Talton and Muench Take Home a new Triton on Neely Henry
ATHENS, Ala. – The 2020 Bass Pro Shops Alabama Team Trail made its 2nd stop of the season on Neely Henry. Launching from Coosa Landing 124 teams went out with hopes of bringing in the winning sack. John Talton and James Muench took 1st place with 5 fish weighing 16.20 lbs. For their efforts they took home a 2020 Triton TX 17 with a Mercury 60 HP 4 stroke outboard valued at $ 20,000. They caught their winning fish using Driftwood swimbaits on main river points in the mid-lake area.
Taking 2nd place was the team of Damien Willis and Tyler Kiker with 5 fish for 15.45 lbs. and winning $3,400 and $1450 in the option pot. They caught their fish using a Xcite craw and a new not released senko type Xcite lure.
Finishing in 3rd place was the team of Jack Dunaway and Mike Bowers with 5 fish for 15.27 lbs. and winning $2300.They caught their fish using homemade jigs on points.
Placing 4th was the team of Adam Brown and Greg Diggs with 5 fish weighing 14.92 lbs. and taking home $1,600 and $725 in the option pot. They caught their fish upriver using chatterbaits and spinnerbaits.
Finishing 5th was the team of Dustin Seaborn and Benji Seaborn with 5 fish weighing 14.23 lbs. and winning $1,400 and $500 in the option pot.
The big bass was caught by the team of James Collette and Don Perkins weighing 5.56 lbs. and winning $1,150. They caught the fish on a homemade swim jig in Bluegill color.
The next stop in the Alabama Team division is June 7th 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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Weiss Lake Double Header
June 1, 2020, Athens, AL. June 6 and 7 ABA will host a doubleheader weekend on Weiss Lake in Centre AL. On Saturday, the third tournament for the Bass Pro Shops Open Series North Alabama Division will be held. Sunday, the Bass Pro Shops Team Tour will be held. Both events will launch from Little River Marina, 1780 County Rd. 102 Cedar Bluff, Alabama 35959.
Special Announcement Bass Pro Shops Team Trail
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Due to the many circumstances surrounding the current pandemic many manufacturing facilities have been brought to a standstill making it impossible for sponsors to supply boats to the remaining Team Trail events.