Fishing & Boating News

'Bama Boys Johnson & Dixon Win LBAA Charity Event on Neely Henry

by: Larry Morris,

Winners Andrew Johnson (left) with son Braxton and Jake Dixon
Photo by LBAA/Larry Morris
Highest placing team with a woman team member Diana (left) and Denis Uebelhack of Mt, Vernon, Indiana
Photo by LBAA/Larry Morris
(Sep. 08, 2012 - Gadsden, AL.)

Two of Gadsden, Alabama's finest anglers Andrew Johnson and Jake Dixon bested the rest of the field in today's Lady Bass Anglers Association (LBAA) Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeast Alabama to claim the $1,000 cash first place prize. Johnson and Dixon caught a limit of five bass weighing 13.21 pounds from the waters of Lake Neely Henry to capture today's victory.

Johnson and Dixon had just enough weight to get by LBAA co-angler veteran Diana Uebelhack and her husband Dennis of Mt. Vernon, Indiana who had 12.86-pounds of bass. The Uebelhack's also won the cash incentive for being the highest placing team with a woman team member.

Kenny Pannell and grandson Logan Henderson captured the extra cash incentive for being the highest placing team with a child age 12 or under.

Big bass for today's event was caught by the team of Bill Spicer and Kelly Marchal. Their big bass weighed in at 4.36-pounds.

Today's charity tournament and accompanying raffle netted $1,258 dollars that went to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeast Alabama. Chief Professional Officer Pam Dawson of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeast Alabama was on hand to receive the tournament proceeds for her organization.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Alabama carries on a commitment to provide the best services to the youth of the community of Gadsden and surrounding areas. Their rich tradition of serving the youth and the families of the Gadsden area has been alive for 54 years. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Alabama are located at 402 South 3rd Street in Gadsden, Alabama 35901. They can be reached by phone at 1-256-546-KIDS (5437).

The City of Gadsden has been the host city for the LBAA event on Lake Neely Henry. Offices for the City of Gadsden are located at 90 Broad Street in Gadsden, Alabama 35901. City offices can be reached by calling 1-256-549-4500.

Host lodging for the 2012 LBAA Lake Neely Henry event is being provided by the Gadsden Inn and Suites which is located at 200 North Albert Rains Boulevard in Gadsden, Alabama 35901. Their phone numbers are 1-800-637-5678 and 1-256-543-7240.

Sponsors of the 2012 Lady Bass Anglers Association Tour are:
Red Dirt Baits, Reaction Innovations, All Pro Rods, Legend Boats, Bass Kandi Baits, Kick'n Bass, Integrity Insurance, Progressive Insurance, Rayjus, Reel Girls Fish, Bass Angler Magazine, Vickie's Threadworks, Minn Kota, Hummingbird, Eco Pro Tungsten, Save Phace, Deka Batteries, Fish Guardian, West Kentucky LED, ATF, and River Runner Baits.

The LBAA 2012 Contingency Programs are Legend Advantage Program, Boats, BoatUS Angler Weigh-to-Win, Tundra Bucks, Rayjus Wear-It-To-Win, Captain's Cash, Skeeter Real Money, Phoenix First Flight, BassCat Quest, and Triton Gold.

Sponsoring the Neely Henry event locally in Gadsden is Academy Sports + Outdoors #0161 located at 601 George Wallace Drive in Gadsden, Alabama 35901.

The LBAA anglers return to the water October 11-13 on Lake Guntersville for the 2012 Lady Bass Classic. The top 12 anglers and co-anglers plus a wild card from each division will fish for their respective 2012 Championships.
Highest finishing team with a child age 12 or under ... Logan Henderson (left) and his grandfather Kenny Parnell .
Photo by LBAA/Larry Morris
Presentation of the monies from LBAA representative Vickie Barlow (left) to the Chief Professional Officer of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeast Alabama Pam Dawson (right).
Photo by LBAA/Larry Morris