Wilson Lake bass cooperate with Shoals Youth Bassmasters

Fifty-five young anglers of the Shoals Youth Bassmasters (SYBM) lined-up at Fleet Harbor ramp on Wilson Lake in North Alabama ready to compete for trophies in the three club age divisions.

Although the club total weight was more, the combined weights of the division winners was 118.75 lbs. The heaviest limit of five fish was 17 lbs. 3 oz. brought in by Cal Cannon. Cal also took big fish honors with a 4 lb. 15 oz. largemouth. That was a 10.8 pound average for the trophy places in all divisions.

First place in the 10 and under was Cal Cannon with his big limit. The top spot in 11 to 15 age division went to Brandon Atkins with 12 lbs. 3 oz. Jared Sparks was the winner in the 16 to 18-year-old group for his 9 lb. 2 oz. bag.

Club director Richard Laxson said, “The sky was overcast but the rain held off long enough for the kids to finish the tournament without getting wet. The club members caught a lot of bass.”

Trophy finishes in each age division:

10 and Under Division:   
1st Place-Cal Cannon  17 lbs. 3 oz.
2nd Place-Kane Goodwin  11 lbs. 14 oz.
3rd Place-Peyton Davidson  11 lbs. 2 oz.
4th Place-Hayden Brewer  9 lbs. 14 oz.

11 to 15 Age Division:
1st Place-Brandon Atkins  12 lbs. 3 oz.
2nd Place-Kalyn Anderson  11 lbs. 3 oz.
3rd Place-Spencer Lovett  10 lbs. 3 oz.
4th Place-Sam Tucker  9 lbs. 9 oz.

16 to 18 Age Division:   
1st Place-Jared Sparks  9 lbs. 2 oz.
2nd Place-Storme Patrick  8 lbs. 4 oz.
3rd Place-Hunter Inabnitt  8 lbs. 3 oz.

 Lunker:  Cal Cannon  4 lbs. 15 oz. Largemouth

Cal Cannon and dad show off his bass including the 4 lbs. 15 oz. Largemouth big fish.

The club’s next tournament is July 13 launching from Colbert Park on Pickwick. All club tournaments are 7 A.M. to 11 A.M.


Anglers in each division must have a responsible adult advisor running the boat and assisting a young fisherman if required.

The year-end picnic will be held after the last tournament. Youths must be a member of the Shoals Youth Bassmasters before the last tournament to be eligible for the lunch, and awards provided at the club’s year-end event.

For more information on how to join the club or about the tournament please call Richard Laxson, Club Director, at 256-757-1660 or email him at rklaxson@hiwaay.net.


Shoals Youth Bassmasters 2019 Sponsors

Academy Sports and Outdoors, Bank Independent, Bass Pro Shop, Brewers Logging, Burch Tackle, C. C. Pizza, D & D Lawn Care, D & D Marine, D & T Robbins Farms, Daniel Boone Guide Service, Davidson Fence and Decks, Florence Trophy Company, Gray’s Tackle, Jaco Marine, Lawlers Barbecue, Lawson’s, Lewis Electric, Lewis Signs, McDonalds Lauderdale County, Perkins Outdoors, Recluse Pest Control, Ronnie and Kathryn Gibson, Shoals Outdoor Sports, Slider Lures, Southern Fishing News.com, The Bait Shop, Tracker Boating Center, TVA Community Credit Union, Valmet, Westend Market.




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