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Anthony Bell Cranks to Co-Angler Victory

Athens, Al - Anthony Bell, Jr. of Cincinnati, Ohio weighed in 3 fish weighing 7.51 pounds to win the Co-Angler division of the Weekend Bass Series Ohio event on 2014-06-07 on Alum Creek.

Recent college graduate Anthony Bell, Jr. found his first time on Alum Creek to be a very rewarding experience.  "I did not get a chance to practice, so I just went fishing.  We started looking for a flipping bite and caught numerous small fish.  Late in the day I did not have a fish in the boat when we went to cranking riprap banks. I must have had the right bait because I caught four keepers late in the day to secure the win."  Of the three fish Anthony weighed one also took honors for big fish of the tournament at 4.58 pounds.

Rounding out the top 10 Co-Anglers were:

1 Anthony J. Bell Jr 3 7.51 250 $ 686
2 Matt Huddle 3 5.75 249 $ 315
3 Dennis N. Murphy 3 4.52 248 $ 207
4 Nick Leonard 3 4.18 247 $ 143
5 Brett W. Warrick 3 4.17 246 $ 88
6 Paul Stamper 3 3.88 245 $ 0
7 Jeff L. Sickles 2 3.84 244 $ 0
8 Heath A. Rogers 3 3.71 243 $ 0
9 Frederick Spencer Requarth 3 3.10 242 $ 0
10 Brock N. Spencer 2 3.03 241 $ 0

The Co-Angler Big Bass was caught by: Anthony Bell, Jr. 4.58 pounds

For more information about this event or other Ohio events visit or contact the tournament manger Gary Conner at 256-230-5627.

At the end of the season, the best WBS anglers from across the nation will fish the 2014 Ray Scott Championship, slated for Wheeler Lake in Decatur, Ala., from Nov. 12-18.

As a special Ray Scott Championship bonus, the Boater Division and Co-Angler Division champions will each receive entry fees and sponsorship into the one of two professional bass fishing series of the angler’s choice. The sponsorship includes entry fees into three professional events and sponsorship support. This sponsorship will put the champion within striking distance of one of two professional bass fishing championships.

At WBS events throughout the season, boater and co-angler competitors may also win hefty bonuses from such sponsors as Triton Boats, Mercury Outboards, Royal Purple, MotorGuide and T-H Marine. See the manufacturer web sites for specific details on how to qualify for these bonuses.

About American Bass Anglers: American Bass Anglers is committed to providing low cost, close to home tournaments for the weekend angler and at the same time offer each competitor an upward path for individual angler progression. For more information about American Bass Anglers, the Weekend Bass Series, the American Fishing Tour or the American Couples Series, visit

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