Shoals Youth Club Hammers A Hot Pickwick With Almost Eighty Pounds of Bass

The dog days of summer greeted fifty-four members of the Shoals Youth Bassmasters at their Pickwick tournament on June 29. Humidity and heat was the weather for the young anglers. The hearty club members and their boat captains ignored the weather conditions and hammered some nice Pickwick bass.

Club Director Richard Laxson said the morning was pleasant but the heat was on by 9 AM and it was HOT! He added that a lot of bass were caught by the young anglers.

Liam “Bird” Aston lead the 10 and Under Division with 11.35 lbs. That division’s top four places weighed in 34.65 lbs. The four trophy winners in the 11 To 15 Age Division were separated by mere ounces. Carson Rumbaugh edged out the other three places with a bag going 11.74 lbs. Carson kicked his catch with a 6.13 lb. largemouth that also took big fish honors for the event. The 16 To 18 Age Division did not record any fish at the scales. Both division’s catch totaled 79.53 lbs.


The tournament rundown:
10 and Under
1st Place: Liam “Bird” Aston 11.35 lbs.
2nd Place: Hank Rumbaugh 9.01 lbs.
3rd Place: Brody Bennett 7.22 lbs.
4th Place: Jep Staggs 7.07 lbs.
Total 34.65 lbs.

11 to 15 Age
1st Place: Carson Rumbaugh 11.74 lbs.
2nd Place: Parker Posey 11.49 lbs.
3rd Place: Wheeler Mason 11.06 lbs.
4th Place: Cam Andrews 10.53 lbs.
Total 44.88 lbs.

16 to 18 Age No fish weighed
Total of both divisions: 79.53 lbs.

Lunker: Carson Rumbaugh 6.13 lb. Largemouth

The next Shoals Youth Bassmasters tournament on their trail is July 20 at First Creek, Wheeler Lake

The complete 2024 trail
May 11 First Creek Wheeler
June 1 Lock Six Wilson
June 29 McFarland Park Pickwick
July 20 First Creek Wheeler
August 10 Lock Six Wilson
Sept 21 McFarland Park Pickwick

Tournaments will begin at 7:00 A.M. and weigh-in will be at 11:00 A.M.
There are three age divisions for youth to compete in: 10 and Under; 11 through 15; 16 through 18. Anglers in each division must have a responsible adult advisor (boat captain).

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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