The Shoals Youth Bassmasters youth anglers, fishing the next to last club tournament of the 2019 season, went head-to-head in the three age divisions on Wilson Lake out of the Lock Six ramp on August 31, 2019.
The fishing temperature was cool at 7 AM but ended hot by the 11 AM weigh-in time for the fifty-four youth competing. Club director Richard Laxson noted that most of the youth anglers caught fish in the tournament.
Several impressive bass were brought to the scales by club members. Case MaMahan had 4-8 largemouth, Tyler Smith caught a 3-14 Smallmouth and Hunter Inabnitt boated a 3-13 smallmouth. Case McMahan’s 4 lb. 8 oz. largemouth took the big fish trophy for the event.
The 10 and Under group of trophy winners had a total of 33.81 pounds of bass for the tournament. Next, the 11 to 15-year-old members weighed-in 25.25 pounds. The two 16 to 18-year-old division fishermen scored 13.25 pounds. The total weight of the age divisions place winners totaled 72.31 pounds. The total catch for the entire club would have easily gone over a hundred pounds of largemouth and smallmouth from Wilson Lake in a four-hour tournament.
The weigh-in had a tie for fourth place in both the 10 and under and the 11 to 15 age divisions. The trophy winners for the event were:
10 and Under Age Division
1st Place Case McMahan- 9-9
2nd Place Cal Cannon- 7-3
3rd Place Cam Andrews- 5-8
4th Place Kane Goodwin- 4-15
4th Place Hayden Brewer- 4-15
11 to 15 Age Division
1st Place Max Taylor- 6-5
2nd Place Brandon Atkins- 5-1
3rd Place Tyler Smith- 5-0
4th Place Troy Bates- 4-7
4th Place Mattie Holland- 4-7
16 to 18 Age Division
1st Place Hunter Inabnitt- 7-11
2nd Place Westley Hayes- 5-9
Lunker Case McMahan- 4-8 largemouth
The final Shoals Youth Bassmasters tournament will be September 21 on Pickwick Lake from the McFarland ramp.
A club picnic and award presentations will follow the weigh-in for all members that fished at least one tournament prior to the final tournament.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.