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Mason and Walker take the win on Wheeler Lake

Sunday, May 20, 2018 was a great day of fishing for the ABA Triton 100% Plus Team Tour event that launched from Ingalls Harbor on Wheeler Lake located in Decatur, Alabama.  Fifty-three teams went to battle for a chance win the 2018 Triton 17TX powered by a 60HP Mercury four-stroke with Garmin Echo-map plus 93SV valued at $20,000. Jimmy Mason of Rogersville, Alabama and Lance Walker of Counce, Tennessee took the victory of weighing in 5 fish for a total weight of 18.87lbs. The team also earned a check of $900 for taking 1st place in the High Stakes Option Pot.

“We fished deep all day, we caught most of our fish cranking either DD12 or fat free shad with the boat sitting anywhere from 20 to 25 ft of water and making our cast into about 10 ft of water. We caught a couple on a Carolina Rig using a YUM Christie Critter and we were able to cull those fish early in the day but most of our fish came by using crankbaits. We covered a lot of water with crankbaits color of choice was foxy shad and citrus shad. The ledge bite is starting to turn on, on Wheeler Lake,” said Mason.

Second place team William David and Tim Cummings brought 5 fish to the scales weighing 16.81lbs.  They earned a check for $2000.00 for their catch as well as 2nd place in the HSOP for an additional $550.00.

“We caught most of our fish throwing deep crankbaits on ledges, and also caught several other fish on a big worm and a ¾ oz.jig,” stated Cummings.

Coming in 3rd place was the team of Wendell Lemmond and Nathan Davis bringing 5 fish to the scales weighing 15.55 lbs.  Earning a check for $1200.00 for third place.  They also placed 3rd in the high-stakes option pot adding $350.00 for total of $1550.00 for their catch.

“We fished deep today out on the ledges throwing big Basstrix Swimbaits and 1oz. football head jigs,” said Davis.

Finishing 4th was the team of Tracy Robinson and Willie Staton weighing in 4 fish at 14.63lbs. Earning a check for $1000.00 for their efforts.  Rounding out the top 5 was the team of Michael Daniel and Chris Downs weighing in 5 fish for 13.94lbs.  They earned a check for $800.00 plus a $200.00 check for the high-stakes option pot.

The team that was awarded the over-all big fish was William Tager and Jerry Nydam bringing a beautiful bass weighing 4.62lbs to the scales. They earned a check for $420.00 for their catch. 

The next Alabama Triton Plus 100% Team Tour Tournament is July 1, 2018 on Weiss Lake going out of Little River Marina in Cedar Bluff, Alabama. 

For more information on this event call/text Tournament Manager: Daniel Sylvester- (256)230-5633 Email: daniel@americanbassanglers.com  

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 Open Series, the American Fishing Tour or the American Couples Series, visit www.americanbassanglers.com 

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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

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Area 2 Championship 10/13/2018 Kentucky Lake
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