Kim Bain-Moore captured the Lady Bass Anglers Association (LBAA) Lake Hartwell Tournament Crown to become the young organizations first two-peat winner. Bain-Moore caught another limit of Hartwell bass weighing in at 11.55 pounds to give her a two day total of 28.37 pounds of bass.
“I’m pretty overwhelmed,” Bain-Moore exclaimed after the weigh-in. “I’ve been catching some really nice fish and enjoying myself.”
“It (my pattern from day one) held up pretty good, but I had to change up some of my morning spots. I went back to where I was yesterday morning and didn’t get any bites. I was a little disappointed, but I ran around to another nearby pocket that had plenty of bait in it and that had the docks that I was looking for and I managed to catch a limit on five successive docks.”
Bain-Moore, who hails from Pelham, Alabama by way of Brisbane, Australia, was using Reaction Innovations Skinny Dipper swim baits rigged weightless in Money Shot Green and Money Shot Violet colors.
The LBAA Lake Hartwell Pro Division final “Super Seven” were Pam Martin-Wells in second with 21.77 pounds and Martin-Wells was followed in third by Heather Broom with 21.22 pounds. Fourth was Pam Ridgle at 16.65; fifth was Rhonda Pope with 16.47; sixth was Leslie Childers with 14.73 and Lynda Gessner claimed seventh with 13.51 pounds of bass.
On the Co-angler side of the LBAA Hartwell event Alpine, Alabama’s Kim Giddens led wire-to-wire as well to capture her first LBAA Co-angler Championship.
“Both days I did a lot of top water fishing with Flukes and Spook’s,” Giddens stated. “ Later in the day we went up shallow and found some bait fish and I caught my first ever bedding fish,” an excited Giddens went on to stay.
“It feels awesome to win in my first year ever fishing a women’s league in my second tournament, and it feels amazing,” a smiling Giddens concluded.
The LBAA Lake Hartwell Co-angler final “Super Seven” is composed of Diana Uebelhack in second at 10.32; Vicki Henderson in third with 9.80; Diane Smith in fourth with 9.59; Bonnie Ward took fifth with 7.84; Alisa Johnson was sixth with 6.56 and seventh was Renee Price with 6.50 pounds.
The next stop for the LBAA 2011 Inaugural Tour is slated for Alabama’s Lake Guntersville on July 7-9 and it is followed by a stop at Tennessee’s Old Hickory on August 25-27. Those will be followed by the LBAA 2011 Tour
Championship on October 6-8 at a site to be announced on August 26.
South Carolina’s Anderson Convention and Visitors Bureau has hosted the two-day ProAm here on Hartwell.
The final event on Hartwell for the LBAA is on Saturday, May 7, as the LBAA will host the 2011 Lake Hartwell Lady Bass Anglers Association Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club Charity Tournament. Entry fee is $100 per team with a guaranteed payout of $1,000 to first place. The highest finishing team with a female team member and the highest finishing team with a child age 12 or under will receive a $200 bonus. Membership in the LBAA is not required to fish this charity event. At the conclusion of the weigh-in, drawings for raffle items will take place adding another level of support for the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club. Numerous national and local organizations have donated raffle items.
Anglers will launch at “safe light’ and weigh-in will start at 3 p.m. Tomorrow’s launch and weigh-in festivities will take place at Portman Shoals Marina 1629 Marina Road Anderson, SC 29625 Phone: 864-287-3211. Host lodging for the 2011 LBAA Lake Hartwell Tournament is the Quality Inn 3025 North Main Anderson, SC 29621 Phone: 864-226-6051.
Businesses helping to sponsor the LBAA Lake Hartwell Tour stop include:
U.S. Reel Strickland Marine AAA Automobile Club
Port-Tronics Fishing World Wiley X Sunglasses Snappy Car Wash
Lee’s Marine The Fishing Hole Costco
Carolina Keeper Bank of Anderson Sona Restaurant
Hooters Charlotte Motor Speedway Diamonds `n Gold Direct
Phil’s Jewelry Store CARQUEST Auto Parts Store Ralph Hayes Motors
Scores Jewelry Store Ingles Pepsi
Advance Auto Parts Firehouse Subs Domino’s Pizza
Capital Bank Waffle House Fuddruckers
Bi-Lo Moe’s Southwest Grill People’s Bank
Richard Bennett Personal Unique Gifts Cancer Association of Anderson
Red Lobster Carolina Produce Sam’s Club
Skins Hotdogs Susan’s Hallmark Sterling Printing
Tar Heel Capital (Wendy’s) The Lollipop Lady Great American Cookie Store
JC Penny Salon Wal-Mart Super Center West Marine
Westwind Inc. (Burger King) Logan’s Restaurant Brian Culler/Henry’s
The Pompous Pig Bar-B-Que Grady’s Great Outdoors Dillards Department Store
Belk’s Department Store Panera Bread Portman Shoals Marina
Elliott & Company Hair Designs & Accessories
** Camera boat for Hartwell furnished by Captain D and Port Tronics.
Sponsors of the 2011 Lady Bass Anglers Association Tour are:
Wilkins Brothers Outdoors Pro Tournament Scales
Todali Tackle Dawn Outdoors
Red Dirt Bait Company FINS Superlines
Rayjus Outdoors Kick `n Bass
Castaway Graphite Rods Reaction Innovation Lures
Vickie’s Threadworks Necessity Jigs
West Kentucky LED SureLife
Arkansas Tournament Fishing (ATF) Fleck’s Hand Poured Baits
Ray Barga and Associates Inc. Nite Owl Productions
River Runner Baits.
The LBAA 2011 Contingency Programs are Phoenix First Flight, Skeeter Real Money, the Legend Advantage Program, BassCat Quest, and Triton Gold.
For more information on the LBAA contact co-founder Cheryl Bowden @ 1-214-738-7518, co-founder Secret York @ 1-270-748-9041, or media specialist Larry Morris @ 1-540-239-7902. The LBAA has a presence on the World Wide Web on Facebook and at http://www.ladybassanglers.com/