(FOM - Terry Tacker) The Northeast Arkansas Division of Fishers of Men National Tournament Trail held its first divisional tournament for the 2012 season on Greers Ferry Lake, Saturday, March 10th. Most teams had a good day pre-fishing on Friday. However, it proved to be a tough day of fishing on tournament day. Even the locals were complaining that the fish were not biting on Saturday. The cold front affected the fishing on Saturday.
Our tournament was preceded by a banquet on Friday evening. The meeting was hosted by Quitman First Baptist Church, Quitman, AR. Bro. Dennis Smith and members of First Baptist Church provided a great meal for the fishermen. Bro. Smith also spoke to the fisherman on the subject of "our passion in life".
The teams blasted off Saturday morning at 6:00 a.m. They returned at 3:00 p.m. with their day's catch. As tough as it was, our teams brought in some good sacks of fish. First place goes to our 2011 Regional and National Tournament winners Cody Davis and Tim Marshall with five fish weighing 13.17 lbs. Mike Crump and Jeff Cooper came in 2nd place with a five fish bag weighing 12.01 lbs. They also had 1st big bass with a fish weighing 3.68 lbs. Third place went to the team of Mitchell Drum and Kevin Owens with 4 fish weighing 6.82 lbs. The team of Jerry Harris and Eric Deckelman won 2nd big bass with a largemouth weighing 3.35 lbs.
NEA FOM welcomes all fishermen/women to join us for the 2012 season. If you would like more information about Fishers of Men and the Northeast Arkansas Division you can contact Terry Tacker at 870-578-7673. You can also check us out on the web at www.fomntt.com. You can go to the Northeast Arkansas Division to check out our division.
Special thanks goes to Sugar Maple Inn of Greers Ferry for our accomodations. Thanks also goes to our local sponsors: Unico Bank, Mizmo Baits, Poinsett Sand and Gravel, and Cavanaugh Marine in Pocahontas.
Fishers of Men would like to thank all of our fine National sponsors; Skeeter Boats, Yamaha, Stren, Pflueger, Strike King Lure Company, Nester Hosiery, Markel American Insurance, Marshall's Marine, Power-Pole, Duckett Fishing, Buckeye Lures, Keelshield, Solar Bat, Jacobs Glass, Helly Hansen Workwear, and Rejuvenade.