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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