Deakins & Gregory Dominates at Guntersville
The team of Marshall Deakins and Bryan Gregory won the Ram 100% Plus Team Tour event on April 28, 2017 at Lake Guntersville. Deakins and Gregory brought in the winning five fish limit weighing 23.31 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. They also entered the High Stakes Option Pot and took home and additional $1,100.
“We threw spinner baits and crankbaits today. We caught our fish in the morning in about 4-6 foot of water. We found shad spawning and that is what helped us catch our fish today. After lunch time things slowed down for us,” stated Deakins.
Derek Remitz and Casey Martin finished second with 22.21 pounds, anchoring their bag with a 6.71-pound bass to take home a check for $2400.
“We caught our fish on a shad spawn around deep boat docks. We caught them using a white Zman Chatterbait with a fluke style trailer. We had our fish by 8:30 this morning,” Martin said.
In third place was James Leary and Steve Hatfield. They brought in a 21.37-pound bag with a 7.48-pound kicker and took home $1500 for their efforts. They also entered the option pot and took home an additional $600.
“We caught our fish early today, throwing spinnerbaits on shallow points. We were fishing a shad spawn in 2-5 foot of water. After that, we started throwing a Carolina Rig in 8-10 foot of water. We had our fish by 8 this morning,” Leary stated.
4 –Tony Butts & Ricky Butts - 20.63 pounds & 6.63 kicker
5 – Benjie Allen & Danny Buckner – 20.54 pounds
The Big Bass of the tournament was caught by the team of Andy Parkinson and Mitch Oliver. The bass weighed 8.64 pounds and they took home $610 for their efforts.
The team of Hensley Powell and Robbie Dickerson took home the TH Marine Prize Pack for coming in first place out of the money.
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