Ronny Webb takes the win on Kentucky Lake
The Kentucky Division held its third tournament of the regular season on Saturday, July 28, 2018 of Kentucky Dam in Gilbertsville, Kentucky. Ronny Webb of Dyersburg, Tennessee took home the win by bringing five-fish to the scales weighing 18.23-pounds. For his success, he took home a check of $5000.00.
“I stayed on the North end of Kentucky and Barkley Lakes all day. I caught my first fish early on top-water throwing a whopper-plopper and the remainder of my limit on a ½ oz. and ¾ oz. jig. I ended up catching a total of 9 keepers for the day”, said Webb.
Coming in second place on the boater side was Tom O’Bryant of Cedar Grove, Tennessee weighing in five-fish for a total of 16.34-pounds. O’Bryant also brought the biggest bass to the scale in the boater division weighing in at 5.12-pounds in which he earned an additional $260.00 for his catch.
“I ran to the south end of the lake fishing shallow around structure with a jig”, said O’Bryant.
Billy Schroeder of Paducah, Kentucky finished third for the boaters weighing in five-fish for 16.10-pounds.
“I caught all of my fish in between the dam and the 68/80 bridge on a jig in 30-40 ft of water”, said Schroeder.
Finishing fourth place Edward Gettys of Paris, Tennessee brought a five-bass limit to the scales for 12.34-pounds. Rounding out the top five was Charlie Craycraft of Woodlawn, Tennessee weighing in five-fish for 11.37-pounds.
In the Co-Angler Division Kirk Lafferty of Columbia, Tennessee brought three-fish to the scales weighing in at 12.03-pounds he took home a check of $900.00 for his catch. Lafferty also had the biggest bass for the Co-Angler Division weighing 4.93-pounds, he also earned a check of $135.00 for this kicker fish.
“I caught all my fish on the north end of the lake on a green pumpkin jig in 30-40ft of water. I had my limit by 8:00 a.m. and I want to give a big thanks to Billy Schroeder for putting me on fish to give me a great limit for the day”, said Lafferty.
In second place for the co-anglers was William Walsh of Bon Aqua, Tennessee bringing two-fish to the scales for 6.18-pounds.
“I caught all of my fish shallow on the south end of the lake throwing a Strike King 5XD and a Strike King Red-Eye Shad”, said Walsh.
Coming in third place was Ethan Futrell of Cadiz, Kentucky bringing two-fish to the scales weighing 4.47-pounds.
“I caught all my fish on a 3/8 oz. shaky head with a 8 inch Zoom Magnum Trick Worm in 15-18ft of water on the north end of the lake”, said Futrell.
Finishing fourth place was Ray Dickens of Marion, Illinois weighing in two-fish for 4.43-pounds. Rounding out the top five in the Co-Angler Division was JoJo Walsh of Lyles, Tennessee he brought three-fish to the scales weighing 4.24-pounds.
The ABA Open Series Kentucky Division’s next tournament will be held on August 25th on Kentucky Lake out of Paris Landing State Park in Buchanan, Tennessee.
The best anglers from across the nation will advance to the 2019 Ray Scott Championship to be held on Lake Eufaula in April 2019.
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New Schedule and Directors for Kansas Division 58
Athens, AL January 22, 2020. Today American Bass Anglers announce new directors for American Fishing Tour Division 58 located in southeastern Kansas. Becky Minor and Mark Moody. Becky Minor has been running events in Kansas for over 20 years.
The division will center around Big Hill Lake which is one of the interesting lakes in Kansas. Located in Labette County about 5 miles east of Cherryvale, Kansas, Big Hill is known as one of the cleanest and clearest lakes in Kansas. It has a max depth of 60 and holds a good population of both Large and quality Smallmouth bass.
The first event of the season for Division 58 is
North GA Couples kicks off 2021 season with double header on Lake Lanier.
October 3 brought post frontal winds and bluebird skies, starting the day off with waning harvest moon. With some fall transition it made for some challenging fishing but beautiful weather to be on the lake. With 8 teams fishing there was only one limit brought to the scales but all others had at least one keeper to weigh, with exception of one team who had to leave lake early due to boat problems.
Bass Pro Shops Open Series Coming To Lake Okeechobee
Athens, AL - The south Florida division of the Bass Pro Shops Open Series will hold their first tournament of the season on Lake Okeechobee. On Saturday, January 23, 2021, the tournament will be out of Clewiston, FL, launching out of the framed Roland Martin Marina and Resort.
It will be interesting to see how much Okeechobee has changed since last January. On this same weekend last year, Scott Kirsch of Edgewater, FL, won the boater side of the event with a five-fish limit of 18 pounds. Mason Meder won the Co-Angler side of the event with a three-fish limit of 10.91 pounds.
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