Shoals Youth Bassmasters Open 2022 on Wheeler Lake

A pleasant morning greeted fifty-eight young bass anglers and their adult sponsors (boat captains) as they arrived at First Creek.

Winners in the 11 to 15 Age Division. SYB photo

The anglers hit Wheeler Lake on Saturday, May 21 at 7 AM.

This was the first club tournament of the 2022 season. The anglers brought in a lot of bass with some bags weighing in at over 11 pounds. The rising temperature and humidity were being felt as the 11:00 weigh-in got underway. The contestants fished in water with surface temperatures in the mid-70s.

Hadley Brewer took first place in the 10 and Under Age Division with 11 lbs., 8 oz. Mason Newton placed first in the 11 to 15 Age Division with 12 lbs., 9 oz. And Andrew Littleton’s 7 lbs. was good enough to top the 16 to 18 Age Division. Brody Bennett weighed a 3 lb., 8 oz. largemouth for the big fish of the event.

The next club tournament is on June 18 on Wilson Lake out of Lock Six.

The age division results were:

10 and Under Age Division

10 and Under Age Division trophy winners. SYB photo

1st Place Hadley Brewer 11 lbs. 8 oz.
2nd Place Billy P. Gray 11 lbs. 7 oz.
3rd Place Cody Adams 10 lbs. 14 oz.
4th Place Brody Bennett 8 lbs.

11 to 15 Age Division
1st Place Mason Newton 12 lbs. 9 oz.
2nd Place Jacob Springer 10 lbs. 11 oz.
3rd Place Cam Andrews 10 lbs. 8 oz.
4th Place Jackson Garner 9 lbs. 3 oz.

16 to 18 Age Division top three. SYB photo

16 to 18 Age Division
1st Place Andrew Littleton 7 lbs.
2nd Place Briar Terry 4 lbs. 11 oz.
3rd Place Sam Tucker 3 lbs. 12 oz.

Lunker: Brody Bennett 3 lb. 8 oz. Largemouth

The 2022 Tournament Trail
May 21 First Creek Wheeler
June 18 Lock Six Wilson
July 9 McFarland Park Pickwick
July 23 First Creek Wheeler
August 27 Lock Six Wilson
Sept 17 McFarland Park Pickwick

All photos taken at the tournament may be viewed/downloaded HERE.

Tournaments will begin at 7:00 A.M. and weigh-in will be at 11:00 A.M.
There are three divisions:
1. 10 and Under
2. 11 thru 15
3. 16 thru 18

Anglers in each division must have a responsible adult advisor. The year end picnic will be held after the last tournament. You must be a member before the last tournament.

Call 256-757-1660 for more information or email [email protected]

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