Tom O'Bryant Takes the Area 2 Championship win
Tom O’Bryant of Cedar Grove, TN won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series Area 2 Championship, held September 28th and 29th on Kentucky Lake. Running out of Paris Landing State Park Marina near Paris, TN. Tom caught 8 bass weighing 24.90 pounds. For the Boater Division victory, O’Bryant took home a check for $3200.
“I caught my fish on topwater until 9 to 10 each day, then flipped docks, 2 topwater each day and 2 flipping docks,” said O’Bryant.
Finishing second for the boaters, Brian Choate of Burns, TN. landed five fish that went 13.77-lbs. Brian threw topwater and spinner Baits on shallow bars.
Sam Boss took third for the boaters with six bass going 11.88-lbs.
Finishing fourth was Charlie Craycraft of Madison, AL, with five-bass for 11.13-lbs. Jason Dies, of Lebanon TN. rounded out the top five boaters with four bass at 10.28-lbs.
Big Bass on the boater side was Ryan Haykal with a 5.49-lb bass.
In the Co-Angler Division, Austin Strawmyer of Carmel, IN won with 4 bass going 11.53-lbs. He pocketed a check for $1400 for his win.
“I caught my fish on topwater and shakey heads,” said Strawmyer.
Taking second for the co-anglers, Dianna Montgomery of Lebanon, TN. brought in three-bass weighing 8.66-lbs.
Jerry Wittmer of Shepherdsville, KY placed third among the co-anglers with three bass going 6.97 pounds.
In fourth place among the co-anglers, Joe Strawmyer of Carmel, IN brought in two bass for 6.36 pounds. Jake Short of Cookeville, TN finished in fifth place with two bass for 6.24 pounds and $300.
The largest for the Co-Anglers was brought in by Perry Crague of Hendersonville, TN. Perry brought in a nice 6.18-lb largemouth.
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
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