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Pam Martin-Wells
Day 1 Leader - Pro Division

(Gilbertsville, KY) – Legendary professional angler and Bainbridge, Georgia resident Pam Martin-Wells brought a five fish limit to the scales at Fisherman’s Headquarters in Draffenville, Kentucky to take a slim .04-ounce lead in the inaugural Lady Bass Anglers Association (LBAA) 2011 Lady Bass Classic today on Kentucky Lake.

Martin-Wells fish were small and only weighed 9.05 pounds but they were enough to allow her to lay claim to the day one lead. Following closely in second is Cheryl Bowden with, 9.01 pounds. “I’m tickled to have those five,” Martin-Wells exclaimed at the conclusion of today’s weigh-in. “You had to put your head down and grind it out. It was not rocket science it was just grind it out fishing. I am planning to do the same thing tomorrow and I hope can get the bigger ones to bite. They are there.”

“I had a pattern I had found in pre-fishing,” the second place Bowden stated, moving baits such as spinnerbaits, Rat L Traps, and crankbaits were the big baits for today. “ Bowden, of Plano, Texas, added that when catching her fish she was fishing in multiple water depths -- from the bank all the way out to where the boat was sitting in 20-25 feet of water. “The big smallmouth I caught hit my Rat L Trap and skyrocketed out of the water, and I was thinking oh God I can’t lose this fish.”


Cheryl Bowden
2nd Place- Pro Division

Sulpher, Louisiana’s Jennifer Stelly sits in third with 7.02 pounds. Following Stelly in fourth is Kiln, Mississippi’s Susan Gregory with 6.77 pounds, and Cheryl Lalumandier of Harvester, Missouri rests in fifth with 6.11 pounds.

Hermitage, Tennessee’s Teri Cindric is sixth with 5.68 and behind her in seventh is Sylva, North Carolina’s Heather Broom with 5.63 pounds. Eighth in the pro angler top ten is Mt. Juliet, Tennessee’s Emily Shaffer with 5.45.

Dayton, Tennessee’s Jenny Nevans is in ninth place with 4.16, and Nevans brought up a theme that was resounded by many anglers pro and co alike in the 2011 LBAA Lady Bass Classic field – short fish. “I had no problem catching short fish. To have a fish that is 14”- 14 ½” that weights two pounds and you have to toss that fish back it is very frustrating. In addition, to add to that you know that the big fish are there and you cannot get them to hit your stuff adds to the frustration,” Nevans commented.

Rounding out the LBAA Pro division top ten is Emory, Texas resident Debbie Kemp brought 3.81 pounds of bass to the scales.


Brandi Frasier
Day 1 Leader - Co-Angler

On the co-angler side of the Lady Bass Classic Hanson, Kentucky’s Brandi Frasier’s three fish limit that weighed 7.36 pounds put her atop the co-angler leader board on day one.

“I started out fishing a lot of Rat L Traps, went to seven inch worms and then went to ten inch worms,” Frasier said. “Then I went back to the seven inch worm because it was the only one I could get a bite on. We caught three big keepers on the shallow flats shortly after 9 o’clock when the sun came out, and after that it slowed down for me.”

Renee Key-Johnston of Beaumont, Texas is in second with 4.47 pounds and she is followed in third by Alpine, Alabama’s Kim Giddens with 3.64. Fourth and fifth respectively are Snohomish, Washington resident Bonnie Ward with 3.20 and Vicki Henderson of Ashdown, Alabama with 2.34. Regina Pierpaoli from Gallatin, Tennessee is in sixth with 2.08 and Jan Bruner from Cedar Hill, Texas is in seventh with 2.06. Eighth is Diane Smith of Fayetteville, Georgia with 1.67 and Donna Newberry from Van Buren, Arkansas is ninth with 1.10 pounds.

Frasier also holds the big bass lead on the co-angler side with a 3.25-pound bass. Over in the pro division Bowden holds big fish honors thus far with a 5.02-pound bass.

“Tomorrow is a new day,” Fayetteville, Georgia co-angler Diane Smith commented from the weigh-in stage with a smile. Indeed, it is as the 2011 LBAA Lady Bass Classic continues Friday October 7 and concludes on Saturday, October 8. Launch will be at local safe light each morning and competition concludes each day at 3 p.m. All launches and afternoon check-ins will be held at Moors Resort and Marina 570 Moors Road in Gilbertsville, Kentucky. Upon check-in, all anglers will then trailer to the weigh-in, which will be held at the Fisherman’s Headquarters, located at 2754 US Highway 641 Benton, KY, 42025 (270) 527-5938.

Host lodging and tournament headquarters for the LBAA Lady Bass Classic is Moors Resort and Marina 570 Moors Road Gilbertsville, Kentucky 42044. 1-270-362-8361 or 1-800-626-5472. http://www2.moorsresort.com

Sponsors of the 2011 Lady Bass Anglers Association Tour are: Wilkins Brothers Outdoors, Pro Tournament Scales, Reaction Innovations, Todali Tackle, Dawn Outdoors, Red Dirt Bait Company, FINS Superlines, Rayjus Outdoors, Jennifer Sexton/Ameriprises Financial Consulting Services, Bass Kandi, Kick `n Bass, Castaway Graphite Rods, Backwater Custom Baits, Vickie’s Threadworks, Necessity Jigs, West Kentucky LED, SureLife, Arkansas Tournament Fishing (ATF), Fleck’s Hand Poured Baits, Ray Barga and Associates Inc., Nite Owl Productions, and River Runner Baits.

Also sponsoring the LBAA Lady Bass Classic is Bass Kandi, Santone Lures, The Sportsmen’s Edge, Moors Resort & Marina, Fish Guardian, Fisherman’s Headquarters, and Kentucky Lake/Marshall County Tourism (www2.kentuckylake.org).

The LBAA 2011 Contingency Programs are Phoenix First Flight, Skeeter Real Money, the Legend Advantage Program, BassCat Quest, and Triton Gold.

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

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Day 1 Pro Standings Name Day 1 Weight
1 Pam Martin-Wells Bainbridge, GA 9.05
2 Cheryl Bowden Plano, TX 9.01
3 Jennifer Stelly Sulpher, LA 7.02
4 Susan Gregory Kiln, MS 6.77
5 Cheryl Lalumandier Harvester, MO 6.11
6 Teri Cindric Hermitage, TN 5.68
7 Heather Broom Sylva, SC 5.63
8 Emily Shaffer Mt. Juliet, TN 5.45
9 Jenny Nevans Dayton, TN 4.16
10 Debbie Kemp Emory, TX 3.81
11 Pam Ridgle Murchison, TX 3.64
12 Robbie Hartline Foristell, MO 3.37
13 Kim Bain-Moore Pelham, AL 3.36
14 Lisa Johnson Centre, AL 1.89
15 Debbie Warner Murray, KY 1.77
16 Lynda Gessner Foristell, MO 1.59
17 Kelley Shepherd Congress, AZ 0.00
17 Kim White Glen Carson, IL 0.00
17 Kathy Womack Trussville, AL 0.00
17 Secret York Benton, KY 0.00
17 Judith Hart Greenville, TX 0.00
Day 1 Co-Angler Standings Name Day 1 Weight
1 Brandi Frasier Hanson, KY 7.36
2 Renee Key-Johnston Beaumont, TX 4.47
3 Kim Giddens Alpine, AL 3.64
4 Bonnie Ward Snohomish, WA 3.20
5 Vicki Henderson Ashdown, AR 2.34
6 Regina Pierpaoli Gallatin, TN 2.08
7 Jan Bruner Cedar Hill, TX 2.06
8 Diane Smith Fayetteville, GA 1.67
9 Donna Newberry Van Buren, AR 1.10
10 Kim Martin Clayton, IN 0.00
10 Diana Uebelhack Mt. Vernon, IL 0.00
10 Gail Wood Russellville, AR 0.00
10 Sarah Davis Livingston, LA 0.00
10 Cassie Hall Alabaster, AL 0.00
10 Barbara Harris Verona, KY 0.00
10 Pam Rodden Mesquite, TX 0.00
10 Judy Skibinski Alba, TX 0.00
10 Charlotte Frazier Dallas, TX 0.00
10 Dianna Montgomery Lebanon, TN 0.00
10 Elizabeth Sanders Brandon, MS 0.00
10 Martha Goodfellow Simpsonville, SC 0.00



Kick off on Caddo Lake

The LBAA turns its' attention rto the 2018 season which will kick off on Caddo Lake in March. The second event will be in May on Lake Logan Martin. June brings us to the Wildcard event on Kentucky Lake. The season rounds out with the 8th Lady Bass Classic on Lake Bull Shoals in Arkansas! Registration is up! Follow the links for more on membership and tournament registration!


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