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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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SL Bassmasters report on recent tournament

SL Bassmasters report on recent tournament

The South Lafourche Bassmasters May tournament was held at Somme's Launch in Des Allemands on May 25th.  Conditions were calm and cool at dawn but quickly changed to sunny with south winds up to 20 mph. 

The ramp and parking lot were very crowded.  Besides the SL Bassmasters, two other clubs picked Somme's for their monthly tournament.

With high Mississippi and Atchafalaya rivers and recent heavy rains, along with southerly winds, water in the marsh around Des Allemands was high and dirty.  

A total of 29 bass were brought to the scale by the ten club members.  Minimum size was 12-inches. (Several members opted to fish the Houma Oilman's Fishing Rodeo on the same weekend.)

Top six were as follows:

Chad Colombel, 5 fish, 9.90#

Kerry Dempster, 4 fish, 8.51#, Lunker 3.53#

Frank Barfield, 4 fish, 8.35#

Buster Avera, 3 fish, 4.69#

Chuck Colombel, 3 fish, 3.78#

Mike Barfield, 3 fish, 3.35# 

The Club’s April tournament was held on April 20 at the Amelia Public Launch.  Minimum size is 14-inches in the Spillway/Verret area.   Eleven club members weighed in a total of 9 bass on a tough day of fishing.  Six members did not weigh a fish. 

Results were as follows:

Mike Barfield, 3 fish, 6.26#, Lunker 2.94#

Jacob Dufrene, 3 fish, 4.10#

Chad Colombel, 1 fish, 2.11#

Willie Allemand, 1 fish, 2.02#

Chuck Colombel, 1 fish, 1.20#

The Club’s top six fishermen, year to date, are:

Chad Colombel, 243; Mike Barfield, 234; Jacob Dufrene, 187; Chuck Colombel, 181; Frank Barfield, 180; and Jesse Dufrene, 142.

The SL Bassmasters will hold their next tournament at Cannon's Landing near Houma on Saturday, June 22nd.  Members are to meet at the LCO parking lot at 4 a.m. 

The Club will next meet at Lane's Place, on Thursday, June 27th, at 7 p.m. Anyone wishing to join, or who would simply like more information, call a member: President Lane Fournier, 985-637-0088; Vice-President Buster Avera, 985-691-9466; Sec./Treas. Jamie Pitre, 504-952-4092; and Weighmaster Chad Colombel, 985-691-4509.

The Club is also on Facebook. Visit