Shoals Youth Bassmasters find the bass on Pickwick

Wow! With the weights brought in by these young bassmasters I’m gonna be asking for a guided trip. The three age Divisions of the Shoals Youth Bassmasters had slab bags taking first place.

The club fished Pickwick Lake on August 1. Richard Laxson, club director, said 42 youth competed in this their fourth club tournament.

winners colbert park copyAugust 1st, 42 young anglers fished Pickwick Lake out of Colbert Park. The morning started with very comfortable temperatures. At the 11 AM weigh-in the temperatures was already rising and wind had begun to roughen-up the lake.

Laxson noted heavy grass was matted the water which shortening the trolling motor’s battery life. Geese stayed out in the water by the grass keeping the anglers company. Laxson said that was a good thing.

The only potential problem came up when a park ranger cruised by and noted there was a tournament going on. The park ranger informed the club director a permit is required for fishing tournaments Ranger “eagle eye” was there looking for that permit. Having pity on the young anglers the Ranger did not start writing but told Laxson to check with the Tupelo office next year. Clubs, you have been warned.storme alexander colbert park copy

Let’s checkout the four places in each age division and take a look at the bag weightss:

10 and under
1st Place: Hudson Mattox 13 lbs 2 oz.
2nd Place: Luke Mattox 12 lbs. 7 oz.
3rd Place: Caston Smith 10 lbs. 2 oz.johnathon peters colbert park copy
4th Place: Hayden Brewer 7 lbs. 9 oz.
11 to 15 Age Group
1st Place: Ty Cobb 13 lbs. 3 oz.
2nd Place: Hunter Bridges 10 lbs. 15 oz.
3rd Place: Clayton Birdyshaw 8 lbs. 1 oz.
4th Place: Hunter Inabnitt 7 lbs. 6 oz.
16 to 18 Age Group
1st Place: Johnathon Peters 18lbs. 12ozs.ty cobb colbert park copy
2nd Place: Nick Bolton 7lbs. 1ozs.
3rd Place: Logan Peden 6lbs. 6ozs.

The big bass of the tournament went to Hudson Mattox who had a 5 lb. 5 oz. largemouth. Go Hudson! I gotta go fishing with these young folk!

The next tournament for the Shoals Youth Bassmasters is on Wilson Lake from the Lock Six ramp. For information on joining this club please email Richard Laxson at: [email protected]

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