but also used the other dipbaits that were allowed in the event.
Beyond that, Coty and Colby Archie of Missouri placed second for Team Hoss, Carl Roberts and Ron Cowley of St. Louis took third, Rick Peterson and Gene Cooper of Peoria were fourth, Clint Taylor and Travis Allen of Whittington placed fifth, Erv Becker and Victor Gray of Galesburg were seventh and Jerry Nash and Pat Robinson of Peoria placed eighth.
Team Hoss member Red Groggen had big fish with a 10.6-pound channel cat.