Alabama State Champions Are Crowned


Outlaw And Parrott  Are Alabama State Champions

Willis And Sisson Win Qualifier

Whitey Outlaw and Mike Parrott continued their strong tournament season by becoming the Alabama State Champions. Ricky Willis and Danny Sisson win the 2-day national qualifier.

Pre-fishing was reported as good, as the weather cooperated most of the week. Rain on day one of competition, gave way to beautiful fishing weather on day two.

Sponsored by Bass Pro Shops, Tracker Marine, Humminbird, Minn Kota, Mercury Motors, the Elmore County Commissions and the City of Millbrook, the combined total points from the Camden, AL. tournament held on March 29th and the 2 day national qualifier in Elmore County determined the state championship.

Outlaw and Parrott, sponsored by Rockport Rattler, BnM poles, Vicious, TTI Blakemore Lures, Midsouth Tackle & Driftmaster rod holders, accumulated 397 points to take the state championship.

Sponsored by Johnson Fishing, BnM Poles, Tru Turn Hooks and Driftmaster, Billy and Scott Williams placed second overall in the state championship with 392 points.

Third place overall was Rick Howard and Blake Rogers with 388 points.

The top 10 finish for the Alabama State Championship was:
1 Whitey Outlaw-Mike Parrott 32.69 397
2 Billy Williams-Scott Williams 30.25 392
3 Rick Howard-Blake Rodgers 26.68 388
4 Matt Morgan-Kent Watson 25.58 385
5 Gilford Sipes-Shannon Sipes 26.04 382
6 Kendall Pate-Joe Duncan 21.94 378
7 Dan Dannenmueller-Garrett Steele 18.62 375
7 Gerald Overstreet-Jennifer Overstate 20.58 375
7 Kyle Schoenherr-Rodney Neuhaus 18.76 375
10 Steve Brown-Bradley Brown 16.43 372

Ricky Willis and Danny Sisson, sponsored by Sugar Bugs, took first place at the two-day national qualifier with a weight of 24.06 lbs. The team weighed a 2.25 lb. crappie for the top big fish of the tournament. The team fished in a Stratos boat with a Johnson motor, Humminbird electronics and a Minn Kota trolling motor. They caught their fish at 6-7 foot depths while fishing in 24-54 foot waters. They used Kaylin, AWD and Slider junebug-chartreuse jigs on Wally Marshall rods. They stated this was the only color they could catch larger fish with.

Willis and Sisson spent most of their time long line trolling on Jordan Lake and caught fish on day one that had not spawned. On Saturday the fish had spawned and moved making them move to the mouth of the river to catch fish. The team did some one pole jigging in the shallower waters, casting jigs on Cypress stumps.

Jonathan and Alicia Phillips placed second with 23.04 lbs. The team was also the top male-female team. They fished in an Alumacraft boat with a Yamaha motor, Eagle electronics and a Minn Kota trolling motor. They fished in 18-20 foot waters, catching their fish 10-12 foot deep. They used Rockport Rattler and Road Runners with Ozark Rods.

Tommy Cherry and Fred Walker, sponsored by Riverside Ford and Academy Sports, were third with a two-day total of 22.30 lbs. The team fished out of a Ranger boat with a Suzuki motor, Humminbird electronics and Minn Kota trolling motor. They fished in 12-45 foot waters, catching fish 8-12 foot deep. They used blue-chartreuse AWD jigs on Wally Marshall and Crappie Max rods.

Second big fish was weighed in by Tommy Hilburn and Keith Shields at 2.23 lbs. Top adult youth team was Steve and Bradley Brown.

Next on the tournament trail is a one-day national qualifier and the first leg of the Missouri State Championship on Lake of the Ozarks, Osage Beach, MO. on April 12th.

Special thanks to all local sponsors including: Elmore County Commission, City of Millbrook, Hampton Inn & Suites, Howard Johnson, City of Prattville, Key West Inn, Outback Steakhouse, Big Bass Bait & Tackle, Cathouse Marine and Blue Ox Outfitters.

Special thanks to our National Sponsors that include: Bass Pro Shops, Tracker Boats, Nitro Boats, Minn Kota, Humminbird, Mercury Motors, Road Runner by Blakemore, , Power-Pole, Tite-lok Rod Holders, Martin Metal LLC., Bobby Garland Crappie Baits, Johnson Fishing, Midsouth Tackle, Grizzly Jig Company, Spike-It, Rockport Rattler, Lake Fork Trophy Lures, The Original Rod Sox, B’n’M Poles, Slider, Ozark Rod Company, Bugband, Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits, Transducer Saver, KeepAlive, Koolwell, Wild River, Crappieholic, Valley Fashions, Ziptailz, Off Shore Tackle, Onos Sunglasses, Navionics, Ear Visors, Wrap Enterprises, Rig Rap, Fizards, Southern Tackleworks, Silent Stalker and Huffman Publishing.

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