Tired Creek Lake Produces Giant Bass Tournament Sack
Craig James | September 22, 2020
When Parker Denny and Reggie Lott Jr. launched their boat this past Saturday at Tired Creek Lake in Grady County for the GA/FLA Club Classic bass fishing tournament, a nearly 30-lb. bag of bass was the last thing on their mind.
“It’s been a long tough season for us,” said Reggie. “We had several tournaments where we lost big fish and things just didn’t go our way. Parker and I agreed that we may as well swing for the fence in the classic, and that’s exactly what we did.”
The pair launched and immediately headed to one of the lake’s creek channels with the plan of targeting grass edges and treetops looking for a big bite.
“On his second cast, Parker hooked a 5- or 6-pounder on a YO-ZURI topwater lure,” said Reggie. “I was still tying on a lure, and we already had a big fish in the boat. I knew right then it was going to be a good day.
“A few minutes later we lost a fish at the boat that was close to 10 pounds. Man we were crushed, but it didn’t take long for us to hook another big one”
The anglers picked up their big bass of the day, an impressive 9-lb., 1-oz. fish, around 1 p.m. while fishing a Zara Spook near one of the lakes three boat ramps.
“It was a special day for Parker and me, it was like whatever we threw, they bit, and wherever we went, the big fish were there. We only caught one short fish all day.”
The pair managed to win the classic with 29.4 pounds, nearly doubling the second-place bag of 16 pounds even.
The anglers won $1,300 for their efforts and have a day on the water they will never forget.
“It just all lined up for us today, we couldn’t do wrong if we tried. It’s a day we’ll never forget,” said Reggie.
When GON reached out to Tired Creek for comment, Grady County’s Lake Director Mike Binion had this to say.
“The fishery is great, it routinely takes 20 pounds or so to win a tournament over here, and there have been some monster fish caught the past couple of years, including a 14-lb. bass. We are continuing to work closely with DNR staff managing the lake, and it’s really paying off for us.”
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