Jarrett & Schnupp Take Early Lead at Military Team Event
Steve Jarrett & Michael Schnupp hold the first place spot after weighing in 17.69 pounds on Day One of the ABA Military Team Bass Tournament at Lake Hartwell. “We fished similar types of water that we fish in Florida in these same conditions, minus the grass of course. We were very fortunate to have such a good day after a terrible practice,” said Schnupp.
The team of Mitchell Oldnettle & Len Lindahl hold the second place spot after Day One with 17.15 pounds, including the day’s 5.18 pound Big Bass. “We threw the basic baits and we hit every point that we came across, burning 24 gallons of gas today. Our biggest bass of the day was caught on a Texas-rigged Zoom plastic bait,” said Oldnettle.
Complete Day One results can be found at this link.
The military teams blast off for Day Two at Green Pond Landing in Anderson, SC at 6:00 AM on Thursday, May 11th. Weigh in will also be at Green Pond Landing beginning at 3:00 PM.
The annual ABA Military Team Bass Tournament is an exclusive event for current and former service men and women of our armed forces. Teams from 14 different states came from across the country to compete for bragging rights and cash payouts at Lake Hartwell this week.
This event has been hosted by Visit Anderson and Anderson County.
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Michael Smith Takes the Win on Lake Mitchell
January 8, 2022, Clanton, AL. Thirty-three anglers launched from Higgins Ferry Park Ramp near Clanton, AL. Twenty-four of those anglers brought back five-fish limits to the scales, but when the scales closed Michael M. Smith of Andalusia, AL took the victory with 14.71 pounds. For the victory Smith took home $723 in prize money.
Tom and Missy take the win and the GLine Battery $100 Bounty on Cooper River
We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day on the Cooper River with mild temperatures and sunny skies! We had eight teams come out to compete with every team bringing fish to the scales. Several teams commented on how clear the water was and how many big bass they watched swimming but couldn’t get to bite. It seems that the most productive bite was on crank baits and worms.
Tom and Missy Bancroft took First Place with 5 largemouth bass weighing 8.15 lbs. earning $360. We caught our bass on crankbaits in the morning and shaky head worms in the afternoon.
Florida South Division To Open On Okeechobee
ATHENS, Ala. – The Florida South Division 7 of the American Bass Anglers Open Series, Presented by Caymas Boats, begins its new season on Jan. 22, 2022, on Lake Okeechobee.
The anglers will run out of Roland and Mary Ann Martin's Marina Resort, located at 920 E. Del Monte Avenue in the town of Clewiston, Fla. Anglers can fish anywhere in the massive lake but cannot lock into the Kissimmee River, Caloosahatchee River, or the Port St. Lucie Canal.
Team Tour Championship Postponed
Out of an overabundance of caution The Team Tour Championship that was scheduled for 10/10-11/2020 on Wheeler Lake has be postponed. The National Weather Service is forecasting winds of 10-20 mph with gust up to 35mph for Saturday, and winds of 10-15 mph with gust up to 20 mph Sunday. The safety of our anglers is the number on concern and factor when making the tough decisions on postponing a tournament. The new dates for the Team Tour Championship will be November 21-22 on Wheeler Lak