For the first time in CrappieMasters history, a father/son team won the circuit's championship that was held Oct. 5-6 on the Tenn-Tom Waterway near Columbus.

Missouri's Charles and Travis Bunting came jumped from a first-day position of fifth to take the two-day event with a total of 19 pounds, wining a Nitro Z7 boat rigged out with a 150-horse Mercury.

The win wasn't by much: Less than a pound separated the Buntings from the No. 10 finishers.

Rounding out the top 10 were:

• Paul Eldridge/T.J. Harper - 17.61 pounds
• Kyle Schoenherr/Rodney Neuhaus -17.42 pounds
• George Parker/Darryl Cole 17.39 pounds
• Roger Gant/Bill Gant - 17.37 pounds
• John Harrison/Kent Driscoll - 17.36 pounds
• Michael Walters/Derak Walters - 17.21 pounds
• Jeff Honnell/Jimmy Berry - 17.9 pounds
• Roy Logan/Wade Hendren - 16.89 pounds
• Tim Blackley/Jackie Vancleave - 16.82 pounds

In addition to the championship competition, CrappieMasters also held a youth scholarship fishing competition.

Winning the 10- to 12-year-old age division was Karleigh Phillips of Inverness. Karleigh fished with Ronnie Capps and Steve Coleman, seven-time winners of crappie classics, and weighed in five crappie tipping the scales at 5.18 pounds.

In addition to a huge trophy, Karleigh won a $4,000 college scholarship that will be waiting when this 7th grader graduates from Indianola Academy.

Caleb Roberson, also a Mississippi native, won the 13- to 15-year-old age division, pocketing another $4,000 college scholarship.

The other youth who competed in the competition received $800 Bass Pro Shops gift cards.

Next year's CrappieMasters Classic will return to Grenada Lake, which has set nearly every record for crappie fishing except for the world-record white crappie, (caught on nearby Enid Lake on July 31, 1957, by Fred Bright).