Butler and Tate Come Out Victorious at Guntersville
The team of Josh Butler of Hayden, Alabama and Jeb Tate of Dora, Alabama won the season opener of the Ram 100% Plus Team Tour event on March 25, 2017 at Lake Guntersville. Butler and Tate brought in the winning limit weighing 24.31 pounds to win a new 2017 Triton Boats 17TX with a Mercury 60hp four stroke outboard, Garmin Echomap units, Motorguide trolling motor, and a host of T-H Marine products valued at $20,000.
“We caught our fish today in shallow water mostly fishing grass. We were throwing a chatterbait, swimbaits, and rattletraps. We used a little bit of everything to catch them. It was a great day, we caught around twenty fish. Most of them came in the morning. We were able to cull up a few times after lunch and after that it got pretty slow,” states Butler.
Jack Dunaway and Mike Bowers finished second with 23.94 pounds and anchoring their bag with a 6.57-pound bass to take home a check for $2,450. “Today was a tough day with the wind. We threw spinner baits and jerkbaits all day long. We were able to cull up a few times,” Dunaway stated.
In third place was Tony Butts and Ricky Butts. They brought in a 22 pound bag and took home $1,500 for their efforts. “We threw a Rapala DT 6 all day. It was a good day, caught a lot of fish as was able to cull a few times,” said Butts.
Fourth place was James Smith & Benny Medlen with a total weight of 21.18 pounds and a 7.18 pound big bass.
Fifth place was Bryon Luman & Keith Miller with a total weight of 21.39 pounds and a 7.08 pound big bass.
The Big Bass of the tournament was caught by the team of Jimmy Atchley and Larry Laney. The bass weighed 8.02 pounds earning them $630 for their efforts. They caught the big fish throwing a Rapala DT 6 in 10 feet of water.
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