Del Russo Wins at Hopatcong
Greg Del Russo of Hopatcong, New Jersey won the AFT New Jersey D10 event held on August 28th at Lake Hopatcong. Division 10 was running out of Lee’s Park Marina in Arlington, New Jersey. This was first 2017 qualifier for Division 10. Greg caught five bass weighing 10.19 pounds with a 3.57 -pound kicker Largemouth. For the victory, Greg took home a check for $401. Greg caught most of his fish using top water baits. The Big Bass was worth an additional $60 via side pot.
In second was Derrell Downey Sr. of Washington, New Jersey who caught four fish weighing 5.25 pounds. Downey was drop-shotting. Derrell collected a check for $187.
Barry Burner of Watchung, New Jersey caught two fish weighing 3.62 pounds finishing third.
Next Event for the New Jersey D10 is a 1-day 2017 Divisional Qualifier on Greenwood Lake out of Small Craft Marina in Hewitt, New Jersey on September 17th. The safety meeting will begin at 6:15 am the morning of. For more information about this division or future events visit www.americanbassanglers.com or contact the local director for New Jersey, Don Philpot, at (513)405-6702.
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.
American Bass Anglers is the largest tournament organization for the weekend angler. American Bass Anglers operates the Ram American Fishing Tour, The Ram Truck Open Series, and the American Couples Series. Each tour is designed specifically for the weekend angler offering low cost and close to home events so the anglers can qualify for larger championship. For more information on American Bass Anglers visit www.americanbassanglers.com or call (256)232-0406.
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