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Todd Anderson Wins Minnesota 2014 Kickoff Event


Athens, Al - Todd Anderson won the American Fishing Tour Minnesota division 44 tournament with five fish limit weighing 14.67 pounds held on Clearwater on 06/01/2014.

The winter of 2013-14 was a particularly brutal one in Minnesota, and its effects are still reverberating as Summer 2014 begins. ABA Minnesota 44 anglers launched the new season with their usual optimism as the District schedule began on Clearwater Lake June 1. A late ice thaw, lagging weed development, and a major weekend storm system left them scrambling to find a viable post-spawn strategy, and as usual the hardy Minnesota boys figured it out.

On a day that featured driving rain, roaring blasts of wind, and the occasional appearance of lightning on the lake, Todd Anderson hung on to his pattern, doggedly working emergent reed beds with a green and white Senko.

Longtime director and ABA Hall of Famer George Miserendino was close behind with a hefty bag of 13.52 pounds, all caught in under two feet of water using a jig and craw alternating with black Senkos. George reported steady catches throughout the day, and had expected good action, but apparently the violent storms which rocked the area overnight had put some of the prefishing lunkers seen off the feedbag on tournament day.
Scott Frace pulled in a close third with 12.98 pounds caught on jigs and Ribit frogs in the reed stubble which provided the only noteworthy cover for fish on the main lake, which anglers reported was weeks behind in normal weedline development.
All in all the District enjoyed a good turnout and a respectable day of fishing despite the challenging conditions the members faced.

Big Bass winner: Todd Anderson for his big bass weight of 3.69 pounds

Next Event for the Minnesota division 44 -

Our next event will take place on June 22, 2014 on Bald Eagle, running out of County Park.


For information about this division and future events visit or contact the local director for Minnesota - George Miserendino at 952-210-5563

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 for this fall on Old Hickory Lake in Hendersonville, TN.  

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