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Reeves Wins Big On Wheeler

Athens, Al - Nicholas Reeves of Moulton, AL weighed in five fish that weighed 23.08 pounds to win the Weekend Bass Series Alabama North event May 17, 2014 at Lake Wheeler.
Nicholas said he caught his fish using a Tight Line Jig. Tony Harvey of Killen, AL finished second place with a weight of 16.82 pounds earning $1,429. Tony said he caught his fish off of points dragging a carolina rig. Placing third was Gary Howington of Gadsden, AL with a weight of 14.98 pounds earning $949 for his efforts. Gary said he caught his fish using shaky head, a jig, and a carolina rig.
Rounding out the top 10 boaters were:

1 Nicholas Reeves 5 23.08 250 $2867
2 Charles Tony A. Harvey 5 16.82 249 $1429
3 Gary Howington 5 14.98 248 $ 949
4 Josh M. Butler 5 14.92 247 $ 630
5 Wayne E. Christopher 5 14.62 246 $ 550
6 Andy Kilgore 5 14.12 245 $ 497
7 Hensley Powell 5 14.01 244 $ 463
8 Wes Ward 5 13.46 243 $ 430
9 Mark McCaig 5 13.25 242 $ 381
10 Gregory R. Buie 5 13.21 241 $ 279

The Boater Big Bass was caught by: Shane Howington 5.31 pounds

Slusmeyer Wins Co-Angler Title on Wheeler Lake

Athens, Al - James Slusmeyer of Glencoe,AL weighed in three fish that weighed 15.73 pounds to win the Co-Angler division of the Weekend Bass Series Alabama North event on  May 17, 2014 at Lake Wheeler.
James said he caught his fish using a buzz bait. Adam Jefferies of Chickamauga, GA came in second with a weight of 14.92 pounds and earning $714. Adam said he caught his fish using a black and blue swim jig. In third place was William Shipes of Central, SC earning $475. William caught his fish using a buckeye spot remover jig.
Rounding out the top 10 Co-Anglers were:

1 James Slusmeyer 3 15.73 250 $1611
2 Adam Jefferies 3 14.92 249 $ 714
3 William Shipes 3 10.83 248 $ 475
4 Jeff Deerman 3 10.79 247 $ 315
5 Chris T. Howell 2 8.97 246 $ 275
6 Mark A. Pirkle 3 8.35 245 $ 248
7 Alan Barrett 3 8.26 244 $ 232
8 Jett B. Loach 3 8.06 243 $ 215
9 Jamie Muench 3 7.92 242 $ 191
10 Brad Henderson 3 7.83 241 $ 142
The Co-Angler Big Bass was caught by: James Slusmeyer 7.24 pounds
For more information about this event or other Alabama North events visit or contact the tournament manger Kristin Malott at 256-771-3709.
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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