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:
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 https://photos.app.goo.gl/v6EWybY79MXxjRKt8
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.