Tennessee Team Wins $10,000 Crappie USA Super Event
Winning team of Tony Hames and Tim Ayers.Crappie USA
This past weekend Crappie USA held a two-day $10,000 Super Event on Kentucky/Barkley Lakes at Paris, Tennessee. Nearly 200 anglers from 10 different states were competing for not only the $10,000.00 in cash and prizes, but a chance to advance to the prestigious Cabela's Crappie USA Classic. This year's classic will be held October 24th-27th, 2012 on the Barkley/Kentucky Lakes at Cadiz, Kentucky.
Semi-Pro Division Results
Taking first place and $2,500 was the team of Tony Hames and Tim "Skeeter" Ayers with a two-day weight of 25.26 pounds. Hames and Ayers were vertical jigging one pole in the Big Sandy River over 8-10 feet of water using gold/chartreuse jigs to catch over 60 fish in the two days of competition. Each team was allowed to weigh in their top seven crappie each day of the event.
Wade Hendren and Roy Logan took home $1,100 for placing second with a weight of 24.47 pounds. The duo were also hitting the waters of the Big Sandy River using live bait in 10 feet of water to catch over 150 fish for the two days.
In third place was Shane Moore and John Eubanks, weighing in a two-day total of 26.67 and earning $800. The two were fishing the south end of Kentucky Lake vertical jigging manmade cover in 7-12 feet of water using red/chartreuse and black/chartreuse jigs tipped with live bait.
Amateur Division Results
First place in the amateur division was Doc Holladay with a two-day total weight of 24.45 pounds, earning $1,400 for his efforts. Holladay was fishing the north end of Barkley Lake in major bays, vertical jigging one pole in hand over manmade cover using Southern Pro tube jigs. He used glitter/chartreuse on Friday and brown/chartreuse on Saturday. Most of the 120 fish he caught were in 10 feet of water.
Dave Carpenter and Ron Ivey took second and $800 with a weight of 23.74 pounds. The team also captured big fish of the event with a 2.37-pound crappie which netted the team an additional $700. Carpenter and Ivey were fishing in 8-12 feet of water in Big Sandy vertical jigging one pole over manmade cover with red/chartreuse and pink/chartreuse Southern Pro tubes to catch 50 fish for the two days of competition.
Taking third place was Ronald Taylor and Ronald Keel with a weight of 23.27 and earning $500. TThey were fishing the Cain Creek area south of Paris Landing using black/chartreuse jigs vertical jigging one pole at a variety of depths. The team caught over 50 fish for the two days of the event.