Anderson wins big on Kentucky Lake
ATHENS, Ala. – Brent Anderson took the win for the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, Kentucky Division 15 tournament , held Aug. 18, 2012, on Kentucky Lake.
Running out of Kentucky Dam Village , the Kingston Springs, TN, angler bagged a five bass limit weighing 16.51 pounds bringing home a check for $2,740. Anderson is a Triton Gold owner with a 2012 Mercury Motor Guide package earning the full Triton Gold Bonus in the amount of $7,000. He anchored his bag today with a 4.97-pounder.
“I spent a day Wednesday in the hydrilla down south and I found about a 100-yard stretch, it was loaded with 2 to 2 and a half pounders but there was this one little spot that I caught a 7-pounder out of. And at ten today, I had been fishing deep all day and I hadn’t even set the hook, I hadn’t even got a bite and I was like, maybe I can go catch 10 or 12 pounds off my hydrilla and that ended up being the deal.”
In second, Tom O’Bryant of Cedar Grove, TN, landed five bass weighing 15.80 pounds for a payday of $1,369.
“We were fishing grass all day long and had between 50 and 70 keepers. We caught fish all day long on spinnerbait between 5-7 feet deep and we were on the main lake about 70 miles south.”
Joel Trovillion of Grantsburg, IL, took a close third among the boaters with five bass for 15.48 pounds.
Rounding out the top four, David Gnewikow of Mount Juliet, TN, also landed a five bass limit for 15.37 pounds. He anchored his bag with a 4.28 pound lunker.
Craig Cowan of Chester, IL, claimed the big fish title weighing in with one bass for 5.65 pounds.
In the Co-Angler Division, Jayme Grundy of Greenville, KY, landed three bass weighing 12.34 pounds for a check worth $1,349 during the last one-day event in the Kentucky Division 15. Grundy had a second place finish at Moors Resort in March.
“I fished with Tom O’Bryant and I don’t think I need to say anymore. He had him a honey-hole down south and between us; we probably had a minimum of 60 keepers, close to a 100-fish day.”
Carlton Waddington of Greenwood, IN, took second with the co-anglers bringing a limit of three bass for a total 11.77 pounds including a 4.47-pounder.
Dan Basham of Louisville, KY, finished a close third place with three bass weighing 11.04 pounds. He anchored his bag with a 5.09-kicker taking the big bass title.
Finishing in fourth, Kyle Metzger of Paducah, KY, also brought to the scales three bass for 9.61 pounds with a 4.45-pound lunker.
For more information on this tournament, call Randy Sullivan, tournament manager, at (256) 230-5633 or ABA at (256) 232-0406. On-line, see www.americanbassanglers.com.
About American Bass Anglers: The Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series provides weekend anglers a professionally operated competitive tour with a path the world championship of bass fishing the Bassmaster Classic. 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 or the American Couples Series, visit www.americanbassanglers.com.