Fishing Tournaments

Patterson’s Blanco wins Celebrity Pro Bass Challenge, sets event record

When the scales settled Saturday (Feb. 26) during the first daily weigh-in of the 2011 Celebrity Pro Bass Challenge, only two-tenths of a pound separated first and second place. And Patterson’s Gary Blanco headed into the final day with a scant lead.

The weigh-in was held outside of Academy Sports and Outdoors on Siegen Lane in Baton Rouge.

Twenty-four hours later, following the second day’s weigh-in, Blanco’s name remained at the top of the leader board. With that honor, the event’s $10,000 first-place prize money went into his pocket – and Blanco had set a record for the event. […]