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Team Orion’s Wesley Strader wins BASS Southern Open in Florida!

This year’s Professional Bass Fishing tournament season began for Wesley Strader with the BASS Southern Open on the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes. One of the most competitive tournament trails is the Southern Opens with 200 fisherman coming from both the FLW and BASS leagues. Wesley bested the field with consistently good days of fishing winning by a small 2 ounce margin over Cody Detweiler. This was a huge start for the TN angler and Team Orion member.


This win gives Wesley a guaranteed spot in the 2017 Bassmaster Classic. He is also looking to compete in the FLW Forest Wood Cup this year, which would be his 16th appearance. Of course there are still 5 tournaments between today and making the Cup, so he has his work cut out for him still.

When not fishing out of his Evinrude Powered Ranger Bass Boat, you can find Wesley fishing from a Coosa HD by Jackson Kayak, or hunting in TN.


Congratulations Wesley! We are fired up to watch the rest of your season!!



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