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7/13/2018

Jason Dies Wins D31 2 Day Tournament  
                                  

ATHENS, Ala. – Jason Dies won the American Fishing Tour, presented by American Bass Anglers. Central Tenn. Division 31 2 Day tournament held 06/30/ and 07/01/2018 on Priest Percy lake, out of Fate Sanders Marina and then on Old Hickory Lake, out of Bull Creek Ramp near Gallatin TN. Day 1 showed to be a hot and exciting day, with Jason D. and Mickey Beck coming in with the same weight for 1st place on day 1, Both with 15.85 lbs. On a very hot day 2, The Lebanon, TN. angler answered the call in the heat taken 1st place and AOY for the season of 2018. In 2 days Jason caught ten bass weighing 28.75 Lbs. For the victory, Jason took home a check for $626.00. 

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7/12/2018

Nick Chaballa Takes the win on Hopatcong

Nick Chaballa won the American Fishing Tour New Jersey Division 10 tournament held on 07/7/2018 at Lake Hopatcong.  Division 10 was running out of Lee’s Park Marina in MT. Arlington, NJ.

Chaballa of Bridgewater, NJ caught 5 bass weighing 13.89 pounds. For the victory, Chaballa took home a check for $539.00 Nick caught most of his fish using Riot soft plastics in deep weeds, Drop Shotting.  

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7/12/2018

Larry Laney Guntersville Guru 

Division 29, Alabama North, Larry Laney of Bryant, Al notched his fifth AFT win of the season and is one step closer to the 2018 ABA National Championship with yet another 1st Place finish during the American Fishing Tour bass tournament held at Lake Guntersville on the 7ty of July. There were 17 anglers fishing this event with seven limits being caught.  The weather was, as usual here, hot and humid.  Larry brought 23.30 lbs of fish to the scales for the win. 2nd Place position with another great daily limit was Chuck Hemm who wrestled in 22.97 lbs and also landed the day’s big fish, an 8.15 lb grass gorilla.  Jim Atchley placed 3rd with 19.45 lbs.  These anglers credited a jig for the heavy lifting.

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7/02/2018


Rick Holmberg wins on Lake Lillinonah 

ATHENS, Ala. – Rick Holmberg won the American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held on Lake Lillinonah.  Running out of the Steel Bridge ramp landing near the town of Brookfield Connecticut, the Bayport, New York angler caught a 5-fish limit of bass weighing 14.82-pounds helped by a 4.09-pound kicker largemouth.  Rick said he caught his fish on a two and a half inch Cabin Creek tube.  For the victory, he took home $451.00 in cash.

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6/26/2018

Dan Rose Wins Division 5 Championship

Dan Rose of Raynham, MA won the year-end Division 5 Two-Day Championship.  Running out of the State Ramp on Mashpee/Wakeby Pond near Mashpee, MA Dan brought back 4-fish that locked in the scales at 7.72-lbs.  He anchored his Day-One catch with a nice 5.79-lb largemouth.  On Day-Two the field launched from the State Ramp in South Watuppa Pond near Fall River, MA and Dan brought in limit of fish that locked in the scales at 11.37-lbs anchored with a 4.33 kicker.  Dan’s two-day total weight was 19.09-lbs sealing his victory and that gave him enough points to lock in the title of Division 5 Angler of the Year.  He also claimed big bass honors for both days.

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6/26/2018

CARL HAYES WINS AFT D72 CHAMPIONSHIP TO TAKE AOY

Forty-one anglers competed in the two-day divisional championship for AFT D72 at Lakes Oconee and Sinclair on June 23 and 24, 2018.  Carl Hayes of Eatonton, Ga brought an impressive 10 fish limit to the scales for a 2-day total of 26.64 pounds.  His first-place finish cash payout was $1,592.  Carl also had Big Bass for Day 2 weighing 5.47 pounds, winning an additional $205.  Carl's 400 points for winning the divisional championship put him on top for Angler of the Year!  It was a hard-fought battle all the way to the finish, and only one point separated him over Barry Stokes at the end of the day.  Director Benny Howell awarded Carl another $250 cash for finishing as D72's AOY.  Carl's total earnings for the event was $2,047.  He has an opportunity to win a new boat in October at Lake Hartwell at the AFT National Championship, as he competes for the AOY prize.

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6/25/2018

Justin Delk Wins Stockton Lake Tournament


Only four 5-fish limits came to the scales in American Bass Anglers Stockton Lake D126 tournament Saturday, June 23. Justin Delk topped the leader board with 14.75-lbs anchored with a 4.26-lb big bass. That wasn’t quite good enough for Big Bass honors as Jay Carter’s big bass tipped the scales at 5.04-lbs giving him a total of 13.84-lbs and 2nd place in the tournament. Delk won $666 for 1st place; Carter’s BB and 2nd place win earned him $684.

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6/23/2018

Antonio Gomez Takes the win on Hopatcong

Antonio GO GO GOMEZ won the American Fishing Tour New Jersey Division 10 tournament held on 06/17/2018 at Lake Hopatcong.  Division 10 was running out of Lee’s Park Marina in MT. Arlington, NJ.
Gomez of Clifton, NJ caught 5
bass weighing   13.67 pounds with a 4.85 -pound kicker Largemouth.  For the victory, Gomez took home a check for $522.00. Antonio caught most of his fish using soft plastic in deep weeds, Drop Shotting.  The Big Fish was worth an additional $955.

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6/23/2018

Albert Hudson Takes the win on Lake Greenwood

Albert Hudson won the American Fishing Tour New Jersey Division 10 tournament held on 06/25/2017 at Greenwood Lake.  Division 10 was running out of Smallcraft Marina in Hewitt, NJ.

Hudson of Ringwood, NJ caught 5 bass weighing 12.45 pounds.  For the victory, Al took home a check for $313.00. Al caught most of his fish using soft plastic in and around docks.

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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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New Jersey 7/29/2018 Hopatcong
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Top 50 Anglers (2018)

1 Jason Burroughs 1197
2 Steve Graziano 1191
3 Danny Ashley 1189
3 Jeremy Sabo 1189
5 George Berry 1188
6 Russell Clark 1187
7 Carl Hayes 1186
8 Barry Stokes 1185
9 Jeremy Aycock 1183
10 Tracy Webb 1182
10 Rhett Manus 1182
12 Eric Nethery 1181
13 Joey Miller 1178
14 Doug Davis 1177
15 Michael Sims 1176
15 Charles Hill 1176
17 Tim Wiltfong 1173
17 Ray Neighbors 1173
19 Kenny Carroll 1172
20 Mike Pryor 1171
20 Donnie Boudreaux 1171
22 Keith Hughes 1170
22 Joseph Lynch 1170
24 Pat Leach 1169
24 Richard Bradford 1169
24 Michael Kinsey 1169
27 David Howell 1168
28 William Sheffield 1167
28 Brad Shufflin 1167
28 Jim Windham 1167
28 Joe Cable 1167
32 Doug Weissinger 1166
32 Mike York 1166
32 Kameron Harbin 1166
32 Mike Morris 1166
36 Clayton Shoupe 1165
36 James Golden 1165
36 Cole Moore 1165
36 David Huie 1165
36 Chase Stewart 1165
36 Tom O Bryant 1165
42 Larry Gaines 1164
42 Bradley Collum 1164
42 Webb Collums 1164
45 Charles Whitaker 1163
45 Steve Phillips 1163
45 David Smith 1163
48 Jared Akin 1162
48 Ronald Hayes 1162
48 Bobby Stanfill 1162

 

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