Gwinn Wins Arkansas Division Championship
ATHENS, AL – Danny Gwinn wins the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, Arkansas Division 12 championship tournament, held Sept 15-16, 2012, on Lake Ouachita.
Running out of Mountain Harbor Resort Marina near Mount Ida, Danny Gwinn of Mount Ida, AR, had the lead from Day one with 12.07 pounds and finished up day two with 7.53 pounds. He had a two-day total of 19.60 pounds and anchored his bag with a 3.47 kicker. Mr. Gwinn brings home a check for $2,440.
In second, Jeffry Wade of Cabot, AR, brought in ten bass weighing 17.47 pounds including a 3.54-pounder. He was in third place on Day one with 9.97 pounds and moved up one spot to second on Day two with 7.50 pounds and a check for $1,327. Mr. Wade finishes first place in points in the Arkansas division.
Hunter Fant of Kirby, AR, finishes in third with nine bass for 17.03 pounds. On Day one he was in fifth place with 9.45 pounds and moved up two spots to finish day two with 7.58 pounds and collects a check for $813.
Rounding out the top four of 32 boaters, Kevin Fant of Kirby, AR, weighed nine bass for 16.57 pounds counting a 3.26-pounder. Day one brought 11.35 pounds while day two added less than half that for 5.22 pounds but still earned a check for $569.
Chris Megee of Natchez, LA, finished in ninth with 7.41 pounds but in his big he had a 3.26 pound kicker that earned him the big fish title.
In the Co-Angler Division, Robert Bartoszek of Conway, AR, had over a three pound lead on day one with 8.96 pounds and wrapped up Day two with 2.94 pounds for a five fish total weight of 11.90 pounds. He brings home a $1,324 check for his efforts and he is also the points champion for the co anglers in the Arkansas division.
Jerry “Mackey” Harvin of Texarkana, AR, catches a six fish limit for 9.77 pounds. He was in third at the end of the first day with 5.77 pounds and added a flat 4 pounds on Day two to finish in second place for $636.
In third, Derwin Thomas of Little Rock, AR, had a slow start on day one with 3.66 pounds but came back on Day two to add 5.59 pounds for a total weight of 9.25 pounds and earned $424.
In fourth of the 30 co-anglers, Kenneth Kesner of Cabot, AR, had five bass for 9.09 pounds. He weighed in the first day in tenth place with 3.36 pounds but didn’t give up and had a catch of 5.59 pounds on the second day. Tenth place, Bill Hockaday of Nashville, AR is the big fish title holder for his 3.93 kicker.
For more information on this tournament, call Porter Trimble, tournament manager, at (318) 201-3474 or ABA at (256) 232-0406. Online, 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.