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Kneece and Morris Secure Victory on Hartwell

Hartwell, GA – March 10, 2024: Battling blustery conditions, twenty-six resilient teams converged for the American Bass Anglers Teams Division 8 tournament along the Georgia-South Carolina Line, launching from the Gum Branch Tournament Facility in Hartwell, GA. Amongst the contenders, Don Kneece and Phil Morris emerged triumphant, showcasing their angling prowess.

Kneece and Morris, both retired, showed off skills with a five-bass haul, tipping the scales at 18.85 lb, featuring a notable 5.29 lb kicker fish. Their performance earned them not only bragging rights but also a handsome cash prize of $1310.

In a closely contested race for second place, Mike Strickland and Cory McGaha secured the position with a commendable five-fish limit weighing 18.03 lb, highlighted by an impressive 6.03 lb largemouth bass. Their efforts were rewarded with $730 in prize money.

The third-place honors went to Noah Scott and Nathan Price, whose five-fish haul totaled 16.49 lb, anchored by a 5.20 lb largemouth bass, earning them $430 in cash rewards.

Daryl McClellon and Corey Buckner clinched the fourth-place spot with a solid five-fish limit weighing 15.67 lb, securing $290 in cash winnings.

Colton Wilson and Michael Wilson rounded out the top five with a five-bass haul weighing 15.15 lb, including a 3.82 lb kicker fish, earning them $150 in cash prizes.

The tournament’s Biggest Bass accolade was claimed by Mike Strickland and Cory McGaha with their impressive 6.03 lb catch, netting them an additional $260 in cash rewards.

Top 10

Looking ahead, the next tournament in Division 8 is scheduled for April 14, 2024, at R. B. Russell, launching from the Hwy. 72 ramp in Elberton, GA.

For further inquiries about this event or Division 8, please contact local director Zach Green at 478-733-6473 or visit www.americanbassanglers.com.

About American Bass Anglers

American Bass Anglers, committed to providing low-cost, close-to-home tournaments, offers an exciting platform for individual angler progression. With the support of industry-leading companies, ABA continues to advance the sport of bass fishing.

For more information about the ABA Professional League and other series, visit www.americanbassanglers.com or call (256) 232-0406.

American Bass Anglers is proud to be sponsored by Caymas Boats, Mercury Marine, T-H Marine, Power Pole, RT Outdoors, Optima Batteries, Hotel Planner.com, and LurePartsOnline.com.

About American Bass Anglers: American Bass Anglers is dedicated to organizing affordable, local tournaments for weekend anglers while offering opportunities for individual angler advancement. To learn more about American Bass Anglers, including the Team Series, American Fishing Tour, American Couples Series, annual Military Team Bass Tournament, ABA Team Series, Top 150 Solo Tour, and Pro League, all presented by Caymas Boats, please visit www.americanbassanglers.com or call (256) 232-0406.

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