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4/23/2018

Mike Rinaldi wins on Candlewood


ATHENS, Ala. – Mike Rinaldi from North Haledon, New Jersey won the American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held on Candlewood Lake.  Running out of Lattins Cove landing near the town of Danbury Ct, Mike caught 5 bass weighing an impressive 18.75 pounds.  Mike said he caught the majority of his fish by fishing a Keitech spider on a bass cave tackle 3/8 ounce jig head in 7 to 10 feet of water. For the victory, he took home $451.00 in cash.

In second place Rick Holmberg from Bay Port, New York caught a limit of smallmouth bass weighing 17.67 pounds. Rick caught his fish on a ¼ ounce jig head with an attached3.5 inch fat keitech swimbait in 20 feet of water.  He pocketed cash for $254.00.

Taking third place, from Totowa, New Jersey Vern Gatson caught his limit of bass weighing 17.20 pounds which included a beautiful5.06 pound smallmouth for the lunker of the day.  Vern said he caught his fish on a 3/8 ounce football head spider jig in 10 to15 feet of water and went home with $159.00 for both awards.

The next division 6 tournament will be held on May 5th, 2018 at Gardner Lake, Connecticut.  For more information about this Division and future events visit www.americanbassanglers.com or contact the local Director for Connecticut, Tom Dupuis at 860-987-7371 or Assistant Director Gary McClarran at 203-578-5012.

These anglers accrued 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 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 Lake Hartwell near Anderson SC.

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American Fishing Tour Upcoming Events (2018 Season)

 

       
Massachusetts - New England 10/14/2018 Long Pond-Harwich

American Fishing Tour 2019 Upcoming Events

       
Alabama Northwest 10/13/2018 Wilson Lake
Pennsylvania 10/13/2018 Delaware River
Louisiana Central 10/13/2018 Caddo
South Carolina- Savannah River 10/13/2018 Savannah River
Mississippi- Ross Barnett 10/13/2018 Ross Barnett
Alabama Lay Lake- Logan Martin 10/13/2018 Lay Lake
Mississippi Gulf Coast 10/13/2018 Back Bay
Georgia Central 10/13/2018 Oconee
Virginia 10/13/2018 Kerr
Louisiana- North Central 10/13/2018 D'Arbonne
Texas- Wichita Falls 10/13/2018 Amon Carter
New Mexico 10/13/2018 Brantley
Arkansas 10/13/2018 Maumelle Pool
South Carolina- Northwest 10/14/2018 Russell
Dallas Fort Worth Texas 10/14/2018 Lewisville
Massachusetts- Western 10/14/2018 Congamond
New Mexico 10/14/2018 Brantley
Georgia North 10/20/2018 Allatoona
South Carolina Central 10/20/2018 Wylie
Alabama North 10/20/2018 Guntersville
Alabama- West 10/21/2018 Bankhead
Alabama Central 10/27/2018 Jordan
Texas- Sam Rayburn- North 10/27/2018 Toledo Bend

Plus Team Tour 2018 Schedule

Tennessee/Kentucky

     
9/23/2018 Kentucky

 

 

 

 

American Couples Series

     
Oklahoma 9/8/2018 Hudson

 

Open Series 2018 Upcoming Events

       
Area 2 Championship 10/13/2018 Kentucky Lake
Area 6 Championship 10/20/2018 Toledo Bend