Judges: Texas Fest

Matt Arey
Photo: Bassmaster Texas Fest Judge Patrick West - Matt Arey
Picking up for Paul Mueller.
Photo: Bassmaster Texas Fest Judge Tammy Kelbe - Picking up for Paul Mueller.
Jay Yelas 6 lbs 7 oz.
Photo: Bassmaster Texas Fest Judge James West - Jay Yelas 6 lbs 7 oz.
Jay Yelas 5lbs 15oz.
Photo: Bassmaster Texas Fest Judge James West - Jay Yelas 5lbs 15oz.
Kyle Monti has made a move into the top 10 of the biggest fish. He just landed an 8-pound even largemouth. That’s the third largest fish of the day.
Photo: Bassmaster Texas Fest Judge Pat Foster - Kyle Monti has made a move into the top 10 of the biggest fish. He just landed an 8-pound even largemouth. That’s the third largest fish of the day.
Stetson Blaylock adding to his bag.
Photo: Bassmaster Texas Fest Judge Eldon Pipps - Stetson Blaylock adding to his bag.
 6lbs, 4oz. for Skylar Hamilton.
Photo: Bassmaster Texas Fest Judge Adam Johanson - 6lbs, 4oz. for Skylar Hamilton.
Brian Snowdens morning has been steady but slower than he had hoped.  This 3-2 is number three on his card...and a 5 plus just got off at the boat.
Photo: Bassmaster Texas Fest Judge Rick Moore - Brian Snowdens morning has been steady but slower than he had hoped. This 3-2 is number three on his card...and a 5 plus just got off at the boat.
After loosing three large fish at the boat, Brian Snowden finally brought this 5-15 in the boat.  A bit of frustration with the lost fish but as he says, “It’s Lake Fork, the big one is a bite away.”
Photo: Bassmaster Texas Fest Judge Rick Moore - After loosing three large fish at the boat, Brian Snowden finally brought this 5-15 in the boat. A bit of frustration with the lost fish but as he says, “It’s Lake Fork, the big one is a bite away.”
Keith Combs got a 5 fish limit cranking by 8 am.  Good solid keepers but hoping a school of big girls moves in like he had in practice.
Photo: Bassmaster Texas Fest Judge Paul Gorzsas - Keith Combs got a 5 fish limit cranking by 8 am. Good solid keepers but hoping a school of big girls moves in like he had in practice.
John Crews is off to a good start on Day 3.
Photo: Bassmaster Texas Fest Judge Amy Wisdom - John Crews is off to a good start on Day 3.
Day 3 of the 2019 Bassmaster Toyota Texas Fest benefiting Texas Parks and Wildlife gets started and Bernie Schultz is out looking to add points
Photo: Day 3 of the 2019 Bassmaster Toyota Texas Fest benefiting Texas Parks and Wildlife gets started and Bernie Schultz is out looking to add points - Day 3 of the 2019 Bassmaster Toyota Texas Fest benefiting Texas Parks and Wildlife gets started and Bernie Schultz is out looking to add points
That’s a big thumbs up for Jeff Gustafson.
Photo: Bassmaster Texas Fest Judge Holly Keen - That’s a big thumbs up for Jeff Gustafson.
Jay Yelas
Photo: Bassmaster Texas Fest Judge Pat Foster - Jay Yelas
Kyle Monti with a chunk!
Photo: Bassmaster Texas Fest Judge Patrick West - Kyle Monti with a chunk!
Skylar Hamilton is dodging golf balls and catching 3-pounders...
Photo: Bassmaster Texas Fest Judge Jeremy Copher - Skylar Hamilton is dodging golf balls and catching 3-pounders...
Clent Davis struggled all morning as the shad spawn bite was not cooperating.  After missing almost 10 fish that wouldn’t really eat his bait he picked up 2 keepers. His persistence with a swim jig paid off with this nice 6-11 that brought a smile to his face.
Photo: Bassmaster Texas Fest Judge Paul Gorzsas - Clent Davis struggled all morning as the shad spawn bite was not cooperating. After missing almost 10 fish that wouldn’t really eat his bait he picked up 2 keepers. His persistence with a swim jig paid off with this nice 6-11 that brought a smile to his face.
Shane LeHew
Photo: Bassmaster Texas Fest Judge James West - Shane LeHew
Matt Herren with a 6-pounder!
Photo: Bassmaster Texas Fest Judge Amy Wisdom - Matt Herren with a 6-pounder!
Jeff Gustafson with his latest catch.
Photo: Bassmaster Texas Fest Judge Holly Keen - Jeff Gustafson with his latest catch.
Yeah baby! First fish for Brandon Cobb is a solid 6-2. He’s starting out right. All on LIVE!
Photo: Bassmaster Texas Fest Judge Rick Moore - Yeah baby! First fish for Brandon Cobb is a solid 6-2. He’s starting out right. All on LIVE!
Randy Pierson grabbing ‘em!
Photo: Bassmaster Texas Fest Judge Scottie Carrathello - Randy Pierson grabbing ‘em!
Hudnall culls a 2-pounder.
Photo: Bassmaster Texas Fest Judge James Buerkle - Hudnall culls a 2-pounder.
Seth Feider feeling good this morning.
Photo: Bassmaster Texas Fest Judge Ricky Phillips - Seth Feider feeling good this morning.
The start of Day 2 with the judges at the Bassmaster Texas Fest benefiting Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.
Photo: Bassmaster Texas Fest Judge - The start of Day 2 with the judges at the Bassmaster Texas Fest benefiting Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.
Brandon Cobb with a 7-pounder caught on Day 1.
Photo: Arrie West - Brandon Cobb with a 7-pounder caught on Day 1.
Carl Jocumsen
Photo: Bassmaster Texas Fest Judge - Carl Jocumsen
Paul Mueller
Photo: Bassmaster Texas Fest Judge Eldon Pipps - Paul Mueller
Carl Jocumsen
Photo: Bassmaster Texas Fest Judge Patrick West - Carl Jocumsen
After several shorts and filling out his limit with smaller fish, Horne welcomed this 1-14 which gave him his first cull weight fish.
Photo: Bassmaster Texas Fest Judge Rick Moore - After several shorts and filling out his limit with smaller fish, Horne welcomed this 1-14 which gave him his first cull weight fish.
Jeff Gustafson
Photo: Bassmaster Texas Fest Judge Tammy Kelbe - Jeff Gustafson
Shane LeHew representing North Carolina folks.
Photo: Bassmaster Texas Fest Judge Ricky Phillips - Shane LeHew representing North Carolina folks.
After getting pounded all night with rain and lightning, it’s settled down for a bit for the take off...should be fish catching day!  Caleb Sumrall’s two children are making sure dad gets the right send off...while Harvey Horne is trying to get them onto his boat for good luck.
Photo: Bassmaster Texas Fest Judge Rick Moore - After getting pounded all night with rain and lightning, it’s settled down for a bit for the take off...should be fish catching day! Caleb Sumrall’s two children are making sure dad gets the right send off...while Harvey Horne is trying to get them onto his boat for good luck.
Drew Benton contemplates where the big fish are going to be is we wait for takeoff.
Photo: Bassmaster Texas Fest Judge Paul Gorzsas - Drew Benton contemplates where the big fish are going to be is we wait for takeoff.
Chris Johnston ready to start day 1 on Lake Fork!
Photo: Bassmaster Texas Fest Judge Gary Robin - Chris Johnston ready to start day 1 on Lake Fork!
Chris Johnston with number 1. Some locals were sitting on his first stop so he made an adjustment and a good start.
Photo: Bassmaster Texas Fest Judge Gary Robin - Chris Johnston with number 1. Some locals were sitting on his first stop so he made an adjustment and a good start.
Harvey Horne lost a four plus pounder at the boat slipping out of his hands then lands this four and a half three casts later.
Photo: Bassmaster Texas Fest Judge Rick Moore - Harvey Horne lost a four plus pounder at the boat slipping out of his hands then lands this four and a half three casts later.
Harvey’s 4-8 was quickly followed up by this 4-7. The intensity after landing on a good spot shows in his face.
Photo: Bassmaster Texas Fest Judge Rick Moore - Harvey’s 4-8 was quickly followed up by this 4-7. The intensity after landing on a good spot shows in his face.
Chris Zaldain
Photo: Bassmaster Texas Fest Judge Jeremy Copher - Chris Zaldain
Chris Johnston with No. 2, a 3-pounder!
Photo: Bassmaster Texas Fest Judge Gary Robin - Chris Johnston with No. 2, a 3-pounder!
Chris Zaldain
Photo: Bassmaster Texas Fest Judge Jeremy Copher - Chris Zaldain
Luke Palmer
Photo: Bassmaster Texas Fest Judge Holly Keen - Luke Palmer
Shane LeHew getting 'em fired up early.
Photo: Bassmaster Texas Fest Judge Ricky Phillips - Shane LeHew getting 'em fired up early.
Kyle Monti - 3+ pounder.
Photo: Bassmaster Texas Fest Judge Adam Johanson - Kyle Monti - 3+ pounder.
Jesse Tacoronte
Photo: Bassmaster Texas Fest Judge Landen Dean - Jesse Tacoronte
Brian Snowden
Photo: Bassmaster Texas Fest Judge Ronald Hamilton - Brian Snowden