Adam Wagner Wins ABA TN Central Open on Center Hill with 23.26-pound Limit!
Athens, Al — Adam Wagner the 2013 Ray Scott Champion from Cookeville, Tennessee won the American Bass Anglers Open Series Tennessee Central tournament held February 24, 2018 at Center Hill. Running out of Edgar Evins State Park in Silver Point, Tennessee. Adam caught five bass tournament limit weighing 23.26 pounds with an 8.01-pound kicker. For his effort he took home $5000 for his win plus $670 big bass honors.
“I had one specific spot, I was lucky to get to it because it is a community hole. I threw a jig for 20 minutes without a bite. I would get a little peck here and there. I went through everything I had on the deck except for one bait and it was a DT6. I picked it up and I got the school fired up and absolutely blistered them for an hour. I caught everything making the exact same cast.” stated Wagner.
|Second place for the boaters was Matt Stanley of Alexandria, Tennessee. He landed five fish weighing in at 21.19 pounds and took home $1,250 for his catch. “I caught 75 fish at least. Had 11 keeper smallmouth, 12 largemouth, and the rest were spotted bass. I caught them on spinnerbait, crankbait, and a jig.” said Stanley.
Jason Dies of Lebanon, Tennessee took third place with a five-fish limit that weighed 20.63 pounds. His bag included a nice 4.64-pound smallmouth bass. Dies took home a check for $900 for his fish. “I caught all my fish flipping a submerged island right off the river channel with a jig. Went back there about 1 o’clock and caught my two-big fish and culled up. I had a pretty good day.” said Dies.
|Adam M. Wagner||5||8.01||23.26||250|
|2||Matt R. Stanley||5||0.00||21.19||249|
|4||Jason S. Locke||5||4.81||19.47||247|
|5||Barry L. Johnson||5||0.00||18.23||246|
|6||Chris R. Tramel||5||0.00||17.99||245|
|8||Jayson A. Johnson||5||5.00||16.79||243|
|9||Matthew C. Bouldin||5||0.00||16.68||242|
|12||Tim C. Messer||5||0.00||15.20||239|
|13||Josh B. Tramel||5||0.00||15.02||238|
|14||Anthony W. Nash||5||0.00||14.81||237|
|15||Steve E. Caudell||5||4.06||14.01||236|
|19||Brandon C. Edel||5||0.00||13.02||232|
|20||Daniel D. Johnson||5||0.00||12.74||231|
|6||Justin M. Clark||2||0.00||5.23||245|
|9||Ethan T. Wheeler||3||0.00||4.51||242|
|10||Jake J. Short||3||0.00||4.46||241|