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Dewitt Matthews Holds On For Co-Angler Win at Kissimmee Chain 2-Day

Athens, Al - Dewitt Matthews of Clermont, FL weighed in 4 fish that weighed 19.99 pounds to win the Co-Angler division of the Weekend Bass Series Florida event on 2014-08-16 on Kissimmee Chain.

Dewitt Matthews had the lead going into day 2 by just under 2 lbs with a day 1 catch of 12.34 lb that included a 7.65 lb kicker. Matthews was hopeful in the morning before take-off on day 2 and was looking forward to repeating his catch from day 1.  Mike Wisnewski had 4.40 lbs on day 1 and went from 22nd place to the lead on day 2 with a 13.03 lb sack including a 8.32 lb big bass.  Matthews came to the scales on day 2 with only 1 fish, a 7.65 lb bass, and that sealed the deal. " I caught my fish yesterday on a Ratt-L-Trap and flipping and today I flipped all day, the fish were on the outside of the grass line today and that made them harder to catch." said Matthews.

Rounding out the top 10 Co-Anglers were:

1 Dewitt D. Matthews 4 19.99 500 $1587
2 Michael Mike Wisnewski 6 17.43 498 $ 952
3 Robert A. Smith 5 16.39 496 $ 538
4 Ike Gray 6 16.16 494 $ 378
5 August M. Carnahan 6 15.24 492 $ 310
6 Kyle Jones 6 14.27 490 $ 283
7 Nik C. Kayler 6 13.82 488 $ 256
8 Cale T. Dukes 6 13.31 486 $ 231
9 Billy A. Brokaw 6 13.25 484 $ 142
10 Daniel Torres 6 13.23 482 $ 142

The Co-Angler Big Bass was caught by: Mike Wisnewski 8.34 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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