Wilson Wins $7720.00 in Area 8 Championship on Kerr Lake

ATHENS, Ala. – Jason Wilson of Lincolnton, NC, won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series Area 8 Championship held September 28th and 29th, 2019 on Kerr Lake.  Running out of Nutbush Park in Henderson NC Wilson weighed in a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 28.65 pounds including the boater big bass weighing 6.50 pounds. Wilson took home a total of $7720.00 for the win and big bass.

“On day one I had one bass on a topwater bait, two on a drop shot and two on a shakey head. On day two I caught all my bass on a jig. I caught the big bass around 2:00 fishing a log,” Wilson said. 

Taking second for the boaters Flash Butts of Roanoke Rapids, NC landed a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 25.29 pounds.  

“I caught all my bass fishing a topwater bait,” Butts said. 

Taking third for the boaters Randy Childers of Anderson, SC weighed in a total of 10 bass weighing 24.56 pounds.  

“I caught my bass for both days on a fluke fishing main lake and main lake pockets,” said Childers.    

In fourth place for the boaters Christopher Baumgardner of Gastonia, NC weighed in a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 23.86 pounds. Rounding out the top five, Eddie Fore of Rustburg, VA weighed in a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 23.53 pounds. 

In the co-angler division Jesse Jodon of Windber, PA weighed in a two-day total of six bass weighing 14.81 pounds including the co-angler big bass weighing 4.94 pounds. Jodon took home a total of $2020.00 for the win and big bass.

“Every fish I caught in the tournament came on a Carolina rig,” Jodon said.

In second place for the co-anglers Christian Johnson of Denver, NC weighed in a two-day total of six bass weighing 13.51 pounds.  

“On day one I caught some of my fish including my bigger fish on a crankbait. I was able to cull throughout the day with a senko. On day two I caught all my keepers on the senko in two foot of water,” said Johnson.

Taking third for the co-anglers Alex Ortiz of Asheboro, NC weighed in a two-day total of 5 bass weighing 12.11 pounds.

“On day one I caught fish on a jerk bait and a fluke. On day two I caught fish on a fluke and a lizard,” said Ortiz.

In fourth place for the co-anglers, Chris Anderson of Mooresville, NC weighed in a two-day total of six bass weighing 11.85 pounds.  Rounding out the top five, Dylan Smith of Morganton, NC weighed in a two-day total of six bass weighing 11.72 pounds.  

Being in the Berkley Cast for Cash program the following anglers will receive extra monies from Berkley:
Jason Wilson boater $250.00
Flash Butts boater $150.00
Ernest McIntyre Jr. co-angler $150.00
Anthony Petrella co-angler $100.00

Brad Bressler and Jimmy Taylor lucked up and won a $100 gift card from Engel Coolers

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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