2023 Weiss Lake

APRIL 1, 2023

Williams/Sapp Wins the Alabama River NCL Tournament

The weather was challenging through the entire event as storms rolled through overnight into the early morning. The rain cleared during the morning but high winds with crazy strong gusts were the rule for the remainder of day.
1st PLACE: Indiana’s Steve Jeffers and Jeff Bookwalter literally persevered through the storms and wind upgrading 3 fish while the wind was gusting up to 40mph. Black/Chartruese Hair jigs and Bobby Garland baits produced the winning weight of 10.13 lbs. and a check for $3200. The team also scored Second Big Fish for $300.00 targeting brush and stake beds while one poling with B’n’M poles. The team reported the key for them was putting the jig right down on top of the fish and that they had to be VERY patient to get the crappie to hit.
A HUGE congratulations to Steve and Jeff on the win and our thanks for fishing the National Crappie League!
Let’s all thank the National Crappie League sponsors for making this possible!
Second Place: Alabama’s Jason Hawkins and Tony Thomas with 9.61 lbs for a $1,500.00 check. Their big fish: 1.96
Third Place: Alabama’s Ronnie Bleas and Maurice Gregory with 9.47 lbs for a $950.00 check. Their big fish: 2.0
Fourth Place: Dan Dannenmueller Sr – Mary Dannenmueller with 9.09 lbs for a $700.00 check plus TOP SENIOR team for $300. Their big fish: 2.38
Fifth Place: James Causey-*John Baker with 8.91 lbs and 1st BIG FISH of the tournament at 3.20 for a total check of $1,300.00