Pam Martin-Wells Victorious in Lake Chickamauga LBAA Tournament

Learning to pattern the fish and then determining what they want is the essential ingredients for bass tournament success. These skills are what has earned Pam Martin-Wells victory in the Lady Bass Anglers (LBAA) tournament on Lake Chickamauga in Dayton, Tennessee.Pam Martin-Wells fished in the summer heat and unstable weather in both practice and the two day competition of the late July tournament which was the third stop along the way of the LBAA tournament trail. Despite sudden illness, Pam was able to stay focused and complete both days. By finishing day one with 15.97 pounds, she had found the presentations that were essential for the blue skies and heat for the top ranked angler to net a limit and become the leader. Day two produced some bites finishing the day with 8.98 pounds in her four fish bag and it was enough to hold her place on the leaderboard. On day two Pam finished with a total of 24.95 pounds, despite the fact that she was sick both days of the tournament. "As we do many times I had to try many things, but it worked out. A river’s a river, and the amount of current plays an important part in it along with where the fish were positioned. I caught fish on jigs, on worms, and on crankbaits” stated Martin-Wells.Local angler Cindy Hatfield also held her second place position that she had obtained on day one with her weigh in of three bass weighing 9.05 pounds, and adding 10.48 pounds on day two with her four bass bag for a total of 19.53 pounds for both days. “It was tough fishing but it has been fun.” replied Hatfield. She credited crankbaits and shaky heads to her success for both days.In third place, Kim Bain-Moore with a two day total of 14.40 pounds. Monica Altman took fourth place with a 13.42 pound total and finishing up the top five was Ada Reed who brought 11.91 pounds to the scales after two days of tough fishing.The best of the rest in the Boater Division:6th: Lisa Johnson with 11.60 pounds.7th: Lynda Gessner with 8.30 pounds.8th: Robbie Hartline 8.21 pounds.9th: Cheryl Bowden with 8.0 pounds.10th: Jenny Nevans with 7.80 pounds.The Co-angler’s fishing from the back of the boat also made some impressive three fish limits with the win in this division going to Diana Uelbelhack who brought 12.53 pounds to the scale at the end of day two including the tournaments biggest fish at 6.95 pounds. Diane had this to say about day two, "Day two was not a good day for fishing, but it was a good day with my boater."Linda Sans finished day two with a total of 11.77 pounds capturing second place and co-angler Sharon Lawson with the third-place finish with 9.73 pounds.The ladies will have a few weeks to rest before their next scheduled event which will take them to the Red River in Louisiana. The Red River System with its many pools, bayous, sloughs, and oxbows offers great fishing for bass. The event promises to be fun and challenging as the ladies fish hard for a spot in the LBAA Classic this fall.The Lady Bass Anglers Association is a group of women who wish to band together to reach their shared dream of having a professional tournament trail that meets their need to bond with other likeminded women; Provides the opportunity for them to earn a reasonable return on our financial investments; Understand where our financial obligations ly; and Allows them to provide their sponsors with a positive return on their investment. Their mission, “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.”

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