Davis rides Lay Lake experience for ABN win

By Greg McCain For years, Will Davis has been making the short drive to Lay Lake. Living near Childersburg, Davis needed just a few minutes to reach Lay, and he gained valuable experience on the lake during those frequent trips. For Davis, the experience paid off in a...

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Glasgow, Cherry continue on path toward Classic

By Greg McCain For years, Alabama B.A.S.S. Nation (ABN) fishermen have taken the grassroots route to fishing’s biggest stage, the Bassmaster Classic. ABN members continued on that path April 17-19 on Lake Guntersville, which hosted the TNT Fireworks B.A.S.S. Nation...

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Smith reverses fortunes on Smith Lake

  ABN Smith Lake qualifier By Greg McCain About mid-morning Saturday (April 13) on Smith Lake, Alabama B.A.S.S. Nation member Joel Smith told fishing partner Alan Cantrell, “It’s just not meant to be for me today.” Smith, who blew up his engine about a week ago...

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Harp puts Lake Martin experience to good use

By Greg McCain Lake Martin has been good to Alabama B.A.S.S. Nation (ABN) veteran Rickie Harp. A member of the Lake Tuscaloosa Bassmasters, Harp used a tournament win 20 years ago as a springboard to a spot in the Bassmasters Classic. He won another major championship...

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Barnettes enjoy ‘dream day’ on Pickwick

By Greg McCain Many Alabama B.A.S.S. Nation (ABN) competitors were disappointed that stormy weather forced the cancellation of the Pickwick Lake qualifier in April. The lake was fishing exceptionally well at the time, giving up huge numbers of both largemouth and...

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Carden, Hanvey take different paths to Lay titles

By Greg McCain For Coby Carden, the Alabama B.A.S.S. Nation (ABN) qualifier at Lay Lake was just another routine day on the water. For Lee Hanvey, the occasion represented almost 30 years of sustained effort. Lay boater winner Coby Carden Lay co-angler winner Lee...

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Carden, Teems repeat B.A.S.S. Nation victories

By Greg McCain Repeat Winner Top Boater - Coby Carden View Gallery https://www.flickr.com/photos/133368776@N03/sets/72157693882436412/ The odds of a bass fisherman winning a tournament are slim, the odds of winning consecutive tournaments even slimmer. A couple of...

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B.A.S.S. Nation Eufaula qualifier 2018

By Greg McCain Top Boater - Coby Carden https://www.flickr.com/photos/133368776@N03/albums/72157666794866108 Coby Carden has long proved to be a dominant force not only in Alabama bass fishing but even beyond state tournament boundaries. Carden, who twice advanced to...

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