Congrats to the winners of yesterday’s Lay Lake Open, the start of the 6th annual Coosa Canoe & Kayak Fishing Tournament benefitting Coosa Riverkeeper!
Best Angler: Lance Coley | 53″
Best Bass: Barry Walker | 19.5″ (tie with Jack Freeman)
Best Young Angler: Jack Freeman | 48″
Best Female Angler: Tammy Yarbrough | 12″
2nd Overall: Jared Atwell | 52.75″
3rd Overall: Barry Walker | 50″
4th Overall: Doug Woodruff | 49.75″ (tie with Hays Latimer)
Thanks to all 42 anglers who competed through cold and rain, and thanks to Old Town Grille and Bernie’s On Main Street for hosting us!
Our next stop is the Logan Martin Open presented by Honda Manufacturing of Alabama on April 8th and hosted by Montana Saloon & Grill. See you there!
See the full scoreboard here.
The 2014 Neely Henry Open presented by Greater Gadsden Area Tourism is in the books! 28 competitors gathered Friday night at Back Forty Beer Co. in Gadsden for the Captain’s Meeting and to enjoy live music from Bernie Worrell Orchestra and the christening ceremony for Coosa Riverkeeper’s new patrol boat, the Laura Moore II. Saturday morning they were off at 5:15am on the many beautiful creeks that flow into Lake Neely Henry. The threat of thunderstorms held off and it was a long, hot day. Around 4pm, anglers trickled into Blackstone Pub & Eatery for the weigh in and to refresh themselves with food and beverage. While no records were broken this weekend, 3 of the Top 5 finishers were all first timers to our tournament trail! Check out photos from the weekend! Congratulations to our winners!
Best Angler: Corey Galloway | 48.5″
Best Bass: Corey Galloway | 18.5″
Best Fly Fisherman: Aaron Rubel | 15.5″
Best Young Angler: Jack Freeman | 28.75″
Best Family Duo: Jack & Paul Freeman | 62.25″
See the Full Scoreboard!
Josh Tidwell pulled into a substantial lead in the Big Wills Outfitters Angler of the Year contest with his 2nd place finish and has 149″ on the year with 9 fish in the books. Corey Galloway is now in 2nd with 120.75″ on the year. 9 more bass to go in 2 more stages on Logan Martin, Lake Jordan, and Jordan Dam tailwaters.
The Logan Martin Open is next on September 6th! See you there!
Take a look at the photos of our winners! Click here!
Congrats to the Lake Neely Henry Open Winners!
1st place: Greg Alred | 47.25″
2nd place: Matt Rogers | 37.5″
3rd place: Lee Varner | 36.25″
YakAttack Best Bass: Greg Aldred 17.5″
Zkano Best Female: Blake Baskin 16.25″
Alabama Outdoors Best Young Angler: Trey Underwood 26″
Big Wills Outfitters Stage Challenge: Justin Tadlock
Winning photographs and a list of all scores will be posted on Monday. Get ready for Lake Logan Martin on June 1st!