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Sharp wins CCBA year-end Classic

From staff reports • Updated Oct 1, 2013 at 11:11 PM

MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. — Adam Sharp of Lebanon won the Cedar City Bass Anglers year-end classic on Wilson Reservoir last weekend.

Sharp was third place with 8.27 pounds as Saturday’s action came to a close.

But the weather changed overnight and so did Sharp’s fortune. He  reported catching 15 keepers of smallmouth and largemouth Sunday. His best catch weighed 15.53 pounds to clinch his fifth classic title. He had a total of 23.8 pounds caught on a fluke on the lower end to earn $2,000.

John Glenn of Lebanon was second on the first day with a 10.49 pounds. Sunday was better with 12.57 to challenge Sharp down to the wire. Glenn caught his fish by the Wheeler Dam to earn $1,100.

Day one leader Brandon Saunders of Lebanon was the first-day leader with 14.55 pounds but reeled in just 5.62 pounds on four fish Sunday for a total of 20.17 pounds caught on the lower end on a brush hog to earn $800.

Tracy Todd of Smyrna was ninth on the first day with one fish which weighed 5.32 pounds. He made the adjustment Sunday to bring in a limit weighing 12.13 pounds to leap to fourth place. He had a dead fish which deducted a half-pound to bring his total to 16.95 pounds. He won big fish honors each day with a 5.32 and 4.86 pounds. He pocketed $950.

Chris Lenning of Lebanon rounded out the top five with four fish on Saturday weighing 6.83 pounds. He followed with two more keepers weighing 5.36 pounds for a total of 12.19 pounds. He caught his fish on a RattleTrap to earn $600.

Twenty-five anglers practiced Friday, fished under blue skies Saturday and overcast Sunday.

Earlier, Corey Steakly won the CCBA’s top-10 event under the stars on Old Hickory Lake with four fish weighing 9.02 pounds to win $800. Sharp finished second with 8.93 pounds to pocket $150.

This event was limited to the top-10 finishers in the CCBA’s season points total. Ryan Stephens, a club member, sponsors the annual event and contributes $500 and the participating anglers pay $50 each.

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