The LBAA Old Hickory Outcome
May 3, 2014
HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — Day two of the LBAA Tournament on Tennessee’s Old Hickory Lake
Faced by the challenges of weather and a lake full of debris from recent rains flooding the banks, followed by dropping water, a cold front and blue bird skies, the ladies endured to wrap up the event on Old Hickory. The event had tested not only their skill as anglers but their endurance and stamina in the tough conditions they faced. Bringing limits of bass to the scales on both days, the ladies proved they are true professionals in this sport.
Local angler, Lauren Prosser-Crecelius lead the way both days with a 5-bass limit weighing in at a two-day total of 21.81 Lbs. with Pam Martin-Wells moving up to second place with her two-day limit of 20.20 lbs. Alabama’s Lisa Johnson placed in third with 18.15 lbs. Crecelius had said at the end of Day One that she would hopefully bring home a win for the home town; her hopes paid off.
Wells who moved up from fourth place on day one said, “We had a fun week and caught a lot of fish, but the size limit was tough. With the rain and draw down fluctuation the water level, one day they would be in the grass and the next day outside the grass. I couldn’t sit in one spot, I had to keep running hitting various banks. We had a ball here on Old Hickory.”
Rounding out the top five, Amelia Shelton of Summertown, Tennessee took the number four slot with 15.67 lbs that included the event's only smallmouth. Texas angler, Kim McGuffy finished up in fifth place with 14.85 total pound. LBAA co-founder Cheryl Bowden brought the Big Bass to the scales weighing in at 4.82 Lbs.
On the co-angler side Angela Mayo from Maiden North Carolina held the lead to win with a total of 12.66 lbs which was a 3 fish limit each day. Texas angler, Brenda Bills finished close behind with 12.59 lbs to take second place. In third place Bonnie Ward of Snohomish, Washington brought two fish to the scales both days weighing in at a total of 8.69 lbs. Several limit bags were brought to the scales by many of today competitors, however many of the anglers reported that they caught an abundance of short fish just shy of the 14” length needed to bump.
Congratulations to all the ladies that participated in the second event of the LBAA Tournament Trail. Old Hickory Lake proved to be challenging to meet the slot limit, and with the changing conditions during the practice days and the water clarity and water level constantly changing during the event, the ladies proved once again that they are true professionals that share a passion for fishing.
The next stop on the tour will take the ladies to Kentucky Lake July 18-19 launching out of Gilbertsville, Kentucky. In this event, the angler in each division with the largest combined two day weight will be awarded the top cash prize for her division. One angler will also be awarded a $500 cash prize for the biggest bass of the tournament. Cash payouts in each division will be paid to every 1 in 5 anglers registering for the tournament. The first angler out of the money in each division will be awarded a gift certificate from Reaction Innovations. We hope to see you in Kentucky this July.