Alabama Bass Federation Tournament Trail
Alabama Bass Federation Inc. is affiliated with The Bass
Federation (TBF) and Forrest L
Woods (FWL). Eligibility to compete in Alabama Bass Federation,
Inc / Minn Kota Trail Tournaments is limited to members who are
in good standing of an Alabama Bass Federation, Inc., Charter /
Club. There are four qualifying tournaments; each
qualifying tournament is a one day event during the months of
February, March, April and May, followed by the State
Championship Tournament, a two day event, in the fall
Al Redding State Championship Tournament
27-28 September 2013
Alabama Bass Federation, Inc, anglers gathered at Neely Henry,
Coosa Landing, Gadsden, AL, September 25-28, 2013, which served
as the battleground for Federation Anglers in their quest to
secure a position on the 2013-2014 Alabama Bass Federation, Inc.
State Team. Weather conditions for practice and tournament days
were clear starting with an overcast morning and having clear
skies in the afternoon. 2013-2014 State Team members will be
determined at the conclusion the tournament. The top four
boaters and non-boaters from the Angler of Year Standings will
be team members and the top four finishers of the Al Redding
State Championship Tournament will be team members. The Angler
of the Year race is tight with no clear run away leader on the
boater or non-boater standings.
the conclusion of the first day Wes Logan of Shoal Creek Bass
Chasers was leading with a limit weighing 14.51, followed by Tim
Fitzgerald of Big Cedar Bassmasters with 13.95. As the scales
closed on day 1 of competition Jamie Hardy of Shotgun Sports
Supply was 3rd with 13.55, 4th was Terry
Tucker of Shoal Creek Bass Chasers with 13.15 and 5th
was Scott Mungenast of North Alabama Tournament Anglers with
12.90. The big fish for day one competition was Ronnie Rogers
of Tennessee Valley Bass Club with 4.58 pounds. Total boat
weight for day one was Jamie Hardy of Shotgun Sport Supply and
Nolan Brannan of Goodrich Bass Club with 23.58.
Following the 2nd day weigh-in Wes Logan, of Shoal
Creek Bass Chasers added 13.26 pounds to his day one weight and
managed to capture the title of 2013 Alabama Bass Federation,
Inc, Al Redding State Champion with a total weight of 27.77.
Tim Fitzgerald of Big Cedar Bassmasters finished 2nd
with a weight of 25.96, Terry Tucker of Shotgun Sports Supply
was 3rd with 25.28, Ferlin Weeks of Shogun Sports Supply was 4th
with 23.69 and Chris Newell of Tri-County Bassmasters
finished 5th with 22.38. James Laws of Debalb
Bassmasters had the big fish of day 2 with a weight of 5.28.
Total boat weight for day 2 was Rocky Rockhill of Tennessee
Valley Bass Club and Allen Henry of North Alabama Tournament
Anglers with a weight of 25.55.
Finishing second place, Tim Fitzgerald will be a boater on the
State Team. By their 3rd and 4th place
finish at the tournament Terry Tucker and Ferlin Weeks will be
designated as non-boaters on the State Team.
Angler of the Year (AOY) for 2013 Boater is Barry McLain of Bay
Area Bass Bassmasters and the Non-Boater AOY is Todd Rackley of
Tennessee River Bass Club.
From the Boater Angler of Year Standings, Barry McLain and
Robert Robinson of Bay Area Bassmasters, Chuck Thurlow of
Alabama Ranger Club and Kevin Gibson of Pine Level Bassmasters
will be designated boaters on the State Team. From the
Non-Boater Angler of Year Standings, Todd Rackley, Nolan Brannan
of Goodrich Bass Club, Rickard Phillips of Tennessee River Bass
Club and Ricky Benton of Pine Level Bassmasters will be
designated non-boaters on the State Team.
teams of Shoal Creek Bass Chasers, Alabama Ranger Club, Bay Area
Bassmasters and Dallas County Bassmasters competed in team
competition tournament. Once the final fish was weighted the
team of Shoal Creek Bass Chasers, Kyle Colley, Marty Colley,
Doug Logan, Wes Logan, Kenny Pannel and Terry Tucker claimed
Team Honors with a weight of 116.59.
the Ranger Cup contenders competing in the tournament Chris
Newell of Tri-County Bassmasters finished in the lead followed
by Scap Cicero of Alabama Ranger Club and of Joey Wimberley of
the Ronald McDonald House Charity Team members, Rocky Rochhill
was the top
finisher and be awarded a $500.00 bonus by Air Port Marine.
Alabama Bass Federation, Inc, 2013-2014 State Team members are
Wes Logan of Shoal Creek Bass Chasers, Tim Fitzgerald of Big
Cedar Bassmasters, Terry Tucker of Shoal Creek Bass Chasers,
Ferlin Weeks of Shotgun Sports Supply, Barry McLain of Bay Area
Bassmasters, Robert Robinson of Bay Area Bassmasters, Chuck
Thurlow of Alabama Ranger Club, Kevin Gibson of Pine Level
Bassmasters, Todd Rackley of Tennessee River Bass Club, Nolan
Brannan of Goodrich Bass Club, Richard Phillips of Tennessee
River Bass Club and Ricky Benton of Pine Level Bassmasters.
Congratulations to these anglers for their achievement of making
the State Team. The State Team members will be competing at the
2013 Southern Divisional Tournament at Neely Henry, Coosa
Landing, Gadsden, and June 2014.
Following the tournament a number of products were given away,
Anglers who qualified for the Al Redding State Championship
tournament had the opportunity to win some great products. The
following is a list of products which won by anglers
inch Polar Pro Lawn Tractor –Jim Wright
Minn Kota Talon – Don Hill
Hummingbird 998 – Ricky Thompson
Garden Tiller – Nolan Brannan
Mower – Joey Wimberley
Electric Blower – Mike Crowe
Weed Eater – Nathan Stephen
Blower – Hub Billingsley
– Reggie Burns
Goodyear Tires – Jack Langston
Minn Kota On Board 4-Bank Charger – Larry McConnell
Polar Pro Chain Saw – Terry Quates
Polar Chain Saw – Ricky Benton
Mower – Rick Pickett
Trimmer – Luther Jacks
2013 Southern Divisional
5-7 June 2013
Our Alabama State Team consisting of Josh
Bragg, Kyle Colley, Kyle Glasgow, Derek Headley, Scott Luster,
James Moore, Richard Phillips, Michael Reid, Jay Roberson, Ricky
Thompson, Terry Tucker and Nicholas Turner, captured the title
of 2013 Southern Divisional Champions. On day three of
competition our team edged out the North Carolina team who had
the lead for the first to days. Our team weight was 261.11;
North Carolina had 255.10 followed by Tennessee with 248.
Nicholas Turner, of Dallas County
Bassmasters, had the heaviest total of our team with 33.14
followed by Kyle Glasgow, of Alabama Ranger Club with 30.10.
Nicholas and Kyle will be advancing to compete at the 2014 TBF
National Tournament, spring of 2014.
Let’s all congratulation the members of our
State Team for a well fished tournament and bringing the title
of Southern Divisional Champions to our State Federation.
Check out the total tournament results at
2013 Alabama Bass Federation, Inc.
Junior State Tournament
20 April 2013
representing Alabama Bass Federation, Inc Junior Anglers
throughout the State competed on 20 April 2013 at Lake Mitchell,
Clanton, AL. to be seated at the top junior anglers in the
State. One angler age from each age division (11-14 & 15-18) will
be crowned as State Champions in their respective division and
will advance to compete in the 2013 National Guard Junior World
Following the day of
fishing Zeke Gossett of Flint River Jr Bassmasters emerged as
the leading angler of the 15-18 age division and Hayden Jointer
of Ft Payne Wildcats Fishing Team won the honors of the 11-14
age division. Zeke and Hayden will advance to the National
Guard Junior World Championship Tournament, scheduled 15-17
August 2013, Caddo Lake, Oil City LA.