Day One On LBAA Lake Hartwell Tournament
Pelham, Alabama's Kim Bain-Moore is at it again! Less than 60 days ago the 30 year-old Australian native rocked the Lady Bass Anglers Association (LBAA) Tour with a commanding victory at Texas' Sam Rayburn. Bain-Moore is "on" again as the LBAA's second stop of its inaugural 2011 tour has hit South Carolina's Lake Hartwell this week
Bain-Moore brought her five bass limit to the scales at Portman Shoals Marina and her weight was officially recorded as 16.82 pounds.
"I'm covering a fair amount of ground fishing a swim bait primarily around docks and shallow points," Bain-Moore stated. "My fish are more in between the docks earlier because they are out moving around chasing herring. Then as the sun gets higher they are pulling back under the shade."
Can Bain-Moore do a two-peat and be a back-to-back winner on the 2011 LBAA Tour? "I hope what I'm doing will hold up," she went on to say. "It's more like a pattern as opposed to a tiny area, and I feel like I've got ten miles of type of area with the stuff I'm looking for in it. I feel like I can buzz around to these places and catch them again."
Big fish for day one at Hartwell was caught by Debbie Kemp and her big bass weighed 5.99 pounds.
The LBAA Pro Division "Super Seven" at Hartwell after day one of competition are: Kim Bain-Moore leading with 16.82 pounds. In second is Leslie Childers with 13.11 and she is followed by Heather Broom in third with 12.06 pounds. Pam Ridgle is in fourth with 10.65 pounds and she is followed by Judy Skibinski in fifth with 10.37 pounds. Sixth and seventh place are held down by Lynda Gessner with 8.69 pounds and Debbie Kemp with 8.20 pounds of bass.
Kim Giddens (your co-angler) leader from Alpine, AlabamaLBAA
In the LBAA Co-angler division on Hartwell Kim Giddens three bass limit allows her to hold a slim tenth of an ounce lead going into day two of competition. Giddens, who is from Alpine, Alabama weighed in 6.88 pounds of bass. Giddens leads the LBAA Co-angler "Super Seven" and is followed in second by Diane Smith with 6.78 pounds, and Alisa Johnson in third with 6.56 pounds. Donna Newberry is in forth with 4.60 pounds and Vicki Henderson is fifth with 4.23 pounds. Diana Uebelhack holds down sixth with 4.01 pounds and in seventh is Charlotte Frazier with 3.93 pounds.
South Carolina's Anderson Convention and Visitors Bureau is hosting the two-day ProAm here on Hartwell and the ProAm event will conclude tomorrow Friday, May 6.
On Saturday, May 7, the LBAA will host the 2011 Lake Hartwell Lady Bass Anglers Association Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club Charity Tournament. Entry fee is $100 per team with a guaranteed payout of $1,000 to first place. The highest finishing team with a female team member and the highest finishing team with a child age 12 or under will receive a $200 bonus. Membership in the LBAA is not required to fish this charity event. At the conclusion of the weigh-in, drawings for raffle items will take place adding another level of support for the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club. Numerous national and local organizations have donated raffle items.
Anglers will continue to launch at "safe light' and weigh-ins will start at 3 p.m. All launches and weigh-in festivities will take place at Portman Shoals Marina 1629 Marina Road Anderson, SC 29625 Phone: 864-287-3211.
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