Ultimate Bass

Texan Janet Parker Secures 9-Ounce Lead

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — Three weeks of intense scouting on Old Hickory Lake paid off Thursday for Janet Parker of Little Elm, Texas, when she took the lead with 10 pounds, 12 ounces, in the third event of the 2008 season on the Women’s Bassmaster Tour presented by Academy Sports & Outdoors.

“I came straight from Gadsden, Ala., from the last (WBT) tournament and went to work. I was tired of not getting into the top-20 cut,” she said when asked why she invested the time.

Parker turned a full-time pro three years ago. Her best WBT performances to date are two 23rd place finishes in 2006.

The determined Texan was 9 ounces in front of two-time WBT winner and the 2006 Toyota WBT Angler of the Year, Dianna Clark (10-3) of Bumpus Mills, Tenn. Both weighed in a five-fish limit — all largemouth bass — on a tough day when only 11 other pros managed to do the same.

Bunched up behind the leaders were two local anglers, Cindy Caperton of Madison, Tenn., with 9-15, and Lori Masters of Nashville, Tenn., with 9-10. Completing the top five was Bridget Allen of Philadelphia, Pa., on their heels with 9-9.

Parker said she believed what she’s learned about Old Hickory’s bass will continue to pay off.

“I don’t want to sound overconfident, but I had fish on the north end that I needed a northwest wind and sun for — which I had today — and I still have fish on the main lake close to the dam, that require shade, rain and wind, which they’re calling for tomorrow,” she said. “I haven’t even touched the fish I’m going to tomorrow.”

If she succeeds in making Friday’s top-20 cut, she’ll be eligible to compete Saturday for the first prize in the pro division: $1,000 cash and a Triton/Mercury boat rig valued at $50,000.

WBT pros also are competing in a points race to become the first woman to qualify for a Bassmaster Classic, bass fishing’s most prestigious competition. The one pro with the most points at the end of the season will be the 2008 Toyota WBT Angler of the Year, an accomplishment that comes with a berth in the 2009 Bassmaster Classic, set for Feb. 20-22 on the Red River out of Shreveport/Bossier City, La., as well as a 2009 Toyota Tundra.

With a strong finish in Tennessee, Parker could pull herself up in the points race — she’s currently 33rd — but she’d have to make up a lot of ground to catch points leader Kim Bain of Alabaster, Ala. Bain managed just 4-13 Thursday for 32nd place.

Clark also has to make up for a slow 2008 season. The former AOY was 57th in the points standings going into the Old Hickory event.

“Things are back on track for me, hopefully, but this is a tough lake,” said Clark. “But this isn’t over yet. You can bring in 10 pounds one day, 15 the next, then zero the next. The full moon this week and no current all day long are definitely factors that play on the fish. This lake fishes a lot like Barkley [in Kentucky], and when they shut that current down, these fish get tough.

“There’s nothing real solid for me here. I started this morning in an area I knew had good largemouth on it, but when the current wasn’t running, and only little ones were biting, I made an adjustment. It’s a run-and-gun deal. I was actually culling today, but not off one spot.”

Fans can track how Parker and Clark fare Friday by checking in at http://www.Bassmaster.com. Live video and a real-time leaderboard will begin at 2:15 p.m. CT Friday and at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Each day, Bassmaster.com also will post final results, stories and photo galleries.

In the co-angler division, in which the first-place prize is a Skeeter/Yamaha rig valued at $25,000, Linda Thomas of Pryor, Okla., led the field with 8 pounds, 10 ounces. A pound behind was Petra Ramsey of El Paso, Texas. Brenda Bates of La Porte, Texas, was third with 7-5.

The field will launch Friday and Saturday at 5:30 a.m. at Sanders Ferry Park, 100 Sanders Ferry Road in Hendersonville. The park also the site of the Friday weigh-in beginning at 2:15 p.m.

Saturday’s finale weigh-in will be begin at 2:30 p.m. at Academy Sports & Outdoors, 2350 Gallatin Pike N. in Madison, Tenn.

All WBT events are free and open to the public.

Sponsors of the Women’s Bassmaster Tour include Academy Sports & Outdoors, Toyota Tundra, Advance Auto Parts, Lowrance, Mercury, Skeeter, Yamaha, OPTIMA Batteries, Triton Boats, Legend Boats, MoGills and Mustang.

Local hosts include the Sumner County Convention & Visitors Bureau and Holiday Inn Express of Hendersonville

Stop No. 3
2008 Women’s Bassmaster Tour presented by Academy Sports & Outdoors
Old Hickory Lake
Hendersonville, Tenn.
June 19-21, 2008

Field
83 pros, 83 co-anglers/observers
Cut to the top 20 pros and top 20 co-anglers after Day 2

Launch Thursday-Saturday
5:30 a.m. CT
Sanders Ferry Park
100 Sanders Ferry Road
Hendersonville, Tenn.

Weigh-in: Thursday-Friday
2:15 p.m. CT
Sanders Ferry Park
100 Sanders Ferry Road
Hendersonville, Tenn.

Weigh-in: Saturday
2:30 p.m. CT
Academy Sports & Outdoors
2350 Gallatin Pike N.
Madison, Tenn.

2008 Womens Bassmaster Tour Stop 3 6/19-6/21
Old Hickory Lake, Gallatin TN.
(BOATER) Standings Day 1

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

1. Janet Parker Little Elm, TX 5 10-12 305
Day 1: 5 10-12
2. Dianna Clark Bumpus Mills, TN 5 10-03 295
Day 1: 5 10-03
3. Cindy Caperton Madison, TN 4 09-15 290
Day 1: 4 09-15
4. Lori Masters Nashville, TN 5 09-10 285
Day 1: 5 09-10
5. Bridget Allen Philadelphia, PA 5 09-09 280
Day 1: 5 09-09
6. Tanya Kreuzer Mesa, AZ 5 09-00 276
Day 1: 5 09-00
7. Angie Douthit Clewiston, FL 5 08-07 0
Day 1: 5 08-07
8. Lisa Sternard Clarksville, TN 4 08-06 268
Day 1: 4 08-06
9. Kim Stapp Ringgold, GA 5 08-05 264
Day 1: 5 08-05
10. Laura Gober Pendergrass, GA 5 08-04 260
Day 1: 5 08-04
11. Kat Ealey Moody, AL 5 08-00 257
Day 1: 5 08-00
12. Sheri Glasgow Muskogee, OK 5 07-15 254
Day 1: 5 07-15
13. Cheryl LaLumandier Saint Charles, MO 5 07-13 251
Day 1: 5 07-13
14. Audrey McQueen Eagar, AZ 5 07-07 248
Day 1: 5 07-07
15. Bonnie Johnson Weatherford, TX 4 07-06 245
Day 1: 4 07-06
16. Patti Campbell Waxahachie, TX 5 07-05 243
Day 1: 5 07-05
17. Mary DiVincenti Clinton, LA 4 07-04 241
Day 1: 4 07-04
18. Jennifer Nevans Dayton, TN 4 07-03 239
Day 1: 4 07-03
19. Juanita Robinson Highlands, TX 4 07-02 237
Day 1: 4 07-02
20. Robyn Gist Cedar Hill, TN 4 06-15 235
Day 1: 4 06-15
21. Debra Hengst San Antonio, TX 4 06-12 233
Day 1: 4 06-12
22. Robinette Fox Hot Springs, AR 3 06-05 230
Day 1: 3 06-05
22. Emily Shaffer Mount Juliet, TN 2 06-05 230
Day 1: 2 06-05
24. Judy Antle Albany, KY 3 06-04 227
Day 1: 3 06-04
25. Heather Broom Sylva, NC 3 06-01 225
Day 1: 3 06-01
26. Tammy Richardson Glenwood, AR 4 05-11 223
Day 1: 4 05-11
27. Cindy Van Horn Athens, TX 2 05-10 221
Day 1: 2 05-10
28. Jo DEE Lake Helena, AL 2 05-07 219
Day 1: 2 05-07
29. Helen Gordon Flower Mound, TX 3 05-06 217
Day 1: 3 05-06
30. Pam Martin-Wells Bainbridge, GA 4 05-01 215
Day 1: 4 05-01
31. Kelley Shepherd Cortez, CO 2 04-15 213
Day 1: 2 04-15
32. Kim Bain Alabaster, AL 3 04-13 211
Day 1: 3 04-13
33. Linda Berry Madison, NC 3 04-12 209
Day 1: 3 04-12
34. Tami Kashiwabara Shelby JAPAN 3 04-10 207
Day 1: 3 04-10
35. Laura Heflin Topeka, KS 3 04-09 205
Day 1: 3 04-09
36. Lisa Craig Chandler, TX 3 04-08 203
Day 1: 3 04-08
37. Diane Phillips Tyler, TX 2 04-07 201
Day 1: 2 04-07
38. Judy Wong Many, LA 3 04-04 198
Day 1: 3 04-04
38. Cheryl Spencer Tulsa, OK 2 04-04 198
Day 1: 2 04-04
40. Jan Hudson Harrison, AR 2 04-01 195
Day 1: 2 04-01
41. Debbie Kemp Weatherford, TX 1 03-15 193
Day 1: 1 03-15
42. Shelley Perry Hurricane, WV 2 03-13 191
Day 1: 2 03-13
43. Paula Alexander Lincolnton, GA 2 03-12 189
Day 1: 2 03-12
44. Susan Gregory Kiln, MS 3 03-11 186
Day 1: 3 03-11
44. Kathi Hurst Ripley, MS 2 03-11 186
Day 1: 2 03-11
46. Pat White Pleasanton, TX 2 03-08 183
Day 1: 2 03-08
47. Judy VanCanneyt Lexington, AL 2 03-02 181
Day 1: 2 03-02
48. Laura Elkins Amarillo, TX 2 02-14 179
Day 1: 2 02-14
49. Christiana Bradley Bealeton, VA 2 02-11 176
Day 1: 2 02-11
49. Mary Croft Bedford, VA 2 02-11 176
Day 1: 2 02-11
51. Marcia Rubin Chagrin Falls, OH 1 02-10 173
Day 1: 1 02-10
52. Jan Heavener Sherwood, AR 1 02-04 171
Day 1: 1 02-04
53. Secret York Benton, KY 1 01-14 169
Day 1: 1 01-14
54. Kandie Candelaria Canyon Lake, TX 1 01-13 166
Day 1: 1 01-13
54. Lisa Talmadge Pell City, AL 1 01-13 166
Day 1: 1 01-13
56. Teresa Poole Blue Springs, MO 1 01-12 162
Day 1: 1 01-12
56. Keri Schieber Cumming, GA 1 01-12 162
Day 1: 1 01-12
58. Robin Babb Livingston, TX 1 01-11 159
Day 1: 1 01-11
59. Mary Hencken Belmont, NC 1 01-10 155
Day 1: 1 01-10
59. Lisa Johnson Centre, AL 1 01-10 155
Day 1: 1 01-10
59. Bonnie Katke Hazelwood, MO 1 01-10 155
Day 1: 1 01-10
62. Kris McClendon Spicewood, TX 1 01-09 151
Day 1: 1 01-09
63. Marsha Gipson Bigelow, AR 1 01-08 149
Day 1: 1 01-08
64. Kathy Womack Trussville, AL 1 01-06 147
Day 1: 1 01-06
65. Cindy Hill Smyrna, TN 1 01-05 144
Day 1: 1 01-05
65. Lucy Mize Ben Lomond, AR 1 01-05 144
Day 1: 1 01-05
67. Debra Petrowski Arlington, TX 1 01-04 141
Day 1: 1 01-04
68. Danalee Lofton Little Rock, AR 1 01-03 138
Day 1: 1 01-03
68. Linda Redford Blue Eye, MO 1 01-03 138
Day 1: 1 01-03
70. Michelle Armstrong Denver, NC 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00
70. Lila Bass Austin, TX 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00
70. Cheryl Bowden Plano, TX 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00
70. Sue Freeman College Park, MD 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00
70. Lynda Gessner Foristell, MO 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00
70. Beverly Graham Chandler, TX 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00
70. Robbie Hartline Foristell, MO 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00
70. Sandi Karnes Livingston, TX 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00
70. Kathy Magers Waxahachie, TX 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00
70. Robin McFarlane San Antonio, TX 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00
70. Sharon Rushton Kimberling City, MO 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00
70. Tammy Sawyer Brush Creek, TN 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00
70. Kellie Skelton Aztec, NM 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00
70. Karol Whitehurst Winnsboro, TX 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00
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Big Bass
Day
1 Debbie Kemp Weatherford, TX 03-15 $0.00

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Totals
Day #Limits #Fish Weight
1 13 188 335-12
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13 188 335-12

2008 Womens Bassmaster Tour Stop 3 6/19-6/21
Old Hickory Lake, Gallatin TN.
(NON_BOATER) Standings Day 1

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

1. Linda Thomas Pryor, OK 3 08-10 305
Day 1: 3 08-10
2. Petra Ramsey El Paso, TX 4 07-10 295
Day 1: 4 07-10
3. Brenda Bates La Porte, TX 5 07-05 290
Day 1: 5 07-05
4. Dianna Montgomery Lebanon, TN 4 06-11282.5
Day 1: 4 06-11
4. Susan Wild Denver, CO 3 06-11282.5
Day 1: 3 06-11
6. Lesley Childers Anderson, SC 5 06-07 276
Day 1: 5 06-07
7. Elizabeth Sanders Brandon, MS 3 06-04 272
Day 1: 3 06-04
8. Stacy Zhelesnik Hoboken, NJ 4 06-03 268
Day 1: 4 06-03
9. Kim Petrowski Arlington, TX 4 05-10 264
Day 1: 4 05-10
10. Kris Hunter Seguin, TX 3 05-09 260
Day 1: 3 05-09
11. Mary Lipka Wentzville, MO 2 05-08 257
Day 1: 2 05-08
12. Sharon Lawson Red Bank, TN 3 05-06 254
Day 1: 3 05-06
13. Billie Jaynes Deer Park, TX 3 05-05249.5
Day 1: 3 05-05
13. Debbie Pegoli Loveland, OH 3 05-05249.5
Day 1: 3 05-05
15. Donna Newberry Van Buren, AR 2 04-07 245
Day 1: 2 04-07
16. Linda Walker Beebe, AR 3 04-06 243
Day 1: 3 04-06
17. Jada Tidmore Union Grove, AL 2 04-05 240
Day 1: 2 04-05
17. Dianne Kegley Norphlet, AR 1 04-05 240
Day 1: 1 04-05
19. Esther Turner Crossville, TN 1 04-01 237
Day 1: 1 04-01
20. Trish Levitt Albuquerque, NM 2 03-14 235
Day 1: 2 03-14
21. Monica Altman Angier, NC 2 03-13 233
Day 1: 2 03-13
22. Susan Dameron Chattanooga, TN 2 03-06 231
Day 1: 2 03-06
23. Bonnie Betts Saint Ann, MO 2 03-05 229
Day 1: 2 03-05
24. Beverly Nelson Harrison, MI 1 03-04 227
Day 1: 1 03-04
25. Bonnie Ward Snohomish, WA 2 03-03 225
Day 1: 2 03-03
26. Terri Bittner Mckinleyville, CA 2 03-02 222
Day 1: 2 03-02
26. Tracy Bailey Ennis, TX 1 03-02 222
Day 1: 1 03-02
28. Robertina Filburn Vine Grove, KY 2 02-15 219
Day 1: 2 02-15
29. LaShea Raynor Lexington, SC 2 02-10 217
Day 1: 2 02-10
30. Barbara Ferge Somerville, TN 1 02-04 215
Day 1: 1 02-04
31. Katie Ellis Gulfport, MS 1 02-02 212
Day 1: 1 02-02
31. Sharon Withers Jasper, TX 1 02-02 212
Day 1: 1 02-02
33. Elizabeth Havens Austin, TX 1 02-01 209
Day 1: 1 02-01
34. Sabrina Thompson Houston, TX 1 01-14 0
Day 1: 1 01-14
35. Colleen McKay Worcester, MA 1 01-13 205
Day 1: 1 01-13
36. Lisa Lowery Landrum, SC 1 01-12 203
Day 1: 1 01-12
37. Patti James Dayton, TX 1 01-11 200
Day 1: 1 01-11
37. Brenda Scarborough Dover, TN 1 01-11 200
Day 1: 1 01-11
39. Kaye Hogan Bon Aqua, TN 1 01-09 197
Day 1: 1 01-09
40. Dawn Dudek Posen, IL 1 01-08 194
Day 1: 1 01-08
40. Dianna Fanning Rogers, AR 1 01-08 194
Day 1: 1 01-08
42. Marilyn Biszmaier Louisville, KY 1 01-07 188
Day 1: 1 01-07
42. Jane Brunner Byhalia, MS 1 01-07 188
Day 1: 1 01-07
42. Brandi Frasier Madisonville, KY 1 01-07 188
Day 1: 1 01-07
42. Kim McGuffey Weatherford, TX 1 01-07 188
Day 1: 1 01-07
46. Diane Smith Fayetteville, GA 1 01-05 183
Day 1: 1 01-05
47. Linda Owens Brandon, MS 1 01-02 181
Day 1: 1 01-02
48. Sara Rinelli Harleysville, PA 1 01-01 179
Day 1: 1 01-01
49. Denese Freeman Lawton, OK 1 01-00 177
Day 1: 1 01-00
50. Tracy Doty Roanoke, TX 1 00-15 174
Day 1: 1 00-15
50. Pamela Leeper Saint Louis, MO 1 00-15 174
Day 1: 1 00-15
52. Debra Cook Gardendale, AL 1 00-14 171
Day 1: 1 00-14
53. Leslie Anderson Saint Louis, MO 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00
53. Melissa Bond Albuquerque, NM 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00
53. Cheryl Buelow Pollock, LA 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00
53. Bertha Cavakis Amity, AR 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00
53. Lisa Diehl Pittsburgh, PA 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00
53. Nancy Dugas Huntsville, AL 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00
53. Charlotte Frazier Dallas, TX 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00
53. Barbara Gaskins Suffolk, VA 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00
53. Renee Gumbrecht Oakhurst, NJ 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00
53. Michele Gunderman Gastonia, NC 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00
53. Victoria Hellmer Old Hickory, TN 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00
53. Vicki Henderson Ashdown, AR 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00
53. Robin Kolton Elgin, TX 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00
53. Lesli Lively Palestine, TX 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00
53. Kim Martin Clayton, IN 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00
53. Sherry Melton Monterey, TN 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00
53. Nancy Oliver Arnaudville, LA 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00
53. Brenda Reeves Arlington, TX 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00
53. Lisa Skelley Jackson, TN 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00
53. Leanne Snowden Suttons Bay, MI 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00
53. Gail Wood Russellville, AR 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00
53. Kala Wright Spiro, OK 0 00-00 0
Day 1: 0 00-00
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Big Bass
Day
1 Dianne Kegley Norphlet, AR 04-05 $0.00

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Totals
Day #Limits #Fish Weight
1 2 99 177-09
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2 99 177-09



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