Tanner Austin wins 1st Coors Light FPT title

STOCKTON, Ca. - If tenacity was the only criteria needed to win last weekend’s Coors Light Future Pro Tour event held on the California delta - dubbed “Rollin on the River”, it is without question that Tanner Austin, a “freshman” angler on the Tour would not have had to even bring a rod or reel with him to the competition.

Eager, energetic, and sporting his newly acquired Ranger RT178, recently purchased from C&C Marine - and fishing alone, Austin dug in...put his head down, and with the help of River2Sea's "Spittin Wa" frog, forged a limit of bass weighing 19.11 that clearly outdistanced a field of over 100 teams, to win his first Coors Light Future Pro Tour title.

Mike Cole...aka the new "HAWG BOSS"...with two River2Sea "Whopper Plopper" fish And it seemed that fishing without a “wingman” or partner, was of no consequence in this event, as Mike Cole, in absence of his partner, Ed Everhart, rolled up his sleeves, and using River2Sea Whopper Plopper baits worked hard all day to produce an impressive 17.97 pound limit of bass, to capture 2nd place honors. Tenacity and focus will do it every time....congratulations to both of you for meeting your challenges head on and succeeding!

River2Sea in the house

It was duly noted by many, that just about every other team in the over 100 teams that participated came to the scales with the exact same story: “We caught all of our fish on River2Sea “Whopper Ploppers” or the River2Sea Frogs”, an observation that clearly indicated these River2Sea baits dominated the event, and are a very effective method to get bass to bite as they transition into their fall-time patterns.

Up Next?...

The Coors Light Future Pro Tour comes to the Sacramento River, launching out of the heart of downtown Sacramento, for it’s final event of the 2014 season…dubbed the “Capitol City Showdown”, an event that will “make” or “break” the dreams of those teams shooting for just one of ONLY 50 berths offered to northern region anglers in the Coors Light Future Pro Tour Classic Championship, that will be held on Clear Lake the first week of March 2015.

In this Classic Championship event, qualifiers can only hope to top the 15-fish record of over 90+ pounds, that was set at last year’s Classic event, and have the opportunity, much like Robert Thornton and Ryan Habenicht did, to bask in both the pride and profit a Coors Light Future Pro Tour Classic Championship crown can bring, as a new Ranger/Evinrude package valued at over $38,000 will be awarded to the victors! We look forward to seeing all of you in just a few short weeks at the “Capitol City Showdown”!
For this events full standings visit www.futureprotour.net

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