Corey and Gibbons win May Festival Bass Tournament

Photo by Charlene Helm / The team of Chris Corey and Jerrod Gibbons won first place with five bass weighing a total of 26.74 pounds. They also won big small mouth honors with a 6.25 pound fish.

Photo by Charlene Helm / The team of Chris Corey and Jerrod Gibbons won first place with five bass weighing a total of 26.74 pounds. They also won big small mouth honors with a 6.25 pound fish.

OROVILLE – Chris Corey and Jerrod Gibbons were the big winners in this year’s May Festival Bass Tournament with a team total of five fish weighing 26.74 pounds.

Fourteen teams entered this year’s tournament under sunny skies on Lake Osoyoos with the start and weigh-in held at Oroville’s Deep Bay Park.

Taking second place were Marty Sapp and Rich Fewkes with five fish weighing 24.97 pounds and third place went to Rick Lind and Bob Rothrock, also with five fish, weighing 23.35 pounds.

For biggest fish Corey and Gibbons also came out on top for a big small mouth tipping the scales at 6.25 pounds. Darrell Sapp and Terry Llewellyn Jr. took top honors for the big large mouth with a fish weighing in at 2.79 pounds.

“As tournament director I’d like to thank all the teams for such great sportsmanship. A thank you to the Town of Oroville for allowing the tournament teams to launch their boats free for the May Day event… it was much appreciated,” said Tournament Director Rev. Claude Roberts, who with his wife Delores paid for this year’s fishing permit.

Roberts also thanked all those who helped with this year’s event and those that donated the dinners that he says the teams look forward to, including Fat Boys, the Hornet’s Nest and Hometown Pizza. Roberts also expressed his appreciation to the men of Bible Faith Family Church for donating the plaques.

About Gary DeVon

Gary DeVon is the managing editor of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and celebrated his 25th year at the newspaper in August 2012. He graduated from Gonzaga University with a degree in Communications - Print Journalism, with an emphasis in photojournalism. He is a proud alumnus of Oroville High School. His family first settled in Okanogan County in the late 1800s. His parents are the Judy DeVon and the late Larry DeVon and he has two younger brothers - Dante and Michael. Many family members still call Oroville home. He is single with a grown daughter, Segornae Douglas and a young granddaughter, Erin.

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