Tindell Wins Georgia Event on Lake Seminole
ATHENS, Al. –Rick Tindell won the 2021 Bass Pro Shops Open Series Georgia Division tournament, held March 13th on Lake Seminole. Running out of Reynolds Landing in Donalsonville, GA the Leesburg, GA angler caught five bass weighing 28.60 pounds including a 7.56-pound kicker. For the Boater Division victory, Tindell took home a check for $1800 for his win and an additional $300 for the big bass award.
“I was fishing in the creek. I caught my fish all sorts of different ways today. I threw a Carolina-rig, a jerkbait, and a crankbait. I caught that big bass late in the day on a crankbait. I was targeting grasslines in the creek.” Tindell said.
In second for the boaters, Kelly Hewett of Bascom, FL landed a five bass limit going 21.34 pounds.
“I started off today bed fishing this morning and culled everything I had later in the day on a Carolina-rig.” Hewett said.
Mason Brock of Marianna, FL took third for the boaters with five bass going 21.01 pounds.
“I caught my fish sight fishing with a topwater bait. I was fishing sand bars relatively close by. My co-angler finished second, we had a big day!” Hewett said.
Finishing fourth, Nicholas Brown of Bainbridge, GA landed a five-bass limit for 20.76 pounds. Paul Tyre of Tallahassee, FL rounded out the top five boaters with five bass at 17.44 pounds.
In the Co-Angler Division, Buck Hilliard of Peachtree City, GA won with three bass going 11.61 pounds. He pocketed a check for $700 for his win.
“I caught my fish junk fishing today. Crankbaits and Carolina-rigs worked best for me mid-morning. I was fishing with Rick (Tindell) today and we fished grass lines and creek edges.” Hilliard said.
Taking second for the co-anglers, Carlos Howard of Athens, GA brought in a three bass weighing 8.58 pounds.
“I caught fish today on a Zoom Bait trick worm. I was fishing it slow, real slow.” Howard said.
Jamie Childree of Valdosta, GA placed third among the co-anglers with three bass going 8.53 pounds.
“I caught one fish off the bed this morning, one on a chatter-bait, one on a Carolina-rig fishing a sand bar on the main lake. “Childree said.
In fourth place among the co-anglers, Jeffrey Stone of Jackson, GA brought in three bass for 7.53 pounds.
Jarrett Flythe of Hahira, GA finished in fifth place with two bass for 7.47 pounds that also included a 5.02-pound big bass for the co-anglers.
“I caught that big bass on a topwater bait mid-day today.” Flythe said.
Slated for April 24th, 2021 the next tournament will be held on Lake Sinclair out of Dennis Station Landing in Eatonton, GA. At the end of the season, the best anglers from across the nation advance the 2022 Ray Scott Championship to be held at Lake Eufaula in April, 2022.
For more information on this tournament, call Billy Benedetti, tournament manager, at 256-230-5632 or ABA at 256-232-0406. On line, see www.americanbassanglers.com
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