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Barnes Comes From Behind For Win at Chickamauga

Athens, Al - Steve Barnes of Harrison, TN weighed in 5 fish that weighed 28.35 pounds including a 10.24 pound kicker to win the Weekend Bass Series TN East event 2014-08-23 on Chickamauga.

On day one, boater Steve Barnes of Harrison, TN, was sitting in sixth place with only one fish that weighed 6.27 lbs, nearly 11 pounds behind the leader, Greg Shaver of Dayton, TN. "Both days I ran the same pattern. I fished scattered grass early and once the sun got up, I'd go deep. I was throwing a Chatterbait in the grass and a spook.  Yesterday I had the bites, I had the big fish on, but they just wouldn't eat the baits. I should have had the same weight yesterday as today. Today it stayed cloudy longer and I caught fish on a spook, then when the sun came out, I caught the 10lb bass around 10:30 am," said Barnes.

Barnes came in on day two with four fish that weighed 22.08 lbs, including the 10.24 lb  Big Bass.

Steve Barnes also took the AOY title for the 2014 season of the Tennessee Central division. Barnes accumilated 1486 points for the title.

Rounding out the top 10 boaters were:

PL Name Fish Total Points Payback
1 Steve A. Barnes 5 28.35 500 $1250
2 Anthony Revis 6 25.95 498 $ 700
3 Greg Shaver 7 24.35 496 $ 300
4 Bill Billy Joe" J. Wheat" 6 17.09 494 $ 0
5 Edward C. Letson 5 11.42 492 $ 0
6 Edmond R. Brown 4 10.76 490 $ 0
7 Allen Tadlock 3 10.35 488 $ 0
8 John Justice 2 6.63 486 $ 0
9 Jack Dunaway 2 5.87 484 $ 0
10 Travis Lawson 1 2.22 482 $ 0

The Boater Big Bass was caught by: Steve Barnes 10.24 pounds

For more information about this event or other TN East events visit www.americanbassanglers.com 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 www.americanbassanglers.com.

 

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