Luna Wins $5000 in Alabama South Event on Lake Jordan
ATHENS, Ala. – James Luna of Prattville, AL won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series Alabama South Division tournament, held March 21st on Lake Jordan. Running out of Bonners Landing in Wetumpka, AL James caught a five bass limit weighing 19.06 pounds. For the Boater Division victory, Luna took home a check for $5000 for his win.
“I caught my fish between six rockpiles throwing a 7” swimbait. I was fishing up-river.” Luna said.
In second for the boaters, Patrick Dobbins of Opelika, AL landed a five-bass tournament limit going 17.93 pounds.
“I caught my fish several different ways today. I caught some on a swim-jig, a swim-bait, and some on a Senko. I was fishing the lower end of the lake.” Dobbins said.
Daniel White of Prattville, AL took third for the boaters with five bass going 17.06 pounds.
“I caught my fish today up-river in the current on a deep diving crankbait.” White said.
The big bass award for the boaters went to Rickie Harp of Cottondale, AL for a big bass that weighed 4.64 pounds.
“I caught that big bass on a shakey-head under a boat dock.” Harp said.
Finishing fourth, Chris Hethcox of Wetumpka, AL landed a five-bass limit for 16.67 pounds. Michael Smith of Andalusia, AL rounded out the top five boaters with three bass at 16.41 pounds.
In the Co-Angler Division, John McGee of Pansey, AL won with three bass going 10.49 pounds. He pocketed a check for $750 for his win.
“I caught my fish today on a shakey-head in brushpiles about 15ft deep. I was fishing the upper end of the lake.” McGee said.
Taking second for the co-anglers, Justin Girdner of Wetumpka, AL brought in three bass weighing 9.72 pounds including a big bass that weighed 5.21 pounds.
“I caught that big fish on a swim-jig in the first 30 minutes of the day. My other fish on a swimbait.” Girdner said.
Timmy Smith of Jemison, AL placed third among the co-anglers with three bass going 8.87 pounds.
“I caught my fish on a swim-jig and a shakey-head around grass. “ Smith said.
In fourth place among the co-anglers, Randal Harris of Phenix City, AL brought in three bass for 8.36 pounds. James Matt Cameron of Southside, AL finished in fifth place with three bass for 8.19 pounds.
Slated for April 18th, 2020 the next tournament will be held on Lake Eufaula out of Lakepoint Resort State Park in Eufaula, AL. At the end of the season, the best anglers from across the nation advance the 2021 Ray Scott Championship to be held at Lake Chickamauga in April, 2021.
For more information on this tournament, call Billy Benedetti, tournament manager, at 256-230-5632 or ABA at 256-232-0406. On line, see www.americanbassanglers.com
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