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10/17/2018

Bill Pinion wins a Tough one on Lake Russell


October 14th, 2018   Elberton, GA.  Fifteen anglers launched from Highway 72 Ramp Landing near Elberton, GA.  The temps started around 58 degrees but warmed up to the mid 70’s by the 3 pm weigh in time. Water temps were in the mid 70’s due to several cool nights before the tournament. Eleven of those anglers brought back five-fish limits to the scales, but when the scales closed, it was Bill Pinion from Fair Play, SC who took the victory with 9.11-lbs. He reported catching his fish on a variety of baits including crankbaits and topwater baits. For the win, Bill took home $432 in prize money plus an additional $84 for 1st Place Option Pot for total earnings of $516.

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10/15/2018

JOSHUA PARRISH WINS AFT D72 AT OCONEE

Joshua Parrish of Rincon, Ga was able to secure the win at Lake Oconee on October 13, 2018, for the AFT D72 tournament.  Joshua said he caught his best four keepers using a Pop-R and shaky head on docks, using his Kissel Krafts custom built fishing rods.  His total weight of 9.77-pounds put him in first place to take home $600 cash and a trophy.

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10/15/2018

Dillion Roth Wins the ABA District 47 tournament on the Arkansas River


ABA American Fishing Tour D47 held its first 2019 season tournament on 13 Oct 2018 on the Arkansas River launching from the Maumelle Park ramp.  17 anglers came out and were greeted with good river flow and changing weather conditions.  There was plenty of fish to be caught as most anglers reported catching a lot of fish, but better than average bass was tough to find.  17 anglers weighed in 66 fish, a 3.88 fish/angler average.

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10/10/2018

Virginia Division Cancels AFT 2019 Season Opener

Due to several factors associated with Hurricane Michael, Virginia director Gary Conner has canceled the Kerr Lake event scheduled for 13 October.  Kerr Lake is still 2 feet above normal pool because of Hurricane Floyd, and the immediate area around the lake will receive 4 to 7 inches of rain on Thursday and residual additional amounts Friday morning.  Coastal and river flooding is expected as well as possible widespread power outages as the storm passes through as a tropical storm. This event will not be made up, and entries already received for this event will be placed in hold status.  Registered members need to contact member services at 256-232-0406 to apply their entry fee to a later event.

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10/08/2018

Mike Colbert wins on the Tar/Pamlico River

Mike Colbert, of Newport, North Carolina won the AFT Division 17, North Carolina Central tournament on the Tar/Pamlico River.  This was an early bird tournament for the 2019 season.  The event was held on the Tar/Pamlico River on 6 October 2018, launching out of Tranters Creek Ramp in Washington, North Carolina.  Mike weighed-in 5 bass weighing 13.68-lbs just barely edging out Steve Leffingwell of Jacksonville, NC, who took 2nd place with 13.62-lbs.

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10/08/2018

SAM DYAL WINS AFT D72 ON SINCLAIR

Sam Dyal of Baxley, Ga endured the very hot day at Lake Sinclair on October 6, 2018 and took the win at the AFT D72 tournament.  Sam used plastics on a shaky head in shallow water to catch his 5-fish limit.  He had a 3.11 pounder to anchor his sack totaling 10.64 pounds.  Sam took home a nice First Place trophy and $738 cash for the win!

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10/08/2018

Sims Takes the Win on Tensaw

Jimmy Sims of Mobile, Alabama won the American Fishing Tour District 41 tournament presented by American Bass Anglers.  Running out of Live Oak Landing near Stockton, Alabama, Sims brought back five-fish that locked in the scales at 9.71 pounds anchored by a 3.37-pound kicker.  For the victory, Sims took home a check for $522.

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10/03/2018

Bill Hamilton wins the D11 Championship on the Potomac River

William Hamilton of Huntingtown, Maryland takes the win on the Potomac River for AFT D11 on September 22nd and 23rd, 2018. On day one he weighed a respectable limit of five-fish that went 13.63 pounds with a 4.03-pound kicker. He went into the second day in second place less than a quarter pound behind the leader. On Sunday Bill caught the second largest limit of the tournament that went 15.70 pounds and the tournament, Big Bass of 4.99 pounds for a tournament, winning weight of 29.33 pounds. He sealed a margin of victory of 3 1/4 pounds over second place and won the $1000 first place prize.

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10/02/2018

Justin Angel Takes Another Win On Stockton Lake

Stockton Lake was no match for Justin Angel September 29 when he fished American Bass Anglers Division 126 qualifying tournament and weighed in 19.44 lbs. His winning bag was anchored with Big Bass of the tournament, a 7.28-lb largemouth. He took home $1005 for his win.

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10/02/2018

Kim Neal wins Northwest SC D25  Tournament on Lake Hartwell

September 23rd, 2018   Anderson, SC.  Twenty-eight anglers launched from Green Pond Landing near Anderson, SC.  Twelve of those anglers brought back five-fish limits to the scales, but when the scales closed Kim Neal from Easley, SC took the victory with 11.34lbs.  He accredited his win to topwater baits. For the win, Kim took home $651 in prize money plus an additional $150 for 1st Place Option Pot for total earnings of $801.

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Alabama Northwest 10/13/2018 Wilson Lake
Pennsylvania 10/13/2018 Delaware River
Louisiana Central 10/13/2018 Caddo
South Carolina- Savannah River 10/13/2018 Savannah River
Mississippi- Ross Barnett 10/13/2018 Ross Barnett
Alabama Lay Lake- Logan Martin 10/13/2018 Lay Lake
Mississippi Gulf Coast 10/13/2018 Back Bay
Georgia Central 10/13/2018 Oconee
Virginia 10/13/2018 Kerr
Louisiana- North Central 10/13/2018 D'Arbonne
Texas- Wichita Falls 10/13/2018 Amon Carter
New Mexico 10/13/2018 Brantley
Arkansas 10/13/2018 Maumelle Pool
South Carolina- Northwest 10/14/2018 Russell
Dallas Fort Worth Texas 10/14/2018 Lewisville
Massachusetts- Western 10/14/2018 Congamond
New Mexico 10/14/2018 Brantley
Georgia North 10/20/2018 Allatoona
South Carolina Central 10/20/2018 Wylie
Alabama North 10/20/2018 Guntersville
Alabama- West 10/21/2018 Bankhead
Alabama Central 10/27/2018 Jordan
Texas- Sam Rayburn- North 10/27/2018 Toledo Bend

Top 50 Anglers (2018)

1 Jason Burroughs 1197
2 Steve Graziano 1191
3 Danny Ashley 1189
3 Jeremy Sabo 1189
5 Michael Roselle 1188
5 George Berry 1188
7 Russell Clark 1187
8 Carl Hayes 1186
9 Richard Bates 1185
9 Scott Sarff 1185
9 Barry Stokes 1185
9 Jay Carter 1185
13 Jeremy Aycock 1183
13 Larry Laney 1183
13 Tom O Bryant 1183
16 Rhett Manus 1182
16 Justin Delk 1182
16 Tracy Webb 1182
19 Larry Wright 1181
19 Eric Nethery 1181
21 William Hamilton 1180
21 Tom Ondras 1180
23 Buddy Wallace 1179
24 Joey Miller 1178
25 Bruce Gandy 1177
25 Doug Davis 1177
27 Michael Sims 1176
27 Charles Hill 1176
27 Robert Hime 1176
27 Calvin Hunter 1176
31 Tom McGovern 1175
31 Mark Schimmel 1175
33 Ray Neighbors 1173
33 Ricky Clemen 1173
33 Michael Nutter 1173
33 Tim Wiltfong 1173
37 Curtis Sanders 1172
37 Kenny Carroll 1172
37 Mike Cork Jr 1172
40 Joseph Lynch 1171
40 Mike Pryor 1171
40 Donnie Boudreaux 1171
40 Aaron Dixon 1171
44 Keith Hughes 1170
45 Richard Bradford 1169
45 Michael Kinsey 1169
45 Tom Bateman 1169
45 Pat Leach 1169
45 John Stevenson Sr. 1169
50 Craig Stowell 1168

 

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