HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — Day two of the LBAA Tournament on Tennessee’s Old Hickory Lake
Faced by the challenges of a lake full of debris from recent flooding, followed by dropping water, a cold front and blue bird skies, the ladies endured to wrap up the second stop of the Lady Bass Anglers Pro Tour on Old Hickory Lake in Hendersonville, Tennessee. This tour stop has tested not only their skill as anglers but their endurance and stamina in the tough conditions they faced. Bringing limits of bass to the scales on both days, the ladies proved they are true professionals in this sport.
Local pro, Lauren Prosser-Crecelius lead the way both days with a 5 bass limit weighing in a two day total of 21.81 Lbs. Long time LBAA pro, Pam Martin-Wells moved up to second place on the final day with her tournament total of 20.20 lbs. Finishing third, was Alabama pro Lisa Johnson with her two day final weight being 18.15 lbs.
Martin-Wells who started Day 2 in fourth place said, “We had a fun week and caught a lot of fish, but the size limit was tough. With the rain and draw down fluctuation of the water level, one day they would be in the grass and the next day outside the grass. I couldn’t sit in one spot, I had to keep running and hitting various banks. We had a ball here on Old Hickory.”
Rounding out the top five, Amelia Shelton of Summertown, Tennessee took the number four slot with a two day total of 15.67 lbs that included the events only smallmouth and Texas angler, Kim McGuffy finished up in fifth place with 14.85 total pounds. Texas pro, Cheryl Bowden brought the Big Bass to the scales weighing in at 4.82 Lbs.
On the co-angler side, Angela Mayo from Maiden, North Carolina held the lead to win with a total of 12.66 lbs which was a 3 fish limit each day. Texas angler, Brenda Bills finished close behind with 12.59 lbs to take second place. In third place Bonnie Ward of Snohomish, Washington brought two fish to the scales both days weighing in at a total of 8.69 lbs. Several limit bags were brought to the scales by many of the day’s competitors, however many reported that they caught an abundance of short fish just shy of the 14” length needed to bump.
Congratulations to all the ladies that participated in the second tour stop of the LBAA Pro Tour. Old Hickory Lake proved to be challenging to meet the slot limit, and with the changing conditions during the practice days and the water clarity and water level constantly changing during the event, the ladies proved once again that they are true professionals that share a passion for fishing.
The next stop on the LBAA Pro Tour will take the ladies to Kentucky Lake July 18-19 launching out of Gilbertsville, Kentucky. In this event, the angler in each division with the largest combined two day weight will be awarded the top cash prize for her division. One angler will also be awarded a $500 cash prize for the biggest bass of the tournament. Cash payouts in each division will be paid to every 1 in 5 anglers registering for the tournament. The first angler out of the money in each division will be awarded a gift certificate from Reaction Innovations.
Complete tournament results can be found at http://www.
About Lady Bass Anglers Association (LBAA)
The Lady Bass Anglers Association is the only women’s professional bass tour operating in the United States. In three short seasons, the LBAA has developed into a popular tournament series on some of the best fisheries across the nation, gaining anglers and fans at each stop. The LBAA offers a platform for women to compete at both the professional as well as co-angler level, with a certified tournament series. For more information about the LBAA, contact LBAA Headquarters at 205-202-4121 or visit www.ladybassanglers.com.
|About Southern Sports Group (SSG)
Southern Sports Group is the tour management company of the LBAA. SSG, is based in Birmingham, Alabama and is a full-service firm offering sports marketing, athlete management, sponsorship opportunities, and event management and marketing services for a variety of clients. For more information on SSG, its offerings, and partnership opportunities, contact Southern Sports Group at 205.202.4121 or info@southernsportsgroup.
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