Robertson Makes it Two in a Row
ATHENS, Ala. – Following up his win on Kerr Lake, Mark Robertson of Henderson, North Carolina won the American Bass Anglers open series held on Lake Gaston on 8/11/18. Running out of Holly Grove Marina in Bracey, Virginia Robertson weighed in a five-bass limit weighing 16.67-lbs. Robertson’s limit was anchored by a bass weighing 4.76 pounds. For the win Robertson took home a check for $5000.00.
“I caught all my fish today on a jig fishing points in seven foot of water,” said Robertson.
In second for the boaters, Chuck Murray of Louisburg, North Carolina weighed in a five-bass limit weighing 14.39 pounds. He took home a check for $800.00 for the effort. Also for being the highest finisher in the Triton Gold program Murray qualified for contingency monies from Triton Boats.
“I had to work hard today to get the bites. I caught my fish out of the grass and around docks,” said Murray
Taking third for the boaters Richard Shaffer of Oakland, Maryland weighed in a five-bass limit weighing 12.78 pounds. His limit was anchored by a bass weighing 6.60 pounds. He took home a check for $600.00 for his catch. Shaffer also took home an additional $510.00 for weighing in the largest bass caught by a boater. For catching the largest bass of the tournament and for catching the bass on an ABU Garcia reel Shaffer took home an ABU Garcia Revo reel valued at $160.00.
“I caught my fish today flipping a baby brush hog. I caught the big fish on a laydown,” said Shaffer.
In fourth place for the boaters, JT Palmore of Blackstone, Virginia weighed in a five-bass limit weighing 12.51 pounds. Rounding out the top five, Brandon Gray of Bullock, North Carolina, weighed in a five-bass limit weighing 12.47 pounds.
In the co-angler division Danny Towe of Salem, Virginia weighed in a co-angler limit of three-bass weighing 7.01 pounds. His limit was anchored by a bass weighing 3.70 pounds. Towe took home $900.00 for the win and an additional $130.00 for weighing in the largest bass caught by a co-angler.
“I caught my fish today on a drop shot and a crankbait fishing 15-18 feet. My big fish came off the crankbait in about 9 feet,” said Towe.
Taking second for the co-anglers, Ray Toombs of Drakes Branch Virginia, weighed in a three-bass limit weighing 5.95 pounds. His catch was anchored by a bass weighing 3.20 pounds. He took home $400.00 for the effort.
“I started out with a shakeyhead. I caught probably 10 fish today,” said Toombs
Taking third for the co-anglers, Brian McDonald of Hope Mills North Carolina,
Weighed in a three-bass limit weighing 5.64 pounds. He took home $300.00 for his catch.
“I caught 10-15 keepers today in the grass with a hollow-bellied frog,” said McDonald.
In fourth and fifth among the co-anglers, Steven Jacobs of Sanford North Carolina and Ralph Taylor of Rockville Virginia each weighed in three-bass weighing 5.62 pounds.
Slated for 9/22/23 2018, the next event will be the two day regional on Kerr Lake launching from Nutbush park.
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