The Lake of the Ozarks West Chamber of Commerce hosted the 29th Annual MO Buddy Bass State Championship fishing tournament October 19th and 20th, 2013 at Captain Ron’s.  A special thanks to all of the anglers who came out to fish as well as to all the sponsors and volunteers who helped to make the event a huge success.  A full listing of tournament results as well as information on the 2014 tournament can be found at  
The first place team for 2013 was Roger Cook & Mike Hutton with a two-day overall weigh-in of 26.52lbs.  
Second place was awarded to Mike Malone & Terry Blankenship with a two-day total weight of 25.89lbs.
The third place anglers were Jeff Hedberg & Mike Kelsey with a two day weigh-in total of 24.21lbs.
Overall Big Bass, sponsored by the Bank of Versailles, was awarded to Scott Stonitsch & John Bledsoe for a fish weighing 5.77lbs.
The 2nd Annual Highway 5 Kid’s Fishing Derby was held on Saturday, October 19th in conjunction with the Buddy Bass Tournament. Approximately 35 children ages 12 and under participated and received prizes.  Additional recognition was awarded to the child who caught the Biggest Fish and the Most Fish in two age divisions, 8 and under or 9 – 12 years.  
Several sponsors and volunteers are involved in this growing annual event and we appreciate all the support. We are looking forward to seeing more kid’s come out next year.
For full tournament standings and more information regarding 2014 MO Buddy Bass State Championship or Highway 5 Kid’s Fishing Derby visit