Henshaw Takes the win on Neely Henry
The 2020 Bass Pro Shops North Alabama Open Series had its 2nd stop of the season on Neely Henry. Launching from Coosa Landing 82 boaters and 63 co-anglers went out chasing little green fish. Thomas Henshaw claimed 1st place for the boaters with 5 fish weighing 15.30 lbs. For his efforts, Thomas took home $5,200. Thomas also landed the biggest fish for the boaters with a 4.87-lb beauty, earning him an additional $770. He caught his fish flipping wood with a creature bait and a craw.
Taking 2nd place boater was Bradley Jones with 5 fish for 14.39 lbs. and winning $1,200. He caught his fish swimming a jig in grass.
Finishing in 3rd place boater was Tracy Robinson with 5 fish for 14.04 lbs. and winning and $900. He caught his fish in 2’ to 4’ on a jig and senko on rock, wood, and grass.
Placing in 4th was Brain Davenport with 5 fish weighing 13.62 lbs. and taking home $600. He caught his fish flipping a tube on rock and wood in the mid-lake area.
Taking 1st place in the Co-Angler division was David Marr with 3 fish weighing 9.23 lbs. and winning $1400. He caught his fish on a weight less trick worm in grass.
Finishing in 2nd place among the co-anglers was Dustin Robinson with 3 fish weighing 9.19 lbs. winning $650. He caught his fish on a jig flipping docks and a fluke style swimbait in the mid-lake area.
Finishing in 3rd was Keith Fields with 3 fish weighing 8.48 lbs and winning $500. He caught his fish using a Texas rigged Big Bite craw tube.
Taking Big Bass on the Co-Angler side and winning $295 was Nic Carter with a 6.14 lb.
The next stop in the North Alabama Open Series division is June 6th on Weiss Lake at Little River 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.
American Fishing Tour - Latest News
Reeves Takes the win on Lake Istokpoga
The wind blew Saturday and it rained off and on all day Sunday (hard), even at the weigh-in. But we had the best day fishing this year, six contestants weighed in over 103 lbs. Brain Reeves of Sebring, FL won the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour D28 two-day tournament held April 25th. Running out of Windy Point Ramp Brain brought back a two-day total weight of 34.18-lbs. anchored with a nice 7.63-lb kicker. For the win, he took home $588.
Bobby and Karen Holman win on Lake Mitchell
Bobby and Karen Holman won the Bass Pro Shops Couples Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, Central Alabama Division 1 tournament, held May 16, 2020, on Lake Mitchell. Running out of Higgins Ferry boat ramp out of Clanton, AL, they caught 5 bass weighing 14.85 pounds. For the victory, they earned a check for $500.00. Bobby won the Man’s Big Fish with a 4.39-pound kicker. They caught their fish early in the morning in shallow water.
DeBord Takes the Win at Clark’s Hill
Steve DeBord of Grovetown, Ga won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series event held on Clark’s Hill on 7/11/20. Running out of the Dorn Boating facility in McCormick, SC DeBord weighed in a five bass limit weighing 19.45 pounds. His limit was anchored by a bass weighing 5.24 pounds which was the biggest bass weighed in by a boater. DeBord took home $1730.00 for his catch.
Penney and Lowe Take Home $9000 on Weiss
ATHENS, Ala. – The 2020 Bass Pro Shops Alabama Team Tour’s 3rd event was held on Weiss Lake at Little River Marina with 90 teams fishing. Finishing in 1st place with 5 fish weighing 19.38 lbs. was Hunter Penney and Charles Lowe winning a $9,000. They caught the winning string fishing topwater, swim jigs in the grass and flipping plastics in treetops.