COLUMBIA, S.C. – Abu Garcia pro Jason Williamson put the hammer down during the first leg of the 2009 BASS Elite Series trail. The Aiken, S.C., native weighed in over 96-pounds of fish during the four-day event at Lake Amistad. The Abu Garcia pro cashed a $100,000 check for his winning effort, his first Elite Series win of his career. The low-profile baitcasting Revo STX reels were Williamson’s choice for the Lake Amistad BASS Elite Series event.
“My Revo reels came through once again,” Williamson said. The Abu Garcia STX reels performed flawlessly. The second day was the biggest difference in the win. I was able to capitalize on some big bites and the Revo reels helped land the biggest sacks of the event.”
Williamson was able to cash in on an area that held the majority of the fish he caught. His final day total of 34 pounds, 12 ounces was the biggest bag weighed during the entire tournament.
Williamson was not the only Abu Garcia pro enjoying Amistad; Jared Litner (3rd), Stephen Browning (4th), Gary Klein (5th), Mike Iaconelli (7th), Boyd Duckett (9th) and Kenyon Hill finished eleventh.
The next Elite Series event is set for March 26-29 on Lake Dardanelle in Russellville, Ark.