Perry Wins $5000 at Percy Priest
Ronald "Rondo" Perry of Gallatin, TN won the Tennessee Central Division Ram Truck Open Series opener at Percy Priest Lake on February 27, 2016. Perry caught a 19.19 pound sack of Percy Priest bass to win $5000. “I fished anywhere from 10-20 feet deep and used a 3/4 ounce green pumpkin football jig. I only had five bites for the day and I was lucky enough to land all of them,” said Perry.
John "Bubba" Graves of Mt. Juliet, TN finished in second place with 16.22 pounds to earn a check for $1466. “I used a custom painted Mean Mouth BG Special jerkbait. I was using a 6ft. All Pro rod and P-Line C21, which made all the difference in throwing the jerkbait,” said Graves.
The third place spot went to Adam Wagner of Cookeville, TN with 16.00 pounds winning $977. “I used a black/blue jig and caught the majority of my fish later in the afternoon,” said Wagner.
Boater Big Bass honors went to Dayton Blair of Mt. Juliet, TN after bringing in a 5.52 pound largemouth worth $670 from the Big Bass Pot. “I used a crawdad colored Shad Rap in shallow water,” said Blair.
Top Five Boaters:
1. Ronald Perry 19.19 $5000
2. John Graves 16.22 $1466
3. Adam Wagner 16.00 $977
4. Billy Hinson 15.54 $864
5. Jeremy Hurd 14.86 $586
There were 74 boaters registered for this Ram Truck Open Series event.
Complete results can be found at this link.
For more info on the Tennessee Central division of the Ram Truck Open Series visit www.ramopenseries.com call ABA tournament manager, Kristin Malott, at (256) 771-3709.
Ram Truck Open Series anglers can take advantage of the “no boat on boat draw” format along with huge payouts for the 2016 season. First place boaters can win a guaranteed $5000 first place, regardless of number of entries. Payouts will increase to $6000 for the first place boater with a 100 boat field. Over the course of four divisional events and the area championship, anglers will be competing for a spot in the 2017 Ray Scott Championship.
Lots of contingency money is up for grabs during the 2016 Ram Truck Open Series Series season. Anglers participating in the Triton Gold program can earn up to $7,000 at 2016 divisional events and up to $50,000 at the 2017 Ray Scott Championship. Anglers can also take advantage of other programs such as T-H Marine Atlas Rewards, Power Pole Captain's Cash, Garmin Grand Giveaway, Livingston Lures Cash for Big Bass, Abu Garcia Revo Big Bass Bonus, Maui Jim Bonus, and Mercury/Motorguide bonus money.
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