The Shoals Youth Bassmasters, based in Northwest Alabama, fished Pickwick Lake July 28, 2018, for their _ club tournament. Fish weighed by the winners in each age division totaled 62.31 pounds. Pickwick provided a mix of both largemouth and smallmouth bass for the young anglers.
The boat captains and youth anglers launched from Colbert Park at the Natchez Trace Bridge.
Weather for this event was cooler than the previous tournament on Wilson Lake which was blazing hot.
The winning weight total was 6.75 pounds higher than the 55.56 pounds on Wilson. These total only reflect the weight for the placing spots in all the divisions and does not include the fish caught by other members not in the top places.
Castin Smith had 10 lbs. 9 oz. that took first in the 10 and under group. First place in the 11 to 15-year-old division went to Nathan Whitehead who weighed-in 9 lbs. 5 oz. The 16 to 18-year-olds had a tougher day with a first-place weight of 7 lbs. 11 oz. brought-in by Hunter Patterson. The big fish of the club event went to Parker Posey for a 6 lb. largemouth.
Ten and under age division winners
1st Place: Castin Smith, 10 lbs. 9 oz.
2nd Place: Parker Posey, 8 lbs. 6 oz.
3rd Place: Isaac England, 6 lbs. 6 oz.
4th Place: Peyton Davidson, 5 lbs. 6 oz.
Eleven to 15-year-old division winners
1st Place: Nathan Whitehead, 9 lbs. 5 oz.
2nd Place: Christopher Clark, 6 lbs. 14 oz.
3rd Place: Fisher Heard, 6 lbs. 3 oz.
4th Place: Lex Vanderford, 5 lbs.10 oz.
Winners in the 16-to-18-year-old group
1st Place: Hunter Patterson, 7 lbs.11 oz.
2nd Place: Storme Alexander, 2 lbs.10 oz.
3rd Place: Clayton Birdyshaw, 2 lbs. 5 oz.
Lunker of the tournament
Parker Posey won the big bass trophy with a 6 lb. largemouth
The Pickwick Lake tournament was the fourth competition in the 2018 season. Two tournaments remain for the year – Wilson Lake and Pickwick.
The club’s remaining tournament schedule:
August 25 Lock Six Wilson
Sept 8 McFarland Ramp Pickwick (annual picnic and awards). (NOTE: Youth must become members prior to this tournament to attend and get an award).
Tournaments begin at 7:00 A.M. and weigh-in is 11:00 A.M.
For information about the Shoals Youth Bassmasters please email the club’s director, Richard Laxson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All the individual photos from the tournament may be viewed and/or downloaded HERE.