Youth First Places went 43.56 Pounds

The Shoals Youth Bassmasters final tournament of the 2021 season on Pickwick was a winner. The trophy winners in each of the three age divisions weighed-in 43.56 pounds of Pickwick bass.

Fifty-four youth anglers competed in the final event of the year launched from MsFarland Park under cloudy skies soon followed by sprinkles. The bottom fell out shortly after the awards and picnic was finished.

The cloudy skies did not slow down Kase Goodwin (10 and Under), Bree Odeneal (11 to 15), and Joseph Kawalec from boating bass. Each weighed-in 17-5, 13-6 and 12-4 respectively. Ansley Fritts took the tournament big fish honors with a 4-13 smallmouth

Age Division trophy winners.

Age division trophy winners:
10 and under  
1st Place                 Kase Goodwin                   17.lbs 5.oz
2nd Place                Brookman Weaver             7.lbs 7.oz
3rd Place                Ansley Fritts                         6.lbs 15.oz
4th Place                River Raney                          6.lbs 8.oz
11 to 15 Age    
1st Place                Bree Odeneal                      13.lbs 6.oz
2nd Place               Troy Bates                             6.lbs 1.oz
3rd Place               Cayden Turner                      5.lbs 3.oz
4th Place               Hayden Davis                        5.lbs
16 to 18 Age    
1st Place               Joseph Kawalec                   12.lbs 14.oz
2nd Place              Fisher Heard                          6.lbs 3.oz
3rd Place              Hunter Inabnitt                    3.lbs 13.oz
Lunker               Ansley Fritts        4.lbs 13 oz. Smallmouth

The 2021 tournament season was dedicated to the memory of Ronnie Gibson, Chuck Gresham and Mike Davidson, Sr., long time fisherman and supporters of Shoals Youth Bassmasters.

2021 Individual Awards
Angler of the Year                
10 and Under               Kase Goodwin                           53.lbs 12.oz
11 to 15 Age                 Sam Hanback                            25.lbs 14.oz
16 to 18 Age                 Fisher Heard                             17.lbs 4.oz


Hadley Brewer runner-up AOY for 10 and Under.
Parker Posey runner-up AOY for 11 to 15 Age group
Hunter Inabnitt runner-up for 16 to 18 Age group
Each received a $25 Gift card from Shoals Outdoor Sports


Biggest Largemouth for the year: Hadley Brewer 4.lbs 14.oz
Biggest Smallmouth for the year: Ansley Fritts 4.lbs 13.oz
Each winner received a $50 Gift card from Bass Pro Shop and Tracker Boating Center


Tournament photos available at

The club had about 200+ participants for the 2021 regular events including the last tournament and picnic. The Laxson family thanks everyone for what you do to make the Shoals Youth Bassmasters club possible.

Richard Laxson and all the Shoals Youth Bassmasters thank all sponsors for the help for the 2021 Tournament Trail. Without them the events, especially the awards and picnic, would not be possible. Each young angle received a rod and reel, gift cards from various sponsors, a bag full of fishing tackle, and lots of food for the picnic. Thanks to Lawlers BBQ, Whitts, McDonald’s of Lauderdale County, CiCi’s Pizza, TVA Credit Union, Bank Independent, Jaco Marine, H & N Construction, Academy Sports, Lawsons Sport Goods, Slider Lures, Perkins Outdoors, Burch Tackle, Tracker Boats, Bass Pro, Shoals Ourdoors, Robbins Farms, Southern Fishing News, Valmet Inc. and the parents, grandparents, advisors, staff and family and friends of the young anglers for your support.

Thanks to you all.

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