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Swider Wins Two Day at Pickwick

Athens, Al - Michael Swider of Oxford, MS weighed in 8 fish that weighes 30.82 pounds to win the Weekend Bass Series Mississippi event 2014-08-09 on Pickwick.

Michael said he caught all of his fish in 12-30 foot of water off ledges. He also stated he caught his fish using a shaky head, Trion Mikes 6” Bull Shad, and a white spinner bait. This win was enough to name Michael Angler of the Year on the boater side. Placing second was Koby Newman from Kennedy, AL. He brought in a total of 8 fish for both days that weighed 28.53 pounds. Koby said he caught his on ledges using a Texas Rig with a Trixster Custom Bait Supper Big Willie Worm. Brian Rushing placed third with 9 fish that weighed 25.21 pounds. Brian said he caught all of this fish on ledges throwing a swim bait.

Rounding out the top 10 boaters were:

1 Michael Swider 8 30.82 500 $2553
2 Koby Newman 8 28.03 498 $1276
3 Brian L. Rushing 9 25.21 496 $ 558
4 Kevin Bradford 9 24.42 494 $ 397
5 Jimmy Mason 10 22.93 492 $ 351
6 Jerry Lawler 8 21.86 490 $ 181
7 Randy Vires 7 21.71 488 $ 181
8 Garrett Riles 9 21.38 486 $ 181
9 Don Cox 8 21.36 484 $ 0
10 Tom O'Bryant 8 19.92 482 $ 0

The Boater Big Bass was caught by: Bryan Waldon 8.33 pounds

For more information about this event or other Mississippi events visit or contact the tournament manger Kristin Malott at 256-771-3709.

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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