Kinsey Takes It All At The South Central Regional
ATHENS, Ala. – Von Kinsey takes it all at the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, South Central Regional Championship tournament, held Oct. 12-13, 2012, on Wright Patman.
Running out of North Shore Park near Texarkana, TX, Von Kinsey of Clarksville, AR, brought in a two-day limit of 10 bass for 28.75 pounds. In second place at the end of day one with 15.06 pounds he came back on day two with the second largest bag of 13.69 pounds to take the win. As the winner out of 161 anglers in the Boater Division, he took home a fully-rigged 18’ Triton boat powered by a Mercury outboard with a MotorGuide trolling motor and heads to Sam Rayburn in Texas for the National Championship during the first week of November.
Hometown angler, Keith Jones of Texarkana, caught a total of ten bass for 26.98 pounds anchoring his bag with a 5.13-pounder. He was in third on day one with 13.41 pounds but his consistency paid off with his day two catch of 13.57 pounds and moved him into second place for the finish. He took home a check for $2,500.
In third, Randy Millender of Teague, TX, brought in 10 bass for 26.01 pounds and earned $1,250. He had two consistent days with 13.05 pounds on day one and added 12.96 pounds on day two.
Eric Gilchrist of Plaquemine, LA, finished in fourth with ten bass for 24.90 pounds. On Saturday he weighed 12.29 pounds and added 12.61 pounds on Sunday for $750.
Rounding out the top-five of the boaters, Scott Dean of Terrell, TX, weighed in on Saturday with 10.55 pounds and came back on Sunday with 13.11 pounds. Aaron “AJ” Johnson of Shreveport, LA took home the Big Bass honors for his big fish catch of 6.41 pounds.
Troy Slaughter of Trinidad, TX was the Royal Purple Winner by being the highest finisher in the Royal Purple Program.
In the Co-Angler Division, the Divisional Point’s Champion from the Arkansas Division, Robert Bartoszek of Conway, AR, won with five bass weighing 16.41 pounds including a 5.25 lunker. Tied for second on day one with 8.48 pounds, he added 7.93 pounds on day two, and moved into the top spot for the win and took home a 17’ Triton boat.
In second, Justin Mounce of Springdale, AR, caught the six-bass limit weighing 15.16 pounds. He had two consecutive days with 7.92 pounds on Saturday and came back on day two with 7.24 pounds for a payday of $1,250.
In third, Jacob Mayer of Gonzales, LA, weighed six bass for a total of 13.60 pounds. He weighed 6.83 pounds on day one and added almost an identical bag on day two with 6.77 pounds to earn $625.
Finishing in fourth place with 13.40 pounds, David Doonan of Bryan, TX, caught 7.96 pounds on day one and added 5.44 pounds on day two.
Rounding out the top-five of the 158 co-anglers with six bass for 12.93 pounds, Cody Burke of Greenbrier, AR, caught 5.67 pounds on day one and added one bass weighing 7.26 pounds on day two.
Finishing in eighth place and winner of the Big Bass honors, Dwayne Leatherwood of Howe, OK, earned the title for his 5.99 lunker. He could find them on Saturday but made up for it with the largest bag on Sunday at 10.86 pounds for three bass.
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.