Gallipolis Bass Tournament

By: Michael Wooten
By: Michael Wooten

Just up the Ohio River in Gallipolis, anglers from several states stopped by for some friendly fishing. But there was plenty at stake at the American Bass Anglers One-Day Super Tournament, and one hometown angler made some waves.

The early-morning calm and cool waters of the Ohio River quickly heated up as the competition got underway. Seventy-five anglers from several states weighed in, and looked for the catch of the day, with cash and pride on the line. And a hometown fisherman walked away with the win.

Kevin Martin of Gallipolis said the money will be well spent.

“I’ll pay a boat payment I guess,” said Martin.

But no matter who takes top prize, the city of Gallipolis came out on top.

Barry Davis says out-of-town fishermen and their families stayed all night in the area, which meant big money for local motels.

It was a good day for fishing, with everyone walking away a winner.

AEP, the city of Gallipolis, the Convention and Visitors Bureau and French Art Colony all helped make the event possible.

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