Harrelson wins inaugural Mississippi event
ATHENS, Ala. – Aaron Harrelson won the inaugural tournament in the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, new Mississippi Division 17, held March 2, 2013, on Pickwick Lake.
Running out of J.P. Coleman State Park near Iuka to fish the 47,500-acre lake, the Glen, Miss., angler caught five bass weighing 29.09 pounds. His five-fish tournament limit averaged 5.82 pounds.
In second for the boaters, Will Dupler of Columbus, Miss., brought in a five-bass tournament limit weighing 23.24 pounds. Shawn Perrigo of Rienzi, Miss., followed with five bass and 22.25 pounds.
Jason W. Lambert of Counce, Tenn., took fourth place among the boaters with five bass going 20.64 pounds. He anchored his bag with a 7.50-pounder that won the Boater Division big bass title. Robert “Ike” I. Rogers ll of Madison, Ala., rounded out the top five boaters with five bass at 20.06 pounds.
In the Co-Angler Division, Roger Morrow of Tremont, Miss., won with three bass going 17.03 pounds. He came in with a catch averaging 5.68 pounds.
Gary L. Riles of Potts Camp, Miss., followed in second among the co-anglers with two bass weighing 14.58 pounds for a 7.29-pound average. He anchored his catch with a 9.43-pound lunker that took tournament lunker honors.
Michael T. Marlin of Nesbit, Miss., placed third with a three-bass division limit weighing 14.07 pounds. He anchored his catch with an 8.13-pounder.
Alan Phelps of Collierville, Tenn., placed fourth among the co-anglers with three bass at 12.39 pounds. Les Stracener of West Memphis, Ark., wrapped up the top five co-anglers with three bass and 12.21 pounds.
For more information on this tournament, call Evan Boutwell at 256-230-5633 or call 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.