Tallent Takes The Win on Cherokee Lake
ATHENS, Ala. – Joseph Tallent of Knoxville TN won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series event held on Cherokee Lake on 5/11/19. Running out of the Hamblen County public dock Tallent weighed in a five bass limit weighing 15.14 pounds. His limit was anchored by a bass weighing 4.73 pounds. He took home a check for $1400.00 for the win.
“This is my first time on this lake,” said Tallent. “I came out yesterday and found the bass in a shad spawn. Today there wasn’t a shad spawn, but the fish were still there. I caught everything on top water. “
In second place for the boaters Jeff Knight of Cleveland, TN weighed in a five bass limit weighing 13.30 pounds.
Knight was unavailable for an interview.
Taking third for the boaters Jack Dunaway of Kingston, TN, weighed in a five bass limit weighing 12.64 pounds.
“I caught around 20 today and they all came on a jig,” said Dunaway.
In fourth place Hermilo Salgado of Artemis KY, weighed in a five bass limit weighing 11.19 pounds. Rounding out the top five, Bobby Tadlock of Clinton TN weighed in five bass for 10.74 pounds.
In the co-angler division Jonathan Cruver of Dayton, TN, weighed in three bass weighing 9.81 pounds. His limit was anchored by a bass weighing 3.45 pounds. Cruver took home a check for $700.00 for the win.
“I caught all my keepers on a senko,” said Cruver.
In second place for the co-anglers Chris Seese of Ten Mile, TN weighed in three bass for 9.42 pounds. His limit was anchored by a bass weighing 3.32 pounds.
“All three of my keepers came on something different,” said Seese. “One on a frog, one on a chatterbait and one on a small plastic.”
Taking third for the co-anglers Darren Kelly of Wartburg, TN, weighed in three bass for 8.64 pounds. His limit was anchored by a bass weighing 3.53 pounds,
which was the biggest bass weighed in by a co-angler. Kelly took home $380.00.
“I caught all of my fish today on a Ned Rig using a big TRD in green pumpkin,” said Kelly.
In fourth place for the co-anglers, Mike Bowers of Harriman, TN, weighed in three bass for 8.52 pounds. Rounding out the top five, William Steele of Ten Mile TN weighed in three bass for 8.24 pounds.
The next event for the East Tennessee Division is slated for 6-8-19 on Douglas Lake running out of Dandridge Public ramps.
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