KY Anglers Win $2,500+ at G. Loomis ‘Skeleton Cup’ tourney
Nov 23rd, 2019 by Keith Worrall
Modified Nov 23rd, 2019 at 12:20 PM
ASA ADAMS, LOGAN GABBARD REEL IN $2,500-PLUS IN CASH AND TACKLE AT G. LOOMIS OWNER’S TOURNAMENT ON LAKE CUMBERLAND
WOODLAND, Wash. – For Immediate Release – 11.2119 — A chilly morning on Kentucky’s Lake Cumberland last Saturday – temps hovering right at freezing during the 8 am blast-off – lead to some hot bass fishing for the team of Asa Adams, from Broadhead, Ky., and Logan Gabbard, from Richmond, Ky. Competing against 128 teams, they took top honors at the recent G. Loomis ‘Skeleton Cup’ owner’s tournament, taking home $1,000 in cash along with two G.
Loomis Conquest CNQ-843C rods valued at $1,300 by catching more than 22-pounds of largemouth and smallmouth bass. Gabbard added to his winnings by also weighing in the largest bass, a largemouth that tipped the scales at 5.44-pounds, to also take home an NRX-854C JWR rod valued at $550.
All part of saying ‘thank you’ to G. Loomis rod owners, the annual ‘Skeleton Cup’ is a no-entry-fee team tournament paying out more than $13,000 in cash and G. Loomis tackle. Adams was using a G. Loomis NRX rod, while Gabbard was rigged up with IMX-PRO, both purchased from The Cain Pole in Richmond. One of the 30 tackle shops in Kentucky who supported the tournament, The Cain Pole owner Kent Lewis now gets to display the special
traveling ‘Skeleton Cup’ trophy engraved with the winner’s names in his shop until next year’s event.
“Everything about the event was about everything that is good in bass fishing,” said Isaac Payne with G. Loomis. “Bass anglers from around the state having some competitive fun on Lake Cumberland, tackle dealers who are able to thank those anglers for the support they have given them, and the staff at Conley Bottom Resort that couldn’t be accommodating so that everyone involved simply had a great time. I’m already looking forward to next fall for the 2020 tournament.”
According to tournament director Drew Sadler, who also handles tackle sales for G. Loomis and all the Shimano brands throughout Ky., plans are in the works for a Shimano’s owner tournament, a high school event, and the annual ‘Skeleton Cup’, all on Lake Cumberland and out of Conley Bottom Resort ( https://conleybottom.com ) next year. Tackle shops throughout Kentucky will have details.