Anderson jumps out in front on Kentucky Lake
ATHENS, Ala. – Brent Anderson holds the edge during the first day of action in the Toyota Bassmaster Weekend Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, Kentucky Division 15 two-day divisional championship, held Sept. 7, 2013, on Kentucky Lake.
Running out of Moors Resort in Gilbertsville, Ky., the Kingston Springs, Tenn., angler caught five bass weighing 27.90 pounds for a 5.59-pound Day 1 average. He padded his first-day lead with a 6.83-pound kicker.
Trailing by slightly more than three pounds, Tom O’Bryant of Cedar Grove, Tenn., holds second place among the boaters. On Day 1, he tallied a five-bass tournament limit for 24.69 pounds. He opened the tournament with the Day 1 lunker, a 7.07-pounder.
Jeff Defew of Benton, Ky., holds third for the boaters with five bass going 18.42 pounds including a 5.74 -pound kicker. Gary Singleton of Dickson, Tenn., sits in fourth with a five-bass limit for 17.03 pounds. George Taylor of Dresden, Tenn., rounds out the top five boaters after one day of action with five bass at 16.41 pounds.
In the Co-Angler Division, Terry R. Duncan of Russellville, Ky., sits in first place with three bass going 14.73 pounds for a Day 1 average of 4.91 pounds. He upped his average by bring in a 5.95-pounder, the largest bass caught by any co-angler on the first day.
Sitting in second for the co-anglers after one day of competition, Fischer T. Thurston of Russellville, Ky., also hit double digits. He brought in a Day 1 three-bass division limit for 10.23 pounds.
Kirk Lafferty of Columbia, Tenn., holds third among the co-anglers with three bass going 9.33 pounds. He anchored his catch with a 4.86-pound kicker. Daniel T. Mercer of Madisonville, Ky., occupies the fourth place position among the co-anglers with three bass for 9.15 pounds. Dan Basham of Taylorsville, Ky., rounds out the top five co-anglers after the first day with three bass at 8.75 pounds.
The action continues on Sept. 8 to decide the division champions. The top anglers from this division, plus those from the North Alabama, Tennessee Central, Mississippi and Louisiana divisions advance to the two-day regional tournament, slated for Oct. 4-5, 2013, on Neely Henry Lake out of Coosa Landing near Gadsden, Ala.
After the four regional tournaments, the top anglers from those events will compete in the BWS National Championship tournament, scheduled for Nov. 6-9, 2013, on Old Hickory Lake near Hendersonville, Tenn. The Boater Division champion will compete in the 2014 Bassmaster Classic, set for Feb. 21-23 on Lake Guntersville, Ala.
For more information on this tournament, call Kristin Malott, tournament manager, at 256-771-3709 or call ABA at 256-232-0406. On line, see www.americanbassanglers.com.
About American Bass Anglers: American Bass Anglers commitment is to provide 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, visit www.americanbassanglers.com.