Early this year, Florien’s Joe Cooley shared a goal with brother-in-law Martin Mayo that each would catching a Toledo Bend bass weighing at least 10 pounds during the season.
For Mayo, it happened in early April with an 11.21-pound that earned him the big bass award during the Louisiana Oilman’s Bass Invitation. That huge fish anchored a 36.87-pound stringer Mayo and Cooley put together for a ninth-place finish in the tournament.
Since then, Cooley has been busy moving, but he was able to get on the water June 8 — and that trip ended with bass that not only accomplished the goal of catching a double-digit bass but bested his buddy’s lunker by almost a pound.
June 14 at 7:14am