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Crosnoe Earns Harris Title

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March 10, 2017 • Chad Love • Archives

Robert Crosnoe used his familiarity with the Harris Chain and what works on it to take the co-angler title and a $26,100 check at the FLW Tour event presented by Ranger at the Harris Chain.

Crosnoe, 48, of Inverness, Fla., weighed in a 17-pound, 12-ounce five-fish limit on Friday for a two-day total of 33 pounds, 1 ounce, topping second-place angler Tyler Woolcott’s 30-pound, 9-ounce total.

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Crosnoe credits both his familiarity with the Harris Chain and his previous tournament experience for the win.

“I live close by, so I fish this lake a lot, and I know what baits work, and they worked for me,” says Crosnoe, who fished a watermelon red Zoom Magnum Ultravibe Speed Worm on a 5/0 Gamakatsu Heavy Cover hook and a 1/16 ounce weight on day one, and a half-ounce Booyah Hard Knocker and a black and blue/green pumpkin Gambler Fat Ace on day two.

“One day one I was dragging the Speed Worm over eelgrass flats, and on day two I was throwing the Booyah over deeper grass beds,” says Crosnoe. “My big bass, a six-pounder, came while deadsticking the Fat Ace in a spawning canal.”

Crosnoe fished with Robert Behrle of Hoover, Ala. on day one and Florence, Ala. pro Justin Atkins on day two.

This was Crosnoe’s first time as a Tour co-angler, but he’s no stranger to the tournament scene.

“I’ve fished the BFLs for a couple years and was lucky enough to win a Regional and an All-American,” says Crosnoe. “Now I’m a boater in the BFLs and last year I won the points championship in the Gator Division and qualified for my fifth All-American.”