On Tuesday evening, 50 two-angler teams participated in the 3X9 Series’ 16th weekly event in the bass fishing tournament contest that runs from March through September.
Stillhouse Hollow Lake continues to drop and heat up, with surface temperatures now around 86 degrees, and the elevation now more than 6 feet below normal.
Hydrilla continues to reach to the surface from depths of around 24 feet, and is matted on the surface in most areas under 10 feet in depth.
Teammates Brian Bustilloz and Cody Randolph mustered the single heaviest three-fish limit of the evening to win first place and the $1,000 prize which went with it. The pair placed 17.04 pounds of bass on the scales, with the heaviest of the three weighing 6.42 pounds.
Bustilloz said of their efforts, “We caught a six-pounder about an hour in, and then it became tough for us. Just before dark, on three back-to-back…