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The Purolator Big Bass awards

Dean Perkins
9 pounds

Day 1 Big Bass and Big Bass of the Tournament
Total payout: $1,400

What lure did you use to catch the fish?
Perkins: I caught the bass on a watermelon red Brush Hawg.

How were you working the bait?
Perkins: I was retrieving the bait very, very slowly on a Carolina rig, with a 1/2-ounce weight and 30 inches of 15-pound-test leader.

What kind of water were you fishing?
Perkins: I was fishing a main-lake point, in about 25 feet of water.

When did you catch the fish?
Perkins: I caught it at 3:15 p.m.

Complete Purolator Big Bass winners

Boaters
Day

1. Clark Reehm, La., 8-4, $1,000.00
2. Roger Boler, La., 8-10, $1,000.00
3. Gilbert Coats, Texas, 7-2, $1,000.00

Non-Boaters
Day

1. Dean Perkins, Texas, 9, $400.00
2. Joe Lee, Texas, 8-3, $400.00
3. Dell Brown, Texas, 5-10, $400.00

Purolator Big Bass of Tournament
Dean Perkins, Texas, 9, $1,000.00