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June 29 & 30, 2013 ABA Seminole Division 114 Championship
Photo Credit Len Lindahl

David Howell Day 1

1st Place Day 2 David Howell 42.16 lbs

Len Lindahl Day 1

2nd Place Day 2 Len Lindahl 39.21 lbs

3rd Place Keith Childree 34.81 lbs

Stan Chandler Big Bass for Tournament 6.78 lbs

Congrats to the Winners!


May 8-10, 2013  23rd Annual Military Team Bass Tournament
Credit to Americanbassanglers.com
A Salute to our Seminole Lodge Military Anglers!
Congrats and Thank You!!

1st David Brown & Keith Bardolf 67.05 lbs
2nd Ralph Moseley & William Spencer 52.24 lbs
3rd Timmy Chapel & Shane Lundien 51.31 lbs
5th Burkitt Collins & Tommy Hudnall 44.17 lbs
6th Ryan O’Shea & Ron Whitman 44.01 lbs
8th Mike Lemley & Aaron Commons 41.43 lbs
12th Kevin & Kyle Oleen 37.34 lbs
14th Vern Ward & Eddie Wofford 34.67 lbs
15th Bubba Armbruster & Shawwn Taylor 34.64 lbs
19th Mitch Oldnettle & Ron Norris 33.04 lbs
23rd Ken & Eddie Varnes 30.88 lbs
30th Steve Hersom & Richard Harrington 28.15 lbs
40th Stan Chandler & Kyle Brooks 22.48 lbs
59th Larry “Stretch” Gaines & Ken “KJ” Jordon 15.16 lbs

80th Jeff Knight & Randy Jones 8.50 lbs

Keith Bardolf and David Brown

Keith Bardolf and David Brown

Keith Bardolf and David Brown

Bubba Armbruster and Shawwn Taylor

Timmy Chapel and Shane Lundien

Timmy Chapel and Shane Lundien

Timmy and Shane

Timmy and Shane...patiently waiting

Timmy Chapel and Shane Lundien

Keith Bardolf

Keith Bardolf and David Brown

Ron Norris and Mitch Oldnettle

Kevin "Swede" and Kyle Oleen

Vern Ward

Brown, Bardolf lead wire-to-wire for military victory
ATHENS, Ala. – After leading the first two days, David Brown and Keith Bardolf sealed their victory by bested the nearest competition by about 15 pounds to win the 23rd annual Military Team Bass Tournament, presented by American Bass Anglers, held on Lake Seminole.
Running out of the Earl May Boat Basin in Bainbridge, Ga., on May 8-10, 2013, to fish the 37,500-acre lake on the Florida-Georgia line, the winning team landed a three-day tournament limit of 15 bass for a total weight of 67.05 pounds. That comes out to about a 4.47-pound average. They capped their catch with a 5.01-pounder they caught on Day 1.
“We ran south and started every morning on a ledge with a big worm until we caught a limit,” Bardolf explained. “After we caught a limit, we slowly worked our way back north and went flipping. It was slow on the first day and slower the second day, but picked up on the final day.”
The only team to top the 20-pound mark on Day 1, Brown and Bardolf set the pace with a 20.13-pound bag that included the 5.01-pounder. In fact, Brown and Bardolf brought in three of only five daily bags exceeding 20 pounds.
“We had our limit by 10 a.m. on the first day, 9 a.m. on the second day and 8:30 a.m. on the final day,” Brown added. “We culled twice on Day 2. We caught nine fish on Day 3 and culled twice. On Day 3, we lost a really big fish.”
On Day 2, the winning team weighed in the largest single-day bag of the event at 23.71 pounds for a two-day total of 43.84 pounds. They followed that on Day 3 with a 23.21-pound bag to seal their victory with 67.05 pounds.

“The key to winning the tournament was committing to getting five good bites each day,” Bardolf advised. “We stayed there until we got them. Then, we went flipping. On the second and on the third day, we caught two big fish flipping. That put us over the top. We caught all our fish in about eight to 10 feet of water. They were post-spawn fish and we caught them as they were funneling back out to deeper water.”
Ralph Moseley and William Spencer followed in second place with a three-day total of 15 bass going 52.24 pounds. On Day 1, they held fifth place with 16.77 pounds including a 4.41-pound kicker. On Day 2, they caught 17.92 pounds and moved up to fourth place with 34.69 pounds. On the final day, they moved up another two notches by catching 17.55 pounds.

“We fished three really good places,” Moseley said. “We fished a river ledge on the Florida side. The boat was in about 20 feet of water. We threw up to about eight to 10 feet of water. We caught fish on a Carolina rig with an Ol’ Monster Worm in green pumpkin or junebug and a Strike King KVD 5XD crankbait. We fished there two days and caught 35 fish. The spot had a lot of fish, but not any of the giant ones that are normally out there.”

Timmy Chapel and Shane Lundien finished third with a three-day limit of 15 bass weighing 51.31 pounds. On Day 1, they placed second with 19.46 pounds anchored by a 4.64-pound kicker. On the second day, the team dropped to fifth place with 34.05 pounds after catching 14.59 pounds. They wrapped up their tournament with a 17.26-pound effort on the final day to move into third place.

“We went up Spring Creek and got on a flat,” Lundien recalled. “We threw spinnerbaits and Alabama rigs all three days. The water was about 74 degrees and stained. The water is up. We usually key on a big cypress tree at our spot, but it was just under the water. We culled two fish on the second day and one on the final day.”

“We struggled,” Chapel admitted. “It was tough. On the first day, we went to our second spot with only one fish in the boat. We threw two casts on the Alabama rig and caught three 4-pounders. We had four bites and caught five fish all day.”

Chris Sabo and Steve Kokora landed in fourth place with a three-day total of 45.18 pounds. They held third place after one day of competition with 18.98 pounds, but set the Day 1 lunker standard with a 5.76-pounder. On Day 2, they moved into second place with a 16.89-pound catch for a total of 35.87 pounds. On the final day of the event, they landed 9.31 pounds.

Burkitt Collins and Tommy Hudnall rounded out the top five teams with a three-day limit of 15 bass going 44.17 pounds. On Day 1, Collins and Hudnall held 11th place with 13.14 pounds that included one 5.59-pounder. On the second day, the team jumped into third place after a 21.79-pound effort gave them a total of 34.93 pounds. On the final day, they landed 9.24 pounds.

Mark Curry and George Curry finished 44th, but landed the largest bass of the event, a 7.20-pounder on the second day. They finished with six bass weighing 20.70 pounds.

Each year, the Military Team Bass Tournament pits the best bass anglers from the U.S. Armed Forces. Any active duty Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, National Guard, Reserve or Coast Guard member may fish in this event. Families of military members, honorably discharged veterans, Department of Defense civilians, contractors and retired military members may also fish this event.

May 26, 2013 ABA Seminole Division 114
Photo Credit Len Lindahl

1st Keith Bardolf 22.06 lbs

2nd Bobby Smith 20.57 lbs

3rd Ralph Mosely 16.08 lbs

Big Bass 7.03 lbs David Brown

Congrats to the Winners of the Day!


April 28, 2013 ABA Seminole Division 114
Photo Credit Len Lindahl

1st Clint Brown 19.04 lbs

2nd Keith Bardolf 18.13 lbs

3rd David Howell 14.71 lbs

Big Bass 6.38 lbs Jeremy McCartney

Congrats to the Winners of the Day!


March 24, 2013 ABA Seminole Division 114
Photo Credit Len Lindahl

1st 15.77 lbs Kyle Brooks

2nd 13.95 lbs David Howell

3rd 13.45 lbs Charles Hill

4th 12.42 lbs Keith Bardolf

Big Fish 4.61 lbs Bubba Thorn

Congrats to our Winners!

 
February 24, 2013 ABA Seminole Division 114
Photo Credit Len Lindahl

1st Kyle Brooks 14.48 lbs

2nd Steven Raines 12.30 lbs Big fish 4.21 lbs

3rd Keith Childree 9.20 lbs

4th Stan Chandler 8.51 lbs

Congrats!

 
January 27, 2013 ABA Seminole Division 114
Photo Credit Len Lindahl

1st Place Terry Stevens 18.59 lbs Big Bass 5.17 lbs

2nd Place Keith Childers 16.75 lbs

3rd Place Bryan Thurman 15.91 lbs

4th Place Kyle Brooks 12.68 lbs

Congrats to our winners!

December 16, 2012 ABA Seminole Division 114
Photo Credit Len Lindahl

1st Kevin "Swede" Oleen 22.54 lbs

2nd James "Chops" Bernard 21.03 lbs

3rd Steve Raines 19.99 lbs and Big Fish 7.06 lbs

4th Len Lindahl 16.11 lbs

5th James Jeter 15.43 lbs

Congrats to the Winners of the Day!


November 19, 2012 ABA Seminole Division 114
Photo Credit Len Lindahl

1st James "Chops" Bernard 25.40 lbs

2nd Keith Childree 22.75 lbs and Big fish 7.01 lbs

3rd David Howell 18.76 lbs

4th Taylor Minnick 15.56 lbs

Congrats to the Winners of the Day!



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