Many guys have complained
about how small the panfish are how. I have been fishing some of the smaller ponds in that same area, with good results. There is a tournament on Pelican, this weekend, I only wish I knew if these ponds could qualify as part of the lake. They are attached by a culvert, surprise bigger fish.
While it's too late, in order for the ponds to be "legal" tournament grounds, you would have to be able to access them without touching ground from the main lake. For example, if the culvert is big enough to crawl through, then yes, it would be legal tournament waters.
As for the tournament results, here are the final results.