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3/28/2017

Butler and Tate Come Out Victorious at Guntersville

The team of Josh Butler of Hayden, Alabama and Jeb Tate of Dora, Alabama won the season opener of the Ram 100% Plus Team Tour event on March 25, 2017 at Lake Guntersville. Butler and Tate brought in the winning limit weighing 24.31 pounds to win a new 2017 Triton Boats 17TX with a Mercury 60hp four stroke outboard, Garmin Echomap units, Motorguide trolling motor, and a host of T-H Marine products valued at $20,000. 

“We caught our fish today in shallow water mostly fishing grass. We were throwing a chatterbait, swimbaits, and rattletraps. We used a little bit of everything to catch them. It was a great day, we caught around twenty fish. Most of them came in the morning. We were able to cull up a few times after lunch and after that it got pretty slow,” states Butler.

Jack Dunaway and Mike Bowers finished second with 23.94 pounds and anchoring their bag with a 6.57-pound bass to take home a check for $2,450. “Today was a tough day with the wind. We threw spinner baits and jerkbaits all day long. We were able to cull up a few times,” Dunaway stated. 

In third place was Tony Butts and Ricky Butts. They brought in a 22 pound bag and took home $1,500 for their efforts. “We threw a Rapala DT 6 all day. It was a good day, caught a lot of fish as was able to cull a few times,” said Butts. 

Fourth place was James Smith & Benny Medlen with a total weight of 21.18 pounds and a 7.18 pound big bass.

Fifth place was Bryon Luman & Keith Miller with a total weight of 21.39 pounds and a 7.08 pound big bass.

The Big Bass of the tournament was caught by the team of Jimmy Atchley and Larry Laney. The bass weighed 8.02 pounds earning them $630 for their efforts. They caught the big fish throwing a Rapala DT 6 in 10 feet of water. 

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