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Bonnie Bass Classic

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Keith Poche and Theodis Youngblood take second place at the 2012 Bonnie Bass Classic.

It’s been a long hot summer but fall has finally arrived for most of us in the Deep South.  Many gardeners have finished planting their veggies and herbs in the garden and have headed out for a fun weekend at the lake.  This past weekend several of Bonnie Plant’s employees and friends gathered at Lake Point State Park in Eufaula, Alabama for a little fishing competition with our very own B.A.S.S. Elite Series Pro, Keith Poche.  Teams from several Bonnie Plants locations in Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, and Georgia showed up for a day of fishing on the lake and a chance to go toe to toe against one of the top fishermen in the country.

These little ones were a big help in the tournament, carrying a heavy bag of bass to weigh in.

For one really lucky Bonnie employee, Theodis Youngblood, this day would be the trip of a lifetime. He was selected to fish with our Bonnie Plants Fishing Pro Keith Poche for the event.  With a cool breeze in the air, the anglers launched their boats during the dark early morning hours and eagerly waited for sunrise to get the day started.  The weather conditions were perfect as Mother Nature played her part and made sure everyone would be able to enjoy a day of fishing and fellowship.  Over the course of the day lots of fish were caught and several fishing stories born.  Poche and Youngblood caught fish after fish from the beautiful Lake Eufaula waters and had their own version of how the “Big One” got away.  They finished the day with a limit and brought their biggest five to the scales but came up just short of first place. They were edged out by the winning team who also weighed in the big fish of the event at just under five pounds.  Taking home the trophy as the first place team were Eufaula anglers Donnie Sims and Heath Green. Everyone who participated took home great prizes and even more memories that will last a lifetime.

First place winners Donnie Sims and Heath Green also got the prize for biggest bass.

Bonnie Plants would like to thank our partner’s BWI and Keith Poche for making this event possible and a special thanks to all of our employees and friends who participated.  You can follow Bonnie Plants and Keith news on www.bonnieplants.com or on Facebook and Twitter.