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2014-08-23 00:00:00

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.

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2014-08-23 00:00:00

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.

 

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2014-08-23 00:00:00

Jones Wins Co-Angler Title in Tennessee Central Two Day

Athens, Al - Jeremy Jones of Nashville, TN weighed in six fish that weighed 24.41 pounds to win the Co-Angler division of the Weekend Bass Series TN Central event on 2014-08-23 on Paris Landing.

Jeremy Jones of Nashville, TN  won the Tennessee Central two day event on Kentucky Lake in Paris, TN. Jones caught a two day total of 24.41 pounds to win the event and $1340.  He used a green pumpkin Zoom worm and a Strike King jig on day one. His day two catch was caught using a spook, a Rat L Trap, and a swimbait.

Second place went to Randy Hill of Murfreesboro, TN for bringing in a two day total of 17.36 pounds. Hill used a Zoom Ol' Monster worm dipped in J.J.'s Magic to catch his bass.

Mike Todd of Cane Ridge,TN finished third with a two day total of 16.70 pounds. Todd used topwater baits on day one and and a brown jig in deep water on day two.

Hunter Bouldin of Rock Island, TN won the AOY point race for the co-angler side of the Tennessee Central division. Bouldin collected 1446 points during the 2014 season. 

 

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2014-08-23 00:00:00

Merrick Wins Tennessee Central Two Day

Athens, Al - William weighed in 10 fish that weighed 33.55 pounds to win the Weekend Bass Series TN Central event 2014-08-23 on Paris Landing.
 

William "Bill" Merrick of Mt. Juliet, TN won the final event of the 2014 season for the Tenessee Central Division on Kentucky Lake in Paris, TN.  Merrick brought in a two day total of 33.55 pounds to take first place and win $2838. He said that he used  a jig and swimbaits for the win.

Bill Smith of Smithville, TN fnishd second with a two day total of 30.51 pounds.  Bell caught his fish off f ledges using a green pumpkin jig and plum colored worms.

Third place went to Brandon Eddings of La Verne, TN for bringing in 30.30 pounds over the two day event. Eddigs caught his fish in deeper water dragging a jig.

 


 

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2014-08-30 00:00:00

North Carolina Ends Season at High Rock

North Carolina anglers of the ABA Weekend Bass Series will make their final stop of the year at the High Rock Lake on August 30th & 31st, 2014.  The event launch and weigh in will take place at Tamarac Marina in Salisbury, NC.  Registration for the event will also take place at Tamarac Marina on Friday, August 29th from 4:00 to 6:30 pm. This event is the final 2014 event for the Alabama North division and will determine the qualifiers for the upcoming WBS Regional Championship at High Rock Lake in Salisbury, NC on September 26th & 27th, 2014.  Anglers must have participated in two one-day events in this division during the 2014 season to be able to register for this event.  More information on the event is available by contacting Tournament Manager Gary Conner at (256) 230-5627 or going to this link.

Information on last year's event at High Rock Lake can be found at this link.

Make sure to make reservations at the host Best Western Hotel in order to the drawing at registration for the $100 Best Western Travel Card.  The host Best Western Hotel for this this event is the Best Western Plus in Albermarie, NC and can be contacted at (704) 985-1111 or this link.

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2014-08-16 00:00:00

Vann Takes Co-Angler Title at Guntersville Two Day



Athens, Al - Keith Vann of Cedartown, GA weighed in 5 fish that weighed 19.38 pounds to win the Co-Angler division of the Weekend Bass Series Alabama North event on 2014-08-16 on Guntersville.

Keith Vann  of Cedartown, GA won the co-angler division of the Alabama North two day event at Lake Guntersville with a two day total of 19.38 pounds.  Vann only brought in 6.61 pounds on day one, but he brought in 12.77 pounds on day two to take the lead. "I caught my fish using a Falcon Football Jig flipping grass and I also used a deep diving crankbait in 20 ft of water," said Vann.

Coming in second was Roy Yother of Red Bank, TN.  Roy caught a total of 4 fish that weighed 18.50 pounds. He caught his fish using a Carolina rigged green pumpkin worm

 

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2014-08-16 00:00:00

Tidwell Dominates at Guntersville Divisional Championship

Athens, Al - Tony Tidwell weighed in 10 fish that weighed 40.42 pounds to win the Weekend Bass Series Alabama North event 2014-08-16 on Guntersville.

Royal Purple pro Tony Tidwell of Horton, AL lead both days of the Alabama North two-day event at Lake Guntersville. Tidwell lead day one of the event with five bass weighing 21.74 pounds and he brought 18.68 pounds to the scales on day two to secure the win with a two day total of 40.42 pounds.  "I caught all of my fish on both days using a black/blue 3/8 Tightlines jig targeting outside edges of grasslines in 6 - 10 fet of water.  I fished areas from Browns Creek to north of Mill Creek to catch the 10 fish that I weighed in.  With the fishing being so tough for me yesterday, I had nightmares of Marshall Deakins coming in with 25 pounds today and knocking me out of the lead," laughed Tony.

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2014-08-17 00:00:00

Chris King Comes From Behind to Win at Erie

 

Athens, Al - Chris King of South Amherst, OH weighed in 9 fish that weighed 33.07 pounds to win the Weekend Bass Series Ohio event 2014-08-16 on Erie.

After the winds kept Chris King from getting to his fish on day one he was relieved to see the wind lay down for day 2 on Lake Erie.  "I live on the south shore of the lake and consider it my home waters.  Since the high winds kept me from getting to my desired fish on Saturday I decided to concentrate on waters close to home.  That proved to be a struggle and I was only able to catch four fish on the first day."  After his first day weight of 11.85 pounds found Chris in seventh place, he was glad to see that he could get to Canadian waters for the second day.  "I made the run today and was able to put together the 21.22 pounds that was required to get the win.  All of my fish both days came on a drop shot pattern working rock piles and drop offs.  I really want to thank my dear wife for supporting my fishing, she has been instrumental in my success."

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2014-08-17 00:00:00

Michael Sopocy leads Co-Anglers Wire to Wire on Lake Erie

 

Athens, Al - Michael Sopocy of Evanston, Il weighed in Six fish that weighed 25.78 pounds. to win the Co-Angler division of the Weekend Bass Series Ohio event on 2014-08-16 on Erie.

" I was fortunate to draw two boaters that know how to navigate Lake Erie.  All of my fish came on a drop shot pattern.  The combination of Shur Set weights and a non conventional drop shot rig allowed me to get the big bites.  My anchor fish of 4.88 came on the same rig.  I used to live in Cleveland so I am familiar with Lake Erie and had a good idea what I needed to do."  Indeed he did, bringing in the leading weight of 14.32 pounds on day one of the event and securing the victory with an additional 11.46 pounds on the final day of the event. 

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2014-08-09 00:00:00

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.

 

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