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Message from Mike Echols:   We will host a Lucky 13# Tournament this Saturday, May 30th, on Lake Bistineau out of Plum Orchard Marina. You may enter with cash or check at Bayou Outdoor or call me at 318-465-6453 to enter with a credit card.  I will be at Plum Orchard Saturday morning no later than 5 a.m. if you want to enter then. 

Times:  1st cast 5:50 a.m.  Lines out of the water at 3:00 p.m.  Be at Plum Orchard by 3:30 if you have 13 lbs. or more or if you think you may have Big Bass.  See y’all there Saturday.


Message from Mike Echols:  Just a reminder that Cash Splash starts this week, Thursday May 21st on Cross Lake.  We will start taking entries at 4:15 p.m. at the Public Ramp.  Remember that no teams are allowed to be on the lake that day before the registration.  You are allowed to launch anywhere and motor to the registration site to check in.  Entry fee is $55 per team with $5 of that going to pay the polygraph exam.  We will fish every consecutive Thursday thru July 9th and the Championship will be Sept 26th out of the American Legion.  Hope to see you there and Bayou Outdoor appreciates your support.  Any questions, please contact me at 318-465-6453.


Results for Lucky 13 Tournament yesterday, May 16th, on Caddo. 


MESSAGE FROM MIKE ECHOLS (318-465-6453).  First remember the Lucky 13 this Saturday May 16th on Caddo.  Call and enter ASAP.  We will Start the Cash Splash next Thursday May 21st at 4:15, at Cross Lake Public Ramp and run every week until we get the tournaments in.  It will be your responsibility to maintain the distance from others as we cannot regulate anything except the actual weigh-in site.  Also, we will start BOSS back June 6th with weigh-in at Grices.  It will be crowded but we've done it before so I know it will work.  The Championship will be June 20 & 21 and will also be at Grices unless the State Park opens back up.  If you are okay with this decision, we will see you on those dates.  If not, I completely understand and hope to see all of you next year.  Thanks for your support and understanding through all this turmoil.


MESSAGE FROM MIKE ECHOLS:  Results for Lucky 13 Tournament yesterday, May 9th, on Lake Bistineau.  We will be doing this format Tournament next Saturday, May 16th, on Caddo out of Buzzard Bay Marina.  You can call me at 465-6453 to enter by credit card or you can enter that morning. Thanks for everyone’s support thru these very difficult times.  


 MESSAGE FROM MIKE ECHOLS (318-465-6453).  CASH SPLASH DELAYED -- Because of the Governor’s ruling we will not be able to start Cash Splash for at least 2 more weeks.  No way that we can have a gathering of that size at a City owned facility.  Sorry for the delay but we cannot risk the liability.  Will post the starting date as soon as possible.


Lucky 13 Tournament today on Caddo Lake, had 42 teams and 10 of them reached the 13-lb. benchmark. 

1st:     Chris Anderson, Mike Fisher                               4 fish/21.61 lbs.      $1,300

2nd:   Claude Echols, Stuart Toney                                5 fish/19.92 lbs.      $1,000

3rd:    Josh Johnson, Bubba Roy                                   5 fish/18.80 lbs.      $   700

4th:    Jimmie Lee, Scottie Lee                                       5 fish/18.76 lbs.      $   600

5th:    Wesley Greene, Kyle Karnes                               5 fish/18.24 lbs       $   500

6th:    Preston Lonadier, Stephen Lutterman                  5 fish/17.52 lbs.      $   450

7th:    Ronnie Cameron, Terry Vaughn                           5 fish/14.87 lbs.      $   400

8th:    Kenneth Hedgespeth, Penny McCurty                 5 fish/14.34 lbs.      $   350

9th:    Mike Cork, Brian Hester                                       5 fish/13.86 lbs.      $   300

10th:  Cass Caldwell, Peyton Igo                                    5 fish/13.45 lbs.      $   200

BIG BASS:  Wesley Greene, Kyle Karnes                      6.54 lbs.                  $   420

We will be doing this format Tournament next Saturday, May 9th, on Lake Bistineau out of Plum Orchard.  You can call me at 465-6453 to enter by credit card or you can enter that morning at Plum Orchard.  Thanks for everyone’s support thru these very difficult times.

POSTED FRIDAY, APRIL 17TH  Update to yesterday’s message.

Message from Mike Echols (318-465-6453):  It appears I “Jumped THE Gun" by 24 hours. Governor John Bell Edward’s Proclamation #33 has ordered the state to keep all park sites closed until May 4th.  This will eliminate us from having the tournament on Toledo Bend May 2nd.  SO, we will move on to Lake Bistineau June 6th and have the Championship June 20 & 21st.  These events will have to be held out of Grices unless they open the State Park before then.  Teams that have paid of the 4 events can roll their money over to the Championship and will owe $20 (Championship is $200).

Remember that Cash Splash on Cross Lake will start May 7th and will run every Thursday thru June allowing us to get our 8 tournaments in by the same time frame.  Also, I plan to start the Lucky 13 tournaments back up within a couple of weeks.  I will keep you posted on that.  This has been a crazy year with many obstacles and I apologize for the inconveniences it may cause you and your schedules. Rescheduling without getting on top of other events is virtually impossible. Thanks for your support.


MESSAGE FROM MIKE ECHOLS (318-465-6453)After watching the National News release night before last, I get the impression that the quarantine issue MAY be lifted by April 30th.  So, I wanted to let all of you know the tentative plan for Bayou Outdoors moving forward with the 2020 Tournament season. HOWEVER, IF IT IS NOT LIFTED ON THAT DATE THINGS WILL CHANGE AGAIN.  I also know that there is absolutely no new schedule that will fit everyone’s ability to fish.  With all the cancellations and everyone trying to get caught up there will be a lot of tournaments overlapping.  We will just have to do the best we can and work together.

So, once again, if the National and State restrictions ARE lifted by April 30th this is how we will proceed:

May 2nd:  Toledo Bend, Converse Ramp weigh-in site.

June 6th:   Lake Bistineau, Grices Landing weigh-in site (State Park still closed).

June 20th & 21st Championship:  Bistineau Site to be announced.

If the State-controlled ramps are not opened by April 30th the Toledo Tournament will be cancelled and we will just have 3 qualifying events.

Pending the April 30th release -- Cash Splash will start on Cross Lake May 7th and will run every Thursday thru June25th.  Championship will be Sept 26th as scheduled.

We are releasing this schedule now to allow teams to practice on Toledo Bend hoping the May 2nd events takes place. Please understand that the rescheduling is very difficult for all circuits and tournament directors. 

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