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Louie Bernardo Wins at Long Pond


Athens, Al - Louie Bernardo of Taunton, MA won the American Fishing Tour Massachusetts - New England division 5 tournament with five fish weighing 13.55 pounds held on Long Pond on 06/08/2014.

Second place went to Dan Tavilla who weighed in a limit at 12.24 pounds. Third place was Eli Delany with a weight of 11.46 pounds. 
We had 75 degree air temps w/sunny skies, 50% humidity. Water temps were in the low 70s.
Louie's pattern was to fish in 3-4 feet of water that were engulfed w/lily pads. To catch these post spawn bass, his baits of choice were the Livingston lure's Stick Master Series & the Rebel Pop R. Coupled w/his Rhapsody top water series rod, his pattern held out all day as he culled 12 times throughout the course of the
The Top Five Anglers Were:
1. Louie Bernardo    13.55 Lbs. 
2. Dan Tavilla            12.24 Lbs.
3. Elias Delany         11.46 Lbs.
4. Vernon Santos     10.00 Lbs  (non-boater)
5. George Smith         8.81 Lbs.

Big Bass winner: Dan Tavilla with a 5.88 pound largemouth

Next Event for the Massachusetts - New England division 5 -

Division 5's next tournament date is July 6th, 2014 will be contested on South Watuppa Pond, Fall River, MA at the State ramp.

For information about this division and future events visit or contact the local director for Massachusetts - New England - Bob Medeiros at (508)477-2991

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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