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Carson Wins at Harris Chain of Lakes

Athens, Al - Keith Carson of DeBary, FL weighed in 5 fish that weighed 15.72 pounds to win the Weekend Bass Series Florida event 2014-06-07 on Harris Chain.

"I ran to Lake Dora, I had a terriible practice Thursday and Friday. I just fished all kinds of stuff that I had never fished before. I fished a dock on Lake Eustis and on my third cast I lost one about 6 or 7 pounds.  So I fished a few docks on Eustis and then on to Dora. I caught two fish on Ratt-L-Trap, one on a crankbait and caught two flipping." said Carson

Rounding out the top 10 boaters were:

1 Keith J. Carson 5 15.72 250 $2406
2 John D. Barrow 5 14.86 249 $1177
3 Dave L. Patchell 5 13.40 248 $ 777
4 Adam L. Burgess 5 13.39 247 $ 547
5 Russ Osborne 3 13.06 246 $ 476
6 Cody Detweiler 5 12.64 245 $ 441
7 Fred Rigdon 5 11.86 244 $ 399
8 Dustin L. Smith 4 11.82 243 $ 359
9 Jesus Jesse Tacoronte 4 11.64 242 $ 318
10 Kip Grunloh 5 11.49 241 $ 236

The Boater Big Bass was caught by: Nathan Thomas 7.34 pounds

Bryan Jones wins Co-Angler Title on Harris Chain

Athens, Al - Bryan Jones of Zephyrhills, FL weighed in 3 fish for 10.53 pounds to win the Co-Angler division of the Weekend Bass Series Florida event on 2014-06-07 on Harris Chain.

"We ran to Lake Griffin and I caught my fish on a creature bait. We didn't really have a game plan so we just went fishing. I want to thank my boater, Rich Patterson, I had a great day! I lost a 5 pounder that got off and would have had a bigger sack of fish." said Jones

Rounding out the top 10 Co-Anglers were:

1 Bryan M. Jones 3 10.53 250 $1191
2 Steven D. Thames 3 10.06 249 $ 589
3 Ernie C. Johnson 3 8.50 248 $ 523
4 August M. Carnahan 3 8.34 247 $ 272
5 Carrie Bronson 3 6.62 246 $ 233
6 Rollin Cotton R. Willmon 3 6.42 245 $ 213
7 Judith Foxx Johnson 3 6.36 244 $ 193
8 John L. Brown 3 6.26 243 $ 193
9 Kevin R. Copple 3 5.95 242 $ 153
10 Warren L. Chancey Jr 3 5.46 241 $ 114

The Co-Angler Big Bass was caught by: Ernie Johnson 5.12 Pounds

For more information about this event or other Florida 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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