Hughes takes Western Open on Shasta Lake

Mar 29, 2007

SHASTA LAKE, Calif. — A Redding, Calif., angler whose previous best BASS finish was 19th place six years ago in an Arizona BASS tournament swept the CITGO Bassmaster Western Open on Shasta Lake Saturday with a three-day total of 31 pounds, 6 ounces. In an amazing run to the finish line, Howard Hughes jumped from 25th place on Day 1 to the top of the roster, overcoming second place Fred Roumbanis of Auburn, Calif., who had previously led the pack.