CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) – The veteran team of John Gudel and John Green edged out the field of 44 anglers to take first place in the Southern 175 Series Bass Tournament on Lake Chickamauga this weekend.
Gudel and Green caught a five-bass limit weighing 21.18 lbs. to win the event. Their catch was anchored by a giant 8.13 lb. largemouth that also won big fish honors.
Green said, "We were working on a limit and around 10 a.m. we caught the big fish, We had the limit we weighed in by 10:30 this morning. It got tough for us the rest of the day, but we still caught some smaller fish. We stayed in an area we found in practice and it paid off for us."
This was the final regular season event for the Southern 175 Series tournament. Their year-end Classic sponsored by Island Cove Outdoor Center will be held September 22, 2013. The winner in this event will receive a brand new Tracker bass boat.
The top 5 are as follows:
1st - John Gudel and John Green with 21.18 lbs.
2nd - Wes Hardin and Jason Cook with 20.64 lbs.
3rd - Haden Lamb and Taylor Massingill with 19.81 lbs.
4th - Tom Kizziah and Don Roberts with 18.86 lbs.
5th - Justin Medley and Chuck Houston with 18.72 lbs.
For more info visit: www.southern175series.com