DAY AND GILLEY WIN THE TOW BOAT U.S. 2015 CLASSIC CHAMPIONSHIP
CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - The team of Carter Day and Scott Gilley posted a two day total catch of 10 bass weighing a record breaking 52.25 pounds to take the win in the 2015 Tow Boat U.S. Chattanooga Bass Association Classic Championship on Lake Chickamauga.
Carter said "We fished frogs in the grass both days of the tournament and were just lucky to get some really big bites each day”.
This years’ winning weight of 52.25 is the heaviest ever posted to win this 2 day event. On Saturday, there were 3 different teams that weighed a 5 bass limit weighing over 30 pounds.
Day One Big Fish Winners:
Tom Kizzah, Sr. and Tom Kizzah, Jr. with a 9.64 lb. largemouth good for $440
Stoney Johnson and David Craft with a 8.84 lb. largemouth good for $250
Day Two Big Fish Winners:
Mike Looney and Chris Grant with a 8.49 lb. largemouth good for $440
Tom Helton with a 7.61 lb. largemouth good for $250
This event was held at Chester Frost Park where 74 teams battled for the prestigious honor of 2015 CBA, Tow Boat U.S. Bass Classic Champions and $10,000.00 first place money. The total payout of this year's two-day event totaled $60,000.00.
The fishermen had excellent conditions both days which made fishing excellent for many teams in this 38th year old event.
Towboat U.S. owners, Shane and Stacy O'Neal, sponsored this year's event. Shane says "For over 48 years, Boat US has been delivering time, money and life saving services to recreational boaters from coast to coast. We fight for your rights on Capitol Hill, we have the finest low cost boat insurance, the largest fleet of tow boats ready to assist you 24/7 when the unexpected happens on the water, and an award-winning magazine that reports information you won't find in other boating publications. We love helping you save money – through equipment discounts at West Marine and on fuel, transient slips and repairs at over 900 marinas around the country. We also provide boaters with an accredited online safety course and are committed to making our waterways clean for all".
The top 10 are as follows:
1st Carter Day and Scott Gilley, 52.25 lbs., $10,000
2nd Hayden Lamb and Trevor Porter, 49.39 lbs., $3000
3rd Tom Kizzah, Sr. and Tom Kizzah, Jr., 48.83 lbs., $2000
4th Stoney Johnson and David Craft, 44.37 lbs., $1,900
5th Chris Peters and Ryan Wilkins, 44.32 lbs., $1,800
6th Greg Lamb and Buddy Gross, 42.74 lbs., $1,700
7th Galen James and Tony Townsend, 41.60 lbs., $1,600
8th Andy Lusk and Shawn Lusk, 40.50 lbs., $1,500
9th Mike Looney and Chris Grant, 38.98 lbs., $1,400
10th Dusty Elrod and Thomas Henshaw 37.67 lbs., $1,300
Shane Frazier, President of Chattanooga Bass Association, said “Special thanks to Tow Boat U.S. for sponsoring this years’ classic and making the event a big success.
For more info and results visit: www.cbatournament.com