Shoals Youth Bassmasters compete on North Alabama’s Wilson Lake

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.

Trophy winner divisions, 10 and under (top left) 11 to 15 age division (bottom) and the 16 to 18 age division (top right). SYBM photos

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

Tournament Photo Album
Click Here To View/Download

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 rklaxson@hiwaay.net.

Many thanks to the sponsors and supporters of the Shoals Youth Bassmasters

Shoals Youth Bassmasters 2019 Sponsors
Academy Sports and Outdoors, Bank Independent, Bass Pro Shop, Brewers Logging, Burch Tackle, C. C. Pizza, D & D Lawn Care, D & D Marine, D & T Robbins Farms, Daniel Boone Guide Service, Davidson Fence and Decks, Florence Trophy Company, Gray’s Tackle, Jaco Marine, Lawlers Barbecue, Lawson’s, Lewis Electric, Lewis Signs, McDonalds Lauderdale County, Perkins Outdoors, Recluse Pest Control, Ronnie and Kathryn Gibson, Shoals Outdoor Sports, Slider Lures, Southern Fishing News.com, The Bait Shop, Tracker Boating Center, TVA Community Credit Union, Valmet, Westend Market.

Leave a Comment