Pelfrey Makes it Two ABA Wins In A Row With A Win On Watts Bar.


Pelfrey Makes it Two In A Row With A Win On Watts Bar

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ATHENS, Ala. –Coming off a win on Lake Douglas, Jonathan Dale Pelfrey of Rockwood, TN won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series event held on Watts Bar Lake on 7/13/19. Running out of Tom Fuller Park in Rockwood TN, Pelfrey weighed in a five bass limit weighing 15.19 pounds. He took home $1500.00 for the win.

“I caught all of my better fish today deep,” said Pelfrey. “I caught fish on a crankbait, worm, and a jig. I caught probably six limits today.”

Taking second for the boaters James Nuckols of Rockwood, TN weighed in a five bass limit weighing 14.63 pounds. His limit was anchored by a bass weighing 3.56 pounds.

“I pulled up on a spot about 10:00 and I saw them on my electronics. I was fishing a chartreuse and blue 10XD, siting in about 30 feet cranking up to about 18ft. Once the bite stopped there I was pretty much done,” said Nuckols.

Taking third for the boaters Keith Iddins of Knoxville, TN weighed in a five bass limit weighing 13.72 pounds.

“I had seven keepers today all on topwater,” said Iddins. “I had everything I weighed in by 8:30.”

In fourth place for the boaters Michael Vanosdale of Knoxville, TN weighed in five bass weighing 13.64 pounds including the biggest bass weighed in by a boater at 3.86 pounds. Vanosdale took home a total of $780.00. Rounding out the top five, Joe Zalewski of Ten Mile, TN weighed in five bass for 11.96 pounds.

In the co-angler division David Perron of Dayton TN, weighed in three bass for 5.81 pounds. He took home $700.00 for the win.

“The three I weighed in today all came on a different bait,” said Perron. “I had one on a Berkley General, one on a black and blue jig and one on a Mag II worm.”

In second place for the co-anglers Joseph Yocum of Strawberry Plains, TN weighed in three bass for 5.80 pounds.

“I was able to catch fish everywhere we went today,” said Yocum. “Everything I caught was in 4-8 feet on a jig.”

Taking third for the co-anglers Darren Kelly of Wartburg, TN weighed in a three bass limit weighing 5.26 pounds.

“The three bass I weighed in today all came on different baits. I had one on a spook, one on a drop shot and one on a squarebill crankbait,” said Kelly.

In fourth place for the co-anglers, Jerry Neuner of Rutherfordton, NC weighed in two bass for 4.82 pounds including the co-angler big bass that weighed in at 2.66 pounds.  Rounding out the top five William Wilson of Morgantown, KY weighed in two bass for 4.59 pounds.

Being in the Berkley Cast for Cash program the following anglers will receive extra monies from Berkley:
Jonathan Dale Pelfrey boater $250.00
William Steele boater $150.00
David Perron co-angler $150.00
Darren Kelly co-angler $100.00

The next event for the East Tennessee Division will be the area championship on Guntersville Lake slated for 9/7-9/8 running out of Goose Pond.

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