CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - The team of Steve Barnes and Spencer Smith caught a 5 bass limit weighing 28.54 pounds topping out the field of 106 anglers to win first place and $2,000.00 in the Paradise Paint July day Chattanooga Bass Association Tournament. This day bass event was held July 14th 2018 out of Chester Frost Boat Ramp.

Steve said “The bass bit good while the day was cloudy but were deep. After the sun came out we got a 4pounder and that was it. All our fish came on the new Soddy Custom Tackle swim baits and some on Soddy Custom Tackle football jigs. This was our first win in 35 years of fishing the CBA.

Doug Mimms had big bass of the event a beast 11.59 pound largemouth , which becomes the largest bass caught so far in the 2018 C.B.A. events.

Second big fish of this event was caught by Steve Barnes and Spenser Smith a super large mouth weighing 8.92 pounds.

All fish caught in this event were released back into Lake Chickamauga to be caught again and special thanks to the fishermen for taking such extra good care of their catches.

Chattanooga Bass Association President, Jamie Copenhaver, said “Thanks to Paradise Paint and all our sponsors for their much appreciated support for this 2018 season”.

The top 8 winners are as follows:

  1. Steve Barnes and Spencer Smith 28.54 lbs. $2000
  2. Todd Helton and Bobby Copeland 25.07 lbs. $650
  3. Doug Mimms 23.32 lbs. $500
  4. Jim Coffer and Matt Wendorf 21.97 lbs. $400.00
  5. Jamie Copenhaver and Adam Dysart 21,51lbs., $300
  6. Chuck James and Brad James 21.39lbs. $200
  7. Mike Varner and Lee Hass 19.28lbs. $150
  8. Kevin Drake and Cory Vetten 19.16 lbs $150

The next CBA night event will be held July 28th 2018 out of Chester Frost Park.

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