The third Qualifying Tournament site of the 2017 season of Alabama Bass Federation, Inc., was at Lake Martin, Alexander City, AL. Alexander City was our partner with this event and welcomed Federation Anglers.
Zeke Gossett, who is no stranger to Alabama Bass Federation, Inc., has fished our Junior and TBF Student Angler Federation trails, Zeke a member of Shotgun Sports Supply claimed top honors of the Angler Division and a $2000.00 check with a limit with a weigh of 11.14. Ed Payne of Winfield Bass Masters was 2nd with 10.05. Larry Franks Jr of Alabama Ranger Club was 3rd with 9.15, following in 4th was Randall Blackmon of Coosa River Hookers with 8.15, and Walter Orr of Coosa Rovers Hookers was 5th with 8.13.
The Co-Angler top position check of $1,000.00 was claimed by Jason Blackmon of Coosa River Hookers with 12.04. Finishing 2nd was David Eyrse of Dekalb Bassmasters with 10.02. Herbert Hoof of Pine Level Bassmasters was 3rd with 9.05 followed in 4th by Keith Hayes of Dekalb Bassmasters with 8.08 and in 5th of the Co-Angler Division was Terry Quates of Pine Level Bassmasters with 7.14.
Zeke Gossett and his Co-Angler link, Curtis Gossett of Shotgun Sports Supply claimed the Pairing Weight Title with a combined weight of 18.17. Scott Luster of Alabama Ranger Club and Jason Blackmon of Coosa River Hookers were second with 18.06.
Team competition was won by Locust Fork Bassmasters, anglers Mike Crowe, Justin Daoust, James Moore, David Salter, Claude Simpson and Ronald Tidwell with a weight of 43.1365.06. In second place was Tennessee Valley BASS Club with a weight of 39.00.
Big fish honors of the tournament for the Angler Division was won by Phil Williams of Shotgun Sports Supply with a weight of 5.01. David Eyrse of Dekalb Bassmasters grabbed the Big Fish honor of the Co-Angler Division with a weight of 3.00. Both received the monies from their representative division.
Of the Ronald McDonald House Charities Team, Herbert Hoff of Pine Level Bassmasters was the top finisher of the team members and will receive a $250.00 bonus provided by Airport Marine.
laude Simpson of Locust Fork Bassmasters was the top finisher of the tournament participating in the Ranger Cup and will be receiving bonus money from the Ranger Cup program.
Our next and last Qualifying Tournament is Lake Eufaula, Eufaula, AL, scheduled to 20 May 2017. The race for Angler of Year recognition in Angler and Co-Angler Divisions is tight.