Barnes

Glen Barnes of Sherwood, Tenn. won the 2020 Big Bass Splash with an 8.69-pound bass.

Local anglers cashed in during the annual Sealy Outdoors Big Bass Splash.

The annual tournament featuring hourly weigh-ins and $280,000 in payouts was held Friday through Sunday out of Goose Pond Colony.

The overall winner was Glen Barnes of Sherwood, Tennessee, which is located just across the state line near Stevenson. He caught his winning fish, an 8.69-pound bass, on Sunday morning.

Barnes won the tournament’s top prize, a Triton 19TrX Powered by Mercury bass boat valued at $45,000. He also took home $1,500 for winning the 8-9 a.m. Sunday morning hourly weigh-in.

Barnes said the winning fish “came out of the water a few times,” while he was reeling it in, making for an anxious few moments. His emotions turned to relief and excitement once it was in the boat.

“I didn’t think I’d catch one like that,” Barnes said. “It was nerve-wracking (the rest of the day). We went back to fishing, but we’d listen to the radio for reports and I had people keeping me informed.”

Barnes said he planned to get his new boat in the water “as soon as I can.”

Barnes’ winning fish edged the 8.49-pound bass that John Quaglio of Logansport, Indiana caught on Saturday. 

Quaglio was the tournament’s runner-up ($2,500) while Carl Best of Tellico Plains, Tennessee was third (7.44 pounds; $2,000), Bruce Gross of Scottsboro was fourth (7.26 pounds; $1,500) and Billy Hampton of Stevenson (7.11 pounds; $1,000) was fifth.

Local hourly weigh-in winners were Jonathan Kennedy of Section (8-9 a.m. Friday) with a 6.81-pounder, Bob Robinson of Hollywood (10-11 a.m. Saturday) with a 6.44-pounder, Billy Hampton of Stevenson (9-10 a.m. Sunday) with a 7.11-pounder, Melvin Martin of Woodville (10-11 a.m. Sunday) with a 6.51-pounder and Gary Stapler of Scottsboro (12-1 p.m. Sunday) with a 5.24-pounder. 

Here is the complete list of local anglers fared in the 2020 Sealy Outdoors Big Bass Splash (in parenthesis are fish weights and prize money total the angler received): 

FRIDAY

7-8 a.m. weigh-in

3. Kevin Lankford, Hollywood (5.27; $600)

4. Rickey McBride, Dutton (4.87; $550)

5. Daron Anderson, Scottsboro (4.87; $500)

12. Howard McBride, Dutton (4.11; $275)

 

8-9 a.m. weigh-in

1. Jonathan Kennedy, Section (6.81; $3,000)

2. David Christopher, Scottsboro (5.75; $750)

6. Ben Miller, Hollywood (4.91; $450)

9. Kevin Shepherd, Scottsboro (4.61; $350)

15. Brett Bell, Scottsboro (3.78; $200)

 

9-10 a.m. weigh-in

3. Chris Hilliard, Scottsboro (5.06; $600)

6. Kevin Bensley, Hollywood (4.58; $450)

14. Michael Kilgore, Flat Rock (4.16; $225)

16. Michael Matthew, Stevenson (4.10; $100)

 

10-11 a.m. weigh-in

2. William Kyle Brown, Dutton (5.99; $750)

4. Rickey McBride, Dutton (5.01; $550)

7. Mike Morris, Princeton (4.54; $400)

15. Tim Buckner, Scottsboro (3.69; $200)

 

11 a.m-12 p.m. weigh-in

7. Steve Patton, Stevenson (4.49; $400)

8. James Wallingsford, Woodville (4.49; $375)

11. Mike Morris, Princeton (3.98; $300)

 

12-1 p.m. weigh-in

3. Scottie Barrentine, Henagar (5.80; $600)

9. Jonathan Kennedy, Section (3.96; $325)

11. David Christopher, Scottsboro (3.87; $300)

12. Steve Patton, Stevenson (3.69; $275)

 

1-2 p.m. weigh-in

14. Tim Buckner, Scottsboro (3.85; $225)

 

SATURDAY

7-8 a.m. weigh-in

3. Mike Morris, Princeton (5.18; $600)

10. Larry Laney, Bryant (4.21; $325)

12. Ben Adkins, Scottsboro (4.01; $275)

14. Rickey McBride, Dutton (3.91; $225)

14. Daniel Winiarski, Scottsboro (3.88; $200)

 

8-9 a.m. weigh-in

2. Jason Johnson, Hollywood (5.45; $750)

9. Brian Best, Scottsboro (3.95; $350)

10. Ben Adkins, Scottsboro (3.87; $325)

15. Trent Easter, Woodville (3.29; $200)

 

9-10 a.m. weigh-in

2. Landon Green, Higdon (6.26; $750)

7. Brandon Weldon, Flat Rock (4.60; $400)

8. Daniel Winiarski, Scottsboro (4.54; $375)

9. Paul Arnold, Woodville (4.50; $350)

11. Kevin Lankford, Hollywood (3.89; $300)

13. Brayden Ellison, Higdon (3.72; $250)

15. Alton Holcomb, Flat Rock (3.59; $200)

16. Adrian Gilbert, Dutton (3.42; $100)

17. Jonathan Kennedy, Section (3.35; $75)

 

10-11 a.m. weigh-in

1. Bob Robinson, Hollywood (6.44; $1,500)

3. Ben Miller, Hollywood (5.56; $600)

5. Jeffrey Master, Scottsboro (5.37; $500)

6. Bobby Batey, Scottsboro (4.92; $450)

9. Andrew Rash, Fackler (4.19; $350)

12. Brady Gray, Scottsboro (3.92; $275)

 

11 a.m-12 p.m. weigh-in

6. Kyle Lusk, Scottsboro (4.83; $450)

8. Michael Seeley, Section (4.45; $375)

9. Glenn Priest, Woodville (4.11; $350)

13. Jerry Wells, Flat Rock (3.88; $250)

 

12-1 p.m. weigh-in

4. Jeremiah Armstrong, Scottsboro (5.22; $550)

5. Jason Johnson, Hollywood (5.06; $500)

8. Kyle Holt, Section (4.07; $375)

9. Paul Arnold, Woodville (3.94; $350)

13. Corey Wynn, Woodville (3.60; $250)

15. Kyle Carter, Scottsboro (3.54; $200)

 

1-2 p.m. weigh-in

4. Brayden Ellison, Higdon (4.42; $550)

8. Josh Sauls, Scottsboro (3.89; $375)

12. Tim Buckner, Scottsboro (3.76; $275)

13. Michael Seeley, Section (3.74; $250)

 

SUNDAY

7-8 a.m. weigh-in

3. Virginia Buckner, Scottsboro (5.18; $600)

8. Junior Lewis, Scottsboro (4.27; $375)

14. Owen McGlasson, Scottsboro (3.66; $225)

 

8-9 a.m. weigh-in

1. Glen Barnes, Sherwood, Tennessee (8.69, $1,500)

2. Bruce Gross, Scottsboro (7.26; $750)

3. Scottie Barrentine, Henagar (6.18; $600)

8. Lawrence Shepard, Scottsboro (4.10; $375)

11. Tommy Jones, Scottsboro (3.63; $300)

12. Rodney Evans, Langston (3.59; $275)

 

9-10 a.m. weigh-in

1. Billy Hampton, Stevenson (7.11; $1,500)

2. Greyson Chappelear, Bryant (5.59, $750)

6. Virginia Buckner, Scottsboro (4.97; $450)

7. Lawrence Shepard, Scottsboro (4.94; $400)

10. Glen Priest, Woodville (4.37; $325)

11. Justin Blake Holt, Scottsboro (4.36; $300)

14. Roger Chisenall, Flat Rock (4.09; $225)

16. Steve Gannon, Scottsboro (4.03; $100)

 

10-11 a.m. weigh-in

1. Melvin Martin, Woodville (6.51; $,1,500)

6. James Sampley, Stevenson (4.25; $450)

11. Gray Dixson, Scottsboro (4.13; $300)

 

11 a.m-12 p.m. weigh-in

4. Kyle Lusk, Scottsboro (4.81; $550)

8. Bobby Batey, Dutton (4.41; $375)

9. James Sampley, Stevenson (4.35; $350)

13. Timothy Morris, Scottsboro (4.22; $250)

16. Bobby Lusk, Scottsboro (4.00; $100)

 

12-1 p.m. weigh-in

1. Gary Stapler, Scottsboro (5.24; $1,500)

5. James Harrison, Scottsboro (4.50; $500)

8. Josh Sauls, Scottsboro (4.15; $375)

11. Corey Wynn, Woodville (4.01; $300)

 

1-2 p.m. weigh-in

8. Melvin Martin, Woodville (4.78; $375)

10. John Allen, Section (4.15; $325)

13. Steven Lusk, Scottsboro (4.03; $250)

14. Brandon Thompson, Scottsboro (3.94; $200)

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