Damien Willis Takes the win on Weiss
ATHENS, Ala. – The 2020 Bass Pro Shops North Alabama Open Series had its 3rd stop of the season on Weiss Lake at Little River Marina with 67 boaters and 51 co-anglers. Finishing in 1st place with 5 fish weighing 15.60 lbs. was Damien Willis winning $5,000. He started out fishing upriver using a frog, then moved to the ledges, and finished up fishing wood and shallow docks with a jig with an x-cite raptor in green pumpkin.
Taking 2nd place was Edward Gettys with 5 fish for 13.36 lbs. and winning $1,000. He caught his fish throwing a Carolina-rig with a green pumpkin lizard in 12’ to 15’ of water.
Finishing in 3rd place was Tripp Noojin with 5 fish for 13.22 lbs. and winning and $700. He caught his fish using a War Eagle Screaming Eagle Spinnerbait in 4’ to 6’ around grass, and a Woo! Tungsten Ned Rig on the main river channel.
Placing in 4th was Randy Tolbert Jr. with 5 fish weighing 12.80 lbs. and taking home $500. He caught his fish using a buzz bait and frog in the grass, and a spinnerbait and 1/2oz jig black/blue around docks.
The Boater big bass was caught by David Childress weighing 5.95 lbs. and winning $630. He caught the fish flipping a shakey head around a dock.
Taking 1st place in the Co-Angler division was Nic Carter with 3 fish weighing 8.74 lbs. and winning $1250. He caught his fish on rocks using a chartreuse/white spinnerbait with silver and gold blades.
Finishing in 2nd place among the co-anglers was Ronnie Tucker with 3 fish weighing 8.31 lbs. winning $625. He caught his fish on a black/blue jig and a Carolina rig with green pumpkin plastics.
Finishing in 3rd was Tim McTyre with 3 fish weighing 7.84 lbs and winning $450. He caught his fish using shakey heads, crankbait’s , Tubes and creature baits.
Taking Big Bass on the Co-Angler side and winning $240 was Marrell Deering with a 3.76 lber. he caught the fish on a ledge using a green pumpkin fighting frog.
The next stop in the North Alabama Open Series division is July 18th on Pickwick Lake at McFarland Park.
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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