Duncanville’s Joe Lay finished second in Saturday’s Alabama Bass Federation tournament with a five-fish total of 18.64 pounds. -- Tim Reeves
Duncanville’s Joe Lay finished second in Saturday’s Alabama Bass Federation tournament with a five-fish total of 18.64 pounds. -- Tim Reeves

Selma plays host to Alabama Bass tournament

Published 6:14pm Saturday, May 25, 2013

Bass fishermen and teams from throughout Alabama — and one from Mississippi — flocked to Selma Saturday for the next stop on the Alabama Bass Federation’s tour.

A total of 64 anglers took part with Mobile’s Bobby Robinson walking away from Selma Marina with the tournament title.

Robinson took advantage of a Friday pre-fishing visit to the Alabama River to seek out bass hot spots, including one he found great success at Saturday.

“I found a spot Friday that I went back to and had some really good luck,” Robinson said. “This is the first time I have ever fished out of Selma. The fishing was great, the city was great and we will be back.”

Robinson caught the maximum of five fish, which weighed in at 20.96 pounds. Coming in second was Joe Lay from Duncanville, who had a five-fish total of 18.64 pounds.

The best finish by a Dallas County fisherman was Robert Scott Phillip, representing Dallas County Bassmasters, who finished fifth overall with a weigh-in total of 16.07 pounds.

Tommy Parker, also from Mobile, took the big fish title, pulling in a bass weighing 5.36 pounds.

In the club team portion of the tournament, Dallas County Bassmasters took home top honors with a team total of 68.94 pounds.

“We had a great experience and the city of Selma should be commended for the great work and reception they provided,” tournament director John Hall said. “The turnout we had on a holiday weekend was fantastic and the experience our fisherman had while here was also great.”

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