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Dan Rose wins at Long Pond

ABA AFT Division 5 held a tournament on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Long Pond, Harwich, MA. It was cloudy, windy and raining when the anglers showed up for registration. The north wind was blowing at 10-20 mph and remained steady until late mid-morning. According to most, the bite was an early one and seemed to turn off when the sun broke through the clouds and the wind shifted to the SSW. One would think the opposite pattern should have taken place. Nevertheless, we had some beautiful smallmouth & largemouth weighed in for a total of 44 fish weighed in with a combined weight of 75.08 lbs. for an average weight per fish of 1.71 lbs.

When the scales were closed & the weights tabulated, Director Dan Rose was declared the Champion with a weight of 11.95 lbs. anchored by the big bass of the day a 4.14 lbs. small mouth bass. Congrats to Dan Rose a fine effort under some trying weather conditions. Dan caught his fish in 10-20 feet of water using a homemade spinner bait and a green pumpkin tube bait. He also culled 9 fish and in a water temp of 57 degrees.

The top 5 anglers are:
1st place:  Dan Rose -               5 fish - 11.95 lbs.
2nd place: Mike Capaldi -          5 fish - 10.16 lbs.
3rd place:  Dan Tavilla -             5 fish - 10.06 lbs.
4th place:  Dan Gonsalves -      5 fish - 7.59 lbs.
5th place:  Eli Delany -              5 fish -7.46 lbs.

Our next tournament will be on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at Long Pond, Freetown, (Lakeville) MA

Don’t forget to pre-register with Director Dan Rose at drose116@comcast.net or online here

These anglers are earning 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  American Fishing Tour National Championship.

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 more information on American Bass Anglers please visit www.americanbassanglers.com or call (256)232-0406.

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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
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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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9/23/2018 Kentucky





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Oklahoma 9/8/2018 Hudson


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