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.
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