Anglers gathered from The Bass Federation (TBF) District 1 GA-FL Bass Federations at beautiful Lake Eufaula, AL., on 20-24 September. Their individual quest was to earn a spot at qualifying for the 2024 TBF National Championship. Temperatures for this event averaged around 78-80 degrees for the five (5) days. Early morning fog followed by beautiful blue skies and a slight breeze accompanied the anglers. All things considered we could not have asked for better weather conditions. Water surface temperatures ranged between 78-82.
Tyler Wilson from the Georgia Bass Federation took the overall win on the boater’s side with a two-day total of ten (10) bass weighing 23-14 pounds. The winner on the co-angler’s side was Chad McMurrian from the Georgia Bass Federation with an overall two-day total of eight (8) bass weighing 17-08 pounds. On the boater’s side for the Florida Bass Federation Ray Trudeau weighed in a two-day total of nine (9) bass totaling 21-15 pounds. The winner on the co-angler’s side for Florida was Jon Christian with a two-day total of four (4) bass weighing 6-01 pounds. Ray Trudeau from Florida weighed in the Big Fish weighing 5-13 pounds on the boater’s side and Larry Atkins from Georgia weighed in the Big Fish on the co-angler’s side weighing 4 pound 10 ounces.
A very special thanks goes out to each of the volunteers from the Georgia and Florida Bass Federations that make holding an event of this scope possible. Without dedicated volunteers the angler experience would not have been the success that we enjoyed.
We also want to say thank you to Lakepoint State Park, the Lakepoint Marina staff and the staff at the Eufaula Barbour County Chamber of Commerce. They each have been strong supporters of The Bass Federation and the Georgia Bass Federation for many years. The lodge, restaurant, cabins, Alabama State Park grounds and marina are always clean and well maintained and their staff is professional, prompt, and most, courteous. The hospitality at the many shops and restaurants in Eufaula always make them a pleasure to visit.