Bowden Repeats as Lady Bass Classic Winner in 2016
Gallatin, TN—As the Lady Bass Anglers rolled into town to begin practice, the Nashville area was experiencing slightly lower than normal rainfall and much warmer than normal temperatures. Most every day of practice was calm with bluebird skies with the exception of one where it was cloudy the high winds. Fall is always a time for plentiful baitfish. Plentiful baitfish was an understatement this year. The anglers were going to be tested to see if they could outsmart fish who had more than enough food into biting. There were totally coved in baitfish. So much so that the pockets appeared black. With the Lady Bass Classic being a three-day competition, the weather was different each of the three days.
North Richland Hills, TX Lady Bass Classic Champion 2016
Pam Martin-Wells Wins Bull Shoals and Clinches Angler of the Year Title
Diamond City, AR—As the Lady Bass Anglers Association rolled into town, the tight knit community rolled out the red carpet for the anglers. The former Mayor, who now operates the local news publication, had touted and shouted accolades about the arrival the Wildcard event. Local cabin owners opened doors to accommodate. Understand, please that this local community relies on tourism. Normally in late September, things are starting to wind down. But not this year; this year the small community was buzzing with people and excitement. For the ladies of the LBAA, it was amazing to have such a welcome. It added to the energy and anticipation of the WildCard event. You see, the table was about to be set to see who would earned berths into the season ending Lady Bass Classic.
NC Angler Wins Lady Bass Anglers Pro Event on Caddo Lake GA
Shreveport-Bossier-Oil City, LA—Angela Mayo, (Maiden, NC), in only the second event of her rookie pro season, edged out seasoned pro Pam Martin-Wells for the win at Caddo Lake near Shreveport-Bossier, Louisiana.As is typical when the LBAA heads to Caddo Lake, Mother Nature played havoc with the weather. The event, originally scheduled for March, now rescheduled to late May due to flood conditions. When the ladies arrived for practice, they were once again greeted by high, muddy water. Although the water level dropped about six inches per day making it difficult to put together a strong pattern, several anglers were able to come up with good limits.
Lady Bass Anglers Association Sets Field For 2016 Lady Bass Classic
Benton, KY—The 2016 regular season events are in the books. Now that the Lady Bass Anglers Association has tallied the season points and is ready to roll out the invitations to the culminating event of the year. Additionally, the LBAA will announce the anglers who have earned the coveted Angler of the Year titles. Throughout the season, anglers in both divisions have earned points based upon their finishes. As the points accumulated for the season, the lowest single event point total drops in the end. This final total determines, who will earn the chance to participate in the Lady Bass Classic and who will earn the 2016 titles.
GA Angler Comes From Behind to Win Lady Bass Anglers Pro Event on Kentucky Lake
Benton, KY—Local Pro Angler Secret York was the local favorite to win the LBAA event on Kentucky Lake. York of Benton, KY, brought in a nice five fish limit weighing 17.59 lbs on day one to take the day one lead over Robbie Hartline, Foristell, MO who brought in 16 lbs even. Pam Martin-Wells, (Bainbridge, GA). Martin-Wells brought in 15.84 lbs to edge passed Lisa Sternard, Clarksville, TN for the third slot at the end of day one. “The ledge bite was definitely on today and I was able to bring is a solid bad of fish to the scale,” stated York. Sternard is another local favorite so it was no surprise for her to be sitting in one of the top five spots after day one. Pro anglers acknowledged that it will take two good days in order to win this event. The second day of the event falling on Saturday will bring lots of local pressure to some of the top ledge fishing locations. Another thing that will impact the bite will be if the Corps of Engineers generates waster. Once again it is a tight race at the top of the co-angler standings. For the second event in a row, Bonnie Ward, Snohomish, WA is sitting at the top of the leader board with 10.39 lbs with her three fish limit.
GA Angler Wins Lady Bass Anglers Pro Event on Lake Hartwell, GA
Hartwell, GA—Pam Martin-Wells, (Bainbridge, GA), edged out 2015 Lady Bass Classic winner Lisa Johnson, Centre, AL to win the LBAA event on Lake Hartwell. After day one, Pam Martin-Wells, from Bainbridge, GA, was in the lead with 13.92 lbs. Lisa Johnson was close behind her with 13.20 lbs. With a lead of less than a pound, Martin-Wells knew she had her work cut out for herself of day two. “Lisa Johnson is a great angler. It’s going to boil down to making every bite count”, say Martin-Wells. In normal fashion, Lisa Johnson says, “I’m just going to go out there to give it my best shot and have fun on the water.” Both anglers are well aware that a very capable angler from Missouri, Lynda Gessner, was sitting about one pound behind the top two anglers. On the co-angler side, Teresa Ehret, Red Bud, IL, was able to bring a three fish limit to the scale for a weight of 5.92 lbs. This was just a half-pound lead over Bonnie Ward of Snohomish, WA.