rbwilbanks wins March Big Bass Contest

Big bass moving up to spawn

Ron Wilbanks’ photo of his 10 ¾-pound Toledo Bend bass was declared the winner of the March Big Bass Contest by LouisianaSportsman.com users.

Wilbanks, who goes by the screen name ‘rbwilbanks’ on the site’s reports forum, will receive a $15 gift coupon for the online Sportsman Outdoor Store, and can use it to purchase Official Sportsman Gear.

“A cold front pushed through that night, and it was about 45 degrees (that morning),” Wilbanks said of March 6. “She fell for a Carolina-rigged worm in 5 feet of water.”

The double-digit catch, which was the largest bass Wilbanks ever landed, left the angler pretty ragged.

“I was shaking so bad I had to sit down in my boat and get myself back together,” he explained. “Man, what a rush.”

Coming in second was Jared LeBlue (aka “rattle”), who entered a photo of an 8-pounder caught while he and his wife were practicing for a tournament.

“… (W)e hadn’t been on the water for 20 minutes when I caught a nice 4-pound fish,” LeBlue said. “About 10 casts later, I caught this 8-pounder.”

Andy Yeager (aka “andy52887”) placed third with a photo of two Caddo Lake brutes that totaled 14 pounds.

“I had five bites total, and boated four …,” Yeager said of the after-work trip. “My total was 27 (pounds) plus with two 7(-pound) plus kicker fish.”

Click here to see the full photo gallery and enter your own photos.

Entries will be accepted in the contest through April 30, so be sure to upload your photos today. Voting for the April winner to be held the first week of May, with the three monthly winners moving on to a special finals round in which the overall winner will receive a Shimano Caenan 100 reel.

But remember: Only registerd users of LouisianaSportsman.com are eligible for the contest.

All monthly winners will then be placed in a final-round voting session, in which the winner will receive a Shimano Caenan 100 reel.

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