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Johnson wins on the Coosa

Staff Reports • Oct 9, 2017 at 3:30 PM

GADSDEN, Ala. — Cedar City Bass Anglers held its 15th annual classic Sept. 29-30 in the Coosa River on Neely Henry Lake.

Allowed one practice day and two competition days anglers enjoyed pleasant weather.

Daniel Johnson of Lebanon wonis first CCBA Classic. Johnson flipped weedbeds in mid-lake having a classic record for a 1day total of 19.3 POUNDS with THE big fish on day one also with a 5.14-pounder. Leading second place by seven pounds going into day two, the bite changed having 6.54 pounds, giving him a two-day weight of 25.84 pounds to earn $2,750.

Tony Mick of Cookeville finished second. Mick fished up lake using plastics. Having 9.32 pounds on day 1, Mick making a move up from third to second, having the big string on day 2 11.32 pounds and tied for big fish on day 2 with a 4.12-pounder. He had 21.21 pounds for a two-day total earning $1,075.

John Graves of Mt. Juliet finished third having a limit on day one with 12.09 pounds and a limit on day two with 8.83 pounds . Graves fished a jig and square bill for a two-day total of 20.92 pounds to earn $900.

Ryan Stephens of Lebanon came in fourth with two-day total of 19.62 lbs. He caught his fish uplake flipping to earn $800.

Tim Thurman of Portland barely made the cut for 10th place on day one with 8.45 pounds. Thurman had boat issues at blastoff on day two. He grabbed his buzzbait, dropped the troll motor and landed a limit weighing 10.98 pounds to climb to fifth place and tying for big fish on day 2. He had 19.43 pounds to earn $775.

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