Ingram Wins $2600 in Alabama South Season Opener on Lake Eufaula
ATHENS, Al. –Ryan Ingram of Phenix City, AL won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series Alabama South Division tournament, held February 8th on Lake Eufaula. Running out of Lakepoint Resort State Park in Eufaula, AL Ryan caught five bass weighing 15.99 pounds. For the Boater Division victory, Ingram took home a check for $2600 for his win.
“I caught me a few of my fish shallow on a spinnerbait then the rest came on a Carolina-rig on a road-bed. It was cold, windy, muddy, and tough today.” Ingram said.
In second for the boaters, Ethan Greene of Eufaula, AL landed a five-bass tournament limit going 15.89 pounds.
“I caught my fish cranking in 15ft-20ft of water. It was real slow fishing today.” Greene said.
Tony Adams of Tifton, GA took third for the boaters with five bass going 15.85 pounds.
“I caught my fish today on a speed worm on the south end of the lake.” Adams said.
The big bass award for the boaters went to Chandler Teems of Leeds, AL for a big bass that weighed 6.81 pounds
“It was really tough today. I only had three bites all day. I caught that big bass on a Zoom Bait Horny Toad shallow.” Teems said.
Finishing fourth, Rodger Beaver Jr of Dawson, GA landed a five-bass limit for 14.81 pounds. Rick Hoefle of Ozark, AL rounded out the top five boaters with three bass at 14.20 pounds.
In the Co-Angler Division, Kenny Moore of Salem, AL won with three bass going 9.13 pounds. He pocketed a check for $1000 for his win.
“I caught my fish today dragging a worm behind the boat. I just kept casting and picked up a few here and there. I enjoyed fishing with Ryan (Ingram).” Moore said.
Taking second for the co-anglers, John Allen of Adel, GA brought in a two bass weighing 8.73 pounds including a big bass that weighed 6.60 pounds.
“I caught my big fish on a chatterbait and my little fish came on a Tokyo-rig. I only had two bites today.” Allen said.
Joey Mims of Headland, AL placed third among the co-anglers with two bass going 6.30 pounds.
“I struggled today. I didn’t catch my first fish until noon. I caught three fish today but one was short so I weighed in two fish. I caught my fish on soft plastics fishing deep. “ Mims said.
In fourth place among the co-anglers, Timmy Smith of Jemison, AL brought in three bass for 6.07 pounds. Jeff Grubbs of Palmetto, GA finished in fifth place with two bass for 5.37 pounds.
Slated for March 21st, 2020 the next tournament will be held on Lake Jordan out of Bonners Landing in Wetumpka, AL. At the end of the season, the best anglers from across the nation advance the 2021 Ray Scott Championship to be held at Lake Chickamauga in April, 2021.
For more information on this tournament, call Billy Benedetti, tournament manager, at 256-230-5632 or ABA at 256-232-0406. On line, see www.americanbassanglers.com
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