Edmondson takes the win on Weiss Lake
The Alabama North Division held its last event for the 2018 regular season at Little River Marina on Weiss Lake in Cedar Bluff, Alabama. With a field of 63 boats hitting the water we had a great day despite the temperature being in the mid 90’s. Jeff Edmondson of Gadsden, Alabama caught 5 bass weighing 18.91lbs for the boater division victory. Edmondson took home a check for $5000.00 for the win.
“I caught my fish deep off ledges using a shaky head and finesse worm,” said Edmondson.
In second for the boaters Lee Pitts, of Cedar Bluff, Alabama landed a 5-bass limit with a total of 18.12 lbs. With a kicker fish weighing 5.44lbs. Cashing a check for $1,050 for his catch.
“It was a good day here on Weiss, the fish have started moving out deep. I went to a Gene Larew Biffle bug on a Biffle hardhead it allowed me to cover some of the harder bottoms. The fish bit good today although I lost some big fish. I can’t complain coming here on my home lake catching fish like this, I caught a lot of fish today. I just can’t say enough about the Gene Larew Biffle bug. It caught every fish I weighed in today,” said Pitts.
Jeff Cannon of Douglasville, GA took third for the boaters with 5bass weighing in at 17.76 lbs. He earned $800 for his catch.
“I caught all of my fish on a jig in about 5-6 foot of water. Biggest ones bit between the hours of 12 and 1,” stated Cannon.
The big bass of the tournament for the boasters was caught by Joel Caves of Cassville, Georgia weighing 5.63lbs, Johnson earned a check of $530 for his catch.
“It was a tough day for us we didn’t catch a lot of fish. I got lucky right at the end when I caught that fish. My co-angler was able to catch some quality fish there as well. We caught all our fish on soft plastics,” said Caves.
Finishing 4th Bradley Jones of Aragon, Georgia caught a 5-bass limit weighing in at 17.35lbs. Rounding out the top 5 was Jeff Ragsdale of Gardendale, Alabama weighing in a 5-bass limit of 16.29lbs.
In the Co-Angler division Keith Vann from Cedartown, GA weighed in a 3 bass limit of 11.31 lbs. He pocketed a check for $1200 for his win.
“I caught very few fish, pretty much all day until the last 20 minutes. I caught my 2 biggest fish with about 10 minutes left to go. All of our fish were caught by using a jig and crankbait,” stated Vann.
Taking second for the co-anglers was Michael Jones, he brought in a 3-bass limit weighing in at 11.04lbs., he collected $500 for his efforts.
“We caught most offish today out deep on a Tolberts jig, a custom jig we had made. Had a quite a few bites and was pretty consistent of catching them all day,” said Jones
Randy Hobbs of Dawson, Alabama placed 3rd among the co-anglers weighing in 3bass for 9.92lbs. He earned $350 for his catch. Randy had a great day of fishing, he earned an additional check for $210 for big bass amongst the co-anglers weighing in at 5.78lbs.
Coming in 4th place was Mike Gibson of Gadsden, Alabama brought in 3bass for 9.49lbs. earning a check for $300 for his catch. Rounding out the top 5 on the Co-Angler side was Tony Hill of Chatsworth, Georgia weighing 3-bass for 8.38lbs earning a check for $225 for his efforts.
The ABA Open Series Alabama North Division’s next tournament will be the two-day championship tournament held on October 6th – 7th on Pickwick out of McFarland Park located in Florence, Alabama.
The best anglers from across the nation will advance to the 2018 Ray Scott Championship to be held on Lake Eufaula in April 2019.
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