Ultimate Bass

ABA Championship Day Two

ABA National Championship Tournament 2005
Day Two

Marty Strickland with his day two big bass of 5.47lbs.

Marty Strickland with his day two big bass of 5.47lbs.

Day two of the ABA National Championship was said to be a tougher day than the first. With fewer anglers bringing bass to the scale it was obvious that the day didn’t go as many had wished that it had.

Yesterday there were 5 anglers that brought a bag of bass to the scale that weighed over 10 lbs. and today there were only two. There was a nice bag that weighed in at 10.13lbs and Marty Strickland brought in 11.22lbs, giving him a total of 20.21 lbs for the two days. Marty also had the big bass of the day with a nice largemouth that went 5.47lbs, giving him the lead on day two. Michael Murphy had the lead on Day One with a 13.28 stringer and came to the scales with a weight if 5.34lbs today giving him a two day total of 18.62lbs and a close second place. Some of the other names at the top are James Ward in third with 18.41lbs., Michael Garrell with 18.19lbs in fourth, another local Louisiana angler in 12th place is Ben Clemens with 15.50lbs., and Jeff Pate right behind him with 15.16lbs.

Casey Smith looking on as his bass are weighed at the scale
Casey Smith looking on as his bass are weighed at the scale

The weigh in line wasn’t as long today as it was on Day one. There were several anglers that didn’t come to the scales today but we were happy to see that Ultimate Bass member Casey Smith (cgs2004) made it to the scale today with a weight of 1.86 lbs. Casey is fishing as part of CAST (Collegiate Angler Scholarship Tour) and ranks 14th.

Below are some of the local anglers and their day two weights:


George Perez 7.21 / 5.42lbs.
Steve Alexander 5.73 / 6.03lbs.
Matt Morris 1.58 / 1.43lbs.
Ricky Lee 1.03 / 8.95lbs.
Brandon Collins 3.17 / 4.04lbs.
Ben Clemens 7.39 / 8.11lbs.
Fred Revils Jr. 3.78 / 7.54lbs.
David Sherrer 4.68 / 5.38lbs.
Jr. Burt 3.22 / 7.51lbs.
Cliff Swift 2.75 / 1.05lbs.
Mike Stephenson 7.35 / 1.65lbs.
Mike Woods 2.77 / 3.99lbs.
Galen Bennett 8.68 / 8.56lbs.
Marty Strickland 8.99 / 11.22lbs.
Tommy Shuttlesworth 2.11 / 0 lbs.
Jeff Pate 11.40 / 3.66lbs.
Sonny Landry 5.70 / 1.42lbs.
Rich Godwin 4.00 / 1.28lbs.
Dallas Miller 4.66 / 5.05lbs.
Lloyd Fraizer 2.66 / 3.95lbs.
Andy Holly 1.88 / 6.81lbs.
Mike Cochran 6.59 / 0 lbs.
David Parker 6.44 / 4.55lbs.
Jason Nance 1.66 / 4.30lbs.

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David Sherrer on the weigh-in stage
David Sherrer on the weigh-in stage

Cliff Swift watching his bass being weighed
Cliff Swift watching his bass being weighed

Marty Strickland watching the numbers on the scale
Marty Strickland watching the numbers on the scale

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Rick Tilson walking off the weigh-in stage
Rick Tilson walking off the weigh-in stage

David Andrews talking with Porter Tremble of V&M Baits
David Andrews talking with Porter Tremble of V&M Baits

Dallas Miller weighing in his day two catch.
Dallas Miller weighing in his day two catch.

Jeff Pate looking on as his bad is being weighed putting him in 13th place on day two.
Jeff Pate looking on as his bad is being weighed putting him in 13th place on day two.

Casey Smith watching as his bass are weighed
Casey Smith watching as his bass are weighed

Steve Alexander looking on with one of the tournament officials as his bass settle down in the basket.
Steve Alexander looking on with one of the tournament officials as his bass settle down in the basket.

George Perez III with four bass at the end of day two and a weight of 5.42 putting him in 29th place
George Perez III with four bass at the end of day two and a weight of 5.42 putting him in 29th place

Fred Revils Jr. watching as his bass are weighed at 7.54
Fred Revils Jr. watching as his bass are weighed at 7.54


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