Preparations are underway for the second annual Lady Bass Anglers Association (LBAA) Lady Bass Classic. The 2012 Lady Bass Classic is set for Alabama’s Lake Guntersville on October 11, 12 and 13. The field is comprised of 26 anglers – 13 pro anglers and 13-co-anglers each of them vying to become the 2102 champion in their respective division.
Twelve anglers in each division qualified based on the points they earned in the LBAA 2012 regular tournament season, which was made up of four tournaments. Then a 13th angler in each division was drawn from remaining anglers who met certain criteria.
Each pro division competitor will attempt to coax their limit of five bass from the waters that are confined by Guntersville’s 75-miles of shoreline. Co-anglers will be striving to catch their limit of three bass from Guntersville.
Here are the 13 qualifiers from the LBAA”s Pro Angler Division. Kim Bain-Moore/Pelham, AL., Pam Martin-Wells/Bainbridge, GA, Pam Ridgle/Murchison. TX, Lynda Gessner/Foristell, MO, Monica Altman/Angier, NC, Martha Goodfellow/Simpsonville, SC, Cheryl Bowden/Fort Worth, TX, Debbie Warner/Murray, KY, Robbie Hartline/Foristell, MO, Teri Cindric/Hermitage, TN, Secret York/Benton, KY, Karen Elkins/Oxford, AL, Cheryl Lalumandier /Harvester, MO.
Here are the 13 qualifiers from the LBAA’s Co-angler Division. Kim Giddens/Alpine, AL, Vicki Henderson/Ashdown, AR, Diana Uebelhack, Mt. Vernon, IN, Bonnie Ward/Snohomish, WA, Diane Smith/Fayetteville, GA, Cassie Hall/Alabaster, AL, Denise Sustaita /Etole, TX, Brenda Reeves/Weatherford, TX, Judy Skibinksi/Alba, TX, Marsha Reifsteck, Woodville, WI, Brandi Frasier/Hanson, KY, Renee Key-Johnston/Beaumont, TX, Shannon Wood/Martinsburg, WV.
These 26 anglers will also be trying to win the Legend Big Bass award in their respective divisions.
The 2012 LBAA Lady Bass Classic will be held on Alabama’s Lake Guntersville October 11-13 and each day’s competition will run from `safe light’ until 3 PM CST. All launches and weigh-ins will take place at the Bucky Howe Ramp. The ramp is located in the Bucky Howe Park on Route 1 in Guntersville just down from the Val Monte Resort.
The Marshall County Alabama Convention and Visitors Bureau along with the City of Guntersville are sponsoring the 2012 Lady Bass Classic. The Marshall County Convention and Visitors Bureau is located at 200 Gunter Ave. Guntersville, AL 35976 Phone: (256) 582-7015 Toll Free: (800) 582-6282
Fax: (256) 582-3682 World Wide Web http://www.marshallcountycvb.com/
The City of Guntersville offices are located at 341 Gunter Avenue, Guntersville, AL 35976 • (256) 571-7560 and on the World Wide Web at http://www.guntersvilleal.org/home/index.php
Host lodging for the LBAA 2012 Lady Bass Classic is the Days Inn 14040 US 431 South, Route 79 and US 431 South, Guntersville, AL 35976 Phone 1-256-582-3200 Fax 1-256-582-1270, and the Best Western Plus 2140 Gunter Avenue, Guntersville, Alabama 35976-2114 Phone: 256/582-2220 | Fax: 256/582-2059.
Local sponsors for the 2012 LBAA Lady Bass Classic are Academy Sports + Outdoors/Gadsden, AL, Reel Grip, JJ’s Magic, Legend Boats, Bass Angler Magazine, National Pro Staff, Temple Fork, Advocare, Springer Equipment Company, The Perfect Jig and State Apparel.
Logo courtesy Lady Bass Anglers Association