World Fishing Tour
Brandon Ackerson and Mike Shinstine take home title beating some of Table Rocks Best Bass Anglers
Brandon Ackerson from Afton, OK. and Mike Shinstine from Springdale, AR. Take home Table Rocks World Fishing Tour Title weighing in #18.13.
Brandon said he caught most of his fish on both days on Single swimbaits by Temptation Tackle on his Falcon Cara rod, with a Shimano Stratic reel. They are first team to fire four buy ins on qualifying days and take down the win. Last season we did have a team win after firing two entries on qualifying days. Brandon said "he just kept figuring something out each qualifying day but struggled to find the big bite at first". Then come their fourth buy in they had located that bigger than 14-15 pound bag potential schools chasing shad on feeding frenzy. Garmin livescope was a hug factor in staying on the schools and chasing shad. The mid lake areas around Kimberling City was key. They plan on fishing Grand, Bull Shoals an Wilson Lake on the World Fishing Tour schedule but skipping Truman because of scheduling conflicts for work.
Cody Ellison and Jacob Wade was one of our top four weights from qualifying rounds and had a camera boats on them all day and came in second place weighing in #17.38 mainly throwing around an Alabama rig. Cody said "They just never got that four pound+ bite that they needed today". The camera man Steve French said "Watching Cody and Jacob fish was as much fun as being an official for the Bassmaster Elites" Which he has done multiple times and even in the Bassmaster Classic.
Coming in 3rd place was Adam Smith and William Edwards weighing in #16.91 for a 3rd place plaque and a check. Speaking of checks everyone that makes
Championship day is in the money. All but one above was freerolling for the $10,020 going into Championship day. That's pretty good odds at 10k if you ask us. Final Weights and Payouts Listed Below.
1st Place-18.13 lbs-$10,020 Ackerson/Shinstine
2nd Place-17.38 lbs-$1,300 Ellison/Wade
3rd Place-16.91 lbs-$1,000 Smith/Edwards
4th Place-16.73 lbs-$900 Blevins/Blevins
5th Place-15.98 lbs-$840 Casey/Florke
6th Place-15.30 lbs-$780 Hayden/Freeman
7th Place-14.38 lbs-$720 Edwards/Marler
8th Place-13.18 lbs-$680 Wray/Wray
9th Place-13.15 lbs-$640 Hodge/Bailey(after 2lbs penalty)
10th Place-6.12 lbs-$620 Hutchinson/Coley
11th Place-4.59 lbs-$600 White/Adams
Clutchswimbaitco.com big bass of the week was #6.83 Casey/Florke