Don Philpot Takes a Win on Hoptacong
Don Philpot won the American Fishing Tour New Jersey division 10 tournament with held on Hopatcong on 07/12/2014.
Running out of Lees Park landing near Mt. Arlington, NJ, Don Philpot of Shohola, PA caught five bass weighing 13.09 pounds with a 4.61-pound kicker Largemouth. For the victory, Philpot took home a check for $338 plus $55 for big fish. Don caught his fish with soft plastic along shallow shaded structure.
In second among the competitors, Lucas “Bogo” Bogosain of Harrington Park, NJ caught 10.87 pounds of fish with Venom lures and pocketed a check for $146.
Top 5 Anglers
Pl Name Fish Total Points
1 Don Philpot 5 13.09 191
2 Lucas Bogosain 5 10.87 190
3 Mike Luca 5 10.32 189
4 Mike McMahon 5 7.69 188
5 John Campos 3 5.46 187
Next Event for the New Jersey Division 10 is on 7-20-14 on Lake Hopatcong out of Lee’s Park Marina.
For information about this division and future events visit Americanbassanglers.com or contact the local director for New Jersey - Don Philpot at 513-405-6702
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.