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Roberts team wins tourney at Okatibbee Lake

By By Mike Giles / outdoors writer
Aug. 8, 2003
Once again the Roberts team has proven to be a force to be reckoned with on Okatibbee Lake. This time however, the team consisted of Terry and Daniel Roberts, the latest father and son team made up of some of the Roberts kin. This was the first tournament of the year for the Collinsville Bass Club as well.
As always, Okatibbee Lake proved to be really tough during the hot summer months. In addition to the tough slot limit, the hot temperatures really put a damper on the fishing. Most everyone struggled but a few teams did catch a five-fish limit and the Roberts team just got the best of the rest of them. Their five fish were anchored by a 3.39-pound kicker that turned out to be the difference in the tourney. That fish was also the lunker of the tournament. Their winning weight was 7.09 pounds.
Close second
Coming in a close second was the team of Chester Roberts and Dewayne Psencik with a five-fish total weighing 6.19 pounds. If you think it might be a coincidence that a Roberts finished in first and second place then think again. Chester Roberts just happens to be a cousin of Terry and has been known to win a tournament or two on Okatibbee every now and again.
Third place went to another father son team of Jeff and Tim Stuart with four fish weighing 5.40 pounds. Coming in a close fourth with five bass weighing 4.86 pounds was the team of Jamie Williamson and Dewayne Forman. Fifth place went to the team of Jackie and Debbie Penny with a limit of bass weighing 4.75 pounds.
Tournament newcomers
Sixth place was awarded to another talented team of the Kinard brothers with a five-fish limit weighing 4.67 pounds. Although Donnie and David Kinard have fished all of their lives, they have just started fishing in bass tournaments the last couple of years or so and are already experiencing their share of success.
Seventh place went to Marty Williamson and Brent Baucum with another five-fish bag that weighed in at 4.06 pounds. Eighth place went to Bill Maye and Patrick Burkhart with four fish that tipped the scales at 4.03 pounds. Veteran angler George Little and partner Scott Carpenter took ninth place. Rounding out the money winners were Toby and Chad Chisolm with a hard earned 10th place finish.