Snead State Seals the Deal on Dardanelle
2 weeks ago by Keith Worrall
Modified Oct 29th, 2019 at 9:30 AM
2019 AFTCO Collegiate Bass Open: Snead State Seals The Deal On Dardanelle
RUSSELLVILLE, AR (October 27, 2019) – That’s a wrap! The 2019 AFTCO Collegiate Bass Open is in the books. Lake Dardanelle presented a tough playing field thanks to constantly changing weather conditions for 350 of the top collegiate anglers in the nation. Facing a fog shortened, post front day these young anglers had their work cut out for them to catch a limit or kicker with only a few hours of fishing. As to be expected, they gave it their best effort and brought in plenty of bass to shake up the leaderboard on this final day.
One team that did not slip on day two are the overall winners for the event, Garrett Warren and John Owens from Snead State Community College. Weighing in a total of 27.15 pounds over two days, these anglers from Alabama accomplished what they came here to do. “We were coming out here to win. We wanted nothing more or less but to win. It feels awesome. It feels like a real accomplishment to finally get a win under our belt. It feels nice to finally get it done,” said Warren. Warren’s teammate, John Owens, is just as excited about their first place finish. “I’m just speechless. It’s just awesome. Had a good weekend, and executed as much as we could,” added Owens.
The two anglers had control of the day one lead after weighing in 17.85 pounds. On day one, they happened into their winning spot as they fished along the bank and found a good looking piece of bank. Today their luck came in the form of one clutch bite this afternoon executed by Owens. “I made a clutch catch, probably about an hour ago. I flipped up a three pounder. That’s what really helped us out today,” Owens explained. That clutch bite allowed the Snead State anglers to best second place by roughly three and a half pounds.
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