Pam Martin-Wells Leads the LBAA Day One at Chickamauga
(Dayton, TN) – Professional bass angler Pam Martin-Wells of Bainbridge, Georgia, dominated day one of the Lady Bass Anglers Association (LBAA) bass fishing tournament today on Tennessee’s Lake Chickamauga as she races for points for Angler of the Year (AOY). It was a tough day in the late July sun, however Pam Martin-Wells brought a five fish limit to the scales totaling 15.97 pounds. Finishing behind Martin-Wells in second place was Cindy Hatfield who had a total of 9.05 pounds.Rounding out the day in the boater division at Chickamauga was Lisa Johnson in third with 7.87. Local angler Legend Boats' Pro Jenny Nevans finished with 7.8 in fourth place. Patti Campbell was fifth with 7.66, Lynda Gessner was sixth with 5.77, and Kim Giddens was seventh with 4.19 pounds weighed in.Diana Uebelhack finished day one in first place in the co-angler division with a limit of three bass weighing 12.53 pounds that included today’s big fish weighing in at 6.95 pounds. Uebelhack was followed by Sharon Lawson who took second place with a three fish limit of 7.72 pounds, Bonnie Ward in third with 6.85 pounds, and Linda Sands finishing in fourth with two bass totaling 4.98 Pounds.With water temperatures ranging from the upper 70’s into the lower 80’s beneath a hot and sunny blue sky, the day did not yield the record breaking results that have been seen earlier in the 2013 tournament season that has brought Lake Chickamauga notice during other events. However day two promises more bass action as weather reports hinting of overcast skies and a thirty percent chance of afternoon showers. The determination and the skill of the professional lady anglers along with more favorable conditions will greatly affect the day two results with larger limits.The LBAA is setup to provide women with an opportunity to fish professionally, to grow the sport of bass fishing and to build a program that will allow future generations of young ladies with more opportunities to compete in the sport of bass fishing. The lady anglers will weigh-in again tomorrow at 3:00 pm at Dayton Boat Dock on Day 2 of the tournament.