Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series Alabama Results
In the Co-Angler Division, Bobby Carter of Birmingham, Ala., finished with 19.81 pounds. He actually caught six bass weighing 20.81 pounds with a 4.66-pound kicker before a penalty set him back. On Day 1, he caught 11.03 pounds, adding 8.78 pounds the second day to take home $2,485.
"The first day, we did a little running around," Carter said. "I fished a 10-inch worm on a Carolina rig with a 3/4-ounce weight. We fished in the main channel in about 25 feet of water."
Michael Bradford of Scottsboro, Ala., took second with two three-bass division limits going 18.44 pounds with one 3.75-pounder. He caught 9.51 pounds the first day and 8.93 pounds the second day to pocket $1,243.
"On the first day, when the fish started schooling, it didn't matter what I threw," Bradford said. "On the second day, my partner was catching fish on a swimbait, but I couldn't catch anything on it. I started throwing a Zoom buzz frog."
In third for the non-boaters, Chad Thompson of Gaylesville, Ala., landed five bass for 16.37 pounds to win $828. Leading on Day 1 with 11.21 pounds, he added 5.16 pounds the next day.
"On the first day, I fished a Rapala DT Fat Rap around scattered grass," Thompson said. "On the second day, I fished a buzzbait early in the morning."
Landing in fourth place, Jerod Haynes of Alexandria, Ala., caught five keeper bass weighing 15.29 pounds. He caught 9.70 pounds the first day with another 5.59 pounds the second day. Wayne Kilgore of Attalla, Ala., landed six bass for 15.22 pounds. On the first day, he caught 6.18 pounds and ended with a 9.04-pound bag. Jason Stroup of Cedartown, Ga., landed the division lunker, a 5.32-pounder on the second day, a fish worth $322.
"The big one was the second fish of the day, but I didn't catch it until 2:15 p.m.," Stroup said. "I caught it on plastic on the edge of the grass in five to six feet of water."