Youth anglers fish Wilson Lake

The Shoals Youth Bassmasters fished the fifth club tournament of their 2022 season, Saturday, August 27 on Wilson Lake. Forty young anglers fished Wilson Lake out of Lock-Six Ramp and the trophy winners weighed in a little over fifty-three pounds on largemouth and smallmouth bass.

Bo Hemman and dad show their Wilson Lake catch.

The morning launch started out with “nice bass fishing weather” and ended with the normal heat and humidity. There were some nice fish brought-in by the youths in the three age divisions.

Bo Hemman walked away with first in the 10 And Under Age Division with 12 pounds, 2 ounces. Bo also took big fish honors with a 4-pound, 10-ounce smallie. The 11 to 15-Year-Old Division’s first place weighed four pounds, five ounces boated by Isaac Grisham. The 16 to 18-Year-Old Division was topped by Samuel Tucker for his five-pound, thirteen ounces.

The Division trophy winners.

The division weight breakdown was: Ten and Under with 32.0625 pounds; Eleven to 15 ages had 9.5 pounds, and Sixteen to 18 age group totaled 11.9375 pounds.

Tournament Results
10 and Under Age Division
1st Place Bo Hemman 12 lbs. 12 oz.
2nd Place Scarlett Keeton 9 lbs. 2 oz.
3rd Place Silas Niedergeses 5 lbs. 3 oz.
4th Place Hunter Hardy 5 lbs.
SUB-TOTAL 32.0625

11 to 15 Age Division
1st Place Isaac Grisham 4 lbs. 5 oz.
2nd Place Erica Gray 3 lbs. 14 oz.
3rd Place Patch Craig 1 lb. 5 oz.

16 to 18 Age Division
1st Place Samuel Tucker 5 lbs. 13 oz.
2nd Place Briar Terry 3 lbs. 12 oz.
3rd Place Brandon Atkins 2 lbs. 6 oz.
SUB-TOTAL 11.9375

Lunker, Bo Hemman, 4 lb. 10 oz. Smallmouth

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

The next, and final, club tournament of the year (and picnic) is September 17 on Pickwick from the McFarland Park ramp.

Anglers in each division must have a responsible adult advisor running the boat and assisting a young fisherman as 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 [email protected].































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