CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) – The veteran team of Mario Dematteo and Travis Bearden caught a five-bass limit weighing 28.92 pounds to take the win and the $2,000 first place prize in the Cleveland Boat Center June CBA Open Bass tournament this Saturday at Chester Frost Park.
The duo also won the over-all big-fish honors with a giant largemouth bass weighing 10.11 pounds which earned them another $330.
Dematteo and Bearden reported catching their winning stringer by fishing a football jig on ledges in eighteen to twenty-four feet of water.
Finishing in second place was the duo of Shane and Randy Frazier with a limit weighing 25.89 pounds. They were also the highest finishing Tow Boat U.S. member which was worth an extra $100.
Justin Medley and Glen Gamble won both the biggest spot award with a spotted bass weighing 2.62 pounds and the biggest smallmouth award with a smallmouth bass weighing 3.14 pounds. These two fish earned them $210.
The team of Taylor Massingill and Trent Huie were the highest finishing new team in the event which earned them a free entry into next month's tournament.
The father and son team of Jeff and Josh Reed were the highest finishing Youth Division Team and also received a free entry into next month's event.
Rounding out the top 11 places:
1st: Mario Dematteo and Travis Bearden with 28.92 lbs., $2,000
2nd: Shane Frazier and Randy Frazier with 25.89 lbs., $750
3rd: Ron Willerson and Carter Day with 23.73 lbs., $650
4th: Mark Keith and Mark Varady with 22.70 lbs., $550
5th: Nick Pratt and Chris Coffey with 22.40 lbs., $450
6th: Chuck James and Brad James with 21.47 lbs., $350
7th: Allen Lewis and Brad Ferguson with 21.11 lbs., $300
8th: Steve Norris and Gary Hutton with 21.00 lbs., $250
9th: Jonathan Bowling and Jay Phillips with 20.86 lbs., $200
10th: Josh Wofford and Bruce Wofford with 20.75 lbs., $200
11th: Andy Parkinson and Jonathan Faith with 20.56 lbs., $150
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