Duane Wardlaw Takes the win on Percy Priest
ATHENS, Ala. – The 2020 Bass Pro Shops Central Tennessee Open Series Tournament kicked off on Percy Priest Lake at Fate Sanders Ramp with 47 boaters and 28 co-anglers. Finishing in 1st place Boater with 5 fish weighing 20.44 lbs. was Duane Wardlaw winning $2,400. He caught his fish using an Alabama Rig. Duane also landed the biggest bass for the boaters with a nice 8.35-lb beauty, earning him an extra $460.
Taking 2nd place boater was Ben Ballou with 5 fish for 17.72 lbs. and winning $1,100. He caught his fish shallow using a Spro crankbait.
Finishing in 3rd place boater was William Merrick with 5 fish for 16.31 lbs. and winning and $900. He caught his fish on swimbaits and a rattle trap.
Placing in 4th was John Hopkins with 5 fish weighing 15.22 lbs. and taking home $700.
Taking 1st place in the Co-Angler division was Jake Short with 3 fish weighing 10.57 lbs. and winning $750. He caught his fish on dragging a soft plastic creature deep, and up shallow just reeling the same bait.
Finishing in 2nd place among the co-anglers was Robert Henze with 3 fish weighing 10.47 lbs. winning $400. He caught his fish on a black/blue Yank-Um jig.
Finishing in 3rd was Devin Bargatze with 2 fish weighing 9.42 lbs. and winning $300. He caught his fish on Livingston Pro Ripper bait and a Denali N2 rod.
Taking 4th place was Todd Mowery with 3 fish weighing 8.79 lbs and winning $250.
Taking Big Bass on the Co-Angler side and winning $135 was Devin Bargatze with a 6.97 lb. bass caught on a Livingston Pro Ripper.
The next stop in the Central Tennessee Open Series division is May 16th on Center Hill Lake at Ragland Bottom Ramp.
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.
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, Monster Energy, 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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