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Logan wins on Lake Hickory

ATHENS, Ala. – Kelly Logan of Morganton North Carolina won the American Bass Anglers Open Series North Carolina Division tournament held on June 30th on Lake Hickory. Running out of Wittenberg Wildlife Access in Hickory North Carolina, Logan weighed in a five-bass limit weighing 20.03 pounds. He anchored his catch with a bass weighing 5.63 pounds. For the boater division victory, he took home a check for $5000.00.  

“I caught my fish shallow in five feet or less on a jig. I had around eleven keepers today,” said Logan.  

In second for the boaters, Michael Fox of Statesville, North Carolina, landed a five-bass limit weighing 19.05 pounds.

“I caught my fish today on points in about 25 feet of water,” said Fox.     

Mark Inman of Greensboro, North Carolina placed third with a five-bass limit weighing 16.43 pounds. 

“I had around 14 keepers I caught deep cranking,” said Inman.   

In fourth place for the boaters, Jeffrey Queen of Catawba, North Carolina, weighed in a five-bass limit weighing 15.70 pounds. Rounding out the top five, Mark Nelson of Hudson, North Carolina, weighed in five bass weighing 13.54 pounds.

Mike Hawks of Galax, Virginia weighed in the largest bass caught for the boaters weighing in at 6.03 pounds. He took home $390.00 for the bass and because he caught the largest bass of the tournament on an ABU Garcia reel, he was presented with an ABU Garcia Revo SX reel valued at $160.00. 

In the co-angler division Steve Reynolds of Concord, North Carolina, weighed in a three-bass limit weighing 11.88 pounds. His catch was anchored by a bass that weighed 4.35 pounds. Reynolds took home a check for $1200.00 for the win.

“I caught four keepers today and had them all by 7:00. I caught three on an ol’monster worm and one on a chatter bait,” said Reynolds.

Taking second for the co-anglers, George Baucom of Charlotte, North Carolina, weighed in a three-bass co-angler limit weighing 11.61 pounds. 

“I caught a limit on a worm and then I culled up a couple of fish on a crankbait,” said Baucom. 

Taking third for the co-anglers, Chris Odom of Charlotte, North Carolina, weighed in three bass weighing 11.44 pounds. 

“I caught a lot of fish today, all on a Carolina rig fishing deep holes,” said Odom.

In fourth among the co-anglers, Gerald Robbins Jr. of Asheboro, North Carolina, weighed in a three-bass limit weighing 9.29 pounds. Rounding out the top five, Bobby Henderson of Charlotte, North Carolina, weighed in three bass weighing 9.02 pounds.

Dylan Smith of Morganton, North Carolina weighed in the largest bass caught by a co-angler. His bass weighed in at 5.49 pounds. Smith took home $190.00 for his bass.

Slated for 10-06-07, the next event will be the two-day area championship on Lake Norman launching from Blythe landing.

About American Bass Anglers: American Bass Anglers is committed to providing low cost, close to home tournaments for the weekend angler and at the same time offer each competitor an upward path for individual angler progression. For more information about American Bass Anglers, the Open Series, the American Fishing Tour or the American Couples Series, visit www.americanbassanglers.com.

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