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Jeff Ford Wins Co-Angler Title on Chickamauga

Athens, Al - Jeff Ford of Trion, GA weighed in 4 fish that weighed 12.74 pounds to win the Co-Angler division of the Weekend Bass Series TN East event on 2014-08-23 on Chickamauga.

After the weigh-in on day one, Jeff Ford found himself in second place nearly six pounds out of the lead.  " I caught the 6.01 pound big fish first thing this morning on a shakey head with a little finesse worm. I fished the outside edges of the grass.  I did catch one fish on a Zoom Ultravibe Speed Craw, but the rest came on the shakey head. I had two great boaters this weekend, " said Ford.

Rounding out the top 10 Co-Anglers were:

PL Name Fish Total Points Payback
1 Jeff Ford 4 12.74 500 $ 625
2 Don W. Bible II 4 11.86 498 $ 300
3 Gary R. Ash 4 11.67 496 $ 150
4 Chris C. Walters 3 8.58 494 $ 0
5 Jared Sullivan 3 3.62 492 $ 0
6 Harold Barefoot" Parsons" 1 3.21 490 $ 0
7 James Burchard 1 2.40 488 $ 0
8 Thomas L. Bayer 1 2.17 486 $ 0
9 Scott Gibbs 0 0.00 100 $ 0
9 James B. Ratledge 0 0.00 100 $ 0

The Co-Angler Big Bass was caught by: Jeff Ford 6.01 Pounds

Jared Sullivan of Hixon, TN took the AOY total for the co-angler side of the Tennessee East division or the 2014  season.

For more information about this event or other TN East 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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