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FLORENCE, Alabama — The 3rd tournament in the 2021 Bassmaster Elite Series took place on Pickwick Lake in Florence, Alabama. The venue was at McFarland Park, a beautiful waterfront location that features scenic views of towering limestone cliffs, tall pine trees, camping sites, a disc golf course, marina, and of course, fishing.
The Elite event was scheduled to begin Thursday March 18th, however, storms and heavy rain persisted throughout the practice week and flooded the park. Day 1 of the event began on Saturday, with 100 anglers fired up and anxious to get on the water. By then the water levels had risen by 3 to 6 feet, and the current was ripping from the Wilson Dam.
Given the challenging and unfamiliar conditions, most anglers treated Day 1 of the tournament as a practice day and tweaked their game accordingly. Power-Pole’s Team anglers had a great run at Pickwick Lake. Six of our 11 elite anglers finished in the top 25, with Brock Mosely placing 2nd, Cory Johnston 3rd, Tyler Rivet 6th, and Buddy Gross 10th. Additionally, Power-Pole Pro Staff anglers in the top 10 included: Steve Kennedy in 4th, Hank Cherry Jr. 5th, and Bryan Schmitt 8th.
See the Final Leaderboard here: https://www.bassmaster.com/results/tournaments/2021-bassmaster-elite-pickwick-lake/1
Record breaking audiences watched the tournament week live online and at the park, with Bassmaster.com hitting 12.4MM views. Ultimately, Bill Lowen became the tournament champ this series with a 83-5 bag; the highest in the tournament series thus far. This was Lowen’s first Elite win in his 15 year career fishing the Elite series.
Casey Carpenter heads to Orange, Texas, where our own team angler, Greg Hackney, is projected to be a top competitor on the ever uncertain Sabine River.
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