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Jason Stoddard squeaks out Victory on New York Opener

Athens, Al - Jason Stoddard weighed in 5 fish 18.54 lbs to win the Weekend Bass Series New York event 2014-06-14 on Champlain .

"I had a terrible couple days of practice", said Stoddard. " So tournment day, I decided to just go fishing and try something different.  I caught my first 3 fish using a Spook in 9 to 10 feet of water.  After a while the clouds cleared and the sun started to pop out, I decided to go looking for some bedding fish.  Using several different lures I was able to upgrade all my fish and cull 6 times".

Rounding out the top 10 boaters were:

1 Jason Stoddard 5 18.54 250 $1984
2 Chris M. Adams 5 18.31 249 $ 990
3 Jeremiah JJ Judd 5 18.04 248 $ 658
4 Jeffrey Kirkland 5 17.96 247 $ 459
5 Henry Fristik 5 17.91 246 $ 393
6 Thomas C. LaVictoire 5 17.63 245 $ 360
7 Jason M. Dattilio 5 17.35 244 $ 195
8 Stephen J. Estes 5 17.12 243 $ 195
9 Randy M. Almeida 5 16.70 242 $ 382
10 Thomas J. Waltz 5 15.87 241 $ 0

The Boater Big Bass was caught by: Randy Almeida 4.96 lbs

For more information about this event or other New York events visit or contact the tournament manger Joe Angelone at 256-777-6152.

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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