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Lawter & Associates, PLLC, Announces 2015 ‘Last Bass’ Tournament Results

You won't hear about the one that got away from anglers Mike Winkler and Archie Clark. They reeled in the biggest fish at the 2015 "Last Bass" Tournament, held Nov. 8 at Lake Eufaula.

Event sponsor Lawter & Associates, PLLC, announced Winkler of Lexington and Clark of Noble were the 1st-place winners in the tournament. Their prize weighed 11.94 pounds, which netted them $10,285. Second-place went to Dale Johnston of Wichita, Kan., and Dave Radebaugh of Grove, OK. The caught an 11.82-pounder and received $5,610. Third-place and $2,805 went to Dan Mahaffey and Kip Morrow, both of Tulsa. Their catch was a 10.81-pound bass.

Winners for 4th through 35th place received payouts of $1,000 for each team.

According to Lawter & Associates, the winner of "Big Bass Overall" was the team of Johnston and Radebaugh, who received a payout of $7,800 for their 6.27-pounder.

The total payout, including $4,000 added by Lawter & Associates, totaled $62,500.

Jeff Saxton, general manager of Lawter & Associates, PLLC, said the firm was happy to present the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife with a new Lowrance Fishfinder/Chartplotter as a thank you gift.  The device will assist them in maintaining Oklahoma's fishing habitat.

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The annual two-person team tournament, which is open to the public, pays back 100 percent of the registration fees with Lawter & Associates.

Saxton said the tournament continues to be a popular event for the community. This year, 390 boats participated, up from 374 boats last year.

"Whether they won a prize or not, I know everyone had a fun time out there this year," Saxton said. "We look forward to seeing past participants - and some new faces - angling for the big bass next year."

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