The Mississippi Bass Federation hosted the 2023 District 4 NSF event October 14-15, 2023 on Ross Barnett at Madison Landing in Ridgeland MS. On Day One anglers had strong winds that lasted all day, then on Day two anglers were met with strong winds, rain, and a cold front. The fishing on Ross Barnett was very tough both days.
After two days of competition Alabama angler Keith Glasgow with a two-day total of 18.99 is the 2023 Dist. 4 National Semi-Finals Champion Boater. Keith Glasgow will represent Alabama at the 2024 National Championship. Finishing second was Mississippi angler Timmy Ming with a two-day total of 18.49. Timmy Ming will represent Mississippi at the 2023 National Championship. Finishing third was Bryan Wright from Alabama with a two-day total of 13.31 pounds, fourth was Joey Cobb from Alabama with a two-day total of 11.91 pounds, fifth was Gregg Quinley from Alabama with a two-day total of 11.18 pounds, sixth was Blake Duncan from Mississippi with a two-day total of 11.17 pounds.
On the co-angler side Mississippi angler Craig Jackson with a two-day total of 13.27 is the 2023 Dist. 4 National Semi-Finals Champion Co-Angler and will represent Mississippi at the 2024 National Championship. Finishing second was Jeff Crump from Mississippi with a two-day total of 10.89 pounds. Finishing third was Alabama Co-angler Lonnie Hairel with a two-day total of 9.66 pounds. Lonnie Hairel will represent Alabama at the 2024 National Championship. Finishing fourth was Larry McWilliams from Mississippi with a two-day total of 9.17 pounds, fifth was Nick Glenn from Alabama with a two-day total of 5.79 pounds, and sixth was Charles Culver from Alabama with a two-day total of 3.66 pounds.
Big Fish Day 1 Boater went to Blake Duncan with a 3.96 lunker. Big Fish Day 1 Co-Angler went to Lonnie Hairel with a 3.64 lunker. Big Fish Day 2 Boater went to Roy Galbraith with a 4.44 lunker and Big Fish Day 2 Co-Angler went to Nick Glenn with a 4.08 lunker.
Congratulations to all the participants in the District 4 Semi-finals for 100% catch and release. For full results CLICK HERE.
The Alabama Bass Federation maintains bragging rights and The District 4 State Pride Award. The award is determined by adding the weights of the top four boaters and co-anglers from each state selected prior to the event.
Its time for the 2023 AL/MS TBF District 4 Semi-Finals. Registration Banquet will be held Friday October 13, 2023 at Ridgecrest Baptist Church, sponsored by Ridgeland Tourism Commission. The tournament will be held on Saturday and Sunday on Ross Barnett Reservoir in Ridgeland MS. Go check out Ridgeland, MS at www.visitridgeland.com to explore great restaurants, festivals, and more. Families will have lots of great adventures to discover while visiting.
The Mississippi TBF Junior State Championship was held March 5th on the Pascagoula River System in Moss Point, MS. Eli Herring and Hunter Lee took home the Junior State Champ title and will advance to the 2023 Junior World Championship in July. Eli and Hunter had a five fish limit that weighed 10 pounds 8 ounces. They also brought in the big bass of the day at 3 pounds 14 ounces. In 2nd place was Kasyn Arender and Karter Smith with 6 pounds 13 ounces and 3rd place was Owen Davis and Ryder Berry with 6 pounds 8 ounces. For full results CLICK HERE. To see more photos from this event CLICK HERE
The Mississippi TBF would like to thank Mayor Billy Knight for taking the time to speak with the teams, and the City of Moss Point, including Ms. Donna Joseph and the Parks and Recreation Department team for allowing us to use their outstanding riverfront site and facility amenities. We also want to thank Sue Wright with Moss Point Main Street Association for all her efforts in making this a great event for the student anglers.