Hunter Zona and Ben Harrison continued their domination of the Arjay’s Wednesday night circuit with a big win at Lake Templene.
The winners had five fish tipping the scales at 14.03 pounds that included big bass of the event, a 4.26 largemouth, they caught on the last cast of the night. They caught them on Ochos and creature baits.
The father-son team of Mickey and Bo Thomas won the Southwest Michigan Anglers Club weeknight tournament on Donell Lake last week.
The winners used 9K jigs and C Flash 44 crankbaits to catch a limit weighing 13.03 pounds.
Abu Garcia is forging a new path with connected rod technology as it rolls out the new Abu Garcia Virtual, a fishing rod with Bluetooth technology that fully integrates with the free ANGLR smartphone app. The new series of rods allow anglers to record catches and mark waypoints in their personal and private logbook with the simple press of a button integrated into the butt of the rod.
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Hank Cherry, of Lincolnton, N.C., is leading after Day 1 of the Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk with 29 pounds, 3 ounces. - Photo by Gary Tramontina/B.A.S.S.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Halfway through Day 1 of the Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk, North Carolina pro Hank Cherry fell and injured his right arm.
For a moment, he thought it might even be broken.
But Cherry powered through the pain — and with only one good arm, he caught five bass that weighed 29 pounds, 3 ounces to take the lead at the 50th edition of the Super Bowl of Professional Bass Fishing. Competition is taking place on Lake Guntersville with weigh-ins at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex.
Cherry said his injury, which occurred as he was reaching down to grab a fish, would likely require a visit to a local doctor — but it wouldn’t keep him from fishing Saturday morning.
“I didn’t expect to catch them like this at all,” Cherry said. “What I caught my fish on was actually plan B. But it’s plan A now, for sure.”
Believing the location and structure he was fishing were the real key to his success, Cherry made no secret of the bait he was using. He said he started with a lipless crankbait, but the high winds kept a loop in his line and made it hard for him to maintain proper contact with the bait.
“That’s why I switched to a bladed jig,” he said. “It just made more sense for the conditions we were fishing, and it turned out to be the perfect choice.”