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Abbott Catches Fish Deep to Win on Lake Greenwood

Athens, Al - Shane Abbott of Ninety Six, SC weighed in 5 fish that weighed 15.69 pounds to win the Weekend Bass Series South Carolina event 2014-06-21 on Greenwood.

"We ran down the lake to a shallow area first thing this morning where I had been catching a few fish. I figured I could get a 12lb to 13lb limit but that didn;t work out. So we ran on down the lake further and I broke a good one off and started fishing brush piles from there and it finally happened. From 11:00am until check-in time they really turned on. My Co-Angler lost one about 7lbs and then I lost one about 7lbs, so we could have had a really good bag but that didn't work out.  That's why they call it fishing." said Abbott.

Rounding out the top 10 boaters were:

1 Shane Abbott 5 15.69 250 $1473
2 Jeffrey H. Woods 5 14.25 249 $ 730
3 Paul M. Gettys 5 12.88 248 $ 483
4 Andy Wicker 5 12.85 247 $ 335
5 Phillip Anderson 4 11.90 246 $ 180
6 Benjamin W. Little 3 11.48 245 $ 110
7 Jason Burroughs 3 10.22 244 $ 0
8 Brian C. Gunn 5 9.86 243 $ 0
9 Darren K. Ashley 3 7.49 242 $ 0
10 Steve C. Moeller 4 7.08 241 $ 0

The Boater Big Bass was caught by: Benjamin Little 6.65 pounds

For more information about this event or other South Carolina 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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