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Four Georgia Big Sticks make it to the All American Top 10

Four Georgia pros fish for $100,000 prize and ticket to the Forest Wood Cup

Two Georgia co-anglers also will fish for $60,000 payday tomorrow


T-H Marine All American tournament being held on Cross Lake, near Shreveport, La.

Rob Jordan from Flowery Branch leads the Georgia contingent on the boater side–where he sits in 4th place after sacking 39-10 in two days (Rob had 16-10 pounds today while bagging 21-11 on Day 1).




Heath Pack of Ellijay at the Day 2 weigh-in with 12-14. Heath is in 9th place on the boater side.


Tyler Morgan of Columbus, Ga. with a nice one from the weigh-in today. He stands in sixth place after Day 2 with a total of 37-9.


Greshamville's John Duvall told georgiabigsticks.com tonight that he was fishing a row of docks in shallow water and his “…four largest fish came off one dock.”  Asked whether he had enough fish located to win the tournament, he said “…I feel like I could catch 15 pounds tomorrow.”

John Duvall holding two of his fish from the Day 1 weigh-in. He was in ninth place after Day 1 and has moved up to 7th after Day 2. John is fishing his second All American in the past three years. (Courtesy John Duvall)


Duvall said four of his largest fish came off one dock at Cross Lake on Friday.


John is nearly 11 pounds behind leader Randy Deaver, but in this tournament you never know. Duvall said “you have to remember you only have 10 folks competing tomorrow, so it’s not like there will be a lot of people fishing the same spots.”  Duvall qualified for the All American–his second trip to the prestigious event in the last three years–by finishing fourth at the Wheeler Regional last fall.


Two other Georgia Big Sticks made it into the Top 20, with Jeremy Strong finishing 12th with 31-10 for the two days. Jeremy earned $3,000 for his week. Kip Carter, who finished with 29-5, ended up in 17th place, earning $5,000 (which included $2,000 in Ranger Points).

The Top 10 on the boater side after Day 2


PLACEANGLERCITY/STATEDAY 1 WT (Fish)DAY 2 WT (Fish)DAY 1&2 WT (Fish)WINNINGS1RANDY DEAVERBLANCHARD, LA21 – 0 (5)25 – 3 (5)46 – 3 (10)2NICK LEBRUNBOSSIER CITY, LA26 – 9 (5)16 – 0 (5)42 – 9 (10)3ROGER FITZPATRICKELDON, MO19 – 4 (5)20 – 6 (5)39 – 10 (10)4ROB JORDANFLOWERY BRANCH, GA21 – 11 (5)16 – 10 (5)38 – 5 (10)5ADAM WAGNERCOOKEVILLE, TN22 – 12 (5)15 – 5 (5)38 – 1 (10)6TYLER MORGANCOLUMBUS, GA22 – 4 (5)15 – 5 (5)37 – 9 (10)7JOHN DUVALLMADISON, GA19 – 7 (5)15 – 15 (5)35 – 6 (10)8MARTY SISKEVANSVILLE, IN15 – 8 (5)18 – 3 (5)33 – 11 (10)9HEATH PACKELLIJAY, GA20 – 3 (5)12 – 14 (5)33 – 1 (10)10BEN BLASCHKEMULDROW, OK16 – 10 (5)15 – 13 (5)32 – 7 (10)

Georgia also represented on the co-angler side

Two Georgia co-anglers will also fish for the top prize from the back deck, up to a $60,000 payday.

Byron’s Daniel Tuten sits in 6th place with 19-4, just 7 pounds behind the leader, Jesse Parks of Avondale, Az.

Also making the final cut is Matthew O’Connell of Brooks, Georgia, who weighed in 10-1 today for a two-day total of 18-2.

The crowd gathering for the T-H Marine Day 2 weigh-in at Shreveport, La.(Courtesy flwfishing.com)


Two other Georgia Big Sticks finished in the Top 20. Andrew Nickeson of Valdosta was 13th and Harold Grizzle of Gainesville was 15th. Andrew weighed in only two fish today, so it could have been a very different story had he gotten his limit. Harold came in with four fish weighing 6-14. Both of those co-anglers picked up a well-deserved check for $1,500.

With a high temperature tomorrow forecast to be 99 degrees, it promises to be a hot finish, either way. Congrats to all the Georgia Big Sticks who made it to the greatest tournament in bass fishing. They should all feel proud.

Co-Angler Results Going Into the Final Day SaturdayPLACEANGLERCITY/STATEDAY 1 WT (Fish)DAY 2 WT (Fish)DAY 1&2 WT (Fish)WINNINGS1JESSE PARKSAVONDALE, AZ16 – 9 (5)9 – 11 (5)26 – 4 (10)2MIKE ALLENCRYSTAL SPRINGS, MS13 – 8 (5)12 – 4 (5)25 – 12 (10)3MATTHEW BOULDINSMITHVILLE, TN11 – 12 (5)9 – 5 (5)21 – 1 (10)4MICHAEL NELMSHARTWOOD, VA13 – 12 (5)6 – 9 (2)20 – 5 (7)5JAMES MCWHORTERHAMILTON, OH4 – 9 (2)15 – 2 (4)19 – 11 (6)6DANIEL TUTENBYRON, GA10 – 13 (5)8 – 7 (2)19 – 4 (7)7RAY BLASHWAYNESVILLE, MO11 – 12 (5)6 – 8 (3)18 – 4 (8)8MATTHEW OCONNELLBROOKS, GA8 – 1 (4)10 – 1 (4)18 – 2 (8)9HERNANDEZ RUFFINBELLEVUE, WA3 – 9 (2)13 – 13 (4)17 – 6 (6)10BRANDON BROCKHONEA PATH, SC13 – 3 (5)4 – 3 (2)17 – 6 (7)

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