The National Bass Fishing Trail is proud to recognize Alabama North District’s John Moore in the Junior Angler Spotlight. John has been a member of the NBT since 2011. He’s had great success fishing the NBT. Since becoming a member of the NBT, John has had 3- 1st place, 9- 2nd place and 8- 3rd place finishes in Alabama North District qualifying tournaments. In 2011 after zeroing the first day, John came back to win the Alabama North District Championship on Wilson Lake. John also finished 3rd in points in 2011, 2012 and 2013 for the Alabama North District’s Junior Angler of the Year. John won the honor of Alabama North District’s Junior Angler of the Year in 2014. John is 16 years old and attends A.P. Brewer High School where he is a member of the fishing team. John has only been on the team one season. During that season he and his partner’s best finish was on Eufaula Lake where he and his partner finished 15th in individual boat and Brewer as team finished 5th overall. John enjoys fishing soft plastics. His favorite bait is a plastic worm. He loves to fish Lake Guntersville where he caught his largest lake fish to date a 6 plus pound Large Mouth. John also likes to drop shot. His favorite lure for the drop shot is the Dream Shot by Strike King. John also enjoys working with physically challenged kids. He volunteers with Outdoor Friends Forever an organization that takes physically challenged kids deer hunting and CAST for Kids which allows physically challenged kids and a parent to spend a few hours one the water with a volunteer boat captain. John said he loves fishing the NBT He enjoys the camaraderie and he values the many friends he has made through the years of fishing the NBT. He also loves the chance the NBT gives him to compete against kids his age.
Welcome back to the Alabama Smith Lake district!
Billy Adcock has agreed to start this district back up and will start fishing for the 2015 season in November 2014. All tournaments will be run out of Duncan Bridge and start at safe daylight unless otherwise noted. Below is the schedule, Billy's contact information is on his schedule page if you have any questions.
Mar 28-29th, District Championship
Current Members receive free membership for a new member in 2015 for bringing a new member to NBT in 2014. The New Member must qualify and fish a District Championship.
Hatfield and Satterlee Win NBT Championship on Chickamauga
NBT held its annual Championship on Lake Chickamauga at Dayton, Tennessee June 24-26. Brian Hatfield won the adult division, with a three day total of 59.20. Brian led all three days of competition holding off a hard charging Richard Cobb who had back-to-back 21 pound stringers. Brent Sain was third, followed by Donnie Story and Scott Pierre. Hatfield, who fishes the Tennessee district and lives near the lake, used the technique of long lining. This would get his crankbaits to fish in 20-27 feet of water. He used Profound Outdoors Z Boss 25s and Strike King 10XDs that he rotated as his primary baits. He also caught a few early keepers on a hair jig. Most of the fish were located on humps and long points.
In his 5th and final Nationals as a Junior Angler, Denver Satterlee got his Championship. The Alabama North angler who fished with NBT President Donnie Story, has come close often in the past. Denver started the tournament with a huge five fish stringer of 21.21 and finished with a three –day total of 47.92. Kyle Palmer was second with 42.44, followed by Chris Pharr, Dalton Summers, and Jonathan Tilley. Most of Satterlee’s fish came on a 3/8 green pumpkin Bang-it Jig with a Profound Crawsome trailer of the same color. The fish were holding in a creek channel with scattered hydrilla on the bottom in about 8-9 feet. Two of his largest day 1 fish were as caught on a ¾ oz. Football Jig off of a barge tie-off.
Brent Sain and Kyle Palmer are NBT's 2014 Adult and Junior Anglers of the Year
With his Third Place finish at the National Tournament on Lake Chickamauga, Brent finished the season with 1780 Pts out of a total of 1800 possible. This is the 2nd time Brent has secured the Angler of the Year honors.
Finishing 2nd at the National Tournament on Chickmauga, Kyle finished the season with 1783 pts out of 1800 pts and edged out Denver Satterlee by 7 pts.
Congratulations to both Brent and Kyle