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2/12/2018

Anderson and Allen Take Home New Triton Boat
at Guntersville

Athens, Ala. – This past weekend 71 teams converged onto Lake Guntersville at Goosepond in Scottsboro, Al to fish it out for their chance at a brand-new Triton Boats 17TX with a Mercury 60 HP four stroke outboard motor and a Garmin Echomap Plus93sv.  The weather was less than desirable with a heavy fog rolling in causing a delay at blast off.  Jamie Shay at The Bait, Tackle, and Grill at Goosepond kept the anglers satisfied with warm breakfast, hot coffee, and a great selection of fishing tackle.  

The team of Pat Anderson and Randall Allen won the season opener of the Triton 100% Plus Team Tour event on February 11th at Lake Guntersville.  Anderson and Allen brought in the winning limit weighing 25.42 pounds, including a 6.79-pound kicker, to win a brand-new Triton Boats 17TX with a Mercury 60 HP four stroke outboard motor with a Garmin Echomap Plus93SV valued at $20,000.   Pat Anderson also qualifies for an additional $7,000 from Triton Gold, another $1,000 Mercury Bonus Bucks, and T-H Marine Atlas Awards bonus.

“Started out pretty slow.  We didn’t have a fish in the boat until after eleven o’clock.  Fishing the same kind of stuff all day and then we just hit a spot.  I made a cast out and put one in the boat about 6 pounds, about 5 minutes later, put one in for 5 pounds, another 5 minutes, put one in almost 7 pounds, and then we struggled for the last two the rest of the afternoon.  It was a tough day, we just got lucky and caught five keepers,” states Anderson.

Greg Lamb and Haden Lamb finished second with 24.22 pounds to take home a check for $3030. 

 “It was much tougher than it was here last week obviously with the water and mud.  We caught probably four fish on our first stop quick and then it kind of deteriorated.  We fished up around mud creek most of the day.  The water came up pretty substantially over night, so we got pretty shallow in the dirt and caught most of our fish on a spinnerbait.,” Lamb stated. 

In third place was Tracy Robinson and Willie Staten. They brought in a 23.77-pound bag and took home $1600 for their efforts. 

“We got out there a little late and we caught four fish pretty quick.  Three of them were pretty good fish.  After eleven o’clock we never caught another fish to better ourselves.  It was tough for the second half of the day.,” said Robinson. 

Finishing fourth, Damien Willis and Tyler Kiker landed a five-bass limit for 20.03 pounds.  Sam Long and Don Privette rounded out the top five teams with five bass that weighed 19.41 pounds.

The Big Bass of the tournament was caught by the team of Willie Kelley and Jerome Hinson. The bass weighed 7.25 pounds and they took home $650 for their efforts. 

American Bass Anglers commitment is to provide 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 and the American Fishing Tour, the ABA Open Series, the Triton 100% Plus Team Tour, the American Couples Series, or the Military Team Tournament visit www.americanbassanglers.com.

American Bass Anglers, Inc. is supported by Triton Boats, Mercury Outboards, Hydrowave, T-H Marine, Abu Garcia, Berkley, Livingston Lures, Best Western Hotels, Garmin, Maui Jim, Power Pole, and GEICO.  American Bass Anglers, Inc. can be contacted at (256) 232-0406 or visit AmericanBassAnglers.com.

 

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2018 Upcoming Schedule

Division     Date Lake Register Link
Louisiana - Shreveport 2/24/2018 Hosston
Georgia - Eufaula 2/24/2018 Lake Eufaula
Texas - Houston 2/24/2018 Canyon Lake
Texas - Wichita Falls 2/24/2018 Nocona
Alabama Central 2/24/2018 Jordan
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South Carolina - Greenwood 2/25/2018 Murray
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Tennessee Central 2/25/2018 Percy Priest
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Tennessee Northeast 3/3/2018 Ft Lound/Tellico Popler Springs
South Carolina 3/3/2018 Lake Murray Lighthouse Marina
Florida Northwest 3/10/2018 Seminole Seminole Lodge
Alabama North 3/10/2018 Guntersville Goosepond
Georgia 3/17/2018 Clarks Hill Mistletoe State Park
Tennessee Northeast 3/17/2018 Chicakamauga Dayton Ramp
Alabama Central 3/17/2018 Lake Mitchell Higgins Ferry
Georgia 3/18/2018 Clarks Hill Mistletoe State Park
North Carolina 3/18/2018 Lake Wylie Southepointe Landing
South Carolina 4/7/2018 Lake Keowee South Cove
Alabama North 4/7/2018 Guntersville Goosepond
Kentucky 4/8/2018 Kentucky Lake Big Bear
Tennessee Northeast 4/14/2018 Watts Bar Blue Springs
Florida Northwest 4/14/2018 Apalachicola River White City
North Carolina 4/15/2018 Lake James Black Bear Landing
Georgia 4/21/2018 Lanier Balus Creek Park
Alabama Central 4/21/2018 Alabama River Swift Creek
Tennessee Northeast 4/28/2018 Melton Hill Melton Hill Dam
South Carolina 4/28/2018 Lake Hartwell Greenpond
Kentucky 4/29/2018 Lake Barkley Kuttawa

Open Series 2018 Upcoming Events

Register Division_Name: Dates: Lake/Info
Virginia 2/24/2018 Kerr
Florida Central 2/24/2018 Kissimmee Chain
South East Texas 2/24/2018 Sam Rayburn
Tennesee Central 2/24/2018 Center Hill
Mississippi 3/03/2018 Columbus Pool
Georgia 3/10/2018 Seminole
Oklahoma 3/10/2018 Arkansas River
Kentucky 3/10/2018 Kentucky Lake
Florida Central 3/17/2018 Harris Chain
South Texas 3/17/2018 Lake Conroe
Alabama North 3/17/2018 Wheeler
North Carolina 3/24/2018 Hickory
Florida South 3/24/2018 Okeechobee
East Texas 3/24/2018 Lake Palestine
Tennesee Central 3/24/2018 Percy Priest
Maryland 3/31/2018 Potomac