Kyle Metzger Takes the win on the Jourdan River
September 10th, 2022, Diamondhead, MS. Kyle Metzger won the American Fishing Tour Division-27 MS Gulf Coast tournament presented by American Bass Anglers. Running out of Diamondhead Marina near Diamondhead, Mississippi. Kyle Metzger brought back 5 fish that locked in the scales at 10.59 lbs anchored by a 3.51 lb kicker.
“Well today was filled with emotion," said Kyle. "This morning talking with Chris Beaudrie, the emotions I felt knowing he had a shot winning the Bassmaster open had me on edge all day. I am so overwhelmed with joy on his 2nd place finish, no one works harder and deserves such a great finish! Now back to my day….I had a black out day…. All my cast were near perfect my decisions following the tides were on point, it was as if I couldn’t do any wrong. I had nearly 40 fish today and weeded through a bunch of small guys to catch over 10lbs. Had a lot of fun and have to remind myself to try and not boat flip fish over 3.5lbs it almost didn’t go well. Great start to the points down here, and I can’t wait for the next one!” For the victory Kyle took home a check for $425.
Second place was claimed by Nick Johnson with 5 bass and a total weight of 6.13lbs. For his efforts, Nick took home $212 in prize money. “The day started off slow with my first keeper caught around 8:30 and the day continued to move at a slow pace", said Johnson. "I only caught 6 fish for the whole day and my last keeper came at 1:30. I caught 2 keepers on a frog, 2 on a flipping bait, and 1 on a jig so I had no real pattern.”
Jerry Bullock took third with 5 fish and a total weight of 6.12lbs and took home the BBB Outdoors Apparel Package.
Quote from third place “Well look at that... 2nd beat me by 1 ounce… Congratulations Kyle and Nick”
The Biggest Bass of the tournament was caught by Kyle Metzger. His fish locked in the scales at 3.51 lbs earning him $65.
Additional Prize packs sponsored by Sea2Swamp Outfitters and BBB Outdoors were awarded to James Schlingmann, and Kevin Parker.
Fourth place Mickey Ross.
Top (five or ten) finishers
1. Kyle Metzger 10.59 lbs
2. Nick Johnson 6.13 lbs
3. Jerry Bullock 6.12 lbs
4. Mickey Ross 6.09 lbs
5. Joel Davis 4.12 lbs
The next tournament in this division will take place on (10/1/2022) launching from Indian Point Marina on the Pascagoula River. For more information on this event or division please contact local director Joel Davis (228)860-9907
or visit www.americanbassanglers.com
These anglers earn valuable points toward the divisional angler of the year title. The points champion from each division will compete in the annual American Bass Anglers AFT Angler of The Year Final Round at the AFT Championship. In addition, the top anglers from the various divisions will earn the right to compete in the three-day ABA, AFT National Championship tournament.
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About American Bass Anglers: American Bass Anglers is committed to providing low-cost, close-to-home tournaments for the weekend angler and, at the same time, offering each competitor an upward path for individual angler progression.
For more information about American Bass Anglers, the Open Series, the American Fishing Tour, the American Couples Series, the annual Military Team Bass Tournament, and the Top 150 Solo Tour, all presented by Caymas Boats, visit www.americanbassanglers.com or call (256) 232-0406
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