Moore and Carnes Win Bass Pro Shops 150 event on Lake Norman
ATHENS, Ala. – The team of Richard Moore of Clover SC and Chris Carnes of York SC won the Bass Pro Shops 150 series team event held on Lake Norman on 4/27/19. The team sacked up a five bass limit weighing 16.34 pounds. Their limit was anchored by a bass weighing 4.42 pounds. For the win Moore and Carnes took home a fully rigged Tracker Pro Team 175 XTE Tournament edition boat with a 75 HP Mercury 4 stroke motor valued at $20,000.00.
“Things for us really started out slow. We were just catching smaller fish. We pulled into a pocket and found a lot better quality of fish. We caught most of our fish on a shakeyhead,” said Moore.
In second place the team of Brent Rankin of Mt. Holly NC and Ron Moore of Indian Trail NC weighed in a five bass limit weighing 15.08 pounds. Their limit was anchored by a bass weighing 5.37 pounds which was the biggest bass weighed in.
“We caught a lot of fish today, but the better fish came from a 100-yard stretch of grass.
We caught three on a chatter bait and two on a red eye shad,” said Rankin.
Taking third the team of Jonathan Lutz of Dallas NC and TJ Harris weighed in a five bass limit weighing 15.01 pounds. Their limit was anchored by a bass weighing 4.09 pounds.
“We caught all of our fish on a True South jig in Green Pumpkin. We fished docks and the fish were positioned anywhere from the backs to the fronts of the docks,” said Lutz
In fourth place the team of Tommy Murphy Jr. of Newton NC and Matthew Burke of Weddington NC weighed in five bass for 12.90 pounds. Rounding out the top five the team of Conner Alms of Mooresville NC and Troy Lehew of Charlotte NC weighed in five bass for 12.29 pounds.
In total this tournament paid back 100% of the entries and big bass bringing the total payback at $28,400.00.
The top 20 teams from this event will have the opportunity to compete in the Bass Pro Shops 150 Series championship to be held on Table Rock Lake in Branson MO in September 2019. The winning team at the championship will receive (2) Tracker Pro Team 195 XTE Tournament Edition Boats powered by a 150 hp Mercury four stroke engine.
Top 20 who advance to Table Rock Lake
PL Angler Fish Big B Total Payout 1 Richard Moore-Chris Carnes 5 4.42 16.34 Tracker Boat/Mercury 75hp
2 Brent Rankin-Ron Moore 5 5.37 15.08 2300 3 Jonathan Lutz-TJ Harris 5 4.09 15.01 1200 4 Tommy Murphy Jr-Matthew Burke 5 3.66 12.90 1000 5 Conner Alms-Troy Lehew 5 4.06 12.29 900 6 Joshua Goode-Adam Fillmore 5 0.00 12.08 800 7 Greg Sims-Bobby Young 5 3.37 11.92 700 8 John Miller-Charles Whitaker 5 0.00 11.82 600 9 Patrick Murray-Richard Field 5 3.55 11.75 500 10 Allen Travis-Hunter Harwell 5 0.00 11.58 400 11 Lee Busque-Thomas Bingham 5 3.65 10.95 0 12 Marsh Cassel-Chris Hurst 5 0.00 10.76 0 13 Don Sprinkle-Edward Skipworth 5 0.00 10.63 0 14 Eric Cox-Lance Eckford 5 0.00 10.51 0 15 Conner Usher-Jason Jones 5 0.00 10.48 0 16 Nathan Scronce- 5 0.00 10.17 0 17 Christopher Baumgardner-Steven Sparrow 5 0.00 9.99 0 18 Donald Poteat-Jerry Poteat 5 0.00 9.87 0 19 Jeffrey Farrell-William Vaughan 5 2.93 9.76 0 20 Jordon Venable-John Gallimore 5 0.00 9.57 0
The Bass Pro Shops 150 Series is designed to provide anglers who have a bass rig with a 150 hp and below engine the opportunity to compete against equally powered boats.
About American Bass Anglers - American Bass Anglers is committed to providing low cost, close to home tournaments for the weekend angler while offering an upward path for individual angler progression. For more information about American Bass Anglers and all their bass tournament trails visit www.americanbassanglers.com.
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Hamilton Wins on the Potomac River
9/7/2019 Bill Hamilton of Huntingtown, MD. takes the Maryland AFT D11 tournament win on the Potomac River launched from Smallwood State Park near Marbury, MD.
Kentucky Lake Division August 4, 2019
The ABA Bass Pro Shops Couples Tour, Kentucky Lake Division completed their final tournament of 2019 this Sunday. The weather was nearly perfect right up to the weigh-in, at which time Mother Nature dropped high winds and heavy rains for about an hour. Fifteen teams participated today out of the Big Bear ramp. Teams fought a very tough bite all day. A total of 23 bass were brought to the scales for a combined weight of 64.98 pounds. We paid out a total of $1,275.
Division 10 Heads to Sam Rayburn
ATHENS, Ala. – The South East Texas division of the Bass Pro Shops Open Series will hold its final one-day event of the 2019 season on September 14th in Brookeland, TX on Sam Rayburn Reservoir. The competitors will launch at Umphrey Family Pavilion, Located at 3967 Recreation Rd 255, Brookeland, TX. Anglers will begin fishing at safe light with the weigh-in starting at 3 p.m. Onsite registration and check-in will be from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM Friday, September 13th at the Umphrey Pavilion.
ABA Announces the 2020 Bass Pro Shop Team Tour
September, 03, 2019, Athens, AL - American Bass Anglers announced the 2020 Bass Pro Shops Team Tour season details today. The Bass Pro Shops Team Tour will hold nine team tournaments in two divisions that offer a Triton/Mercury boat package* for the first-place team at each divisional event. The year-end 2020 Team Championship will offer two Triton/Mercury boat package* to the Championship first place team and a combined payout of up to $80,000 in cash, prizes and bonuses based on a full field.
Registration for the 2020 season will begin September 16, 2019 at 8 am with special incentives for early registrations. Teams may register online at AmericanBassAnglers.com or call (256)232-0406.