Birdsong and Huff Win Bass Pro Shops 150 Series Event on Old Hickory

ATHENS, Ala. –The team of Joshua Birdsong of Gallatin, TN and Corey Huff of Bethpage, TN won the Bass Pro Shops 150 series team event held on Old Hickory on 6/29/19. The team sacked up a five bass limit weighing 14.93 pounds. Their limit was anchored by a bass weighing 4.76 pounds.  For the win, Birdsong and Huff took home a fully rigged Tracker Pro Team 175 XTE Tournament edition boat with a 75 HP Mercury 4 stroke motor valued at $21,000.00

“We fished between Flippers and Blue Grass fishing shallow docks with a jig. We lost a four pounder and a three pounder in four casts but it didn’t hurt us too bad. It was a hot one today. I figured that it was going to take more to win this event, but we had just enough to win. This is the first boat that I have ever won! It feels great.”  Birdsong said.  

In second place the team of Lance Oligschlaeger of Gallatin, TN and Josh Womack of Gallatin, TN weighed in a five bass limit weighing 14.84 pounds. Their limit was anchored by a bass weighing 5.08 pounds which was the biggest bass weighed in.

“We always work well together as a team. We caught a few early on a spinnerbait and then went out deep cranking and a Texas rig. It’s tough when you lose by .09 of a pound. I’m looking forward to the championship.” Oligschlaeger said. 

Taking third the team of Mickey Beck of Lebanon, TN and John “Mike” Williams of Murfreesboro, TN weighed in a five bass limit weighing 13.80 pounds.
 
“We caught our fish today on jigs, crankbaits and swim-jigs. We caught lots of fish but just couldn’t get that big bite today.” said Williams.

In fourth place the team of Anthony Guffie of Lafayette, TN and Andrew Harvey of Westmoreland, TN weighed in five bass for 13.74 pounds. Rounding out the top five the team of Joshua Jenkins of Bethpage, TN and Tyler Patton of Gallatin, TN weighed in five bass for 13.69 pounds.

In total this tournament paid back 100% of the entries and big bass bringing the total payback at $28,140.00.

The top 20 teams from this event will have the opportunity to compete in the Bass Pro Shops 150 Series championship to be held on Table Rock Lake in Branson MO in September 2019. The winning team at the championship will receive (2) Tracker Pro Team 195 XTE Tournament Edition Boats powered by a 150 hp Mercury four stroke engine.

The Bass Pro Shops 150 Series is designed to provide anglers who have a bass rig with a 150 hp and below engine the opportunity to compete against equally powered boats.

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 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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