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Bowles, Holmes win Big Bash Bass Tourney

Al Bowles and Russell Holmes took first place Saturday in the latest outing in the Big Bash Bass Tournament at Beaverdam Park. The pair weighed in 17 pounds, 14 ounces of bass. 

Bubba West and Matt Marshall were second with 17.12 pounds and Steve Harger and Brian West were third with 17.7. The big fish prize went to newcomer Ferrin Painter with a six-pound, 13-ounce specimen. The tournament event attracted 28 boats and brought in 116 bass.

Prior to Saturday, the hot weather kept most of the anglers away from the reservoir, according to park ranger Michelle Hostinsky. The surface water temperature at Beaverdam was 80 degrees.  ...

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