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Rhett Manus Wins a Big One at the AFT D-96 2-Day on Greenwood
George Berry Wins AFT D-96 Angler of the Year


Athens, Ala. Rhett Manus of Gilbert, SC won the American Fishing Tour, presented by American Bass Anglers and South Carolina Division 96 2-day qualifier held June 2-3, 2018 on Lake Greenwood running out of Greenwood State Park near Ninety Six, SC. George Berry wins D-96 Angler of the Year. There were 44 anglers fishing this Division 96 2-day qualifier tournament out of Greenwood State Park near Ninety Six, SC. 

Our winner and Division Champion for 2018 is Rhett Manus of Gilbert, SC. Rhett came in on day 1 with 5 fish at 18.18 pounds which included a 4.88-pound kicker fish. He was in second place and took the second-place option pot of $160. On day 2 he came in with 5 fish at 17.84 pounds and the ALX Rod Big Fish of the day and of the tournament at 8.10 pounds. That gave Rhett first the place option pot for day 2 of $245 and big fish pot was $220. His total of 36.02 pounds gave him the win. First place was $1602 making his total winnings for this 2-day event $2227. For Rhett the total points now are 1182 and second place for the season in the D-96 Angler of the Year race.

Second place is Andrew Allen of Waterloo, SC who had 5-fish for 16.22 pounds on day 1 with a4.25 pound kicker fish and 5 fish for 17.18 pounds on day 2 with a 6.14-pound kicker fish. Andrew won the day 2 second place option pot of $165 and $1038 for his tournament second-place finish. Andrew won a total of $1203.

In third place is George Berry of Saluda, SC who had 5 fish for 22.99 pounds on day 1 with the day1 ALX Rod Big Fish. George took the lead and earned $220 for big fish and $240 for day 1 first place option pot. George had 5 fish on day 2 for 10.12 pounds and finished in third place for $504. His total winnings totaled $964. This finish gave George Berry a total of 1188 points for the season and wins the D-96 Angler of the Year race. George will go and compete against other division AOYs at the National Championship on Lake Hartwell in October for the National AOY Title and a 2018 Triton/Mercury Bass Boat.

Top 5 finishers:           
1 – Rhett Manus - 10 fish 36.02 pounds Day-2 BF 8.10 pounds 400 points
2 – Andrew Allen – 10 fish 33.40 pounds 398 points
3 – George Berry – 10 fish 33.11 pounds Day-1 BF 6.92 pounds 396 points
4 – Chase Stewart – 10 fish 32.15 pounds 394 points
5 – Truet Hill – 10 fish 29.37 pounds 392 points

These anglers are qualifying to compete in the 2018  AFT National Championship on Lake Hartwell in Anderson, SC on October 21-26, 2018. 

The next Division 96 tournament for Division 96 is the 2019 Season start and will be on Lake Murray out of Dreher Island State Park near Ninety Six, SC on August 19, 2018.

For more information, contact D-96 Director Jamie Satterwhite at 864-993-0211; email jrsatt01@gmail.com or call ABA at (256) 232-0406. On-line, see www.americanbassanglers.com or www.aba-sc.com for complete results.Also check out our facebook page at D-96 American Fishing Tour.

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.

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Upcoming Events (2018 Season)

       
Virginia 8/18/2018 Kerr
New Jersey 8/18/2018 Greenwood/Hopatcong
Missouri 8/18/2018 Lake Ozark/Truman
Southeast North Carolina 8/18/2018 Northeast Cape Fear River
Kentucky Central 8/18/2018 Kentucky Lake
Florida - Toho 8/18/2018 Toho
Alabama East Central 8/18/2018 Neely Henry/Weiss
KY Lake 8/18/2018 Kentucky Lake
Kansas South 8/19/2018 Eureka
Maryland 8/19/2018 Potomac
New York North 8/25/2018 Oneida
Illinois North 8/25/2018 Mississippi River Pool 12
Louisiana Central 8/25/2018 Cross
Ohio-Central 8/25/2018 Delaware Reservoir
Arkansas River 8/25/2018 Maumelle Pool
Lynchburg / Roanoke VA 8/25/2018 Smith Mountain
South Louisiana 8/25/2018 Pearl River
Oklahoma North 8/25/2018 TBD
New Hampshire 8/25/2018 Ossipee/Conway
New York North 8/26/2018 Fairhaven
Virginia 9/08/2018 Chickahominy River
Kansas South 9/08/2018 TBA
New Mexico 9/15/2018 Ute
Maryland 9/15/2018 Potomac
South Louisiana 9/15/2018 Blind River
Minnesota 9/15/2018 White Bear/Big Marine
New York North 9/15/2018 Black Lake
New Mexico 9/16/2018 Ute
Massachusetts - New England 9/16/2018 Wequaquet Lake-Centerville
Lynchburg / Roanoke VA 9/22/2018 Smith Mountain
South Louisiana 10/06/2018 Pearl River
Massachusetts - New England 10/14/2018 Long Pond-Harwich

 

Upcoming Events (2019 Season)

 

Divison: Date: Lake: Register
Pennsylvania 8/11/2018 Delaware River
South Carolina - Greenwood 8/19/2018 Clark Hill
Pennsylvania 8/25/2018 Delaware River
Mississippi- Ross Barnett 8/25/2018 Ross Barnett
Massachusetts - Central New England 9/02/2018 Barton's Cove
North Carolina Piedmont 9/08/2018 Gaston Lake
Alabama - Mobile 9/08/2018 Tensaw River
Tennessee West 9/08/2018 Kentucky Lake
North Carolina Charlotte 9/08/2018 Lake Norman
South Carolina- Savannah River 9/08/2018 Savannah River
Pennsylvania 9/15/2018 North East River
North Carolina Southeast 9/15/2018 NE Cape Fear River
Alabama Lay Lake- Logan Martin 9/15/2018 Logan Martin
Mississippi- Ross Barnett 9/15/2018 Ross Barnett
South Carolina-Greenwood 9/16/2018 Hartwell
North Carolina Charlotte 9/16/2018 Lake Norman
North Carolina Piedmont 9/22/2018 Falls Lake (Open)
North Carolina Central 9/22/2018 Roanoke River
Louisiana Central 9/22/2018 Bisteneau Lake
Texas- Sam Rayburn- North 9/22/2018 Sam Rayburn
South Carolina- Northwest 9/23/2018 Hartwell
Dallas Fort Worth Texas 9/23/2018 Bridgeport
Tennessee West 9/29/2018 Kentucky Lake
North Carolina East 9/29/2018 Tar River
Georgia North 9/29/2018 Allatoona
North Carolina Central 10/06/2018 Tar/Pamlico River
Alabama - Mobile 10/06/2018 Tensaw River
Massachusetts - Central New England 10/07/2018 Quinsigamond
Alabama Northwest 10/13/2018 Wilson Lake
Pennsylvania 10/13/2018 Delaware River
Louisiana Central 10/13/2018 Caddo Lake
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
South Carolina- Northwest 10/14/2018 Russell
Dallas Fort Worth Texas 10/14/2018 Lewisville
South Carolina-Greenwood 10/17/2018 Murray
Georgia North 10/20/2018 Allatoona
South Carolina Central 10/20/2018 Wylie
Alabama Central 10/27/2018 Jordan
Texas- Sam Rayburn- North 10/27/2018 Toledo Bend

 

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