The National Bass Fishing Trail’s Junior Angler of the Month for January 2015 is Tennessee District’s Kyle Palmer Kyle just finished his first season with the NBT. Kyle had a very successful rookie season with the NBT. During Kyle’s first season, he had four first place finishes in the Tennessee District’s Qualifying Tournaments. He placed first in the Tennessee District’s Junior Championship Tournament and is currently first in points for the NBT National Junior Angler of the Year. Kyle is a sophomore and attends Franklin County High School. He is a member of the Grundy County High School Fishing team. Kyle has also had great success in High School Fishing. He and his partner, Kyle Ingleburger, qualified to fish the Bassmaster’s Classic High School Tournament, to be held in February 2015 at Lake Keowee in South Carolina, by finishing second at the Bassmaster High School Invitational Tournament held at Lake Douglas in Tennessee Kyle has been bass fishing since he was three years old. His favorite styles of fishing are top water and flipping, and His favorite bait is a Zoom Ultra Vibe Speed Craw. Whither Kyle chooses a career as a Professional Angler or a Weekend Tournament Angler, he has a bright future ahead of him in the world of bass fishing.
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
The National Bass Fishing Trail is happy to announce two new sponsors. Denali Rods and Power Pole. Please visit Denali Rods at http://www.denalirods.com and Power-Pole at http://www.power-pole.com and let them know you fish with NBT.
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.
Kaufman cranks his way to Championship and Angler of the Year! The NBT Nationals was held June 25-27 at Neely Henry Lake in Gadsden, AL. Illinois Director Mark Kaufman won the adult division with a three day total of 35.30 pounds, beating out 2nd place Bubba Ingleburger who had 32.59. Billy Adcock, Mike Pharr, and Tim Potts rounded out the top 5. Mark caught the majority of his fish on a Strike King 3xd sexy shad crankbait. He was targeting points with stumps in about 10-12 ft of water. Mark gave lots of credit to his side-imaging unit to find the isolated stumps. Each morning Mark was able to get a small limit pretty quick but waited on whatever afternoon current would come to upgrade each day. It wasn’t all easy for Kaufman who finished in 6th after day 1, but a 14.89 lb bag pulled him to 2nd place behind Ingleburger after day 2. Just over 9lbs was good enough to pull out the victory and gain enough points to also make him NBT Angler of the year for the 2013 season. This is also back-to-back wins and AOY for the Illinois district.
Kyle Ingleburger wins Junior Division at Neely HenryFresh off of qualifying for the Junior Bassmasters Classic, Tennessee district Junior Angler Kyle Ingleburger went wire to wire to win the NBT Nationals. Kyle’s 26.83 three-day total was just enough to survive a late charge by Alabama North’s Austin Adcock who had 25.63. Hank Lowrie was third, followed by Denver Satterlee and Chris Pharr. Kyle, who’s dad finished 2nd on the adult side, used a ½ football jig and a Zoom speed craw to target deeper spotted bass in 15 to 20 ft deep. Most of their fish were caught up-river where more current was prevalent. Ingleburger also gained enough points to capture the Angler of the Year title as well. His first and the district’s 2nd in a row.