Athens, Al - John Campos of Fairfield, NJ won the American Fishing Tour New Jersey division 10 tournament with two fish weighing 2.16 pounds held on Hopatcong on 04/12/2015.
Running out of Lees Park landing near, MT. ARLINGTON, NJ, John Campos of Fairfield, NJ caught two bass weighing 2.16 pounds, just four days after ice out. For the victory Campos took home a check for $401. John caught his fish pitching a jig.
In second among the competitors was Lucas Bogosain of Harrington Park, NJ. Bogo caught one fish weighing 2.16 pounds. Bogo was using Ardent Apex reels with Hi-Seas line while flipping shallow water. Lucas pocketed a check for $187. Lucas also captured the â€œBig Fishâ€ side pool with the 2.16 pound largemouth collected an additional $60.
Third place went to Al Pallavincini of Ringwood, NJ. Al weighed in one fish for 0.98 pounds. No other fish were weighed in from other competitors, again four days from ice out made conditions tough. Although, a local buddy tournament, launching out of Lee's at the same time brought in an 8.40 pound largemouth, a true monster by northern standards.
Big Bass winner: Lucas also captured the Big Fish side pool with the 2.16 pound largemouth collected an additional $60.
The next divisional tournament will be held 6-21-15, on Lake Hopatcong out of Lee's Landing.
For information about this division and future events visit Americanbassanglers.com or contact the local director for New Jersey - Don Philpot at 513-405-6702
These anglers earn valuable points toward the divisional angler of the year title. The points champion from each division will compete in the annual American Bass Anglers AFT Angler of The Year Final Round at the AFT Championship. In addition, the top 500 anglers from the various divisions will earn the right to compete in the three-day ABA, AFT National Championship tournament.
The American Fishing Tour offers low cost, close to home bass tournaments that are designed for the weekend angler. All ABA anglers fish for money and points. The points advance the angler to their divisional championship and the top 500 anglers in the US are invited to the American Fishing Tour National Championship.