Johnson wins $2600 for Open Series on Percy Priest

ATHENS, Ala. – Daniel Johnson of Lebanon, TN won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series Central Tennessee tournament, held March 31st on Percy Priest. Running out of Fate Sanders, Johnson caught five bass weighing 20.99 pounds. For the Boater Division victory, Daniel took home a check for $2600.

“I caught my fish mid-lake today. I was fishing in 1 to 2 foot of water. I caught them all on a square-billed crankbait,” said Johnson.

Coming in second for the boaters, and just barely missing first, is Daniel Crockett of Old Hickory, TN landing a five-bass tournament limit for boaters weighing in at 20.71-pounds. 

“I caught my fish on a rattle trap. I caught them in shallow water,” Crockett said. 

Brain Choate of Burns, TN took third for the boaters with five bass tournament limit going 18.18-pounds. 

“I caught my fish in shallow water today. I used ahoppys ¾ inch spinnerbait to catch them,” Choate said.

Fourth place was claimed by Jaylen Andrews of Culleoka, TN with a 5-fish limit that locked in the scales at 17.49-lbs.  He also had the biggest bass for the boaters that weighed a whopping 6.97-pounds.

Andrews stated, “I caught my big fish on an island using a square bill. I was fishing about 2 foot deep and managed to land him.”

In the Co-Angler Division, Grayson Butler of LaVergne, TN won with three bass Co-Angler limit weighing 13.43-pounds. He pocketed a check for $1000 for his win.

“I caught my fish mid-lake today. I fished anywhere between 2 foot and 8 foot and caught them on a rattletrap today,” said Butler.

Taking second for the co-anglers, Peyton Hayes of Taylorsville, KY brought in a three-bass division limit weighing 10.60-pounds.

“I caught my fish on a Jig and a Rattletrap. I caught them in about 10 foot of water. I caught them all down lake,” Hayes said. 

Larry “Muscles” Daniels of Nashville, TN placed third among the co-anglers with three bass weighing 10.39-pounds. Daniels took home a check for $350 for his placement.

“I am not sure where I caught my fish at. I caught them on a Shad Rap. I caught them in about 1 to 5 foot of water today,” Daniels said. 

Tant Dowell won Big Bass for the Co-Anglers division with the biggest bass of the tournament weighing a hefty 7.32 pounds. Dowell took home a check for $190 for his big bass. 

“I caught my big bass up towards the rivers. I caught him in 3 to 4 foot of water. I used a red-eyed shed to catch them,” said Dowell

Slated for May 11th, the next tournament will be held on Old Hickory Lake out of Sanders Ferry in Hendersonville, TN. At the end of the season, the best anglers from across the nation advance the 2020 Ray Scott Championship to be held at Lake Hartwell in April, 2020.

For more information on this tournament, call Shelby McElyea, tournament manager, at 256-230-5633 or ABA at 256-232-0406.On line, see www.americanbassanglers.com

About American Bass Anglers: American Bass Anglers is committed to providing low cost, close to home tournaments for the weekend angler while offering an upward path for individual angler progression. For more information about American Bass Anglers and their bass tournament trails visit www.americanbassanglers.com.  

American Bass Anglers is sponsored by Bass Pro Shops, Triton Boats, Mercury Marine, Nitro Boats, Tracker Boats, Motorguide, Garmin, T-H Marine, Abu Garcia, Berkley, Engel Coolers, Four Roses Bourbon, Lucas Oil, Maui Jim, Power Pole and Optima Batteries. Mailing address: American Bass Anglers, Inc. PO box 475 Athens, AL. 35612. Phone (256) 232-0406.


 

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