Cory and Meagan York Take the D8 Season Opener Win
The Bass Pro Shops Couples Tour, Kentucky Lake Division completed their first tournament of the 2020 season this Sunday. It was also the first fall tournament we have ever scheduled. It was a very light turnout with only 8 teams participating. We had a two-hour delay due to extremely foggy conditions. However, once that fog cleared the weather was nearly perfect. We launched from the Lake Barkley State Park ramp at 8:30 AM and weighed in at 3:30 PM. A lot of short fish were reported caught, but the keepers came tough for most. A total of 10 bass were brought to the scales for a combined weight of 30.84 pounds. We paid out a total of $680 including Men’s and Ladies Big Bass pots.
Cory and Meagan York scorched the field with a 5 bass limit mixed with largemouth and smallmouth weighing 18.33 pounds. The Yorks made a very long run to Kentucky Lake where they threw topwater baits all day on main lake and secondary points. The couple said the key to their bite today was simple, cover as much water as possible. Cory took Men’s Big Fish honors with a 4.49 largemouth, while Meagan contributed a nice 3.31 largemouth to cover the ladies field for big fish. For this extraordinary performance, the young couple took home $440.
Jay and Shari Holsapple took 2nd place with 3 very nice fish tipping the scales at 7.04 pounds. The Holsapples fished secondary points all day using plastics. Their catch was anchored by Shari’s 2.62-pound largemouth. The Holsapples took home $240 for their efforts
Bob and Cindy Linton took third place. They brought 1 nice smallmouth to the scales weighing 3.12 pounds. Bob and Cindy fished shallow bays with bladed baits for the day.
Gary and Dana Martin grabbed the 4th spot with 1 bass weighing 2.35-lbs.
The remainder of us all tied for 5th place with no fish! Buddy and Natasha Hopkins did receive a nice RTIC Tumbler in the number draw at the weigh-in.
I need to give a special thank you to DUCKETT FISHING. They have been extremely supportive of our division in the past and have committed to continue that support into the future. They have some outstanding products, rods reels, baits, and apparel. Everyone should contact them and express your gratitude.
Also, a big thank you The Cabin Bait and Tackle shop in Kuttawa for committing to supporting our series. Please stop in and visit their shop. It is always filled with great products, including Duckett Rods. Let Jordan and Melissa know we appreciate their support.
We also have a new local supporting business, Castin’ Nets in Eddyville. This young couple is just getting their business started and have pledged support for our series. Please give them a visit. They have some outstanding prices on great products.
Our next tournament is scheduled for November 3, 2019 at the Paris Landing ramp. This is the day our time will fall back an hour. Everyone should be well rested with the extra hour of sleep and ready to go at 6:00 AM. We will weigh-in at 2:00 PM
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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October 3 brought post frontal winds and bluebird skies, starting the day off with waning harvest moon. With some fall transition it made for some challenging fishing but beautiful weather to be on the lake. With 8 teams fishing there was only one limit brought to the scales but all others had at least one keeper to weigh, with exception of one team who had to leave lake early due to boat problems.
Bass Pro Shops Open Series Coming To Lake Okeechobee
Athens, AL - The south Florida division of the Bass Pro Shops Open Series will hold their first tournament of the season on Lake Okeechobee. On Saturday, January 23, 2021, the tournament will be out of Clewiston, FL, launching out of the framed Roland Martin Marina and Resort.
It will be interesting to see how much Okeechobee has changed since last January. On this same weekend last year, Scott Kirsch of Edgewater, FL, won the boater side of the event with a five-fish limit of 18 pounds. Mason Meder won the Co-Angler side of the event with a three-fish limit of 10.91 pounds.
Team Tour Championship Postponed
Out of an overabundance of caution The Team Tour Championship that was scheduled for 10/10-11/2020 on Wheeler Lake has be postponed. The National Weather Service is forecasting winds of 10-20 mph with gust up to 35mph for Saturday, and winds of 10-15 mph with gust up to 20 mph Sunday. The safety of our anglers is the number on concern and factor when making the tough decisions on postponing a tournament. The new dates for the Team Tour Championship will be November 21-22 on Wheeler Lak