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6/13/2020
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7/11/2020
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9/12/20
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Division 4 Points Top 25
Place Name Events Fish Points
1 Dillon Falardeau 5 30 1472
2 Jonathan Dale Pelfrey 5 24 1460
2 Brian Big Daddy Hatfield 5 25 1460
4 James Nuckols Jr 5 24 1454
5 Jason Forsgren 5 22 1449
6 Jeff Walker Walker 5 18 1413
7 Justin Freeman 5 21 1409
8 Samuel David Collins 5 16 1404
9 Bobby Tadlock 5 17 1396
10 Gavin Daniels 5 18 1394
11 George Wells IV 5 10 1379
12 Jessie Hall Jr 5 9 1367
13 Jerry Goodner 5 16 1225
14 Brian Holcomb 5 9 1189
14 Jack Dunaway 5 10 1189
16 Jeff Knight 5 18 1064
17 Scott Scott Marshall 3 6 892
18 James Hutcheson 4 13 826
19 Jonathan Chase Henley 3 15 735
20 Chris Taylor 3 6 688
21 Mickey Beck 1 10 500
22 John Wilkerson 1 7 494
23 Tony Eckler 1 8 490
24 Jayson Johnson 1 6 488
25 Ryan Haykal 1 7 486
(Co-Angler)
1 Chris Seese 5 16 1472
2 Jody Moore 5 13 1450
3 Scott Smith 5 10 1448
3 David Miller 5 11 1448
5 Roy Yother 5 8 1250
6 Adam Walden 4 13 1223
7 William Daniel Kendrick 4 10 1188
8 Jason Taylor 4 2 797
9 Paul Palmer 4 7 772
10 Audie Aultman 4 7 770
11 William Toby Steele 3 8 737
12 Jonathan Cruver 3 7 728
13 Barry Brown 3 7 722
14 Robert Trey Moore 2 3 719
15 David Marr 4 4 639
16 Logan Stewart 1 6 500
17 Tony Hill 2 6 496
18 David Brunaugh 1 3 494
19 Todd Mowery 1 3 492
20 Brian Haworth 1 3 490
21 Jeff Wheeley 1 4 488
22 Edward Craig Allen 1 3 484
23 Dan Basham 1 2 480
24 Grant Davis 1 2 478
25 Devin Bargatze 1 2 472

 

 

 

 

Division News


East Tennessee Heads to Douglas

July 6, 2020, Athens, AL. July 11 ABA and Bass Pro Shops will host the final East Tennessee Tournament of the season on Douglas Lake located in Dandridge, TN. The tournament will launch out of the Public Ramps at 100 Public Drive, Dandridge, TN 37725

The event is being held with a Bass Pro Shop very close in Kodak, TN. The Bass Pro Shops is open from 9 am – 8 pm and is located at 3629 Outdoor Sportsmans Place, Kodak, TN 37764.

In June of last year Jonathan Pelfrey of Rockwood, TN won on Douglas with 12.46 pounds. Pelfrey reported catching

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James Hutcheson Takes the win on Chickamauga

The 2020 Bass Pro Shops East Tennessee Open Series held its 3rd stop on Lake Chickamauga at Dayton Boat Dock and Grill with 27 boaters and 27 co-anglers. Finishing in 1st place with 5 fish weighing 16.59 lbs. was James Hutcheson winning $1,500. He caught his fish upriver fishing shallow backwaters using Frogs, chatterbaits and senko’s.

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Jeff Walker Takes the win on Cherokee

ATHENS, Al. – The 2020 Bass Pro Shops East Tennessee Open Series Tournament kicked off on Cherokee Lake at Hamblen County Boat Dock with 23 boaters and 11 co-anglers. Finishing in 1st place Boater with 5 fish weighing 16.60 lbs. was Jeff Walker winning $1,400. Jeff also landed the biggest bass for the boaters with a 5.61-lb beauty, earning him an extra $220.  He caught his fish using a Red Eyed Shad rattle bait. Fishing a bank that was loaded with birds eating shad.

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Pelfrey Makes it Two In A Row With A Win On Watts Bar.

ATHENS, Ala. –Coming off a win on Lake Douglas, Jonathan Dale Pelfrey of Rockwood, TN won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series event held on Watts Bar Lake on 7/13/19. Running out of Tom Fuller Park in Rockwood TN, Pelfrey weighed in a five bass limit weighing 15.19 pounds. He took home $1500.00 for the win. 

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Pelfrey Takes the Win on Douglas Lake

ATHENS, Ala. – Jonathan Pelfrey of Rockwood TN, won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series event held on Douglas Lake on 6/8/19. Running out of Dandridge Public dock in Dandridge, TN Pelfrey weighed in a five bass limit weighing 12.46 pounds.  He took home a check for $1400.00 for the win. 

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Tallent Takes The Win on Cherokee Lake

ATHENS, Ala. – Joseph Tallent of Knoxville TN won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series event held on Cherokee Lake on 5/11/19. Running out of the Hamblen County public dock Tallent weighed in a five bass limit weighing 15.14 pounds. His limit was anchored by a bass weighing 4.73 pounds. He took home a check for $1400.00 for the win. 

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Dillon Falardeau Wins East Tennesse Opener

ATHENS, Ala. – Dillon Falardeau of Hixson, Tennessee, won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series East Tennessee event held on Lake Chickamauga on 2/16/19. Running out of the Dayton Boat Dock access area in Dayton, TN, Falardeau weighed in a five bass limit totaling 23.83-pounds. His limit was anchored by a bass weighing 7.11-pounds which was the biggest bass weighed in by a boater. For the win and big bass Falardeau took home $2100.00. 

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East Tennessee Heads to Lake Chickamauga for Season Opener

ATHENS, Ala. – The East Tennessee Division of the Bass Pro Shops Open Series presented by American Bass Anglers will hold its season opener on February 16, 2019, on Lake Chickamauga in Dayton, Tennessee.

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Central Tennessee Open Series set to Open on Percy Priest Lake

ATHENS, Ala. – The Central Tennessee Division of the 2019 Bass Pro Shops Open Series operated by American Bass Anglers will open the season on February 24, 2019 on Percy Priest Lake in Mt. Juliet, TN.

The competitors will launch at Fate Sanders Ramp located at 3157 Weakley Lane, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122. Registration begins at 4 p.m. local time at with the tournament briefing to begin at Fate Sanders Ramp at 6:30 p.m. Friday evening.

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Pelfrey Wins on Chickamauga

Dale Pelfrey of Rockwood, Tennessee won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series TN East tournament, held August 20, 2016 on Chickamauga. Running out of Dayton Boat Dock in Dayton, Tennessee, Pelfrey caught five bass weighing 21.63 pounds. He anchored his bag with a 5.73-pound kicker. He took home $5,000 for his victory, $500 from Mercury contingency, $500 from Triton Gold, and a new Simms Challenger rain suit valued at $400.

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TN East Heads to Chickamauga

ATHENS, Ala. – The Ram Truck Open Series will hold its next event of the season on August 20, 2016, on Lake Chickamauga in Dayton, Tennessee.

The competitors will launch at Dayton Boat Dock located in Dayton, Tennessee. Anglers may begin fishing at 6:45 a.m. or safe light. The weigh-in will begin at 3 p.m. Registration begins at 4 p.m. at the tournament trailer at Dayton Boat Dock. To register for this tournament, see Kristin Malott.

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Attaway Takes Victory on Chickamauga 

Norm Attaway of Clearwater, South Carolina won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series on Lake Chickamauga. Running out of Dayton Boat Dock and Grill in Dayton, Tennessee, Attaway caught five bass weighing 23.71 pounds with an 8.57 pound kicker. Attaway took home $5,000 for his efforts today as well as a $500 from Mercury Marine. Attaway also took $350 for catching the big bass on the boater side as well as a new Abu Garcia Revo XS for catching the biggest fish of the event while using an ABU Garcia reel.

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John Simonof Repeats at Lake Eufaula

John Simonof of Jacksonville, AR won the Oklahoma Division Ram Truck Open Series event at Lake Eufaula on May 14, 2016 with 21.50 pounds.  John also won the Lake Eufaula event in 2015.  “Lake Eufaula has been good to me over the past few years,” said Simonof.  “I went through nine keepers on the day fishing a Strike King 2.5 squarebill with Owner Precision Point Placement Treble Hooks fished on a 7’ 3” Temple Fork Outfitters medium light rod, Lew’s Speed Spool and #12 Hi-Seas Quattro Fluorocarbon line and a homemade 3/8 ounce bladed jig poured on an Owner Jig Hook fished on a 7’ 3” Temple Fork Outfitters heavy action rod, Lew’s Speed Spool, and #20 Hi-Seas Quattro fluorocarbon line.”  “I rotated through three chunk rock areas that had an abundance of shad.”  John indicated he had a decent limit by mid-morning and made three big upgrades after the sun came out in the afternoon by concentrating on the shady sides of deeper rocks. John won $5000 for his first place finish.

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Attaway Wins Abu Garcia Revo Big Bass Bonus

Norm Attaway of Clearwater, SC won the Abu Garcia Revo Big Bass Bonus after using an Abu Garcia reel to catch his 9.95 pound Big Bass at the May 7, 2016 Ram Truck Open Series event at Lake Chickamauga. He was awarded an Abu Garcia Revo SX reel valued at $159.99.

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Wyatt Jigs His Way to Chickamauga Win

Tim Wyatt of Crossville, TN won the Tennessee East division Ram Truck Open Series event at Lake Chickamauga on May 7, 2016. Wyatt weighed in a 24.57 pound limit to win $5000. “I fished down on the lower end all day and only fished about five spots. Most of my bigger ones came from one spot. I was using a jig in 18-20 feet of water,” said Wyatt.

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