Lewis Smith Lake
October 28-29 2023
Smith Lake Dam Boat Ramp
Shock and awe may best describe conditions
anglers encountered at Smith Lake at this year's finale' hosted by Golden Rod Bassmasters. The event coincidently occurred during the annual winter drawdown and was a determining factor for all participants.
As Angler of the year and top six aspirations dangled
Day one did nothing to quell those aspirations with
virtually no one separating themselves in the standings.
Gardendale pro Nick Smoke held the lead with 4.05 pounds
to close out the day.
Day two was a touch better as anglers made
necessary adjustments. Some anglers down sized and
some anglers abandoned entire areas altogether. It was all
all hands on deck for Championship Sunday.
The race for AOY and Top Six honors would unfold as
weigh-in opened for business. It didn't take long the
leaderboard to reveal the day's results. Leading the way was
Jasper Pro Vincent Medlock with a five fish limit weighing
7.14 pounds including a 2.05 big fish. A two day total of 10.14
lbs. not only secured the win, Medlock earned his second
AOY in 3 years. The J-Town pro also entered the century club
with 101.02 total pounds for the season.
2.Nick Smoke 10.11
3.Richard Johnson 9.04
4.Eddie Hill 3rd 6.00
5.Anthony Mostella 4.06
6.D. Witherspoon 3.12
7.Jackie Price 2.13
8. Ronald Douglas 2.04
9. Author Hall 0.14
10. Roy Hurst 0.12
11 Matthew Hurst 0.00
12. Alex Pruitt 0.00
13.Louis Summerville 0.00
14.Lee McClendon Jr. DNF
14.Lee McClendon Sr. DNF
14. Steven Turner DNF
14. Eldrick Laws DNF
Congrats to Smith Lake Champion Vincent
Thanks to Mr. Medlock's tourney crew (Matt, Spoon & Ron) and all who helped
..job well done.
---Wet 1 Soon