Steve & Ryan Mekdeci

Ryan and Steve Mekdeci bring home the gold on Istokpoga. They ran the mouth of canals to catch some good post spawn fish and even got to look at a few. The bass were in all three stages of the spawn and they took advantage of them all with 19.22 pounds of Istokpoga gold. Tom Craighead and Bob Grosso picked apart vegetation in every corner of the lake to capture their 18.83 pounds for a second place finish. Brian Hofmann and Steve Paynter captured third place with 18.13. They worked bulrush all day in about a 100 yard stretch to claim their prize. The lunker of the tourney belonged to Jerry DeWitt and Paul Sharp with a 7.89 monster to claim their share of Istokpoga gold. 44 boats competed with less than half the field bringing a limit.