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4/24/2018

Penn and Schroeder Take the win on Kentucky Lake
 

Sunday April 22, 2018 was a cold and rainy day for the ABA Triton 100% Plus Team Tour event that launched from Paris Landing located in Buchanan, Tennessee. All sixty-eight teams battled it out in heavy rain, but Shawn Penn and Billy Schroeder would take the victory by weighing in five bass for a total weight of 29.02 pounds sealing their victory with a 6.87-pound kicker. The team of Penn and Schroeder was rewarded a 2018 Triton Tx17 powered by a 60hp Mercury four stroke with Garmin Echomap Plus93SV valued at $20,000. They also received a check for $1200 for first place in the High Stakes Option Pot.

 “We made the run north around 65 miles we started flipping laydowns and throwing spinnerbaits around wood structure,” stated Penn.

The second-place team was Terry Chastain and Troy Galbreath, they weighed in a five-bass limit for a total of 27.74 pounds with a big fish weighing 7.23 pounds for the kicker. They were awarded $2850 dollars in prize money and very valuable points.

“We focused on deeper banks searching for the fish that were moving up to the shallows to spawn. Our main baits were a Strike King 4.0 crankbait a Strike King shaky head and a Holtz craw Jig, “stated Chastain and Galbreath.

Coming in third place was the team of Steve Floyd and Wyatt Floyd. They weighed in a five-bass limit locking in the scales at 26.90 pounds. They earned a check for $2000 dollars for their efforts. 

“We decided to make a long 20 mile run to the south end of Kentucky lake flipping bushes with a Berkley Havoc pit boss and a ½ ounce green pumpkin flipping jig,” stated Floyd.”

Coming in fourth place was Joey Schmidt and Bobby Griffith. They weighed in five bass for 24.27 pounds earning them a check for $1400 in prize money. Rounding out the top five was the team of Hunter Garrett and Marshall Russell weighing in five bass for 24.10 pounds earning a check worth $1250 in prize money.

The over all Big Bass goes to the Team of Steve Mull and Billy Hinson with a beautiful big bass weighing 7.64 pounds which earned them a check for $620 bucks.

 “We ran to the south end about 18 miles from the ramp and started flipping bushes with creature type baits but caught most fish on top water with the water temp being around 61 degrees stated Mull.”

Our next 100% Plus Team Tour event is May 6,2018 at Old Hickory blasting off out of sanders ferry.

For more information on this event call Tournament Manager: Daniel Sylvester- (256)230-5633 Email: daniel@americanbassanglers.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 Open Series, the American Fishing Tour or the American Couples Series, visit www.americanbassanglers.com.

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American Fishing Tour Upcoming Events (2018 Season)

 

       
Lynchburg / Roanoke VA 9/22/2018 Smith Mountain
South Louisiana 10/06/2018 Pearl River
Massachusetts - New England 10/14/2018 Long Pond-Harwich

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Area 8 Championship 9/22/2018 Kerr
Area 9 Championship 9/29/2018 Chautauqua
Area 5 Championship 9/29/2018 Kissimmee Chain
Area 7 Championship 10/06/2018 Lake Texoma
Area 1 Championship 10/06/2018 Pickwick
Area 4 Championship 10/06/2018 Norman
Area 2 Championship 10/13/2018 Kentucky Lake
Area 6 Championship 10/20/2018 Toledo Bend