Whitehead Takes Win at Weiss Lake
ATHENS, Ala. – Jason Whitehead win’s the 2021 Bass Pro Shop Open Series North Alabama Division Tournament, held May 22nd on Weiss Lake. We had 41 boaters with 27 co-anglers for the third stop of the season.
Running out of Leesburg Landing in Leesburg Al. Jason Whitehead of Arab Alabama wins the third stop, he caught 5 fish for 15.30 lbs., he also had big fish for 4.94 lbs. For the boater division victory, Whitehead took home a check for $2300 for his win.
“I started out upriver had caught a couple on a swim jig. At lunchtime decided to run back down to the lower end of the lake and started fishing a shaky head. I was able to cull twice there,” said Whitehead.
In second place for the boater, Tracy Robertson of Gadsden Al. had 5 fish for 13.48 lbs. “I caught my fish from 0 to 20 feet deep. Caught some frog early then went to fishing wood and brush piles. I caught my fifth keeper with about 20 minutes to go on a 6XD,” said Robertson.
In third place for the boaters, Park Gettys of Paris Tn. Had 5 fish for 13.23 lbs. “I started out shallow then when the sun came out to fishing about 10 foot deep. I managed to catch mine a 6XD and a Carolina rig,” said Gettys.
Edmond Brown of Trion Ga had 3 fish for 8.39 lbs. to take the win on the Co-Angler side and had the Co-Angler big fish with 4.41 lbs and pocketed a check for $750.00. “I had good boater for the day, I mainly caught my fish skipping under boat docks fishing a senko,” said Brown.
In second place for the Co-Anglers was Mike Young of Suwanee Ga. Had 3 fish for 5.66 lbs.
“I caught my first fish at our first stop on a brush hog and did not catch another till the last hour caught 2 on a shaky head,” said Young.
In third place for the Co-Anglers, Roy Galbraith of Guin Al. had 3 fish for 5.55 lbs.“I caught 1 on a shaky head, 1 on a Carolina rig, and caught my last fish on the last cast on a crankbait,” said Galbraith.
The next stop in the North Alabama Open Series division is June 12th on Neely Henry lake at City Launch in Gadsen, Al. This will be the final stop for the season before the 2 day regional. At the end of the season, the best anglers from across the nation advance the 2022 Ray Scott Championship to be held at Lake Eufaula in April 2022.
For more information on this tournament, call Floyd Vaughn, tournament manager, at 256-230-5633 or ABA at 256-232-0406. Online, 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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