Originally published Monday, October 8, 2018 at 03:51p.m.


The winners! Donophan Schmidt (L) and Charles Schmidt show the bass they caught to win the October KBC tournament on Lake Havasu. Photo special to the Miner

KINGMAN – The father-son team of Charles and Doniphan Schmidt brought in the largest limit of bass to easily win the Kingman Bass Club’s last tournament of the year, which was held on Lake Havasu. The Schmidts have been in the KBC just about a year, and this was their first win.

The team brought in five bass that collectively weighed 12.70 pounds, with a big fish that weighed 3.01 pounds.

Second place was won by Chris Morris and Anthony Tatzel, whose five-fish limit weighed 10 pounds, and included a big fish that weighed 2.75 pounds.

Third place was won by the father-son team of Ray and Donnie Scroggins, who had a five-fish limit that weighed 9.31 pounds. Their best bass weighed 2.93 pounds.

The big fish of the tournament was brought in by the team of Eric Wolsey and Greg Parker. That largemouth bass weighed 3.80 pounds.

The top three teams all fished in the main lake, according to Scroggins. Cool weather and high winds in the afternoon made fishing tough for all the anglers, as only four of the seven teams brought in a limit.

The club’s next tournament, which is the annual fish off, will be held on Alamo Lake Nov. 3-4.