Hunnell and Nicholson Take the win on Kentucky Lake
ATHENS, Al. – The 2020 Bass Pro Shops Kentucky / Tennessee Team Tournaments kicked off on Kentucky Lake at Paris Landing State Park with 38 teams battling a cold 20 degrees start. Finishing in 1st place with 5 fish weighing 21.37 lbs. was Chase Hunnell and Mason Nicholson winning a 2020 Triton TX 17 with a Mercury 60 HP 4 stroke outboard valued at $ 20,000. They caught their winning fish flipping shallow cover.
Taking 2nd place was the team of Mark Kirby and Ben Cherry with 5 fish for 17.80 lbs. and winning $1,500 and $1000 in the option pot. They caught their fish using a black/blue jig fishing shallow.
Finishing in 3rd place was the team of Gary Singleton and Billy Summers with a massive 3 fish string for 17.59 lbs. and winning $1000 and $500 in the option pot. They caught their fish using Alabama Rigs.
Placing a close 4th was the team of Drew Boggs and Mike Wasden with 5 fish weighing 17.58 lbs. and taking home $775 and $300 in the option pot. They caught their fish junk fishing the main river.
Finishing 5th was the team of Eric Silverstrim and Conoly Brown with 5 fish weighing 16.67 lbs. and winning $675. They caught their fish on ledges with a football jig and shallow using a chatter bait and flipping.
The big bass was caught by the team of Chase Hunnell and Mason Nicholson weighing 6.27 lbs. and winning $360. They caught the fish flipping shallow cover.
The next stop in the Kentucky / Tennessee division is May 17th on Center Hill Lake at Ragland Bottom Ramp.
For more information on this tournament, call Chris Gist, tournament manager, at 256-230-5633 or ABA at 256-232-0406. On line, see www.americanbassanglers.com
About the 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.
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, Monster Energy, Lucas Oil, Maui Jim, Optima Batteries and Power-Pole. Mailing address: American Bass Anglers, Inc, PO Box 475, Athens, AL 35612 PH (256) 232-0406.
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