Wait….pump your brakes kid! Before the 2017 San Angelo Road Runner event the largest 5 fish stringer that was turned in was 86.25 inches by Corbin Craft at the 2017 Oak Creek Tournament. Then on July 22nd during the Road Runner event held in San Angelo these were the top 6 stringers (of five fish each) turned in.
- Brandon Utley -93.25 = $810 for 1st & $450 for Big Bass & $200 prize pack see below for details
- Lance Reynolds – 89.75 = $230
- Stephen Sonnenberg – 89.5 = $108
- Layne Grant – 88 = $68
- Daniel Merritt – 78.75 = $67
- Blake Neatherlin – 77 = $67
Let that soak in for a minute…..
Congratulations to Brandon for absolutely destroying it on a hot summer day that pushed the mercury into the triple digits and turning in what could hold up as the biggest #WTKF stringer for the foreseeable future. His stringer was anchored by an absolute toad that had to be over 10 pounds and almost tied the record for biggest fish ever caught in a WTKF tournament (See Jensen Phipps 25.75 inch record here). Brandon also had a 15+ inch smallmouth bass which in itself is pretty rare considering the boundaries of the San Angelo Tournament. Not only did he win over $1200 in cash, but he also earned a $200 prize pack that includes $100 entry fee for the TOC open and 2 nights stay courtesy of Scenic 515 Cabins on Lake Fork. Congrats again Brandon for job well done on a day that proved to be pretty darn good.
Congratulations to the rest of the field as well. San Angelo has a lot of good fish that can be difficult to catch on hot summer days. You all did a fantastic job of showing us what the Concho River and surrounding areas have to offer. Thank you Happy Trails for letting us use invade the much needed AC and your storefront for the weigh ins.
Here are the full results for the 2017 San Angelo Tournament.