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Ingram Squeaks out a Victory on Eufaula

Athens, Al - Ryan Ingram of Phenix City, AL weighed in five fish that weighed 19.01 pounds to win the Weekend Bass Series Alabama South event on May 17,  2014 at Lake Eufaula.

"I caught my fish mid-lake on a big jig 14ft to 18ft deep in ditches and creek ledges. With the water level rising, it scattered the fish and we didn't get many bites at all," said Ryan.  On another note, Ryan had a Boater/Boater draw for this event.

Rounding out the top 10 boaters were:

1 Ryan Ingram 5 19.01 250 $2095
2 Alton Stillwell 5 18.52 249 $1043
3 Jack Tibbs Jr 5 18.44 248 $ 687
4 Steve Winslett 5 18.28 247 $ 480
5 Ryan W. O'Shea 5 17.17 246 $ 611
6 John S. Holt 5 15.53 245 $ 370
7 Terry L. Tucker 5 14.83 244 $ 336
8 Michael Lee Cavender 5 14.50 243 $ 191
9 Richard A. Alekna 5 14.35 242 $ 191
10 Joe Minor 5 14.32 241 $ 191

The Boater Big Bass was caught by: Ryan O'Shea 5.90 pounds

Ruark Wins Co-Angler Title on Lake Eufaula

Athens, Al - Mike Ruark of Dallas, GA weighed in three fish for 15.52 pounds including a 6.78 pound big bass to win the Co-Angler division of the Weekend Bass Series Alabama South event on May17, 2014 at Lake Eufaula.

"I had a great boater today and we caught fish around mid-lake in ditches on a shakey head with a big worm by Big Bite Baits. Brush piles and ledges were where we caught our fish," said Ruark.

Rounding out the top 10 Co-Anglers were:

1 Mike Ruark 3 15.02 250 $1086
2 Wesley Rushing 3 13.26 249 $ 495
3 Michael K. Donaldson 3 12.18 248 $ 329
4 Bill Bonner 3 10.72 247 $ 229
5 Charles R. Waldrop 3 10.68 246 $ 196
6 Tom E. Baldwin 3 9.65 245 $ 180
7 James T. Moody 3 8.59 244 $ 98
8 Randy G. Harris 3 8.45 243 $ 98
8 Buck Hilliard 3 8.45 243 $ 98
10 Barry D. Jones 3 8.39 241 $ 0

The Co-Angler Big Bass was caught by: Mike Ruark 6.78 pounds

For more information about this event or other Alabama South events visit or contact the tournament manger Billy Benedetti at 256-230-5632.

At the end of the season, the best WBS anglers from across the nation will fish the 2014 Ray Scott Championship, slated for Wheeler Lake in Decatur, Ala., from Nov. 12-18.

As a special Ray Scott Championship bonus, the Boater Division and Co-Angler Division champions will each receive entry fees and sponsorship into the one of two professional bass fishing series of the angler’s choice. The sponsorship includes entry fees into three professional events and sponsorship support. This sponsorship will put the champion within striking distance of one of two professional bass fishing championships.

At WBS events throughout the season, boater and co-angler competitors may also win hefty bonuses from such sponsors as Triton Boats, Mercury Outboards, Royal Purple, MotorGuide and T-H Marine. See the manufacturer web sites for specific details on how to qualify for these bonuses.

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 offer each competitor an upward path for individual angler progression. For more information about American Bass Anglers, the Weekend Bass Series, the American Fishing Tour or the American Couples Series, visit

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