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6/18/2018

ABA COMES TO STOCKTON LAKE JUNE 23

Thirty plus of the best bass anglers in the Ozarks are expected to converge on Stockton Lake Saturday morning, June 23, 2018 for the American Bass Anglers AFT qualifying tournament. Launch site is Hartley Ramp (Old State Park). Registration can be done at the ramp starting at 4:30 a.m. Weigh-in will be shortly after 2:30 p.m. Anglers will fish from 5:30-2:30.

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6/18/2018

James E. Johnson Wins on the Roanoke River

James Johnson, of Windsor, NC won the AFT Division 17, North Carolina Central tournament on the Roanoke River.  The event was held on the Roanoke on 16 June 2018, launching out of the Water Street Ramp in Plymouth, North Carolina.  James caught 5 bass weighing 19.80 lbs.  James said he ran out across the Bay and caught his fish on Soft Plastics.  James also had big fish of the tournament with a 6.99 Kicker.  Congratulation James. 

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6/15/2018

 Anthony Kaylor wins on Lake Zoar


ATHENS, Ala. –  Anthony Kaylor won the American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held on 6-9-18 at Lake Zoar.

Running out of the State ramp landing near the town of Southbury Connecticut, the West Point, New York active duty marine angler caught a 5-fish limit of smallmouth bass weighing 13.82-pounds.  He said he caught his fish with a Fish Styx custom rod, ardent reel and a weightless Gambler Little Easy swimbait with a 1.0 wide gap hook fishing in 4 to 14 feet of water.  Included in his bag was a 3.99 smallmouth that proved to be the big fish of the day.   For the victory, he took home $490.00 for both awards.

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6/14/2018

Donald Griffith Takes the win on Tensaw

Donald Griffith of Robertsdale, AL takes the Alabama Mobile Division 41 Two-Day Championship win.  Running out of Cliff’s Landing near Bay Minette, AL, Donald brought back a five-fish limit both days for a total weight of 23.68 pounds.  He anchored his catch and sealed his victory with the biggest fish of the tournament, that bass locked in the scales at 3.99 pounds.  Donald also sealed his spot as the Angler of the Year for Alabama-Mobile Division 41, earning his spot to compete in the annual American Bass Anglers AFT Angler of the Year Final Round at this years AFT National Championship to be held on Lake Hartwell in Anderson, SC October 21-26. 

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6/13/2018

Doug Shrum Wins the ABA District 42 Tournament on the Arkansas River


The third D42 tournament of the 2018 season was contested on the Arkansas River/Pine Bluff Pool launching out of Regional Park.  14 anglers came out and were greeted with high humidity and heat indexes in excess of 100 degrees making fishing conditions tough.  A breeze started up mid-morning making the day almost bearable.

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6/12/2018

BRIAN BISHOP WINS D72 ON SINCLAIR

Brian Bishop of Haddock, Ga brought the winning sack of five bass weighing 15.05 pounds to the scale for the AFT D72 tournament at Lake Sinclair on June 10, 2018. Brian concentrated his efforts on flipping docks with a big Zoom worm.  He won $735 cash, and a first place trophy.

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6/05/2018

Reid McGinn Takes D12 Championship win

Athens, Al -  Reid McGinn of Fort Mill, SC won the American Fishing Tour division 14 Championship tournament on Lake Norman in Mooresville, NC with ten-fish weighing 25.06-pounds held on June 2nd and 3rd 2018.

It was hot and muggy throughout the two-day championship on Lake Norman, with mostly sunny conditions and light and variable winds.  A field of 18 anglers turned out to fish and face yet another change in the weather and fishing patterns.  The heavy downpours throughout the two weeks preceding the championship had the lake level full to the brim with lots of debris floating down the lake from the effort to control the massive amounts of water dumping into the river system. 

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6/04/2018

Mike Sims Takes the win on Kerr Reservoir

It was a good day of fishing today on Kerr Lake, despite the rains. Most people came off the water a bit early due to a thunderstorm with lightning. That said, 22 anglers donned rain suits and competed in this AFT division 13 event at Rudds Creek. 15 of the 22 brought in 5 fish limits. Most of the fish came on plastics today, with reports from the fishermen that the fish hit just about any bait that hit the water. Unfortunately, most of the fish were small. Fishing predominately plastics - worms and brush hogs - Mike Sims of Suffolk Virginia captured the win with five nice fish that tipped the scales at 13.68 pounds. This was Mike's last event with the Virginia division as he is about to make the move to Mississippi. For the win, Mike claimed 1st place monies of $559.

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6/04/2018

Derek Johnson Takes the win  on Oconee for D72

Congratulations to Derek Johnson of Lumber City, Ga for bringing in the winning sack at Lake Oconee on June 2, 2018, for the AFT D72 tournament.  Derek caught his five best fish using jigs and shaky heads.  His total weight was 14.00 pounds, and Derek took home $801 for the first place finish.

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6/04/2018

D66 Heads to El Dorado Lake

Division 66 tournament at El Dorado Lake on Sunday 10 June 2018. The launch site is the Blue Stem #1 boat ramp. Registration will start at 4:30 a.m. Morning meeting and safety briefing will start at 5:15 a.m. We will launch following the morning meeting and fish until 2:00 p.m. Entry Fee is $70, optional Big Bass pot is $10. American Bass Anglers membership $35. All Division 66 tournaments held at El Dorado Lake will have a 4 fish limit of 15 inches or longer.  Boaters are required to supply a backseat for their non-boaters.

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Membership - $35 Annually
Entry Fees:
Divisional One-Day: $70 
Divisional Two-Day Championship: $140
National Championship: $170


 

Starting an American Fishing Tour Division on Your Home Lake for 2018


Upcoming Events

       
Virginia 6/23/2018 Chickahominy River
New Jersey 6/23/2018 Greenwood
Georgia Central 6/23/2018 Oconee/Sinclair
North Central Louisiana 6/23/2018 Claiborne/D'Arbonne
New Mexico 6/23/2018 Santa Rosa
New York North 6/23/2018 Sodus Bay
Georgia - Eufaula 6/23/2018 Lake Eufaula
Alabama Northwest 6/23/2018 Wheeler Lake
Missouri - Stockton 6/23/2018 Stockton
Southeast North Carolina 6/23/2018 Cape Fear
Maryland 6/23/2018 Potomac
Alabama West 6/23/2018 Bankhead
Oklahoma 6/23/2018 Grand Lake
Louisiana Central 6/23/2018 Red River
South Louisiana 6/23/2018 Blind River
Massachusetts - New England 6/23/2018 Mashpee-Wakeby-Mashpee/South Watuppa-Fall River
Pennsylvania 6/23/2018 North East River
New Mexico 6/24/2018 Santa Rosa
Illinois North 6/24/2018 Illinois River(Morris Pool)
Ohio-Central 6/24/2018 Ohio River Gallipolis
Massachusetts - Western 6/24/2018 Whitehall
Minnesota 6/24/2018 Waconia
Virginia - Western 6/30/2018 Kerr Lake
Tennessee Central 6/30/2018 Percy Priest/Old Hickory
KY Lake 6/30/2018 Kentucky Lake
Alabama Lay Lake - Logan Martin 6/30/2018 Logan Martin
Kansas - Big Hill 6/30/2018 Bone Creek
Kentucky Central 6/30/2018 Kentucky Lake
New York North 6/30/2018 Cayuga
Connecticut 6/30/2018 Lillinonah
Alabama East Central 6/30/2018 Weiss Lake

Top 50 Anglers (2018)

1 Jason Burroughs 1197
2 Danny Ashley 1189
2 Jeremy Sabo 1189
4 George Berry 1188
5 Russell Clark 1187
6 Jeremy Aycock 1183
7 Tracy Webb 1182
7 Rhett Manus 1182
9 Eric Nethery 1181
10 Joey Miller 1178
11 Doug Davis 1177
12 Michael Sims 1176
12 Charles Hill 1176
14 Tim Wiltfong 1173
14 Ray Neighbors 1173
16 Mike Pryor 1171
17 Keith Hughes 1170
18 Richard Bradford 1169
18 Michael Kinsey 1169
18 Pat Leach 1169
21 David Howell 1168
22 Brad Shufflin 1167
22 Joe Cable 1167
24 Kameron Harbin 1166
24 Mike Morris 1166
26 David Huie 1165
26 Chase Stewart 1165
26 Tom O Bryant 1165
29 Bradley Collum 1164
29 Webb Collums 1164
31 Charles Whitaker 1163
31 David Smith 1163
33 Jared Akin 1162
33 Ronald Hayes 1162
33 Bobby Stanfill 1162
33 Lance Eckford 1162
33 Ivy Bradshaw 1162
33 Calvin Hunter 1162
39 Kevin Thomas 1161
39 Buddy Wallace 1161
39 Kenneth Stivason 1161
42 Matthew West 1160
42 Jerry Kotal 1160
42 James Richmond 1160
45 Marty Torrence 1159
45 Steve Phillips 1159
45 Miles Hair 1159
45 Andy Lake 1159
49 Jeffrey Dallimore 1158
50 Rick Vandiver 1157

 

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