Briana Tucker wins high school bass challenge

By  | October 24, 2016 | Filed under: News

unnamed-2SHEFFIELD-Briana Tucker, a senior at Hartselle High School, won the senior division of the fourth annual Timmy Horton High School Bass Anglers Challenge that was held Saturday, Oct. 22 on Pickwick Lake out of Riverfront Park in Sheffield.

Tucker weighed in five bass that tipped the scales at 16.93 pounds to clinch the victory. Her catch included a largemouth bass that weighed 7.71 pounds. It was the largest bass caught in her division. She won scholarships totaling $4,500 and a $300 rod and reel.

Rounding out the top five were Ross Napier of Hartselle High with 12.32 pounds, Gabe Wallace of Russellville High with 6.49 pounds, Clayton Birdyshaw of Rogers High with 6.17 pounds and Brody Montgomery of Vinemont High with 4.95 pounds.

Luke Linley, an 8th grader at Deshler Middle School won the junior division with a five-bass limit that weighed 5.27 pounds. He won a $3,000 scholarship.

Kole Key of Northside Middle School in Tuscaloosa with 5.07 pounds, Dalton Steele of Russellville High with 3.55 pounds, Landon Beard of Muscle Shoals Middle School and Conner Handley of Vinemont High with 3.34 pounds, rounded out the top five in the junior division. Key had big fish for the division, a 3.74 pounds smallmouth bass.

Tim Horton, a professional anglers and outdoors television personality from Muscle Shoals was emcee for the tournament weigh-in. The tournament was organized by Colbert County Tourism and Convention Bureau.

Highlights from the tournament will be broadcast on Timmy Horton Outdoors on the World Fishing Network channel. The date for the broadcast will be announced later.

PHOTOS by Dennis Sherer

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