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Gleason takes the Win at Toledo Bend

Athens, Al - Darold Gleason of Leesville, LA weighed in 5 fish that weighed in at 20.69 pounds to win the Weekend Bass Series Southeast Texas event 2014-06-14 on Toledo Bend.

"I caught most of my fish early that morning on a V & M Wildthang Red Bug worm. Once it started warming up some, I changed out to the Pace Maker Football Jig in the Sprayed grass color and started throwing in 20-25' of water in the brush piles on the main part of the lake"

Rounding out the top 10 boaters were:

1 Darold W. Gleason 5 20.69 250 $1694
2 Todd Driscoll 5 15.11 249 $ 753
3 Gayland Heard 5 13.97 248 $ 536
4 Jon Despino 5 13.19 247 $ 372
5 Jerrel Pringle 3 11.32 246 $ 317
6 Galen Bennett 5 10.72 245 $ 180
7 Phil Addison 4 10.53 244 $ 180
8 Darren Roberts 4 9.09 243 $ 0
9 Stephen Steve O T. Garrett 3 8.99 242 $ 0
10 Bryan P. Trahan 4 7.56 241 $ 0

The Boater Big Bass was caught by: Darold Gleason 9.08 pounds

For more information about this event or other Southeast Texas events visit or contact the tournament manger Porter Trimble at 318-201-3474.

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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