From left, Crossett Chamber of Commerce board president and tournament director Craig Kaminicki with 2014 Buddy Bass champions Ricky Vines and Robert Duggar, both from El Dorado. (Robert Jackson/News Observer)
A team from El Dorado, Ricky Vines and Robert Duggar, took home top honors at the 29th Annual Crossett Area Chamber of Commerce Buddy Bass Fishing Tournament held June 7 on the Ouachita River.
The duo caught five fish and the winning weight was 15.13 pounds.
For placing first, Vines and Duggar received a check of $4,500.
Taking second place honors was the team of Patrick Chapman of Parkdale and Daniel Chapman of Crossett with five fish at 15.09 pounds. The Chapmans received a check of $1,800.
In third place was the team of Keith Pace and Marcus Arrington of Monticello. They also caught five fish for a total of 14.69 pounds to earn $900 in prize money.
(Full story, additional photo in the Ashley News Observer)