Whitehead Wins on Chickamauga
ATHENS, Ala. – Casey Whitehead topped the 94-boat field to win the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, Tennessee East Division tournament, held April 10, 2010, on Lake Chickamauga.
The Bryson City, N.C., Boater and Triton Dealer (Mountain Lakes Marine) landed a five-bass tournament limit weighing 19.75 pounds to collect $3,551. He mainly tossed a 1/4-ounce Rat-L-Trap lipless crankbait around shallow wood cover in the 36,240-acre lake near Chattanooga, Tenn.
In second for the Boater Division, Shannon Johnson of Corbin, Ky., landed five bass going 16.96 pounds, including one 5.28-pound kicker. Buddy Gross of Chickamauga, Ga., landed in third place with a five-bass bag weighing 16.44 pounds. Jonathan Bowling of Kingston caught five bass weighing 16.61 pounds, but suffered an 8-ounce penalty for weighing a dead fish, giving him an official tally of 16.11 pounds. One bass weighed 7.05 pounds. In fifth place, Shane McCosh of Knoxville brought in five bass for 15.80 pounds, including the 7.28-pound division lunker.
On the Co-Angler side, Aaron Maddox of Calhoun won with three bass weighing 14.04 pounds. He pocketed $1,775 for the win and another $235 for landing the tournament lunker, an 8.84 pounder. He caught most of his fish, including the big one, on jigs.
In second for non-boaters, Ryan Ollard of Pell City, Ala., caught three keepers going 10.40 pounds, followed by James Cates with two bass at 9.19 pounds. One of his fish weighed 6.81 pounds. Rounding out the top five non-boaters, Glenn Scott of Kingston caught three bass for 8.79 pounds with Kevin Rose of Spring City landing two bass for 8.78 pounds including a 5.32-pounder.
About American Bass Anglers: American Bass Anglers offers over 1,000 tournaments per year in 40 states that are designed for the weekend angler. 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 and the American Fishing Tour, The Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series, The American 150 Series or the American Couples Series, visit www.americanbassanglers.com.