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.
Taking 2nd place boater was Dale Pelfrey with 5 fish for 15.25 lbs. and winning $700. He caught his fish near the dam on a jig.
Finishing in 3rd place boater was Thaddeus Simerly with 5 fish for 14.41 lbs. and winning and $500. He caught his fish on a Kitech swimbait in the river on rocky points.
Placing in 4th was Brian Hatfield with 5 fish weighing 14.21 lbs. and taking home $400. He was unavailable for comment.
Taking 1st place in the Co-Angler division was Chris Seese with 3 fish weighing 10.28 lbs. and winning $500. He caught his fish on a rattle trap.
Finishing in 2nd place among the co-anglers was Mark Pirkle with 3 fish weighing 10.07 lbs. winning $325. He caught his fish on crankbaits.
Finishing in 3rd was Paul Palmer with 3 fish weighing 7.61 lbs.
Taking Big Bass on the Co-Angler side and winning $55 was Mark Pirkle with a 3.59 lb. bass caught on a crankbait.
The next stop in the East Tennessee Open Series division is March 28th on Lake Chickamunga at Dayton Boat Dock.
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.
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