Tennessee : TN-28 C&O Red Bird Winter Division


Event Schedule

Date Lake Launch Ramp Time Results
01/03/2021Kentucky LakeDanville Ramp7:00 am - 3:00 pmView
01/17/2021Kentucky LakeDanville Ramp7:00 am - 3:00 pmView
01/31/2021Kentucky LakeDanville Ramp7:00 am - 3:00 pmView
02/21/2021Canceled due to weatherThere will not be a makeup date7:00 am - 3:00 pmN/A
02/28/2021Kentucky LakeDanville Ramp7:00 am - 3:00 pmN/A

Top Standings

Place Team Points
1 Craig Kay / Luke Smith295
2 Joe Johnson / None None292
3 Shannon Moats / Blake Lehman240
4 Anthony Seyler / Jeff Smith-1239
5 Scott Mcwaters / None None193
6 Micah Smith / Blake Smith-1150
6 Nathanial Cripe / Mike Parisher150
6 Casey Grove / Stone Grove150
9 John Hawks / Bradley Puckett143
10 Norman 1 Bone / Norman 2 Bone Sr99
10 Brian Choate / Donnie Choate99
12 Steven Ford / Nathan Wallace98
13 Matt Vanmeter / Jordan Hartman96
14 Chad Christy / Keith Jackson94
14 Mark a Templon / Corbin Templon94
16 Carl Lee / Alan Brasher93
17 James Harju / Justin Harju50
17 Ken Newsome / Bryce Newsome50
17 Hunter Utley / None None50
17 Leo Knowles / Cliff Brewer50
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Red indicates a next generation team.
Blue indicates a coed team.

Contact Division Staff


Casey Grove
1349 Old County House Rd
Charlotte, TN 37036

Assistant Director

Anthony Seyler
120 Colson Hollow Rd.
Charlotte, TN 37036




Tournament rescheduled due to weather

The fourth tournament of the winter division has been rescheduled due to forecast extreme cold temperatures . The tournament will now be on Sunday, 2/21/2021



What started out as a relatively calm, warmer than usual Sunday morning in January, with nine boats in the third tournament of the winter series, gradually became a battle of rough conditions. A slight west wind turned from the northwest and created an ocean like Kentucky lake. Overcoming the rough water conditions is one thing, but the top two teams also did it solo. Taking first place with 15.14lbs was Luke Smith who was picking up the slack for his partner who was not able to make this tournament. Second place and big fish went to Joe Johnson who brought three fish weighing 12.24lbs with a 6.31lb big un’. Team Moats/Lehman brought 2 fish weighing 4.32lbs and a storied ride back to the ramp they won’t soon forget. Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all that participated. We look forward to seeing you at the next one on February 14th.

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 Big water brings big weight:
Tournament two of the Red Bird Rods/C&O marine winter series started with 13 boats, cool temperatures and increasing winds throughout the day. Rough water and tough conditions were no match for Red Bird Pro team members Craig Kay and Luke Smith who brought a massive 21.81 lb. bag to the scales with a 7.11 lb. big fish to take the win! Team Bone/Bone took second place with an impressive 16.87 lb. bag. Finishing out the top three was team Ford/Wallace 12.83 lbs. The win puts team Kay/Smith in the points lead with three tournaments remaining in the division. Thank you all for coming out and we look forward to seeing you on January 31st.





The USA Bassin winter series sponsored by RedBird Rods and C&O marine had an impressive opener today. Despite the cold temperatures and a west wind, Micah Smith and Blake Smith brought 17.14 lbs to the scales to take 1st place! Team Smith also won big fish with a 8.57lb Kentucky lake giant! Not far behind was the father and son team of Donnie and Brian Choate who took second place with 16.44lbs! Rounding out the top three was the team of Joe Johnson and Brian Baker with a 15.92lb limit and second place big fish of 5.02. Nine of the 15 teams brought fish to the scales with four of those being 5 fish limits. Thank you all for coming out and we look forward to seeing you  on January 17th.
1st) Micah Smith/Blake Smith 17.41
 Big Fish 8.57
2nd)Brian Choate/Donnie Choate 16.44
3rd)Joe Johnson/Brian Baker 15.92
 2nd big fish 5.02
4th)Scott McWaters 14.13
5th)Matt Vanmeter/Jordan Hartman 13.70
6th)Craig Kay/Luke Smith 10.92
7th)Chad Christy/Keith Jackson 5.03
8th)John Hawks/Bradley Puckett 2.99
9th)Anthony Seyler/Jeff Jeff Smith 2.29

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Division Champions

  • 2021 Craig Kay / Luke Smith
  • 2019 Danny Barksdale / Lance Freeman

Season Standings

Tournament Winners

  • 01/31/2021 Craig Kay / Luke Smith
  • 01/17/2021 Craig Kay / Luke Smith
  • 01/03/2021 Micah Smith / Blake Smith-1
  • 07/21/2019 Chris Fondren / Don Sanders
  • 06/23/2019 Danny Barksdale / Lance Freeman
  • 05/12/2019 Seth Cline / Tomi Estes
  • 05/05/2019 Pat Greene / Jaret Strickland

Highest Season Weight

  • 2021 47.87 lbs. Craig Kay / Luke Smith
  • 2019 47.56 lbs. Danny Barksdale / Lance Freeman

Highest Winning Weight

  • 2021 21.81 lbs. Craig Kay / Luke Smith
  • 2019 20.49 lbs. Danny Barksdale / Lance Freeman

Lowest Winning Weight

  • 2021 15.14 lbs. Craig Kay / Luke Smith
  • 2019 10.78 lbs. Seth Cline / Tomi Estes

Big Bass

  • 2021 8.57 lbs. Micah Smith / Blake Smith-1
  • 2019 5.56 lbs. Danny Barksdale / Lance Freeman

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