Johnson and Boggs win new Triton boat at Old Hickory!

Saturday, April 27, 2019 the ABA Triton 100% Plus Team Tour held its second tournament of the regular season that launched from Flippers Bait and Tackle on Old Hickory located in Gallatin, TN. Sixty-nine teams went to battle in sunny weather conditions to try and win the 2019 Triton 17TX powered by a 60HP Mercury four-stroke with Garmin Echo-map plus 93SV valued at 20K. With just under a 1/2-pound lead over 2nd place. Daniel Johnson and Drew Boggs took the victory weighing in 5 fish for a total weight of 16.91 pounds. The team also earned a check for $1300 for taking 1st place in the High Stakes Option Pot.

“We caught our fish flippin in about 1 to 3 foot of water. We used a creature weight my buddy created a few years ago, we also used a vapor top bait. We fished in the upper portion of the lake.” said Johnson and Boggs.

Second place team Tyler Patton and John Grissam brought 5-fish to the scales weighing 16.46 pounds.  They earned a check for $2300.00 for their catch.

“We caught our fish on a Jackson slew guide weight. We fished shallow and only lost 1 fish. We went out and took a left and went upriver.” said Patton and Grissam.

Coming in 3rd place was the team of William Merrick and Brandon Edel bringing 5-fish to the scales weighing 16.33 pounds.  They earned a check for $1600.00 for their 5 bass.

 “We caught our fish flipping shallow in about 1 to 3 foot of water. We broke one fish off that may have made a difference. We used a beaver bait and a swim jig to catch our fish today.” said Merrick and Edel. 

Finishing 4th was the team of Dustin Hinkle and Kenny Christensen weighing in 5-fish at 16.24 lbs. Earning a check for $1100.00 for their efforts. Rounding out the top 5 was the team of Stacy Newman and Matt Brake weighing in 5-fish for 15.61lbs. They earned a check for $1000.00 for the work they put in.

Coming in 6th place was Tom Holder and Mike Russelburg. They weigh 5 bass weighing 14.88 pounds with a 5.66 pounds big bass. They weighed in pretty early and a lot of teams attempted to take down their big bass, but none succeeded. They earned a $670.00 check for their big bass.

“We caught our big bass fishing a wood cover. We were somewhere up river and not really sure where. We caught it with a Berkley Chigger Craw.” Said Holder and Russelburg.

The next Tennessee/Kentucky Triton Plus 100% Team Tour Tournament will be on Kentucky Lake going out of the Kentucky Dam Village located at 113 Administration Drive, Gilbertsville, KY 42044.

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 the 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 all 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, Optima Batteries and Power-Pole.  Mailing address: American Bass Anglers, Inc, PO Box 475, Athens, AL 35612 PH (256) 232-0406. 

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