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Morse Wins on Hopatcong

Skip Morse of Belle Mead, New Jersey won the AFT New Jersey D10 event held on July 16th at Lake Hopatcong. Morse caught five bass weighing 11.59 pounds with a 3.93 -pound kicker largemouth. For the victory, Morse took home a check for $451. Skip caught most of his using soft plastic in deep weeds, drop shotting.

In second among the competitors was Nick Chaballa of Bridgewater, New Jersey who caught five fish weighing 10.85 pounds. Chaballa was using jigs. Nick collected a check for $254.

Greg Del Russo of Hopatcong , New Jersey caught 9.13 pounds of bass finishing third and pocketing a check for $79. Greg  was frogging matted vegetation.

Top Five Finishers
1. Skip Morse          11.59                
2. Nick Chaballa      10.85                 
3. Greg DelRusso     9.13                    
4. Don Philpot          7.96                    
5. Art Vitale              7.31                   

Next event for the New Jersey D10 is a 1-day 2016 Divisional Qualifier on Lake Hopatcong out of Lee’s Park Marina on July 24th with the safety meeting starting at 5:15 am the morning of.

For more information about this division and future events visit www.americanbassanglers.com or contact the local director for New Jersey - Don Philpot at (513)405-6702

These anglers are earning valuable points toward the divisional angler of the year title. The points champion from each division will compete in the annual Ram American Bass Anglers AFT Angler of the Year Final Round at the Ram American Fishing Tour National Championship.

The Ram 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 Ram American Fishing Tour National Championship. For more information on American Bass Anglers, visit our website www.americanbassanglers.com or call (256)232-0406.

 

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