Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center 9th Annual Buddy Bass Tournament was held on March 21, 2015 at Theodosia Marina. The Angler started checking in at 5:30 a.m. for the 7:00 a.m. takeoff, but due to fog the takeoff time was around 8:00 a.m. Forty boats entered the tournament, each wanting to win the $500.00 big bass bonus. Twenty-two boats checked in fish at 4:00 p.m. giving a grand total of 185 lbs. and 36 oz. of fish. First place went to Tony Todd and Derek Blair with 14.10 lbs., second place went to Randy Clark and Justin Clark with 13.30 lbs., third place went to Buck Comstock and Greg Blair with 12.11 lbs., fourth place went to Josh Barnum and Norman Klayman with 11.11 lbs. and fifth place went to Ted Collins and Danny Holmes with 11.03 lbs. of fish. The Big Bass winner was Josh Barnum with 4.10 lbs. Josh received a cash bonus of $500.00.
Anglers winning door prizes were Jay Stout, Greg Smith, Dale Fann, Rod Crain, Danny Hinrichs, Brian Sarson, Kevin Thomas, Buck Comstock and Larry Simpson.
Tournament Director, Mike Burris appreciates all the sponsors who sponsored the tournament. Special appreciation to all of the volunteers who worked the tournament: Nina Welch, Cheryl Curtis, Marci Caudill, Wes Johnson, Beth Johnson, Gordon Simmons, Tina Simmons, Connie Burris, Rod Crain and Marion Billups, Jordon Evans and the staff at Theodosia Marina.