Mike Blalock & Deanna Phillips win on Lake Russell
Mike & Deanna are making a strong run for the points this year with their second first place finish. They were just one of the 29 teams that braved the cold and wind of December to compete on Lake Russell. The following round out the top 5 teams who earned a placement check along with Men’s Big Fish, Ladies Big Fish and Berkeley’s Smallest 5 Five Fish Limit:
1st – Mike Blalock & Deanna Phillips, 5 fish, 13.45 lbs.
2nd – Dale & Victoria Goff, 5 fish, 13.01 lbs.
3rd – Joe Anders & Shianne Parker, 5 fish, 11.43 lbs.
4th – Bo & Jessica Price, 5 fish, 11.34 lbs.
5th – Chris Seigler & Wanda Walker-Reuss, 5 fish, 9.80 lbs.
Men’s Big Fish– Dale Goff, 4.11 lbs.
Ladies Big Fish – Kim Johnson, 2.96 lbs.
Berkeley Outdoors Marine sponsored Smallest 5 fish limit – Donald Brooks & Melanie Blair, 6.14 lbs.
We were glad to see that 23 of the 29 teams were able to weigh in a limit of fish given the tough conditions with 100% of the fish released alive.
A special thanks to our sponsors that provided door prizes for those of us that did not earn a check at this tournament: Berkeley Outdoors, Phantom, Berkley Baits, Angler’s Headquarters, Choo Choo Custom Lures and Yo-zuri.
We look forward to seeing everyone January 25th on the Savannah River out of Houlihan’s Landing. Join us in seeing what the Savannah River has to offer.
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, Lucas Oil, Optima Batteries, Maui Jim, Monster Energy, and Power-Pole.
Mailing address: American Bass Anglers, Inc, PO Box 475, Athens, AL 35612 PH (256) 232-0406.
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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