Savell Wins $7000 in Area 3 Championship on Logan Martin
ATHENS, Ala. – Michael Savell won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series Area 3 Championship tournament, held September 14TH & 15TH, 2019 on Logan Martin. Running out of Lakeside Park in Pell City, AL the Brandon, MS angler caught a two-day total of ten bass weighing 25.18 pounds including a 4.04-pound kicker. For the Boater Division victory, Savell took home a check for $7000 for his win.
“I caught my fish on a drop shot on the first day and on a drop shot and a shakey-head on the second day. I was fishing about three miles from the ramp and caught around 30 fish each day. I was fishing over 20ft deep all weekend,” Savell said.
In second for the boaters, Jonathan “Jon” Adams of Phenix City, AL landed a two-day total of ten bass weighing 23.30 pounds.
“I caught my fish on a shakey-head both days all over the lake. I lost two fish early in the morning on the second day that would’ve helped a lot. I was fishing the shakey-head between 1ft all the way to 20ft,” Adams said.
Michael Smith of Andalusia, AL took third for the boaters with a two-day total of ten bass weighing 22.93 pounds.
“I caught my fish on the first day on topwater and on a shakey-head worm on the second day. I did catch a few around docks on a jig but mainly offshore on a shakey-head., Smith said.
Finishing fourth, Joe Wikoff of Phenix City, AL landed a two-day total of ten bass weighing 22.60 pounds.
Allan Glasgow of Ashville, AL rounded out the top five boaters and landed a two-day total of ten bass weighing 22.42 pounds including a big bass that weighed 4.13 pounds.
“I caught that big bass on a jig around a shallow boat dock on the south end of the lake,” Glasgow said
In the Co-Angler Division, Ryan Muccio of Headland, AL won with a two-day total of six bass that weighed 12.33 pounds. He pocketed a check for $1750 for his win.
“On day one, I couldn’t make a mistake. I caught fish on crankbaits, top water, flukes, everything worked. On the second day, terrible. I ended up weighing one fish on a fluke and two on a shakey-head. We fished up way upriver both days,” Muccio said.
Taking second for the co-anglers, Anthony Ingle of Trion, GA brought in a two-day total of six bass that weighed 12.02 pounds.
“I caught my fish on day one on a Carolina rig and on day two on a jerkbait that Joe (Wikoff) let me use and a shakey-head. It was a grind,” Ingle said. “
Michael Donaldson of Thorsby, AL placed third among the co-anglers with a two-day total of six bass that weighed 11.86 pounds that included a big bass that weighed 4.96 pounds.
“I caught my fish on a shakey-head both days and that big bass came around 10:00am next to a log in 2ft of water on the first day,” Donaldson said.
In fourth place among the co-anglers, Danny Polli of Eufaula, AL brought in a two day total of five bass that weighed 10.90 pounds. Kenny Moore of Salem, AL finished in fifth place with a two day total of six bass that weighed 10.58 pounds.
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 Billy Benedetti, tournament manager, at 256-230-5632 or ABA at 256-232-0406. On line, see www.americanbassanglers.com
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