Shoals Youth Bassmasters fish Pickwick

The Shoals Youth Bassmasters fished the club’s fourth tournament on the 2017 schedule. Around two dozen boats carrying one or two youths fished the event. Forecast rain and storms did not appear and the weather was great for the kids. Pickwick begun to get rough at weigh-in time but all boats returned with no problems to the Colbert Park ramp just off the Natchez Trace Parkway.

The 15″ bass limit proved a little difficult for many club member’s but was overcome by several youth anglers.

Payton Davidson  and Sam Letson weighed-in 15 lbs. 1 oz. and 14 lbs. 2 oz. respectively in the Ten and Under Division. Luke Mattox brought in a whopping 21 lbs. 9 oz. along with Ty Cobb that weighed-in 13 lbs. 11 oz. in the 11 to 15 Age Division.

Pickwick’s ledges and other underwater features provide good opportunities for great fishing. However, as most anglers know, you got to know where to go.

SYBM age division top finishers.

Age Division Top Finishers
10 and Under
First Place-  Payton Davidson – 15 lbs. 1 oz.
Second Place-  Sam Letson – 14 lbs 2 oz.
Third Place-  Camden Randall – 11 lbs. 9 oz.
Fourth Place- Hayden Brewer – 10 lbs. 1 oz.
11 to 15
First Place- Luke Mattox – 21 lbs. 9 oz.
Second Place- Ty Cobb – 13 lbs. 11 oz.
Third Place- Hunter Brewer – 10 lbs. 9 oz.
Fourth Place- Zach Garner – 9 lbs. 1 oz.
16 to 18
First Place- Hunter Jones – 6 lbs. 13 oz.
Second Place- Clayton Birdyshaw – 2 lbs. 1 oz.

SYBM anglers.

The next club tournament is on Wilson Lake, August 26 out of Lock Six ramp. The following and final tournament of 2017 will be September 9 on Pickwick Lake out of Macfarland Park. A club picnic will follow the tourney. Members must have joined the club before the last tournament to be eligible to attend the picnic.

There are three age divisions for competition:
1.) 10 and Under
2.) 11 thru 15
3.) 16 thru 18
The youth anglers in each division must have a responsible adult advisor in the boat. Club tournaments begin at 7:00 A.M. and weigh-in is 11:00 A.M.

For information on the Shoals Youth Bassmasters call Richard Laxson at 256-757-1660 or email [email protected].

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