First bass tournament reports down; hunters unhappy _lowres

Photo provided by TANNER CORMIER Last of the season limit Murphy Foster, left, and Tim Kelley show off a limit that included a pintails, wigeons, teal and a redhead duck from Cherry Ridge in the southwestern marshes on the closing weekend of the state's Coastal Zone duck season. Kelley said they took the limit by 8 a.m. and said they would wait until later in the morning to take the late-flying mallards in the area near Grand Chenier. The state's West Zone season closed Sunday, while East Zone hunters can take to blinds and flooded timber through Jan. 31.

AMELIA — Saturday’s top 10 from the first event of the year on the Bud Light/Louisiana South Division bass tournament held from Thibodeaux Memorial Launch with anglers, number of bass weighed in parentheses (5-bass limit), total catch weight in pounds and prize winnings where applicable, and top two teams in Big Bass:

Top 10: 1, Robbie Latuso-Logan Latuso (5) 17.44 pounds, $2,100. 2, Brian Bateman-David Himel (5) 14.5, $1,500. 3, Craig Walker-Brent Bonadona (5) 14.45, $1,000. 4, David Cavell-Corey Wheat (5) 14.17, $600. 5, Hal Pinho-Hayden Pinho (5) 13.48, $350.

6, Shane Mixon-Tim Sawyer (5) 13.34, $300. 7, Jesse Haworth-Travis Haworth (5) 13.16, $250. 8, Tyler Teague-Teal Smith (5) 12.06, $200. 9, Brian Schuler (5) 11.91. 10, Blake Naquin-Charles Glorioso (5) 11.1.

Big Bass: 1, Walker-Bonadona, 5.62 pounds, $320. 2, Cavell-Wheat, 4.93, $150.