Patterson and Douglas Take Home a new Triton on Guntersville
ATHENS, Al. – The 2020 Bass Pro Shops Alabama Team Tournament kicked off on Guntersville Lake at Goose Pond Landing with 100 teams. Finishing in 1st place with 5 fish weighing 24.20 lbs. was the team of Johnny Patterson and Bryan Douglas winning a 2020 Triton TX 17 with a Mercury 60 HP 4 stroke outboard valued at $ 20,000 and $1,000 in the option pot. They caught their winning stringer fishing crankbaits, rattletraps and jigs and even broke out a spinning rod to complete their limit.
Taking 2nd place was the team of Kent Keys and Davey Campbell with 5 fish for 22.27 lbs. and winning $3,000. They caught their fish using 6” and 7” swimbaits on creek ledges and bends and deep grass lines.
Finishing in 3rd place was the team of Harl Romine and Harl Romine Jr. with 5 fish string for 21.70 lbs. and winning $2000 and $650 in the option pot. They caught their fish using rattletraps in 6’ of water in the mid-lake area.
Placing a close 4th was the team of Tony Butts and Ricky Butts with 5 fish weighing 21.45 lbs. and taking home $1,400. They caught their fish on crankbaits and rattletraps in 6’to 8’.
Finishing 5th was the team of Jimmy Mason and Lance Walker with 5 fish weighing 19.17 lbs. and winning $1,150 and $375 in the option pot. They caught their fish using ½ oz. Booyah lipless 1 knocker in shallow eelgrass.
The big bass was caught by the team of Johnny Patterson and Bryan Douglas weighing 6.89 lbs. and winning $950. They caught the fish on a DT6 crankbait.
The next stop in the Alabama division is May 3rd on Neely Henry at Coosa Landing.
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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