Walsh Takes Co-angler Victory at Kentucky Opener
JoJo Walsh of Bon Aqua, TN was the co-angler champion of the Ram Truck Open Series event held on March 12, 2016 at Kentucky Lake. His 13.40 pound limit was worth $1500. “I caught my fish today on just about every bait I threw. I caught about nine keepers. The two biggest bass came on an Ultimate Swimbait made by Todd Ruth,” said Walsh.
Josh Hoy of Woodland, IL finished in second place on the co-angler side with 11.68 pounds to win $503. “I caught my fish using a red Cordell lipless crankbait in about three feet of water. I had to cull a few times, but I pretty much caught them throughout the day,” said Hoy.
Robby Hand of Clarksville, TN brought in 10.97 pounds to finish in third place and win $335. “I use a Red Eye Shad, targeting shallow points,” said Hand.
Co-angler Big Bass honors went to Grant Davis of Brentwood, TN after bringing in a 6.20 pounder worth $170 from the Big Bass Pot. “I caught my Big Bass with about 45 minutes to go in about two feet of water using a Red Eye Shad,” said Davis.
Top Five Co-anglers:
1. JoJo Walsh 13.40 $1500
2. Josh Hoy 11.68 $503
3. Robby Hand 10.97 $335
4. Dean Hesse 10.71 $235
5. William Isabell 9.69 $201
There were 41 co-angler entries for this Ram Truck Open Series event.
Complete results can be found at this link.
Points standings for the Tennessee Central division can be found at this link.
For more info on the Kentucky division of the Ram Truck Open Series visit www.ramopenseries.com call ABA tournament manager, Kristin Malott, at (256) 771-3709. The next event in the Kentucky division is on May 7th on Kentucky Lake, launching from Moor’s Resort.
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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