Lee & Hummel Take Win at Military Team Event

Jonathan Lee & Travis Hummel had another solid day on Lake Hartwell. The pair brought in 12.34 pounds today to make for a three-day total of 39.21 pounds, less than a pound ahead of the Day Two leaders Kevin & Kyle Oleen. Their win was worth $4000 while winning an additional $720 for Day Two Big Bass. Additionally, the team is eligible for $7000 in Triton Gold cash, as well as, contingency cash from Mercury and T-H Marine Atlas Awards.  “During practice, we were losing fish. We changed out our hooks to KVD 2X Short Mustad Triple Grip trebles on the Strike King 2.5 square bills we were using in Sexy Shad color, targeting shallow points. Tuesday was a great practice day and we came off of the water by 9:00 AM to keep from burning through our fish. We were blessed, we had a great time, and we’re glad we won,” said Lee.

Kevin & Kyle Oleen finished the event in second place with a three-day total of 38.64 pounds winning $1100. “We caught our fish on a Carolina rig, Zara Spooks, and a few on a swimbait. I lost a 3-4 pounder on a Spook this morning and I knew that would hurt.  Yesterday, I had a fish blow up on my Spook and cut the line. While the Spook was laying on top of the water, another bass hit it and took it down. I tied on another Spook and about 30 minutes later, it floated to the surface,” said Kevin Oleen.

The team of Mitchell Oldnettle & Len Lindahl ended the week in third place with a three-day total of 35.78 pounds. Third place was worth $700, along with $720 for the Day One Big Bass. “No one is going to believe this. We are from Florida and we typically fish grass and lily pads. We found 25 yards of grass in this lake and caught all of our fish out of that grass on a frog,” said Oldnettle.

Day Three Big Bass belonged to the team of George Kunkle & and Clifton Holt. Their 4.80 pound bass was worth $720.

Final results can be found at this link.

This event has been hosted by Visit Anderson and Anderson County.

The annual ABA Military Team Bass Tournament is an exclusive event for current and former service men and women of our armed forces. Teams from 14 different states came from across the country to compete for bragging rights and cash payouts on Lake Hartwell this week.

The 2018 event will be held on May 8-11, 2018 at Old Hickory Lake and is hosted by the Sumner County Convention & Visitors Bureau.  

American Bass Anglers, Inc. is supported by Ram Trucks, Triton Boats, Mercury Outboards, Carlisle Tires, GEICO, Berkley, Abu Garcia, T-H Marine, Livingston Lures, Best Western Hotels, Maui Jim, Power Pole, LiT Coolers, Simms, Garmin, and Divide-It. American Bass Anglers, Inc. can be contacted at (256) 232-0406 or by visiting americanbassanglers.com. 

Top 50 Team 2018 Military Team Bass Tournament
PL Team Fish Rel BB Total
1 Mickey Beck-Patrick Anderson 15 15   35.64
2 Jason Forsgren-Theo Corcoran 15 15   33.09
3 Brad Fuller-Aaron Commons 13 13 6.35 32.98
4 Josh Womack- 15 15   32.33
5 Mark Denney Jr-Mark Denney Sr 15 15 4.41 32.09
6 Mitchell Oldnettle-Len Lindahl 14 14 5.14 32.03
7 Jonathan Lee-Travis Hummel 15 15 4.31 30.95
8 Gary Perrine-Jeremy Stoute 15 15   29.85
9 Chad Ardis-Eddie Bryant 15 13   28.67
10 Bobby Robinson-Hiram Robinson 13 13 3.52 28.05
11 Jeremy Easterwood-Vern Baldwin 14 14   27.67
12 Dion Fernau-Arnie Hanson 14 14 3.71 27.41
13 James Melton-Ronald Udart 12 12   26.53
14 Gregg Grodner-Michael Nawrocki 11 10 4.82 26.51
15 George Kunkle III-Clifton Holt 13 13 4.12 26.44
16 Deacon Collins-Chris Sanders 15 15   26.00
17 David Gunderman-Clarence Woodham 12 12 2.94 25.13
18 Steve O Connell-Jeff Hall 9 9 6.70 24.97
19 Robert Armbruster-Shawn Taylor 11 11   24.74
20 Bill Stines-Harold Troutt 13 12   24.32
21 Jason Reinke-Mark Sullivan 13 12   24.02
22 Glenn Foss-Elvis Frazier 12 12   23.83
23 Tim Onusko-Jason Graning 10 10 3.99 22.53
24 Jeffery Phipps-Michael Phipps 10 10 4.64 22.22
25 Chris Melton-Robert Campbell 9 9 3.53 22.04
26 Randy Bell-Vernon Story 11 11 2.23 21.23
27 Torrey Aiken-Craig Fagan 10 10   20.30
28 Richard Clark-Michael Lemley 11 11 4.27 20.21
29 William Pitts-William Eddy 9 9 4.70 20.12
30 BJ Boothe-Kevin Regas 10 10 1.82 19.14
31 Jared Albright-Bryan McNeal 7 7 1.67 18.63
32 Kyle Kolthoff-Damon Denzin 10 10   18.36
33 Eric Lochner-Robert Holley 10 10   17.86
34 Tommy Cooper-James Dudley 10 10   17.81
35 David Wilfong- 10 10   17.25
36 Shane Miller-Travis Crowell 8 8 4.62 16.92
37 James Sheehan-Rollin Willmon 8 7 1.46 16.83
38 Michael Molenaar- 8 8 4.59 16.81
39 Mathew Campbell-Brian Campbell 10 10 1.49 16.13
40 Eric Turner-Mike Lawrence 10 10   16.11
41 Kyle Winn-Zachary Cain 9 9   15.99
42 Rodney Ryan-Joshua Migues 9 9   15.91
43 Kevin Oleen-Kyle Oleen 10 10   15.49
44 Bradley Garrett-Jacob Robinson 9 9 1.44 15.47
45 Vernon Ward-Eddie Wofford 8 8   14.82
46 Marvin Howard-Thomas Allman 9 9   14.33
47 Paul Govensky-Hector Vasquez 10 10 6.12 14.16
48 Jeffrey Knight-Randy Jones 8 8 2.64 14.12
49 William Roberson Jr-Gerald Powe 9 5   14.01
50 Bart Vigo-Julio Candelario 7 7   12.81


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