Forty-six young anglers competed on Pickwick

The July 9 Shoals Youth BaBassmaster’s third club tournament of the season was on Pickwick Lake launching from McFarland Park.

Brookman Weaver took first in his age division and had the big fish of the tournament. SYBM photo

Club manager Richard Laxson said, “Early morning started out with thunder, lightning, and steady rain. By the 6:30 registration, only light rain was coming down.

Ten and Under trophy winners. SYBM photo

Forty-six young anglers did not let the weather dampen their spirits. ActuaEveryonehappy to finally see some rain. The rain did taper off between 8 and 9 AM so the weigh-in was a dry affair.

The club members did catch some fish. Some nice smallies showed-showed up-in. Brookman Weaver took first place in the 10 and Under Division with 11 lbs. 1 oz. Weaver also had the big fish of the day – a 4 lb. 11 oz. largemouth. Cam Andrews bag weighed 8 lbs. 8 oz. placing first by 7 oz. in the 11 to 15 Year Old Division. Brair Terry’s 10 lbs. 4 oz. bag put him in first place among the 16 to 18 year olds.

11-15 year olds trophy winners. SYBM photo

10 and Under
1st Place Brookman Weaver 11 lbs. 1 oz.
2nd Place Kase Goodwin 8 lbs. 2 oz.
3rd Place Cullen Howell 8 lbs
4th Place Scarlett Keeton 7 lbs 4 oz.

11 to 15 Age Division
1st Place Cam Andrews 8 lbs. 8 oz.
2nd Place Ansley Fritts 8 lbs. 1 oz.
3rd Place Isaac Grisham 5 lbs. 14 oz.
4th Place Camden Randall 5 lbs. 4 oz.

16 to 18 Age Division
1st Place Brair Terry 10 lbs. 4 oz.
2nd Place Ashley Rhinehart 6 lbs. 11 oz.
3rd Place Brandon Atkins 6 lbs. 2 oz.

16 to 18 Age Division. SYBM photo

Lunker Brookman Weaver 4 lbs. 11 oz. Largemouth

The next club tournament is July 23 on Wheeler Lake launching in First Creek.

2022 Tournament Trail
May 21 First Creek Wheeler
June 18 Lock Six Wilson
July 9 McFarland Park Pickwick
July 23 First Creek Wheeler
August 27 Lock Six Wilson
Sept 17 McFarland Park Pickwick

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.


For more information on how to join the club or about the tournament please call Richard Laxson, Club Director, at 256-757-1660 or email him at [email protected].

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