Hunter Bouldin Takes the win on Center Hill
ATHENS, Ala. – The 2020 Bass Pro Shops Central Tennessee Open Series held its second Tournament of the season on Center Hill at Ragland Bottom. Hunter Bouldin took 1st place for the Boaters with 5 fish weighing 15.04 lbs. He took home $2,300 for his 1st place finish. Hunter also landed the biggest bass for the boaters with a nice 3.84lb bass, he took home an additional $420 for that fish. He caught his fish swim baits and Carolina rigging and flipping.
Taking 2nd place was Josh Tramel with 5 fish for 14.03 lbs. and winning $1,000. He caught his fish flipping plastics shallow.
Finishing in 3rd place was Mickey Beck with 5 fish for 13.87 lbs. and winning and $700. He caught his fish on a 3/4oz swing head swimming a creature bait on tree lines.
Placing in 4th was Daniel Johnson with 5 fish weighing 13.75 lbs. and taking home $600.
Taking 1st place in the Co-Angler division was Dean Hesse with 2 fish weighing 7.64 lbs. and winning $750. He caught his fish on a jig with a Alabama craw trailer and a shakey head with a rage bug.
Finishing in 2nd place among the co-anglers was Jake Short with 3 fish weighing 6.79 lbs. winning $400. He caught his fish flippin a creature bait in heavy brush.
Finishing in 3rd was Hunter Silverstrim with 3 fish weighing 6.77 lbs and winning $300. He caught his fish flipping bushes on larger rock in 6’ to 9’.
Taking Big Bass on the Co-Angler side and winning $130 was Dean Hesse with a 4.92 lb. He caught the fish on a jig with an Alabama craw trailer.
The next stop in the Central Tennessee Open Series division is June 20th on Old Hickory Lake at Flippers.
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.
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