Ultimate Bass

Lisa Sternard Hangs on for the Lead

LISA STERNARD HANGS ON FOR THE WIN
Lake Norman Challenges Field in Third Women’s Bassmaster Tour Event

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Lake Norman’s bass seemed so lock-jawed Saturday that Lisa Sternard of Clarksville, Tenn., was genuinely surprised when she realized her Day 3 bag of fish weighed enough to win in the third event of the Mercury Marine Women’s Bassmaster Tour presented by Triton Boats. Sternard, the Day 2 leader, brought four bass to the scales weighing 4 pounds, 11 ounces, for a three-day total of 21-7.

“I didn’t think I had it,” she said of her first BASS win. “My fish shut down, and I didn’t get the quality bite today.”

Her three-day total easily beat Patti Campbell of Waxahachie, Texas, who weighed in 18-14. Sternard’s strong finishes on the first two days carried her through to the win and the first-place prize of a Triton boat with Mercury outboard valued at $50,000.

An occupational therapist, Sternard, 45, said she fished a Carolina rig, working a green-pumpkin Zoom Finesse Worm on 17-pound-test Berkley Vanish leader in 10 to 50 feet of water.

Saturday she hit northern Lake Norman and the Marshall Steam Plant hot hole, a water-discharge spot that attracted many bass — and many women in the field of 94 pro anglers and their co-anglers all week.

Campbell slid into second with 18-14, including the day’s big bass of 3-13, which earned her a $1,000 bonus. She was just 7 ounces ahead of third-place finisher Tammie Muse of North Little Rock, Ark., who finished with 18-7.

Fourth was Women’s Bassmaster Tour points leader Sheri Glasgow of Muskogee, Okla., with 17-9. Fifth was South African Christie Thomas with 15-2, and sixth was Day 1 leader Tammy Richardson of Amity, Ark.

The recent winner of the Best Angler ESPY, Richardson echoed other contenders’ opinions of the competition’s intensity and the reluctance of Lake Norman’s bass to bite. “As the week went on, it got slower and tougher,” she said.

This event’s results shook up the Toyota Women’s Bassmaster Tour Angler of the Year points standings, moving Sternard from seventh to fourth place. Glasgow held on to the lead, and Richardson kept her second-place spot.

Points count toward qualifying for the inaugural Women’s Bassmaster Tour Championship, Feb. 22-25, 2007, on Lake Mitchell in Alabama. Only the top 12 pros and 12 co-anglers in the points standings are invited to compete.

Also at stake is the first Toyota Angler of the Year title. At the end of the season, the points leader is awarded the title and a 2007 Toyota Tundra.

On the co-angler side, Monica Altman of Angier, N.C., took home the first-place prize of a Triton boat and Mercury package valued at $24,000, plus $1,000 cash.
Altman pulled off a wire-to-wire win, adding just 14 ounces Saturday for a three-day total of 15 pounds, 3 ounces.

Second was Susan Bowes of Batavia, N.Y., with 13-2, including the co-angler big bass of 3 pounds for a $500 bonus. Third was Linda Berry of Madison, N.C., with 8-4; fourth was Ronda Kirby of Indianapolis, Ind., with 7-5; fifth was Denese Freeman of Lawton, Okla., with 6-11; and sixth was Cheryl Bowden of Plano, Texas, with 5-7.

The 12 WBT finalists weighed in at Cricket Arena before an audience of fishing fans who also turned out to see the third-day weigh-in of the Bassmaster American presented by Advance Auto Parts. After the American wraps up Sunday, ESPN2 will provide same-day coverage at 7 p.m. ET.

For more information, contact BASS Communications at (407) 566-2208 or visit http://www.bassmaster.com.

Mercury Marine Women’s Bassmaster Tour presented by Triton Boats

Location
Lake Norman
Huntersville, N.C.
July 27-29

Field
94 pros, 94 co-anglers
Field cut to top six pros and top six co-anglers for Day 3

Day 3 Big Bass
Pro: Patti Campbell, Waxahachie, Texas, 3-13
Co-angler: Susan Bowes, Batavia, N.Y., 3-0

Launch
Blythe Landing
15901 Highway 73
Huntersville, NC 28078
6:15 a.m. ET

Weigh-in Day 3
Cricket Arena
2700 E. Independence Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28205
3:15 p.m. ET

Mercury Marine Women’s Bassmaster Tour presented by Triton Boats Sponsors
Mercury Marine, Triton Boats, MotorGuide, Lowrance, Advance Auto Parts, Plano Tackle Systems, Mustang and Toyota

Local Sponsors
Local sponsors include the Lake Norman Convention and Visitors Bureau and Hawthorne Suites, Ltd.

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BASS stages bass fishing tournaments for every skill level and culminates with the CITGO Bassmaster Classic. Through its clubs, youth programs, aquatic resource advocacy, magazine publishing and multimedia platforms, BASS offers the industry’s widest array of services and support to its nearly 530,000 members. The organization is headquartered in Celebration, Fla.

2006 Women's Bassmaster Tour Stop 4 BO 07/27-07/29 Lake Norman, Lake Norman N.C.
(BOATER) Standings Day 3

Angler Hometown No./lbs-oz Pts Total $$$

1. Lisa Sternard Clarksville, Tenn. 14 21-07 310 $50,000.00
Day 1: 5 6-11 Day 2: 5 10-01 Day 3: 4 4-11
2. Patti Campbell Waxahachie, Texas 11 18-14 295 $6,200.00
Day 1: 5 7-14 Day 2: 4 5-09 Day 3: 2 5-07
3. Tammie Muse North Little Rock, Ark 9 18-07 290 $3,680.00
Day 1: 4 8-05 Day 2: 3 7-10 Day 3: 2 2-08
4. Sheri Glasgow Muskogee, Okla. 11 17-09 285 $2,180.00
Day 1: 3 4-10 Day 2: 5 8-02 Day 3: 3 4-13
5. Christie Thomas Reform, Ala. 8 15-02 280 $1,930.00
Day 1: 5 8-05 Day 2: 2 4-15 Day 3: 1 1-14
6. Tammy Richardson Amity, Ark. 9 13-14 281 $1,700.00
Day 1: 5 9-00 Day 2: 2 2-10 Day 3: 2 2-04
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Purolator Big Bass
Day
1 Kathi Hurst Ripley, Miss. 0-00 $1,000.00
2 Conny Jenkins Knob Noster, Mo. 4-02 $1,000.00
3 Patti Campbell Waxahachie, Texas 3-13 $1,000.00

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Totals
Day #Limits #Fish Weight
1 5 124 208-00
2 3 101 174-12
3 0 14 21-09
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8 239 404-05

2006 Women's Bassmaster Tour Stop 4 NB 07/27-07/29 Lake Norman, Lake Norman N.C.
(NON-BOATER) Standings Day 3

Angler Hometown No./lbs-oz Pts Total $$$

1. Monica Altman Angier, N.C. 6 15-03 315 $25,500.00
Day 1: 2 5-10 Day 2: 3 8-11 Day 3: 1 0-14
2. Susan Bowes Batavia, N.Y. 7 13-02 295 $3,700.00
Day 1: 2 3-15 Day 2: 2 2-04 Day 3: 3 6-15
3. Linda Berry Madison, N.C. 4 8-04 290 $2,180.00
Day 1: 2 3-09 Day 2: 1 3-11 Day 3: 1 1-00
4. Ronda Kirby Indianapolis, Ind. 5 7-05 285 $1,680.00
Day 1: 3 3-14 Day 2: 1 1-09 Day 3: 1 1-14
5. Denese Freeman Lawton, Okla. 3 6-11 280 $1,430.00
Day 1: 2 3-15 Day 2: 1 2-12 Day 3: 0 0-00
6. Cheryl Bowden Plano, Texas 3 5-07 276 $900.00
Day 1: 3 5-07 Day 2: 0 0-00 Day 3: 0 0-00
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Purolator Big Bass
Day
1 Gerry Threadgill Onalaska, Texas 0-00 $250.00
1 Denese Freeman Lawton, Okla. 3-00 $250.00
2 Monica Altman Angier, N.C. 3-14 $500.00
3 Susan Bowes Batavia, N.Y. 3-00 $500.00

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Totals
Day #Limits #Fish Weight
1 4 50 86-01
2 1 47 80-15
3 1 6 10-11
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6 103 177-11

2006 Women's Bassmaster – Womens Bassmaster Tour Stop 4 Boater Points After Lake Norman, Lake Norman, N.C. Ending 07-29-2006, Day 3
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Place Name St Pts
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1 Sheri Glasgow Okla. 875
2 Tammy Richardson Ark. 843
3 Pam Martin-Wells Ga. 808
4 Lisa Sternard Tenn. 806
5 Dianna Clark Tenn. 798
6 Tammie Muse Ark. 748
7 Lucy Mize Ark. 730
8 Kathi Hurst Miss. 715
9 Cindy Hill Tenn. 698
10 Juanita Robinson Texas 682
11 Christie Thomas Ala. 678
12 Cindy Caperton Tenn. 669
12 Rhonda Pope Ga. 669
14 Emily Shaffer Tenn. 664
15 Linda Sands Ala. 649
16 Penny Berryman Ark. 641
17 Kelley Shepherd Colo. 640
18 Robin Babb Texas 637
19 Kimberlee Striker Ala. 635
20 Tanya Kreuzer Ariz. 628
21 Jan Heavener Ark. 624
22 Mary Divincenti La. 622
23 Kathy Womack Ala. 617
24 Shelley Perry W.Va. 613
25 Jan Hudson Ark. 612
26 Cindy van horn Texas 591
27 Patti Campbell Texas 583
28 Mary Hencken N.C. 580
29 Sammie Denyes Fla. 574
30 Sue Crochet La. 566
31 Joan Davis Ind. 563
31 Marcia Rubin Ohio 563
33 Tami Kashiwabara Japan 557
34 Ann Wells Ill. 555
34 Betty Stahl Ala. 555
36 Christiana Bradley Va. 545
37 Kris Mcclendon Texas 534
38 Lisa Johnson Ga. 523
39 Danalee Lofton Ark. 507
39 Laura Moore Texas 507
41 Rose Ellis Ala. 506
42 Jonell Whitstine La. 505
43 Deanie Tate Ark. 497
44 Cheryl Lalumandier Mo. 494
45 Lisa Craig Texas 483
46 Secret York Ky. 481
47 Debra Petrowski Texas 457
47 Sandra Sherred Pa. 457
49 Louise Howard Ala. 454
50 Helen Gordon Texas 450
51 Judy Wong La. 448
52 Susan Gregory Miss. 441
53 Sarah Augustine La. 438
54 Lori Masters Tenn. 420
55 Susan Hand Ala. 419
56 Conny Jenkins Mo. 418
57 Sue Parrish Ind. 414
58 Janet Parker Texas 411
59 T Domingue Texas 396
60 Carla Whitstine La. 382
61 Linda Owens Miss. 378
62 Judy Antle Ky. 373
63 Michelle Armstrong N.C. 372
64 Sherrie Brubaker Okla. 371
64 Carolyn Poole Fla. 371
66 Toni Stoner Ga. 368
66 Wanda Malmsbury Mo. 368
68 Becky Mckinney Fla. 365
69 Laura Gober Ga. 361
70 Kellie Skelton N.M. 357
71 Katrina Dehaven Ariz. 355
72 Robinette Fox Ark. 349
73 Kathy Cater Texas 343
73 Cheryl Spencer Okla. 343
75 Linda Walker Ark. 342
75 Crystal Langston Ala. 342
75 Joan Craig Ark. 342
78 Angie Douthit Fla. 330
79 Brenda Davis Okla. 297
80 Darla Bardelli Ariz. 294
81 Melanie Rockey Ga. 289
82 Rae Lee Texas 279
83 Debra Hengst Texas 276
84 Amy Golden Texas 260
85 Julie Jacobson Wisc. 254
86 Danielle Kremer Fla. 248
87 Paula Alexander Ga. 238
88 Kandie Candelaria Texas 234
88 Violette Sesco Fla. 234
90 Doris Parsons N.C. 233
91 Teri Neal Ga. 209
92 Lynda Gessner Mo. 206
93 Barbara Wetzel Ala. 203
94 Kitsy Cunningham Okla. 200
95 Audrey Mcqueen Colo. 191
95 Pat White Texas 191
97 Barbara Potts Texas 183
98 Donna Newberry Ark. 173
99 Jen Carroll Texas 170
100 Kathy Kirby N.C. 163
101 bonnie johnson Texas 157
102 Brenda Bates Texas 147
102 Angela Dechau Mo. 147
104 Patsy Mcdaniel Ala. 143
105 Marguerite Palmer Miss. 135
106 Caroline Carpenter Fla. 129
107 Madeline Smith Ark. 127
108 Linda Redford Mo. 125
109 Sherri Dodson Ala. 108
110 Rhonda Usery Ark. 97
111 Marilyn Biszmaier Ky. 93
112 Karen Welty Ind. 91
113 Deb Doyal La. 83
114 Marsha Gipson Ark. 81
115 Kathy Tibbetts Va. 0
115 Amanda Hubbard Ill. 0
115 Elizabeth Meisell Texas 0
115 Jennifer Stelly La. 0
115 Lucie Maus Texas 0
115 Tina Lefler Va. 0
115 Tammy Waller Texas 0

2006 Women's Bassmaster – Womens Bassmaster Tour Stop 4 Non-Boater Points After Lake Norman, Lake Norman, N.C. Ending 07-29-2006, Day 3
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Place Name St Pts
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1 Gerry Threadgill Texas 739
2 Mary Croft Va. 737
3 Sharon Rushton Mo. 710
4 Susan Bowes N.Y. 690
5 Summer Stephens Ga. 687
6 Linda Berry N.C. 679
7 Lesa Brown Ark. 669
8 Mary James Ark. 667
9 Sandi Karnes Texas 666
10 Kim Stapp Ga. 660
11 Bonnie Ward Wash. 657
12 Billie Jaynes Texas 652
13 Tracy Doty Texas 640
14 Sharon Withers La. 638
15 Keri Schieber Ga. 633
16 Bertha Cavakis Ark. 587
17 Carol Boykin Ind. 576
18 Susan Dameron Tenn. 575
19 Heather Sullivan Alaska 567
20 Sarah Busby La. 560
21 Deb Krueger Mich. 551
22 Renee Brisendine N.C. 549
23 Brenda Reeves Texas 535
23 Lila Bass Texas 535
25 Carilyn Hill Okla. 531
26 Ronda Kirby Ind. 517
27 Debbie Pegoli Ohio 507
28 Tammie Ply Ark. 506
28 Kay Pennington La. 506
30 Robertina Filburn Ky. 498
31 Karen Williams Mo. 495
32 Jacqueline Helton Ark. 489
33 Angie Everitt Texas 477
34 Diane Delagarza Texas 468
35 Cheryl Allen Texas 466
36 Cheryl Crafton Ind. 462
37 Donna Prado Texas 456
38 Denese Freeman Okla. 430
39 Jo Dee Bucki Ala. 429
40 Susan Wild D.C. 425
41 Barbara Gaskins Va. 419
42 Carrie Bronson Fla. 417
43 Jaye Smith Mich. 410
44 Sharon Lawson Tenn. 408
45 Toni Mode Ore. 407
46 Patricia Atkinson Mass. 405
47 Robin Mcfarlane Texas 400
48 Karen Roberts Ala. 398
49 Debra Cunningham Ariz. 396
50 Elizabeth Sanders Miss. 382
51 Christena Baugh Ark. 370
52 Colleen Mckay Mass. 360
53 Maggie Robledo Texas 357
54 Diane Smith Ga. 331
54 Darla Mcintosh Fla. 331
56 Laura Heflin Kan. 329
57 Cheryl Holloway La. 328
58 Kala Wright Okla. 320
59 Monica Altman N.C. 315
60 Charlene Parks Fla. 310
61 Pat White Texas 295
62 Lydia Smith Texas 290
63 Cheryl Bowden Texas 276
64 Jennifer Helgren Ill. 272
65 Sylvia Hudson Fla. 264
66 Sheila Merrow Maine 254
67 April Painter La. 250
68 Violette Sesco Fla. 248
69 Vicki Henderson Ark. 241
70 Kathy Riley Miss. 238
70 Judith Hart Texas 238
70 Elaine Morris Ark. 238
73 Tina Newman Tenn. 235
73 Cheryl Scott Texas 235
73 Terri Mackinnon Canada 235
76 Debra Wilson Texas 232
77 Susan Owens Va. 228
77 Bobbie Barfield Ga. 228
79 Robin Kolton Texas 227
80 Tabitha Rudd Ala. 223
81 Allison Steckelberg Ga. 222
82 Arah Phillips Texas 218
83 Judy Vancanneyt Miss. 217
84 Angela Mitchell Canada 215
85 Kim Petrowski Texas 211
86 Dianne Kegley Ark. 210
87 Kristin Eaton Ala. 207
87 Bridget Allen Pa. 207
89 Carolyn Voyles Texas 204
90 Junie Parmer Texas 199
91 Laura Elkins Texas 192
92 Linda Worley La. 188
93 Tracy Pace Texas 185
94 Joyce Austin Ky. 184
95 Dana Davis Ala. 175
96 Dawn Ryerson Ill. 173
96 Bj Carson Okla. 173
98 Marsha Betz Texas 168
99 Sabrina Sivley Ala. 163
100 Cindy Hardy Ala. 158
101 Rhonda Ford Ga. 155
101 Sharon Mcewen Pa. 155
103 Cindy Burnham Canada 153
104 Sandy Jeane Texas 147
105 Beverly Dickson Ark. 144
105 Lillian Gutierrez Texas 144
107 Dianna Fanning Ark. 138
108 Denise Lusk S.C. 130
108 Sugar Walker Ala. 130
110 Teresa Morris Tenn. 125
111 Shelia Campbell Fla. 123
112 Kelly Spear Ohio 119
112 Barbie Haralson Texas 119
114 Patti Harland Ala. 115
115 Dee Barger Ala. 110
115 Jen Carroll Texas 110
115 Vicki Hester Ala. 110
118 Pam Anthony Tenn. 105
119 Stacy Woodall Ga. 102
120 Sue Freeman Md. 0
120 Charlotte Frazier Texas 0
120 Bonnie Erspamer Tenn. 0
120 Diana Dietzen Ind. 0
120 Anne Salonish Pa. 0
120 Mary Waters Va. 0
120 Vivian Estep Va. 0
120 Angie Wright Ala. 0
120 Norma Ussery Texas 0
120 Lisa Garcia N.H. 0
120 Robbie Hartline Mo. 0
120 Julie Garriety Texas 0
120 Keary Shults Fla. 0
120 Laura Taylor Fla. 0
120 Angie Michaels Neb. 0
120 Tonya Pollack Fla. 0
120 Liz Lewis Texas 0
120 Paula Tharp Okla. 0
120 Robin Washburn Ga. 0
120 Cynthia Ward Md. 0
120 Janet Neal Texas 0
120 Melissa Bond N.M. 0
120 Pamela Putman Texas 0
120 Kimberly King Va. 0
120 Jennifer Horn Texas 0
120 Kali Weatherford Texas 0
120 Greta Gaines N.Y. 0
120 Kathy Rudy Pa. 0
120 Shawn Conner Ind. 0
120 Karen James La. 0
120 Vanessa Seay Va. 0



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