Marty McCravey sent me this photo of the catch his brother Dustin McCravey and he caught this past Saturday while fishing the Heartland Tournament out of Pickwick Lake. They came in 2nd place with this stringer of 24.3 pounds. It took a little over 27 pounds to take the win. Looks like the big girls are biting.
Here is a photo of Amelia Ellis Shelton sent me this morning of a nice bass that she caught while practicing for her upcoming LBAA tournament. The tournament will be on Kentucky Lake starting on Friday. She finished fourth in her last tournament on Old Hickory Lake.
LBAA Pro Angler Amelia Ellis Shelton finished in sixth place at last weeks tournament on Kentucky Lake. Good job Amelia.
Amelia Ellis Shelton sponsored by BER Custom Lure Painting recently placed fourth in her first tournament in the Lady Bass Anglers Association on Tennessee’s Ole Hickory Lake. Amelia was in second place following the first day of fishing but finished in fourth place. She is also leading the Rookie of the Year standings. Congratulation Amelia on a great tournament.
Rat-L-Trap will again host their annual Lake Guntersville tournament on January 25, 2014 and I’m already getting request for lures to be painted for this tournament. If you have not already placed your order then it will probably be too late for this years tournament. Last years tournement held there was won on one of my custom painted lures. The TR582 or BER Trap now in the Rat-L-Trap line of lures. If you are interested in fishing the tournament this year here is a link to the registration form from Rat-L-Trap.
The TR582 or BER Trap
The Catch A Dream bass tournament was held on Pickwick Lake yesterday out of JP Coleman State Park. The tournament format was with two, two man teams with only four fish per boat allowed. The winning teams of Curt Brown, Carey Clark, Andy Houpt and Mitch Harrison took the win using BER Custom Painted Lures crankbaits on one of my HD patterns with a total weight of eight fish 40.04 pounds. They also had the lunker with an 8.04 largemouth caught on the same crankbait. Way to go guys! I forgot to mention they won over $8000 during the tournament!
Curt Brown, Carey Clark, Andy Houpt and Mitch Harrison
8.04 pound lunker
Shoals Youth Bassmasters 2013 Tournament Schedule has been released.
- May 25, 2013 – Wheeler Lake – First Creek Ramp
- June 8, 2013 – Pickwick Lake – Colbert Park Ramp
- June 22, 2013 – Wilson Lake – Fleet Harbor Ramp
- July 20, 2013 – Elk River (Wheeler) Lee Hi Bridge Ramp
- August 10, 2013 – Wilson Lake – Lock Six Ramp
- August 24, 2013 – Pickwick Lake – McFarland Park Ramp
Tournament will start at 7:00 am and weight-in will be at 11:00 am.
There will be(3) three divisions for these tournaments.
- 10 years and under
- 11 years through 15 years
- 16 years through 18 years
- Anglers in each division must have a responsible adult advisor.
- The year end picnic will be held after the last tournament of the year.
- You must be a member prior to this tournament.
- Call 256-757-1660 for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org
I was a little nervous fishing my first tournament with the Lady Bass Angler’s Association, but everyone made me feel right at home. The May 10 -11, 2013 tournament was held at Old HickoryLake in Hendersonville, Tennessee.
I fished as a co-angler and was paired up with a different pro each day. Friday was cold and wet — it rained all day and even with rain gear on, I was soaked to the bone. The first day I was paired with Lauren Prosser Crecelius, who did an excellent job dodging all the debris floating in the water. For me, fishing was tough — with not being familiar with Old Hickory and adding in the weather conditions. Even then, I was able to get 2 keepers in the boat (co-anglers have a 3 fish limit while pros have a 5 fish limit). At weigh-in on Day 1, I was in 10th place with 3.95.
The weather on Day 2 was overcast and a little cold — was paired up with Kim Giddens — she did an awesome job navigating but fishing was tough. Being familiar with the lake, I believe, was definitely an advantage. Kim and I both caught some shorts and lost keepers. After weigh-in on Day 2, I dropped from 10th down to 18th.
Some people might look at that and say, Aww, too bad,” — but I definitely do not feel that way. I had an awesome time, met a lot of women whom I would enjoy fishing with again (but perhaps on water I’m familiar with!). For being a newbie, fishing a lake I had never heard of, and throwing into the mix the very different weather conditions for the 2 days — I am very proud of how I did.