A hot day of fishing on Wheeler Lake for Shoals Youth

The Shoals Youth Bassmasters sweated a lot during their July 17 club tournament on Wheeler Lake but the trophy winners still brought in 56.125 pounds in spite of the temperature.

Forty-three club members and their adult companions braved the hot sun to fish the fourth season tournament club event.

Four seven-pound plus bags were brought in by the bassing youth to the 11 A.M. weigh-in at the First Creek ramp.

(L-R) 10 and Under, 16 to 18, 11 to 15.

The top spot in the 10 and Under age division was brought in by Jep Staggs with a 7 lb., 4 oz. bag. Camden Randall had a 7 lb., 2 oz. bag to win first place in the 11 to 15 age group. Another seven-pound plus bag was brought in by Fisher Heard to lead the 16 to 18 age division with 7 lb., 1 oz. Kace Jones took lunker honors with a nice 4 lb., 7 oz. largemouth.

Kace Jones took lunker honors.

Age Division Trophy Winners

10 and Under
1st Place Jep Staggs 7lbs 4ozs
2nd Place Kace Jones 5lbs 11ozs
3rd Place Levi Hicks 3lbs 13ozs
4th Place Harper Hardy 3lbs 12ozs

11 to 15 Age
1st Place Camden Randall 7lbs 2ozs
2nd Place Mason Newton 7lbs
3rd Place Brandon Atkins 6lbs 2ozs
4th Place Sam Hanback 4lbs 5ozs

16 to 18 Age
1st Place Fisher Heard 7lbs 1oz
2nd Place Joseph Kawalec 2lbs
3rd Place Hunter Inabnitt 2lbs

Lunker Kace Jones 4lbs 7ozs Largemouth

Tournament photos may be viewed and/or downloaded HERE.

The next club tournament is on August 28 on Wilson Lake from the Lock Six ramp. All club tournaments are from 7 A.M. to 11 A.M.

The Shoals Youth Bassmasters has three age divisions: 10 and Under; 11 thru 15; and 16 thru 18. Anglers in each division must have a responsible adult advisor running the boat and assisting a young fisherman if required.

The year-end picnic will be held after the last tournament. Youths must be a member of the Shoals Youth Bassmasters before the last tournament to be eligible for the lunch, and awards provided at the club’s year-end event.

Remaining club tournaments.
August 28 Lock Six Wilson
Sept 18 McFarland Park Pickwick

Anyone interested in a youth joining the Shoals Youth Bassmasters may call 256-757-1660 for more information or email [email protected].

One Comment

  1. Don Lee Gowen says:

    CONGRATULATIONS to Richard Laxton and his crew for a continuing excellent job with youth fishing opportunities.