Andrew Suggs Takes the win on Barkley
ATHENS, Ala. – Andrew Suggs of Cunningham, TN won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series Kentucky tournament, held June 8th on the Lake Barkley. Running out of Lake Barkley State Park Marina near Cadiz, KY Andrew caught five bass weighing 19.02 pounds. For the Boater Division victory, Suggs took home a check for $1400
“I caught my fish on jigs, worms, and crankbaits fishing ledges in the North Barkley area,” said Suggs.
Finishing second for the boaters, Glenn Chewning of Hopkinsville, KY landed a five fish limit that went 18.38-lbs. Glenn also landed the biggest bass for the boaters with a 6.38-lb beauty.
Glenn was unavailable for comment.
Thomas Sandefur took third for the boaters with five bass going 16.55-lbs.
“I fished creek ledges in the main lake area using a ½ ounce Necessity Football jig in camo color with a chartreuse trailer. I also caught a few on a shakey head with a plum worm,” said Sandefur.
Finishing fourth, Tom O’Bryant of Cedar Grove, TN landed a five-bass limit for 15.86-lbs. Keith Claridge of Oakland City, IN rounded out the top five boaters with five bass at 12.58-lbs.
In the Co-Angler Division, Grant Davis of Brentwood, TN won with three bass going 11.41-lbs. He pocketed a check for $700 for his win.
“I caught my fish in creek mouths on Lake Barkley using a Zoom Old Monster with ¼ oz tungsten weight in 5-25 foot of water,” said Davis.
Taking second for the co-anglers, Dean Hesse of Brandenburg, KY brought in a three-bass division limit weighing 9.43-lbs.
“I caught my fish in the North Barkley area using a 1/2oz Necessity and ¼ oz. shakey head,” said Hesse.
Joe Strawmyer of Carmel, TN placed third among the co-anglers with two bass going 7.46 pounds.
“I fished the middle river area with jig,” said Strawmyer.
In fourth place among the co-anglers, Ray Dickens of Marion, IL brought in two bass for 6.53 pounds. Pat Raap of Hawesville, KY finished in fifth place with two bass for 5.58 pounds.
The largest for the Co-Anglers was brought in by Brendan Murphy of Cape Giradeau, Mo. Brendan brought in a nice 5.31-lb largemouth.
Slated for June 29th , 2019 the next tournament will be held on Kentucky Lake out of Kentucky Dam Marina near Gilbertsville, KY. 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 Chris Gist, 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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