BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – At 6-feet, 9-inches, Jasper, Ala.’s David Kilgore appears better suited for basketball than bass fishing. His victory at the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open presented by Allstate March 6-8 was an impressive slam dunk.
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The cold, wet, miserable weather that brutalized the fishermen yesterday at Smith Lake was nowhere to be seen today at the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open presented by Allstate.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Less than one week after the GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by Diet Mountain Dew and GoPro, David Kilgore of Jasper, Ala., has one thing on his mind — getting back onto the Classic stage.
Southern Fishing News followed-up with Brianna Tucker and Mitchell Gowen, Decatur Heritage Christian Academy Fishing Eagles team, as they came off the water on Lay Lake.
2014 B.A.S.S. HIGH SCHOOL EXHIBITION TOURNAMENT
Lay Lake – February 23, 2014
Editor’s Note: Southern Fishing News has been following two young student anglers, Brianna Tucker and Mitchell Gowen, from the Decatur Heritage Christian Academy Fishing Eagles as they have participated in the new B.A.S.S. High School Student Angler Program. This installment follows the young tournament anglers as they compete in the 2014 B.A.S.S. High School Exhibition Tournament in conjunction with the Bassmaster Classic.
Due to significant construction delays, the renovation of Beeswax Public Boat Ramp on Lay Lake that began July 2013 will be suspended from March 2014 through June 2014 to avoid conflicts with previously scheduled bass tournaments.
For years, Wheeler Lake has been known to locals as a hot spot for a variety of fishing–catfish, bass, crappie and more. With the addition of Ingalls Harbor, weekend anglers and pro anglers are also experiencing this fishing mecca and Decatur and Morgan County are benefiting from the revenue generated during multi-day tournaments.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — In the first-ever winner’s tie of the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series, the University of Oklahoma’s Caleb Masters and Landon Dixon and University of West Alabama’s James Brumbelow and Andrew Warbington shared the trophy.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Every angler dreams of catching bass after giant bass like Randy Howell did on Sunday.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — When 10 of the top high school bass fishing teams competed in an exhibition tournament in conjunction with the GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by Diet Mountain Dew and GoPro, it was the team of Jake Lee and Jacob Mashburn who took the trophy on the Classic stage on Saturday.