Tallapoosa County

      Wow, the Ferst Readers of Tallapoosa County Inaugural Bass Fishing Tournament was a hit!
Thanks to all our sponsors!

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                     Chuck’s Marina                            

    Tiger Rags

   First Insurance

Dream Team Reality

    Paradise B & B on Lake Martin

   Susan & David Whitman

Barbara & Earnest Bentley

    Tom Sparrow

   Wendy Hamil

Erin & Connor Elliot

    Darrel Loggains

   Leigh & Kurf Pfitzner

Hayes Home Builders

    Jim’s Pharmacy on the Lake

   Whispering Pines Pet Resort/Regina Whitman

Harbortouch/Russ Graham

    Sellers CPA, LLC

   Valley Bank

AH-Luring Angler University/Jim Laws

    Re/Max Around the Lake/Bill Yeatman & Sherry Willis

   The Lake Martin House

Aronov/Gary (G.W.) Warren

    Experience Lake Martin Properties/Kristin Culligan, Realtor

   Chimney Rock Hot Sauce/Ryan Daugherty

Lake Martin Realty/Jerry Purcell

    Adams Beverages

   Discover Lake Martin/Michael Langston

Southeastern Scales/Steve Jinwright

    Three Sixty Real Estate/Mindy O’Brien & Windy Carter

   The Service Guild of Birmingham

In Memory of Hugh C. Mason, Jr.


Ferst Readers of Tallapoosa County (FRTC) held it’s inaugural ‘Fish for Ferst’ Bass Tournament on Saturday, April 13, 2019!

Fishermen and FRTC volunteers gathered at Chuck’s Marina before dawn to start the tournament with coffee and homemade muffins. Our MC, Kurt Pfitzner, reviewed the tournament rules and played the National Anthem. Vicki Cater, Pastor of the Red Ridge Methodist Church in Dadeville, Alabama gave the invocation to launch the tournament!

The much-anticipated weigh-in came at 2:00 pm and was a even more exciting than we expected. Participants reported that the fish were biting all over the lake and that the day had been great fun. The weigh in confirmed that the fish were indeed biting and the contest was very close.

David Gallahar and Jimmy Perry took the 1st place prize of $600 and a weekend at Paradise Bed and Breakfast on Lake Martin with 13.13 pound total weight and the Largest Bass prize with a beautiful 5 pound bass.

The $400, 2nd Place prize went to Cullen Stafford and Tommy Purcell; the $250, 3rd Place was taken by David Caldwell and Nick Davis; and the $150, 4th Place prize was won by Dwayne Patterson and our youngest entry, Eli Patterson.

Stay tuned for the announcement of the 2020 ‘Fish for Ferst’ Tournament! Put it on your fishing calendar and join the fun!


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