Andries Claims Title On Grand
ATHENS, Ala. – Walter Andries wins the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, Oklahoma Division 14 championship tournament, held Sept. 8-9, 2012, on Grand Lake.
Running out of Martin Landing near Monkey Island, Andries of Coweta, Okla. landed a two-day limit of ten bass weighing 26.91 pounds to claim the title and pockets $3,749. Sitting in third place after Day one with 13.03 pounds, Day two proved to be a little better with 13.88 pounds.
In second, T Isaacs of Midwest City, Okla., also caught the limit of ten bass for 25.22 pounds. Day one brought 11.88 pounds to the scales and on Day two he had the second largest bag for 13.34 pounds. His second place finish was worth $1,874.
Greg Wright of McAlester, Okla., came in a close third with nine bass for 25.15 pounds, anchoring his bag with a 4.11 kicker. He had two consistent days with 12.28 pounds on Day one and 12.87 pounds on Day two, and brings home a check for $1,250.
Rounding out the top four amongst the 59 boaters, Steve Vann of Skiatook, Okla., caught ten bass for a total weight of 24.43 pounds. On Day one he weighed 12.47 pounds, enough to secure the seventh place spot and Day two moved him up to forth with 11.96 pounds and earned him a check for $875.
Ninth place, Lee Sanders of Stillwater, Okla., brings home the big fish title for his 4.74 pounder.
In the Co-Angler Division, Dwight Camp of Talihina, Okla., wins with the six bass limit weighting 16.41 pounds and brings home a check for $2,014. He anchored his bag and claims the big fish title for his 4.18 lunker. He had the lead on Day one with 9.94 pounds and wrapped it up on day two with 6.47 for the win.
In a close second, Ray Wright of Okemah, Okla., had a two-day limit of six bass for 16.05 pounds. He ended day one with 8.88 pounds for second place and continued with the same stroke of luck on Day two with 7.17 pounds to hold his second place spot and received a check for $954.
In third, Steven Beard of Edmond, Okla., caught six bass for 15.41 pounds. Day one produced 8.34 pounds while Day two was a little less with 7.07 pounds but enough for a check worth $636.
Finishing up the top four of 59 co-anglers, Jared Whitten of Hartshorne, Okla., also had the larger catch on Day one with 7.40 pounds and Day two was 6.57 pounds for his six bass tournament limit and a total weight of 13.97 pounds.
For more information on this tournament, call Porter Trimble, tournament manager, at (318) 201-3474 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.