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Honey Hole Magazine's First Tournament #13378035 12/20/19 02:02 PM
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Does anyone remember the date of the first Honey Hole Magazine bass tournament on Lake Fork? It was 8° and I think Valentine was caught, but not sure. 8 fish brought to weigh in. Thanks


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Re: Honey Hole Magazine's First Tournament [Re: Mac817] #13378057 12/20/19 02:25 PM
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They should bring back the original song.

Put me on the cover of honey hole magazine!


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Re: Honey Hole Magazine's First Tournament [Re: Mac817] #13378152 12/20/19 04:17 PM
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I am pretty sure Valentine was caught not in a tournament. I know the angler and the story.

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Re: Honey Hole Magazine's First Tournament [Re: John175☮] #13378348 12/20/19 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by John175☮
They should bring back the original song.

Put me on the cover of honey hole magazine!



I agree! Have we ever heard why it wont come back?

And since we are suggesting things, would love to see Bill’s weight of his top 5 at the end of each show.

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Re: Honey Hole Magazine's First Tournament [Re: Mac817] #13378473 12/20/19 09:54 PM
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I was the co-director and MC at that tournament along with Jerry Dean. I still have a few photos of the weigh in, awards on stage, etc.
It was COLD! I am talking single digit cold.
A couple of boats actually froze to the carpeted trailer runners overnight. Carpeted, aluminum lids were frozen shut and anglers were pouring hot water on them so they could thaw them enough to get rods out.
It was held at Fisherman' Cove and we did a live remote hourly broadcast over the local Winnsboro radio station. That was a lot of fun, just had to make sure my lips didn't freeze to the microphone!
No, Valentine wasn't caught during the tournament but Larry Barnes, the angler who did catch Valentine, did win the event with an over the slot bass.
Good times.

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Originally Posted by Floyd Yarbrough
I was the co-director and MC at that tournament along with Jerry Dean. I still have a few photos of the weigh in, awards on stage, etc.
It was COLD! I am talking single digit cold.
A couple of boats actually froze to the carpeted trailer runners overnight. Carpeted, aluminum lids were frozen shut and anglers were pouring hot water on them so they could thaw them enough to get rods out.
It was held at Fisherman' Cove and we did a live remote hourly broadcast over the local Winnsboro radio station. That was a lot of fun, just had to make sure my lips didn't freeze to the microphone!
No, Valentine wasn't caught during the tournament but Larry Barnes, the angler who did catch Valentine, did win the event with an over the slot bass.
Good times.


Sounds like you remember it well. What do you remember about the team championship in the mid 90's on Choke Canyon. I don't think it was as cold. Lol

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Floyd, you used to write for the magazine as an staff writer didn’t you? I think it was you covered several lakes or maybe Whitney?


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Yep, it was a cold azz day. My starter battery froze and my steering cables froze also. I managed to get one little swimmer on a spoon & cashed a descent check.

Good Times

Re: Honey Hole Magazine's First Tournament [Re: LeonSulak] #13380565 12/23/19 02:56 AM
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Originally Posted by LeonSulak
Originally Posted by John175☮
They should bring back the original song.

Put me on the cover of honey hole magazine!



I agree! Have we ever heard why it wont come back?

And since we are suggesting things, would love to see Bill’s weight of his top 5 at the end of each show.


I'm pretty sure the answer is the guy who owns the show for some reason hated the tune, kinda a dick move getting rid of it.

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Re: Honey Hole Magazine's First Tournament [Re: SC-001] #13380577 12/23/19 03:10 AM
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Originally Posted by SC-001
Originally Posted by LeonSulak
Originally Posted by John175☮
They should bring back the original song.

Put me on the cover of honey hole magazine!



I agree! Have we ever heard why it wont come back?

And since we are suggesting things, would love to see Bill’s weight of his top 5 at the end of each show.


I'm pretty sure the answer is the guy who owns the show for some reason hated the tune, kinda a dick move getting rid of it.


Since you’re such a sweetheart I’ll think about bringing it back... cheers

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Originally Posted by Mark Jones
Originally Posted by SC-001
Originally Posted by LeonSulak
Originally Posted by John175☮
They should bring back the original song.

Put me on the cover of honey hole magazine!



I agree! Have we ever heard why it wont come back?

And since we are suggesting things, would love to see Bill’s weight of his top 5 at the end of each show.


I'm pretty sure the answer is the guy who owns the show for some reason hated the tune, kinda a dick move getting rid of it.


Since you’re such a sweetheart I’ll think about bringing it back... cheers


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Re: Honey Hole Magazine's First Tournament [Re: Mac817] #13380645 12/23/19 05:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Mac817
Does anyone remember the date of the first Honey Hole Magazine bass tournament on Lake Fork? It was 8° and I think Valentine was caught, but not sure. 8 fish brought to weigh in. Thanks

I fished that tournament but remember hearing 7 degrees was the low. Seems like it was early December and may have been the same year Valentine was caught. Thankfully the winds were calm that morning. It was blowing good the day before and had created large ice rings around the base of all the stumps. Back then you saw wayyyyyy more stumps than you do now. The lake really looked awesome with the ice rings around the stumps. Fishing was slow but I did manage to get 2 bites on a jig and pig fished on the edges of creek channels. Both were fat 7# fish. The upper end of the slot was 21" at the time and I was a little unsure as to how they would be measured. I did know the game wardens would probably be at weigh in and would check any close fish. I had heard stories that they would push the nose of the fish firm against one end, flair the tail and if it was short you got a ticket. I decided that neither fish would quite pass that test and let them go. That was tough to do but several years later in their December tournament I got even with one over 10#.

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