Woodall wins $5500 on Guntersville
ATHENS, Ala. – Dewayne Woodall of Scottsboro, AL won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series North Alabama tournament, held March 2nd on the Guntersville Lake. Running out of Goosepond, on Lake Guntersville, AL. Woodall caught five bass weighing 27.40-pounds. For the Boater Division victory, Dewayne took home a check for $5500.
“I caught my fish out on the lake, and I used crankbaits and jigs to catch them,” said Woodall.
In second for the boaters, Casey Martin of New Hope, AL landed a five-bass tournament limit going 26.58-pounds.
“I fished in the middle of Lake Guntersville in 4 to 6 feet of water, and I used a Bill Lewis MR 6 Chartreuse with a blue back,” Martin said.
Makenzie Henson of Rogersville, AL took third for the boaters with five bass going 23.91-pounds.
“I caught my fish today on Lake Guntersville fishing in 2 feet or less water. I was throwing a chatter bait and swimming a jig all day. I fished up river and just off the main river channel in pockets,” Henson said.
The biggest bass for the boaters was caught by Damien Willis of Jacksonville, AL that weighed 7.73 -pounds and he pocketed $740 for that catch.
In the Co-Angler Division, Wayne Kilgore of Attalla, AL won with three bass going 13.55-pounds that included a 7.03-pound big bass. He pocketed a check for $1300 for his win and an additional $275 for the big bass.
“I was fishing in 3ft to 5ft of water all day using crankbaits and rattle baits. We went far up river and fished along the creeks,” Kilgore said.
Taking second for the co-anglers, David Freeman of Hixson, TN brought in a three-bass division limit weighing 12.92-pounds.
“I was fishing in the middle of the river and the upper part of the river. I was using a crankbait and a lipless crankbait all day. I was fishing between 2 and 6 ft of water,” Freeman said.
John Kier of Oneonta, AL placed third among the co-anglers with three bass weighing 12.73-pounds.
“I fished close to Town Creek and stayed right around that area all day. I fished around 4ft to 10ft deep for all my catches. I used a worm and jig for the day,” Kier said.
Slated for April 13th, the next tournament will be held on the Neely Henry Lake out of Coosa Landing in Gadsden, AL. At the end of the season, the best anglers from across the nation advance the 2020 Ray Scott Championship to be held at Lake Hartwell in April, 2020.
For more information on this tournament, call Shelby McElyea, tournament manager, at 256-230-5633 or ABA at 256-232-0406. On line, see www.americanbassanglers.com
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 their bass tournament trails visit www.americanbassanglers.com.
American Bass Anglers is sponsored by Bass Pro Shops, Triton Boats, Mercury Marine, Nitro Boats, Tracker Boats, Motorguide, Garmin, T-H Marine, Abu Garcia, Berkley, Engel Coolers, Four Roses Bourbon, Lucas Oil, Maui Jim, Power Pole and Optima Batteries. Mailing address: American Bass Anglers, Inc. PO box 475 Athens, AL. 35612. Phone (256) 232-0406.
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