Local Anglers Win $1,000 Purse In Charity Tournament

LBAA Tournament Director Lynn Wilson, Ralphus Gooch, Jonathan Harris, LBAA Emcee Don Day
Larry Morris

Local anglers Johnny Harris and Raphus Gooch brought a limit of bass to the scales today weighing 9.58 pounds to claim the victory in the Lady Bass Anglers Association Homesafe Charity tournament on Old Hickory Lake. Harris and Gooch won $1,000 for their efforts.

?It was a tough day out there,? stated Harris. ?We caught most of our fish on a swimming jig, and some on some soft plastics. We had seven keepers and culled two fish.?

Second place went to the tem of Mike Culberson and Jesse Gloaves who were a mere 0.07 ounces behind the winners with 9.51 pounds. Third place went to Stephen and Tracy Whitehead who weighed in 9.42 pounds. The Whitehead?s were also awarded an extra $200 cash incentive for today?s tournament as they were the highest finishing team with a female team member.

The tournament?s highest finishing team with a child 12 or under as a member was Tim Parker and Peyton Hutcherson. The team of Parker and Hutcherson claimed the $200 cash incentive for that category.

The team of Dave Rigsby and Richard Clemmons who brought a 5.87-pound bass to the scales took big bass of the day award.

Over $1,200 in cash was given to Homesafe Executive Director Sherry Tolli at the conclusion of today?s events. Tolli directs the efforts of Homesafe in the counties of Sumner, Wilson, and Robertson.

?This is so cool; we want to thank each and every one of you who participated. This is really going to mean a lot to our program and the women and children that we serve,? Tolli stated. Visit them on the World Wide Web at //homesafetn.org/services/sumner-county

The Sumner County Convention and Visitors Bureau has been the host organization for the 2011 LBAA tour stop at Old Hickory Lake. Call the Sumner County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 1- 888-301-7866 or 1-615-230-8474, or visit them on the World Wide Web at sumnercvb.comHost lodging for the 2011 LBAA Old Hickory Tournament has been the Relax Inn, which is located at 179 West Main Street in Hendersonville, Tennessee 37075. Phone 1-615-822-4240.

For more information on the LBAA contact co-founder Cheryl Bowden @ 1-214-738-7518, co-founder Secret York @ 1-270-748-9041, or media specialist Larry Morris @ 1-540-239-7902. The LBAA has a presence on the World Wide Web, on Facebook, and at www.ladybassanglers.com

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