"Pope Doubles Up on Patrick Henry" - TNCBA News

Ryan Pope - 6.06 lbs.

Ryan Pope doubled up today on Patrick Henry, taking both the team and individual titles and placing a stamp of authority on the day with this 4 lbs. big bass of the tourney.

Ryan Pope and Jeff Carter worked their way around the small reservoir of Patrick Henry with a finesse worm and a jig. Carter brought one bass to the scales for 1.94 lbs. and Pope weighed two bass today for 6.06 lbs. and a combined total that gave Pope and Carter the team overall by over two pounds with 8 lbs. even. Second place in the team competition was hotly contested. Robert Chatman and Jeff Banks edged the Harvey's by one hundredth of a pound with 5.44 lbs. to the Harvey's 5.43 lbs.

The individual title was claimed by Pope with his 6.06 lbs. and he was followed by Cody Dison in second with 4.39 lbs. and Robert Chatman in third with 4.32 lbs. The angler of the year points are getting tighter and with only three tournaments to go, each event is going to be critical. The TNCBA will hold their next tournament on August 12 and this will be a hot lake that is to be voted on by participating anglers at the August TNCBA meeting.

Jeff Carter - 1.94 lbs.