Anderson Takes Home The Win At Kentucky
ATHENS, AL – Brent Anderson takes home the win for the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, Kentucky Division 15 Championship, held Sept 22-23, 2012, on Kentucky Lake.
Running out of Moors Resort Marina, Brent Anderson of Kingston Springs, TN, clinches his second win, third top-ten finish and the Point’s Championship in the Kentucky Division. He had a two-day total of an even 33.00 pounds for the victory by more than three pounds. He finished day one in second with 17.04 pounds and weighed 15.96 pounds on day two. He collected a total of $3,522 plus bonus monies from both Triton and Mercury.
“I caught everything on a Strike King Swim Jig and Strike King Little Burner or Baby Burner. My best and only place to fish really was right around Paris. I catch them real quick in the mornings and I have the last two weekends. I caught about fifteen pounds real quick on Saturday and then I ran down past Danville and flipped for about two hours and never got a bite. Then I fished deep for about an hour and never got a bite. I thought it was kind of stupid not to stay where I caught them so I went back and caught that good smallmouth. On Sunday morning I made up my mind I was going to stay there the whole time.”
In second, Joel Trovillion of Grantsburg, IL, caught the ten-fish limit for 29.85 pounds with 16.07 pounds on day one and 13.78 pounds on day two for a payday worth $1,761. This is his second top-three finish and he wraps up the Kentucky division in sixth place in the point standings.
“I was fishing the ledges at about 16-25 feet deep and fished the same groups of fish on both days. Saturday I stayed really close and only used about a quarter tank of gas but Sunday I went just north of Paris. I had three main baits I was using; crankbait, worm and the Alabama Rig, but the worm worked better. One of the rigs I was throwing was a modified retriever rig by Waterdog Outdoors with spinnerbait blades attached.”
In third of the 53 boaters, Scott Mansfield of McKenzie, TN, finished just a few ounces ahead of forth place with 27.61 pounds. He weighed in 12.86 pounds on the first day and increased his catch on the second day with 14.75 pounds for a pay of $1,173.
Finishing in fourth place, Terry Sternard of Clarksville, TN, caught ten bass for 27.47 pounds including the big fish title for his 5.82 pound lunker. On day one he weighed in with 14.89 pounds and came back on day two with 12.58 pounds.
The Points Champion in the Co-Angler Division, Jayme Grundy of Greenville, KY, wins his second tournament in a row in the Kentucky division and a third top-three finish. He wins with 18.57 pounds and earns a check for $1,761. He had two consistent days with 9.53 pounds on day one and 9.04 pounds on day two that secured his two pound lead for the win.
“We fished some shallow stuff and main river stuff and I caught one fish shallow on a spinnerbait and I caught two fish on a Necessity football jig. On Sunday we fished off shore all day long and we hit a lot of spots where the fish were scattered and every fish I caught today was on a Necessity Screw-lock with a trick worm or a Necessity ¾ ounce green pumpkin football jig. I won the points in 2009 and it was my first Point’s Championship. I fish with a lot of great guys; it was just a great year.”
In second, Brendan Murphy of Cape Girardeau, MO, caught the limit both days for 16.51 pounds. On day one he had 8.56 pounds and added 7.95 pounds on day two and he finishes the season in the third place spot in points.
In third of the 53 co-anglers, Matt Ellis of Nashville, TN, had 15.17 pounds for two consistent days of fishing. On day one he weighed 7.50 pounds and added 7.67 pounds on day two securing his sixth place finish in the points chase.
For more information on this tournament, call Randy Sullivan 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.