Talton and Muench Take Home a new Triton on Neely Henry
ATHENS, Ala. – The 2020 Bass Pro Shops Alabama Team Trail made its 2nd stop of the season on Neely Henry. Launching from Coosa Landing 124 teams went out with hopes of bringing in the winning sack. John Talton and James Muench took 1st place with 5 fish weighing 16.20 lbs. For their efforts they took home a 2020 Triton TX 17 with a Mercury 60 HP 4 stroke outboard valued at $ 20,000. They caught their winning fish using Driftwood swimbaits on main river points in the mid-lake area.
Taking 2nd place was the team of Damien Willis and Tyler Kiker with 5 fish for 15.45 lbs. and winning $3,400 and $1450 in the option pot. They caught their fish using a Xcite craw and a new not released senko type Xcite lure.
Finishing in 3rd place was the team of Jack Dunaway and Mike Bowers with 5 fish for 15.27 lbs. and winning $2300.They caught their fish using homemade jigs on points.
Placing 4th was the team of Adam Brown and Greg Diggs with 5 fish weighing 14.92 lbs. and taking home $1,600 and $725 in the option pot. They caught their fish upriver using chatterbaits and spinnerbaits.
Finishing 5th was the team of Dustin Seaborn and Benji Seaborn with 5 fish weighing 14.23 lbs. and winning $1,400 and $500 in the option pot.
The big bass was caught by the team of James Collette and Don Perkins weighing 5.56 lbs. and winning $1,150. They caught the fish on a homemade swim jig in Bluegill color.
The next stop in the Alabama Team division is June 7th on Weiss Lake at Little River 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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New Schedule and Directors for Kansas Division 58
Athens, AL January 22, 2020. Today American Bass Anglers announce new directors for American Fishing Tour Division 58 located in southeastern Kansas. Becky Minor and Mark Moody. Becky Minor has been running events in Kansas for over 20 years.
The division will center around Big Hill Lake which is one of the interesting lakes in Kansas. Located in Labette County about 5 miles east of Cherryvale, Kansas, Big Hill is known as one of the cleanest and clearest lakes in Kansas. It has a max depth of 60 and holds a good population of both Large and quality Smallmouth bass.
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North GA Couples kicks off 2021 season with double header on Lake Lanier.
October 3 brought post frontal winds and bluebird skies, starting the day off with waning harvest moon. With some fall transition it made for some challenging fishing but beautiful weather to be on the lake. With 8 teams fishing there was only one limit brought to the scales but all others had at least one keeper to weigh, with exception of one team who had to leave lake early due to boat problems.
Bass Pro Shops Open Series Coming To Lake Okeechobee
Athens, AL - The south Florida division of the Bass Pro Shops Open Series will hold their first tournament of the season on Lake Okeechobee. On Saturday, January 23, 2021, the tournament will be out of Clewiston, FL, launching out of the framed Roland Martin Marina and Resort.
It will be interesting to see how much Okeechobee has changed since last January. On this same weekend last year, Scott Kirsch of Edgewater, FL, won the boater side of the event with a five-fish limit of 18 pounds. Mason Meder won the Co-Angler side of the event with a three-fish limit of 10.91 pounds.
Team Tour Championship Postponed
Out of an overabundance of caution The Team Tour Championship that was scheduled for 10/10-11/2020 on Wheeler Lake has be postponed. The National Weather Service is forecasting winds of 10-20 mph with gust up to 35mph for Saturday, and winds of 10-15 mph with gust up to 20 mph Sunday. The safety of our anglers is the number on concern and factor when making the tough decisions on postponing a tournament. The new dates for the Team Tour Championship will be November 21-22 on Wheeler Lak