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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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2014-08-09 00:00:00

Box Takes Co-Angler Title on Pickwick


Athens, Al - Cody Box of Mantachie, MS weighed in 6 fish that weighed 23.25 pounds to win the Co-Angler division of the Weekend Bass Series Mississippi event on 2014-08-09 on Pickwick.

Cody said he caught his fish using a shaky head with a big red worm. Coming in second was Ben Cox of Ripley, MS. He caught a total of 6 fish that weighed 19.97. Ben said on day 1 he caught all of his fish deep and on day 2 he caught his fish in the grass. He used a worm and a chatterbait. Ray Higginbotham of Brooksville, MS caught a total of 5 fish that weighed a total of 18.21 pounds earning him third place. Ray said he caught his fish using a shaky head with a green pumpkin worm.   

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2014-08-20 00:00:00

 Royal Purple Royal Rewards May Winner is Dustin Scoggins

Dustin Scoggins of Quinian, TX was the May 2014 winner in the Royal Purple Royal Rewards program.  Dustin was drawn as the May monthly prize winner of the Royal Purple Royal Treatment program.  He was a Level II member of Royal Purple Royal Treatment at the time of the drawing and he won a Royal Purple hat, a gallon of Royal Purple TCWIII, a quart of Royal Purple Max Gear gear lube, and an ABA Freedom Pass.

2014 Royal Purple Royal Treatment monthly winners include:

January:  Scott Dean of Terrell, TX

February:  Mark Cannon of Salem, AL

March:  Bryan Waldon of Falkner, MS

May:  Dustin Scoggins of Quinian, TX

June:  Robert Knobb of Belvidere, TN

July:  Keilan Lord of Centre, AL

 

The Royal Purple Royal Treatment program was created as an incentive to ABA anglers that purchase Royal Purple products throughout the year.  Anglers can win Royal Purple products and even ABA entry fees in monthly drawings and for being the highest finisher in the Royal Purple Royal Treatment program at ABA events.

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2014-08-20 00:00:00

Michael Sopocy Wins Two Best Western Drawings

Michael Sopocy of Glenwood, IL was the winner of the two separate Best Western Travel card drawings this season in the Ohio division. Michael won the Best Western drawings at the August 16th-17th Ohio event at Lake Erie and the July 12th Ohio event at Mosquito Lake.  He spent registration nights at the host Best Western Hotels at both events and was entered into the drawing to win a $100 travel card at each event.  There is a drawing for a $100 Best Western travel card at every WBS event that has a Best Western host hotel.  Anglers must bring their hotel receipts to registration to enter the drawing.

 

We would like to add hat Michael Sopocy also won the August 16th-17th event at Lake Erie in the co-angler division. Congratulations Michael!

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2014-08-18 00:00:00

Tennessee East Anglers Finish Season at Chickamauga

Tennessee East anglers of the ABA Weekend Bass Series will make their final year stop of the year at the Lake Chickamauga on August 23rd & 24th, 2014.  The event launch and weigh in will take place at Dayton Boat Dock in Dayton, TN.  Registration for the event will also take place at Dayton Boat Dock on August 22nd, 2014 from 4:00 to 6:30 pm.  Anglers must have participated in at least two one-day events in this division during the 2014 season to register for this event. This event is the final 2014 event for the Florida division and will determine the qualifiers for the upcoming WBS Regional Championship at the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes in Kissimmee, FL on October 17th & 18th, 2014. More information on the event is available by contacting Tournament Manager Billy Benedetti at (256) 230-5632 or going to this link.

Results from last year's two-day event at Lake Chickamauga can be found at this link.

The host Triton Boats Dealer for this event is Cleveland Boat Center in Cleveland, TN and can be reached at (423) 472-1201 or www.clevelandboatcenter.com.

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2014-08-18 00:00:00

Tennessee Central to Wrap Up Season at Paris Landing

Tennessee Central anglers of the ABA Weekend Bass Series will make their final stop of the year at Kentucky Lake on August 23rd & 24th, 2014.  This event is the final 2014 event for the Tennessee Central division and will determine the qualifiers for the upcoming WBS Regional Championship at Lake Chickamauga in Dayton, TN on September 26th & 27th, 2014. The event launch and weigh in for this weekend's event will take place at Paris Landing State Park Marina in Paris, TN.  Registration for the event will take place at Paris Landing on Friday, August 22nd, 2014 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.  Anglers must have participated in two one-day events in this division during the 2014 WBS season to participate in this event. More information on the event is available by contacting Tournament Manager Kristin Malott at (256) 771-3709 or going to this link.        

The host Triton Boats dealer for this event is Odom's Blue and Gray Marine in Paris, TN and can be reached at (73) 642-9222 or http://www.odomsblueandgraymarine.com/.

Results from last year's WBS two-day event at Kentucky Lake can be found at this link.

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2014-08-18 00:00:00

Rigdon Takes The Win at Kissimmee Chain 2-Day


Athens, Al - Fred Rigdon of Belleview, FL weighed in 10 fish that weighed 38.97 pounds to win the Weekend Bass Series Florida event 2014-08-16 on Kissimmee Chain.
 

On day 1, Fred Rigdon was in second place with 19.88 lbs. He had a 7.48 pound gap to overcome between him and Micah Silverman.  Silverman weighed in 27.36 lbs on day one with an 8.82 lb and an 8.02 lb kickers and had a commanding lead but on day 2, Silverman only had 10.95 lbs with no kickers to go with his catch.  Rigdon had a solid sack again on day 2 of 19.09 lbs to take the lead and was able to hold on despite several 20+ lb sacks being brought in.  " I caught my fish on a Devils Horse. I started out in the morning throwing it and picked it up later in the day in the same area and culled everything I caught earlier in the day.The biggest difference from day 1 to day 2 was clouds. The bigger fish bit better yesterday but around 1:30pm today I was able to cull with some better fish. " said Rigdon.

 

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2014-08-18 00:00:00

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.

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