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Kevin Hensley wins Co-Angler James River Title

Athens, Al - Kevin Hrnsley of Clarksville, VA weighed in 3 fish weighing 10.53 to win the Co-Angler division of the Weekend Bass Series Virginia event on 2014-07-26 on Chickahominy/James River.

Kevin Hensley took time from his well drilling business to participate in the James River Weekend Series Event.  " I was able to practice two days for this event and found several locations that were holding smaller fish.  As luck would have it I drew one of the local favorites on the river, Kelly Pratt.  We stayed on the lower Chickahominy River, and using a variety of crank baits, Texas and wacky rigged worms I was able to catch about ten keeper fish throughout the day.  Culling three times, I was able to squeak out the win." 

Rounding out the top 10 Co-Anglers were:

1 Kevin Hensley 3 10.63 250  
2 Claude Hicks 3 10.42 249  
3 Dean Gibbs 3 8.28 248  
4 Jerold W. Britt 3 6.50 247  
5 Travis Garrett 3 6.34 246  
6 Brian C. Yates 3 5.24 245  
7 Aaron G. Gray 3 4.62 244  
8 Brian S Young 3 3.78 243  
9 Robert Wells 3 3.61 242  
10 JC Young 3 3.60 241  

The Co-Angler Big Bass was caught by: Claude Hicks 6.40 pounds

For more information about this event or other Virginia events visit or contact the tournament manger Gary Conner at 256-230-5627.

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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