Tensaw River Tournament Result
High School Anglers from Indian Springs School, Ft Payne High School and Saraland High School were challenged by swift current and heavily stained waters of the Tensaw River, 25 April 2015. These anglers were fishing the final regional Alabama Bass Federation, Inc., 2015 Jr / High School Tournament. The swift and stained water were also a major factor during practice. The tournament day started off with a delay due to heavy thunder storms with heavy rain and lighting. As forecasted the weather conditions cleans and the delay was not that long and the weather remained cloud with an occasional sunray during the tournament day.
Saraland Spartans Fishing Team of Justin Kyle and Cody Everette managed to secure the 1st Place honors with a weight if 2.65. Second place was Bryant Thornton also fishing with the Saraland Spartan Fishing Team with 2.45 lbs. Third place team of Drew Tuggle and Josh Richardson of Saraland Spartans Fishing Team had 1.92 and in 4th place was Andrezej Richardson and Mac Lashley of Indian Springs School.
Our next event will be the State Jr / High School Tournament on 23 May, 2015, Lay Lake, Beeswax landing.
|1||JUSTIN KYLE-CODY EVERETTE||2/2||2.65|
|3||DREW TUGGLE-JOSH RICHARDSON||2/2||1.92|
|4||ANDRZEJ RICHARDSON-MAC LASHLEY||1/1||1.62|
|5||TRACE JOHNSON-COOPER MOSLEY||2/2||1.44|
|6||CONNER THOMPSON-GAVIN CAMP||1/1||1.26|
|7||LUKE ANDRESS-LANE KELLY||2/2||2.00||0.99|
|8||MASON ELMORE-GAVIN RACHEL||0/0||0.00|
|8||TRENT GROW-JAYDEN TILLMAN||0/0||0.00|
|8||JOHN SMITH-JOSEPH COURTNEY||0/0||0.00|
|8||CHASE WHITE-BAILEY BOUTRIES||0/0||0.00|
Lake Guntersville, Guntersville, AL
High School Anglers from Indian Springs School, Ft Payne High School, North Sand Mountain (NSM) High School, Plainview High School, Russellville High School and Sylvania High School challenged the elements to fish the our High School tournament on Lake Guntersville, 28 March, 2015. During practice and during the tournament safety meeting on 27 March 2015, anglers were confronted with high winds and chilly weather. Tournament day started with windy and cold weather with hope of warmer weather during the day. The temperature only rose to the high forties but the wind to subside as during the day.
Ft Payne Wildcats Fishing Team, consisting of Conner Schrader and Will Abernathy claimed 1st Place honors with (4) fished that pushed the scale to 14.07. Second Place was Zack Owens and Austin Duncan also of Ft Payne Wildcats Fishing Team with a weight of 13.09 lbs. Third Place Jace Gallagher and Justin Rikard of Russellville Golden Tiger Anglers with 10.09. Big fish was the tournament was hooked by the team of Shelton Byrd and Hunter James of Russellville Golden Tigers Anglers.
Our next Jr / High School Tournament will be on 24 April, Tensaw River, Live Oak Landing Bay Minette, AL. Come fish with us.
|1||CONNER SCHRADER-WILL ABERNATHY||4/4||14.07|
|2||ZACK OWENS-AUSTIN DUNCAN||5/5||13.09|
|3||JACE GALLAGHER-JUSTIN RIKARD||3/3||10.09|
|4||WILL BATEY-DANNER BLACK||4/4||10.02|
|5||ANDREW SMART-HAYDEN BROWN||3/3||7.95|
|6||JACOB DRAKE-ANDRZEJ RICHARDSON||3/3||6.62|
|7||SHELTON BYRD-HUNTER JAMES||1/1||* 6.25||6.25|
|8||SAMUEL EVANS-COTTON COX||2/2||5.27|
|9||ETHAN KILGO-DUSTIN MEDCKLE||1/1||3.97||3.97|
|10||CALEB MAYS-DYLAN HATTON||2/2||3.95|
|11||KADE GRIFFITH-HOLDEN BROWN||1/1||3.61||3.61|
|13||BRANDON GREEN-RACE LANEY||1/1||2.56||2.56|
|14||HUNTER LONG-CASEY SHELTON||1/1||2.52||2.52|
|15||ZACK ALLEN-ANDREW SHANKLES||1/1||2.18||2.18|
|16||JORDAN BAIN-DANE GILLIAM||0/0||0.00|
|16||GAVIN CAMP-GLADSTONE PATTERSON||0/0||0.00|
|16||BEN COOTS-LUKE KIRBY||0/0||0.00|
|16||CHASE HAMLIN-KALEB HOLLAND||0/0||0.00|
|16||DALTON PENDERGRASS-DEVIN GILLIAM||0/0||0.00|
|16||NELSON POORE-NOAH HIGDON||0/0||0.00|
|16||EASTON SAMPLES-DREW SMITH||0/0||0.00|
|16||BO SPEARS-TRACI SPEARS||0/0||0.00|
|16||HAYDEN SUDDITH-MARQUIS NELSON||0/0||0.00|
|16||CONNER THOMPSON-MACAYNE THOMPSON||0/0||0.00|
|16||WYATT WELDON-COLT DALTON||0/0||0.00|
Alabama River, Cooters Pond, Prattville, AL
On 2/28/2015, Junior Anglers and High School Anglers from Prattville Christian Academy, Prattville, AL, Evangel Family Christian Academy, Montgomery, AL, New Life Christian Academy, Millbrook, AL, Indian Springs School, Pelham, AL and Ft Payne High School, Ft Payne, AL braved the waters of Alabama River out of Cooters pond, Prattville, AL to fish Alabama Bass Federation, Inc., Jr / High School. Pre-fish conditions was down-right cold with muddy running waters. The anglers caught a break on tournament day with warmer temperatures to start the day, which continually climbed during the day making it a pleasant fishing day.
When the scale was closed the Ft Payne Wildcats Fishing Team, consisting of Devin and Dane Gilliam took tournament 1st Place and Big Fish with four (4) fished that pushed the scale to 15.24 lbs.
The big fish of their sack was a healthy 6.93 lbs. 2nd Place was captured by Jacob Drake, of Indian Springs School with a weight of 4.78 lbs. Tyler Presnell & Cameron Mercer of Evangel Christian Academy with a weight of 3.44 were 3rd Place. Kaylon Hardy & Campbell Hulsey of Prattville Christian Academy was 4th with 3.02, followed by Andrezj Richardson & Ben Goodman of Indian Springs School with 3.02 who finished 5th Place.
Devin & Dane Gilliam commented that their fish came on a shaky head fished slow at a location down river. For 1st Place Devin & Damon received a cash bonus and their school, Ft Payne High School also received a monetary contribution from Alabama Bass Federation, Inc. All anglers commented that it was a tough day but enjoyed the event.
Our next Jr / High School Tournament will be on 28 March, 2015, on Lake Guntersville, out of Buckey Howell Park, Guntersville, AL. Come fish with us.
|1||DEVIN GILLIAM-DANE GILLIAM-Ft Payne Willdcats Fishing Team||4/4||15.24||* 6.93||15.24|
|2||JACOB DRAKE-SAM SIMPSON-Indian Springs School||2/2||4.78||4.78|
|3||TYLER PRESNELL-CAMERON MERCER-Evangel Christain Academy||1/1||3.44||3.44||3.44|
|4||KAYLON HARDY-CAMPBELL HUSLEY-Prattville Christian Academy||1/1||3.04||3.04||3.04|
|5||ANDRZEJ RICHARDSON-BEN GOODMAN-Indian Springs School||1/1||3.02||3.02||3.02|
|6||JUSTIN HAMLIN-CHASE HAMLIN-Ft Payne Wildcats Fishing Team||1/1||1.72||1.72||1.72|
|7||EVERETT JONES-Prattvile Christian Academy Junir Anglers||0/0||0.00||0.00|
|7||DREW KELLEY-ANSLEY STORPrattville Christian Academy||0/0||0.00||0.00|
|7||ETHAN KILGO-KALEB HOLLAND-Ft Payne Wildcats Fishing Team||0/0||0.00||0.00|
|7||CONNER SCHRADER-WILL ABERNATHY-Ft Payne Wildcats Fishing Team||0/0||0.00||0.00|
|7||CONNER SIKES-Prattville Christian Academy Junior Anglers||0/0||0.00||0.00|
|7||CONNER THOMPSON-MACAYNE THOMPSON-Ft Payne Wildcats Fishing Team||0/0||0.00||0.00|
|7||HUNTER WARD-CHRISTIAN MARKOS-New Life Christian Academy||0/0||0.00||0.00|