The National Bass Fishing Trail is proud to recognize Alabama North District’s John Moore in the Junior Angler Spotlight. John has been a member of the NBT since 2011. He’s had great success fishing the NBT. Since becoming a member of the NBT, John has had 3- 1st place, 9- 2nd place and 8- 3rd place finishes in Alabama North District qualifying tournaments. In 2011 after zeroing the first day, John came back to win the Alabama North District Championship on Wilson Lake. John also finished 3rd in points in 2011, 2012 and 2013 for the Alabama North District’s Junior Angler of the Year. John won the honor of Alabama North District’s Junior Angler of the Year in 2014. John is 16 years old and attends A.P. Brewer High School where he is a member of the fishing team. John has only been on the team one season. During that season he and his partner’s best finish was on Eufaula Lake where he and his partner finished 15th in individual boat and Brewer as team finished 5th overall. John enjoys fishing soft plastics. His favorite bait is a plastic worm. He loves to fish Lake Guntersville where he caught his largest lake fish to date a 6 plus pound Large Mouth. John also likes to drop shot. His favorite lure for the drop shot is the Dream Shot by Strike King. John also enjoys working with physically challenged kids. He volunteers with Outdoor Friends Forever an organization that takes physically challenged kids deer hunting and CAST for Kids which allows physically challenged kids and a parent to spend a few hours one the water with a volunteer boat captain. John said he loves fishing the NBT He enjoys the camaraderie and he values the many friends he has made through the years of fishing the NBT. He also loves the chance the NBT gives him to compete against kids his age.
National Tournament Information
2015 Nationals Information
Nationals June 12-17 Practice 12th-14 Tournament 15-17
Host Hotel: Jamison Inn, Muscle Shoals Alabama $62 rate (Kim Bates hotel contact) 4900 Hatch Blvd, Sheffield, AL 35660 Phone:(256) 381-4710
We would like all Anglers participating in the tournament that need accomodations to please stay at the host hotel or in Colbert County
Ramp: River Front Park Sheffield, Alabama (Ricky Canup, director of parks and rec)
Please take the opportunity to visit the Colbert County tourism website.
Current Members receive free membership for a new member in 2015 for bringing a new member to NBT in 2014. The New Member must qualify and fish a District Championship.
2015 National Tournament on Lake Pickwick
The National Bassfishing Trail will hold its 2015 National Championship on Lake Pickwick from June 12th-17th. Practice will be from Sunday June 12th to Tuesday June 14th. The first day of the touranment will be Wednesday June 15th and run through Friday June 17th.
The host hotel will be the Jameson Inn, in Muscle Shoals, Alabama and the nightly rate will be $62. Kim Bates is the hotel Contact. The address and phone are: 4900 Hatch Blvd, Sheffield, AL 35660 and (256)-381-4710.
Tournament Hosted by the Tourism Board of Colbert County
Please take a moment and visit their website for what is available around the tournament lake.