Dale Hollow Bass Classic Tournament results
Anglers hailing from Tennessee, Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana competed for over $12,000 in the 23rd Annual Dale Hollow Bass Classic Fall Tournament at Star Point Resort on Dale Hollow Lake. The two-person buddy tournament yielded Smallmouth, Largemouth and Kentucky Bass. The Tournament features a BIG FISH prize for both Saturday and Sunday, sponsored by Sunset Marina & Resort, B&K Bi-Rite, Sportsman’s Lodge Motel and Star Point Resort. Donnie Thrasher & BJ McClellan split Big Fish Prize ($500); with Mike Miller and Brandon Wallen for their largemouth weighing in at 4.15lbs. Anglers Mike Miller and Brandon Wallen also won the Big Fish prize on Sunday with a 4.40lb largemouth, and won 1st place in the tournament with a 23.65 lbs captured to take home $2,232.50, total earnings of $2,982.50. Be sure to tune in on Thursday, October 9, at 6 p.m. to watch the weigh in on Tennessee Sportsman, a program hosted by Odell Braswell. The show will be repeated on Saturday, October 11, 2008 at 6 p.m. (DISH, DIRECTV & Local Channel 22)
•1st place Champions Mike Miller & Brandon Wallen totaled 23.65 lbs earning $2,232.50.
•2nd place awarded to Perry Neatherly & Billy Joe Smith for their combined weight of 20.75lbs, for $1,762.50
•3rd place awarded to Curtis Parsons & Tim Jolley with 19.85 lbs for $1,410.00.
•Phillip McCowan & Anthony Bowman secured $1,175.00 for 4th place with their total tournament weight of 18.65 lbs.
•5th place went to Gary Farley & Randy Hunter for a total weight of 18.60 lbs and cash earnings of $1,057.50.
•6th place: Local Byrdstown natives Robert Reagan & Marty Shelley caught 16.75 lbs for $940.00.
•7th place: Byrdstown’s Mitch Robertson & Tim Reagan, caught 16.70 lbs and for $822.50
•8th place: JJ Wilson & Danny Connor caught 16.25 lbs earning $705.00
•9th place: Local Byrdstown fisherman JB King & Jerry Reagan earned $587.50 for their total tournament weight of 15.95lbs.
•10th place: Huel Boles & Bryan Boles earned $470.00 for their catch of 14.95 lbs.
•11th place: Randy Loftis & Billy Gardner earned $352.50 for 14.20lbs captured.
•12th place: Local Jamestown fisherman Mike Stowers and Johnie Stowers earned $235.00 for their total tournament weight of 13.30 lbs.
Special thank you to the Dale Hollow Bass Classic Committee and volunteers for their support and dedication: Stephen Bilbrey, Mayor Robbins, Desiree Peterson, Tom Allen, Nathan Copeland, Bobby Cook, Tom Thompson, Emily King, Mylinda Reagan, OB Caudle, Eric Pearce, Lana Rossi and Mary Lynne Baker of Lovelady Graphics, Print Mart, Michael Sawyer & the staff at Star Point Resort for hosting the tournament.
Thank you to Odell Braswell and his wife Denice for hosting the event, and their continued efforts to support local outdoor sports.
The 24th Annual Dale Hollow Bass Classic will be hosted at Sunset Marina & Resort on Dale Hollow Lake October 2009. Contact the Chamber of Commerce for more information (931) 864-7195 or toll free 1-888-406.4704. For more pictures and total tournament results visit www.dalehollow.com/fish.htm