Shoals Youth Club Trophy Winners Bring In Over Seventy Pounds

The Shoals Youth Bassmasters loaded some bags in their final club tournament of the 2020 season.

The club, based out of Florence, AL, fished Pickwick Lake launching from McFarland Park on September 19. Fifty-one youth anglers competed in the tournament with their adult sponsors. The youth fishing club also had a picnic and award presentations after the event.

Richard Laxson, club director, noted the morning was a little cool with a slight breeze at launch.

Ten and Under winners. SYBM photo

Eleven to 15. SYBM photo

Sixteen to 15 winners. SYBM photo

The youth compete in three age divisions- 10 and Under, 11 to 15, and 16 to 18. Trophies are awarded to places one thru four. Kase Goodwin placed first in the Ten and Under group with a bag going 14-8, the heaviest bag of the tournament. First place the 11 to 15-year-old division went to Sean Parker Willingham who had 10-4.

The 16 to 18 age group struggled a little with first and second place decided with a coin toss for a tie at 2-9. Mattie Holland won the toss for first place over Fisher Heard. Third place was also decided with a coin toss between Case Thorton and Westley Hayes, both with 1-9. Case Thornton won the toss for third place. Camden Randell, in the 11 to 15 age group took the tournament big fish honors with a 4-7 largemouth.

Tournament Places

10 and Under
1st Place – Kase Goodwin 14 lbs. 8 oz.
2nd Place – Cal Cannon 9 lbs. 3 oz.
3rd Place – Ansley Fritts 8 lbs. 9 oz.
4th Place – Carlee Davidson 6 lbs. 14 oz.

11 to 15 Age Group
1st Place – Sean Parker Willingham 10 lbs. 4 oz.
2nd Place – Camden Randall 8 lbs. 13 oz.
3rd Place – Mason Newton 4 lbs. 10 oz.
4th Place – Jackson Garner 3 lbs. 14 oz.

16 to 18 Age Group
1st Place – Mattie Holland 2 lbs. 9 oz. Flip of Coin
2nd Place – Fisher Heard 2 lbs. 9 oz.
3rd Place – Case Thornton 1lbs. 10 oz. Flip of Coin
4th Place – Westley Hayes 1lbs. 10 oz.

Lunker
Camden Randall 4 lbs.7 oz. Largemouth

The Shoals Youth Bassmasters present trophies after the final tournament of the year to each age group for the Angler of the Year, Runner-Up for the Angler of the Year, and Big Fish of the Year.

Awards

10 and Under Age Group
Kase Goodwin – Angler of Year with 22 lbs. 5 oz.
Cal Cannon – Runner-Up with 16 lbs. 1 oz.

11 to 15 Age Group
Camden Randall – Angler of the Year with 21 lbs. 15 oz.
Sean Parker Willingham – Runner-Up with 18 lbs. 9 oz.

16 to 18 Age Group
Hunter Inabnitt – Angler of the Year with 5 lbs. 12 oz.
Fisher Heard – Runner-Up with 5 lbs. 11 oz.

Largest Largemouth – Carlee Davidson, 4 lbs. 10 oz.
Largest Smallmouth – Sean Parker Willingham, 3 lbs. 14 oz.

Richard Laxson, Director, Shoals Youth Bassmasters. SYBM photo

Congratulations to Richard Laxson and family for another successful year managing the Shoals Youth Bassmasters. Laxson has worked with youth fishing for decades. Club season 2020 was not an easy year to schedule tournaments due to the COVID-19 pandemic and other events scheduled for area lakes.

All the original tournament photos are available for viewing and download HERE.

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