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4/25/2017

Brenneis Dominates on Old Hickory

 

Sterling Brenneis of Goodlettsville, TN won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series Tennessee Central tournament, held April 23, 2017 at Old Hickory. Running out of Flipper’s Bait and Tackle in Gallatin, TN. Brenneis caught five bass weighing 23.22 pounds with a 7.79 - pound kicker. He took home $5000 for his efforts. He also took home $550 for catching the biggest fish of the event making his overall winnings $5,500.

“I threw a spinnerbait today to catch my fish. I was targeting grass in the channel. I culled three time to get my final weight. I caught my fish around 11:30 am when it started raining pretty hard,” stated Brenneis.

In second for the boaters, Jesse Rigsby of Old Hickory, TN. He landed a five-bass tournament limit weighing 16.63 pounds with a 6.20 – pound kicker. He collected $1000 for the effort. 

“I caught my fish throwing a swim jig in the grass. I was able to catch fish all day long and culled to get my overall weight,” said Rigsby.

Adam Wagner of Cookeville, TN took third for the boaters with five bass weighing 15.17 pounds taking home $650.

“I was throwing a crankbait in shallow water. I caught my fish pretty early in the day and then it died off for me,” stated Wagner. 
 
Brian Choate of Burns, TN, took fourth place with a weight of 12.77 pounds.  

Josh Womack of Gallatin, TN took fifth with a five bass limit weighin 12.76 pounds with a 5.04 pound kicker.

In the Co-Angler Division, Conoly Brown Brentwood, TN won with three bass weighing in at 9.40 pounds collecting $1200 for his efforts.

 “I caught my fish today throwing a chartreuse and white spinnerbait. I wasn’t able to figure out the bite until later in the day. I started out by throwing a lighter spinnerbait to begin with in shallow water, then I tied one a 3/25-ounce spinner bait and started catching them,” Brown stated.

Taking second for the co-anglers, Roy Yother of Red Bank, TN brought in a three-bass division limit weighing 8.53 pounds including a 4.52-pound kicker. He collected $400 for the effort.

“I caught my fish today in shallow water throwing a swimbait and a chatter bait. I caught my fish early in the tournament, after that it slowed down,” stated Yother. 

Jeremy Jones of Gallatin, TN placed third among the co-anglers with two bass weighing 7.44 pounds to earn $350.

“I caught my fish today throwing a Gambler Tube. I caught fish all day but only had two that measured.” Jones said.

In fourth place among the co-anglers, Brandon Ratledge of Rossville, GA brought in one bass for 7.44. 

Stacy Newman of White House, TN finished in fifth place with one bass at 5.98 pounds.

The biggest bass for the co-anglers was caught by: Brandon Ratledge that weighed 7.13 pounds and he pocketed $160 for his fish.

Slated for June 11, 2017 the next divisional tournament will be held on Kentucky Lake launching out of Paris Landing State Park in Buchannan, TN. At the end of the season, the best anglers from across the nation advance the 2018 Ray Scott Championship.

For more information on this tournament, call Kristin Malott, tournament manager, at 256-771-3709 or ABA at 256-232-0406. On line, see www.ramopenseries.com.

About American Bass Anglers: American Bass Anglers is committed to providing 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, the Ram Truck Open Series, the American Fishing Tour or the American Couples Series, visit www.americanbassanglers.com.

American Bass Anglers, Inc. is supported by Ram Trucks, Triton Boats, Mercury Outboards, Carlisle Tires, GEICO, Berkley, Abu Garcia, T-H Marine, Livingston Lures, Best Western Hotels, Maui Jim, Power Pole, LiT Coolers, Simms, Garmin, and Divide-It. American Bass Anglers, Inc. can be contacted at (256) 232-0406 or by visiting americanbassanglers.com

 

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