Scott Reeves Wins $5000.00 In South Carolina Season Opener on Lake Keowee
ATHENS, Ala. – Scott Reeves of Easley, South Carolina won the American Bass Anglers Open Series South Carolina tournament held January 27th on Lake Keowee. Running out of South Cove Park in Seneca South Carolina Scott weighed in a five bass limit weighing 13.66 pounds. For the win Scott took home a check for $5000.00
“I fished shallow until about 1:30 and only had two keepers. I moved out into deeper water up to 45 feet and caught 7 more fish, I caught my fish on plasticts, “ said Reeves.
In second for the boaters Brad Benfield of Cornelia, Georgia landed a five bass limit weighing 12.63 pounds. Brad took home $1000.00 for the effort.
“I caught fish all day on a shaky head. I was fishing from shallow to 20 feet,” said Benfield.
James G. Hill of Simpsonville, South Carolina took third for the boaters with a five bass limit weighing 12.55 pounds. He earned $650.00
“All I can say is I caught my fish early and shallow,” said Hill.
In fourth place for the boaters Ross Burns of Columbia, South Carolina weighed in a five bass limit for 12.13 pounds.
Rounding out the top five Bo Price of Seneca, South Carolina weighed in a five bass limit for 11.55 pounds.
The biggest bass for the boaters was caught by Daryl McClellon of Cornelia, Georgia on a spinnerbait and weighed 8.67 pounds. He took home $540.00 for the fish.
In the Co-Angler Division Brent Thornton of Greer, South Carolina weighed in a three bass limit weighing 7.16 pounds. He took home a check for $1400.00 for the win.
“I caught 6 bass today on a Cajun Craw zoom finesse worm. My fish were caught early in the day and they were shallow,” said Thornton.
Taking second for the co-anglers, Adam Smith of Westminister, South Carolina, brought in a three bass co-angler limit weighing 6.67 pounds. He collected $500.00 for the effort.
“I had a good guide today. I caught 6 fish throughout the day on a shaky head,” said Smith.
Gerald Glouse of Easley, South Carolina placed third among the co-anglers with three bass weighing 6.50 pounds. He earned $350.00 for the effort.
“I Caught my fish today on a shaky head and I only caught three,” said Glouse.
In fourth among the co-anglers Lonnie Drusch of Sumpter, South Carolina weighed in one bass that weighed 6.47 pounds. This also being the biggest bass caught on the co-angler side Lonnie took home two checks totaling $505.00. Rounding out the top five was Tony Hudson of Liberty, South Carolina with three bass weighing 6.02 pounds.
Slated for February 17th, the next tournament will be held on Lake Murray out of the Dreher Island State Park.
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Billy Wright Jr. wins at South Watuppa Pond
Athens, AL. - Billy Wright Jr. of Fall River, MA won the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour Division 5 New England East tournament presented by American Bass Anglers. Running out of the state ramp in Fall, River, MA Billy Jr. brought back a 5 fish limit that locked in the scales at 11.26 lbs. anchored by a 2.8 lbs. kicker. For the victory, Billy took home a check for $543.00.
Donathan and Sherry Jacks win on Logan Martin Lake
ATHENS, Ala. – Donathan and Sherry Jacks won the Bass Pro Shops Couples Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, Central Alabama Division 1 tournament, held March 16, 2019, on Logan Martin Lake. Running out of Lakeside Landing, the team caught 5 bass weighing 13.06 pounds. For the victory, they earned a check for $405.00. They caught their fish on swim baits.
Georgia Anglers To Tackle Sinclair
ATHENS, Ala. – The Georgia Division of the 2019 Bass Pro Shops Open Series presented by American Bass Anglers will host the second event on April 27, 2019, on Lake Sinclair in Eatonton, GA.
In 2018 Justin Lanier won this event with 19 pounds concentrating on mid-lake with an active shad spawn. Mathew Bullock won the Co-Angler with 8.38 pounds.
The event will launch at Dennis Station Boat Ramp, located at 120 Bagley Lane, Eatonton, GA, 31024. Anglers may begin fishing at 6:30a.m. or safe light. The weigh-in will begin at 3:00p.m. Registration begins at 4 p.m. local time at the ABA stage trailer located at Dennis Station Boat Ramp with the tournament briefing to begin at 7:00 p.m. Friday evening.
North Alabama Team Tour Heads to Neely Henry
ATHENS, Ala. – The North Alabama Division of the 2019 Bass Pro Shops Team Tour operated by American Bass Anglers will hold its second event of the season on April 14, 2019 on Lake Neely Henry in Gadsden, AL. The competitors will launch at Coosa Landing located at 200 Lake St, Gadsden, AL 35903. Registration begins at 4 p.m. local time at the stage trailer at Coosa Landing with the tournament briefing to begin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday evening.
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