As the 3X9 series draws to a close, the Tuff-Man series begins | outdoor sports

While the 3X9 series held its last regular-season weekly event on Tuesday before its Oct. 9 championship event, the Tuff-Man fall/winter series fished out its first of five regular-season monthly events on Sunday, leading up to a two-day , a two-lake championship event to be held in late January 2023.


After taking first place in the 3X9 series on September 13, the father-son team of Cris and Justin Tatum turned around and took first place on Lake Limestone in the first stop of the Tuff-Man series. . Their limit of five fish weighed 22.45 pounds.

Justin Tatum said, “We caught a decent boundary early, covering the water with top water and a spinnerbait. Once the sun came up we slowed down, separating deeper docks and were able to make a

some crucial kills throughout the day.

The Tuff-Man Series pits teams of two anglers against each other in an all-day, five-fish format with a minimum payout of $5,000 to the winning team. This first event on Sunday attracted 97 teams. Each team ante $215 for entry into each event.

The second place team in this Tuff-Man tournament was Daren Sebek and Ed Whaley. Their limit of five fish weighed 22.04 pounds and netted them $2,350.

Third place and $1,150 went to Zane and Eric Washburn at 20.02 pounds.

Over half a ton of fish were brought in to be weighed – 1,075.56 pounds to be exact. These 386 fish averaged just under 2.79 pounds per fish.


Thirty-two teams showed up for the final 3X9 regular season tournament of the year on Tuesday.

Third place went to none other than the Tatums. These men went on a streak of money finishes with a $150 payout for their three 9.76-pound fish


Solo angler CJ Glenn took second place and the big bass prize with his three-fish limit weighing in at 13.33 pounds, anchored by a 7.13-pound largemouth bass.

First place and $780 went to Garrett Hennig and Brandon McQueen. The couple landed three fish with a combined weight of 13.77 pounds.

McQueen said: “We had to change this week from fishing in the grass and going to the ends of long points on the grass edges dragging Texas rigs and tearing up a jig. We struggled for bites… only caught three, but they were the good three.

Dean Thompson, 3X9 Series and Tuff-Man Series Organizer, had this to say as the 3X9 Series wrapped up its 2022 regular season: “The 2022 3X9 Tuesday Night Series is coming to an end with our championship arriving October 1 . 9. This season has been filled with fun, averaging 52 (teams) per event for 24 events this year. We encourage you to come on October 9 to see the weigh-in or watch it on Facebook Live at Tightlines on Tuesday night.

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