Tournament Director Chris Bowes knows who the top anglers are in each region where B.A.S.S. conducts tournaments. So no surprise, a moment after Bowes called Boat No. 106 from his microphone at a dock at Paris Landing on Sunday morning, he turned his head and whispered, “that’s Sam Lashlee, he’ll be tough to beat today.”
Bowes was right. Lashlee and partner Phillip Arrington dominated the 3rd Annual Toyota Bonus Bucks Owners tournament with a winning weight of 24 pounds, 15 ounces. The no entry fee made the $5,000 first-place pay day even sweeter.
But what neither Bowes nor anybody else might have guessed is that Lashlee and Arrington would use a Strike King Sexy Dawg topwater nearly all day on a sunny West Tennessee Sunday to get the job done.
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