James Hutcheson Takes the win on Chickamauga
The 2020 Bass Pro Shops East Tennessee Open Series held its 3rd stop on Lake Chickamauga at Dayton Boat Dock and Grill with 27 boaters and 27 co-anglers. Finishing in 1st place with 5 fish weighing 16.59 lbs. was James Hutcheson winning $1,500. He caught his fish upriver fishing shallow backwaters using Frogs, chatterbaits and senko’s.
Taking 2nd place was Dale Pelfrey with 5 fish for 15.71 lbs. and winning $800. He caught his fish using Worms, Ned rig, Spinnerbaits and Crankbaits.
Finishing in 3rd place boater was Jeff Walker with 5 fish for 14.64 lbs. and winning and $600. He caught his fish upriver using worms and jigs.
The Boater big bass was caught by James Muench weighing 7.09 lbs. and winning $270. He was unavailable for comment.
Taking 1st place in the Co-Angler division was Tony Hill with 3 fish weighing 12.77 lbs. and winning $750. He caught his fish on Zoom brush hogs and worms.
Finishing in 2nd place among the co-anglers was Christopher Benninger with 3 fish weighing 12.31 lbs. winning $400. He caught his fish dragging a Zoom worm.
Finishing in 3rd was with 3 fish David Marr weighing 9.51 lbs and winning $300. He caught his fish on a senko in shallow water.
Taking Big Bass on the Co-Angler side and winning $135 was Tony Hill with a 6.62 lber. he caught the fish on a brush hog.
The next stop in the East Tennessee Open Series division is July 11th on Douglas Lake at the Dandridge 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
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