Kent Keys Takes Home $5,000 on Lake Guntersville
ATHENS, Ala. – The 2020 Bass Pro Shops North Alabama Open Series Tournament kicked off on Guntersville Lake at Goose Pond Landing with 64 boaters and 59 co-anglers. Finishing in 1st place Boater with 5 fish weighing 19.60 lbs. was Kent Keys winning $5,000. Kent also landed the biggest bass for the boaters with a 6.70-lb toad, earning himself an extra $620. He caught his fish using 6”and 7” swimbaits on creek ledges and bends, and deep grass lines.
Taking 2nd place boater was Scott Baker with 5 fish for 19.29 lbs. and winning $1,000. Scott was unavailable for comment.
Finishing in 3rd place boater was Haden Lamb with 5 fish for 18.96 lbs. and winning and $700. He caught his fish on a chatterbait fishing main river eelgrass. Haden was unavailable for comment.
Placing in 4th was Derek Remitz with 5 fish weighing 18.82 lbs. and taking home $500. He caught his fish on chatterbaits and rattletraps on secondary points.
Taking 1st place in the Co-Angler division was Danny Moss with 3 fish weighing 11.47 lbs. and winning $1,300. Danny also caught the biggest bass for co-anglers with a nice 6.59-lb bass, earning him an extra $295. He caught his fish on rattle traps in crawfish and royal shad colors.
Finishing in 2nd place among the co-anglers was Larry Franks with 3 fish weighing 10.82 lbs. winning $625.
Placing in 3rd place co-angler was Davey Campbell with 3 fish weighing 9.35 lbs. and winning $475. He caught his fish on a Alabama Rig.
Finishing in 4th was Anthony Ingle with 3 fish weighing 9.07 lbs. and winning $400. He caught his fish on a black and red chatterbait with a Yamamoto Zako trailer.
The next stop in the North Alabama Open Series division is May 2nd on Neely Henry at Coosa Landing.
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
About the 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.
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