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2017 Tournament Results

Lake:Logan Martin, Riverside, AL

Crappie USA Tournament Results For Logan Martin at Riverside, Alabama

Logan Martin Lake played host to the Crappie USA Event this past Saturday, February 18, 2017. Over 65 anglers from several different states were competing for not only the $7,720.00 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 26 – 28, 2017on Kentucky & Barkley Lakes at Paris, Tennessee.

Pro Division Results

Our first event of 2017 began with a chilly and rainy start, however clearing skies, warming to 55 degrees by afternoon saw Harold Rich of Webster, Alabama and Ferrill Mitchell of Northport, Alabama take first place in the Pro Division with a total weight of 11.93 pounds and earning $1,800.00. The team fished the lower end to Stanley Bridge in 14 – 18 feet of water, using green chartreuse jigs to suspend fish over cover. Harold and Ferrill landed 14 fish for the day, stating that the fish quit biting when the current had picked up from turbines.

Adam Mobbs and Carlton Teague, both of Gaylesville, Alabama took second place with a total weight of 11.58 pounds and earning $1,000.00, plus and additional $250.00 Talon Bonus. The team fished from Riverside to Cropwell, vertical jigging over suspended cover with black/chartreuse jigs to land a total of 30 fish for the event.

In third place were Maurice Gregory of Calvera, Alabama and Aaron Night of Montgomery, Alabama weighing in at 11.43 pounds and earning $700.00. The team fished all over the lake, targeting docks, especially in deeper water. Maurice and Aaron were shooting for the docks using green or Monkey Milk colored jigs in various depths to catch over 30 fish for the day.

Richard Malcolm of Covington, Georgia and Joe Partenza of Monticello, Georgia took fourth place with a total weight of 11.30 pounds and earned a check for $500.00. The team fished the docks from Poorhouse Creek to the dam, targeting docks with chartreuse jigs to land a whopping 50 fish for the day.

In fifth place was Dale Thompson of Greensburg, Kentucky and Eddie Milby of Summersville, Kentucky weighing in at 11.05 pounds and taking home a $250.00 Ranger Cup Bonus.

Amateur Division Results

Forrest and Jacob Walker took first place in the Amateur Division with a total weight of 11.97 pounds and earned $900.00, plus the Driftmaster Bonus. The Byron, Georgia team fished the north end of Logan Martin to the dam in 12 feet of water using Jimmy Jigs in yellow and green to land between 50 and 60 fish on Saturday.

In second place was Steve Buckley of Hokes Bluff, Alabama and Allen Payne of Lincoln, Alabama with a total weight of 11.29 pounds and earning $400.00. The team fished the Riverside area of the lake, back off the bank in 15 feet of water, vertical fishing while using Pearl colored jigs to catch 18 fish for the day. The team stated that when the turbines started up later in the afternoon, that was when the fish turned off.

Taking third place was Joe Hayes and Phil Trapp both of Cave Springs, Georgia weighing in at 10.94 pounds and earning $300.00, plus an additional $125.00 Ranger Cup Bonus. The team fished the Riverside area using live bait in 12 – 15 feet of water to land 40 fish before the current picked up from the turbines and the fish just shut down.

Rodger Brown of Tallahassee, Alabama and Roger Milby of Salem, Alabama took fourth place of the tournament with a total weight of 10.59 pounds and earning $200.00. The team fished close to I-20 interstate in 12 – 18 feet of water using both live bait and jigs to catch 12 – 14 fish for the day. Unfortunately, the team lost some fishing time when their boat batteries got too hot and they had to work without for awhile.

In fifth place was Fred Walker of Lizella, Georgia and Danny Sisson of Rural Hall, South Carolina weighing in at 10.46 pounds. The team left before interviews, most likely to keep their fishing secrets safe.

Jonathan and Alicia Phillips had Big Fish of the event with a 2.43 pounder.

Bleas-Webster Team had 2nd place Big Fish with a 2.26 pounder.

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The following companies furnish product to help make these events possible: Kodiak Fish Attractants, Rigrap, Keep Alive and Allen Company, Inc.

For more information please call Crappie USA at 502-384-5924. Be sure to check out our website at: www.crappieusa.com and like our Crappie USA Tournament Trail Facebook Page. Both sites contain new and exciting information on our events along with special information for crappie anglers everywhere.


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