Kim Bain-Moore captured the Lady Bass Anglers Association (LBAA) Lake Hartwell Tournament crown to become the young organization’s first repeat winner. Bain-Moore caught another limit of Hartwell bass weighing 11.55 pounds to give her a two-day total of 28.37 pounds of bass.
âIâm pretty overwhelmed,â Bain-Moore said. âIâve been catching some really nice fish and enjoying myself.
âMy pattern from day one held up pretty good, but I had to change up some of my morning spots. I went back to where I was yesterday morning and didnât get any bites. I was a little disappointed, but I ran around to another nearby pocket that had plenty of bait and the docks that I was looking for and managed to catch a limit on five successive docks.â
Bain-Moore, who hails from Pelham, Ala. by way of Brisbane, Australia, was using Reaction Innovations Skinny Dipper swimbaits rigged weightless in Money Shot Green and Money Shot Violet colors.
The LBAA Lake Hartwell Pro Division final âSuper Sevenâ were Pam Martin-Wells in second with 21.77 pounds and Martin-Wells was followed in third by Heather Broom with 21.22 pounds. Fourth was Pam Ridgle at 16.65; fifth was Rhonda Pope with 16.47; sixth was Leslie Childers with 14.73 and Lynda Gessner claimed seventh with 13.51 pounds of bass.
On the Co-angler side of the LBAA Hartwell event, Alpine, Ala.âs Kim Giddens led wire-to-wire as well to capture her first LBAA Co-angler crown.
âBoth days I did a lot of top water fishing with Flukes and Spooks,â Giddens stated. â Later in the day, we went up shallow and found some bait fish, and I caught my first ever bedding fish.
âIt feels awesome to win in my first year ever fishing a womenâs league in just my second tournament.â
The LBAA Lake Hartwell Co-angler final âSuper Sevenâ was composed of Diana Uebelhack in second at 10.32; Vicki Henderson in third with 9.80; Diane Smith in fourth with 9.59; Bonnie Ward took fifth with 7.84; Alisa Johnson was sixth with 6.56 and seventh was Renee Price with 6.50 pounds.
The next stop for the LBAA 2011 Inaugural Tour is slated for Alabamaâs Lake Guntersville on July 7-9 and it is followed by a stop at Tennesseeâs Old Hickory on August 25-27. Those will be followed by the LBAA 2011 Tour Championship on October 6-8 at a site to be announced on August 26.
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