ATHENS, Ala – Alan Wiedmeyer won the American Fishing Tour, presented by American Bass Anglers, Illinois Central Division 68 season opening tournament, held March 1, 2014 on Newton Lake.
Running out of south access landing near Newton, the Aurora, IL angler caught a three bass limit weighing 12.58 pounds with a 4.33 pounder. For the victory, Wiedmeyer took home $224. Wiedmeyer caught his fish on bladed baits and topwater.
In second among the competitors, James Sager of Salem, IL caught three bass weighing 11.59 pounds with a 4.84 pound kicker and pocketed $84.
Jeff Lee of Olney, IL won the big bass honors with 6.32 pound toad.
From Division 114 Seminole March 2, 2014 John Adams from Panama City, Fl. is one step closer to the ABA National Championship with a 1st Place win and $488.00 in the American Fishing Tour Divisional Bass Tournament held on Lake Seminole this past weekend .John’s Five bass weighed in at 29.52 lbs. Second Place went to Dick Clark with a weight of 24.39 lbs., Third Place was Len Lindahl with a weight of 18.14 lbs. Big Bass went to Len Lindahl with an 7.28 lbs. Largemouth.
ATHENS, AL – Aaron Batson won the American Fishing Tour, presented by American Bass Anglers, Georgia Division 72 tournament, held February 15, 2014, on Lake Sinclair.
Running out of Little River Marina near Milledgeville, the Oxford, GA angler caught five bass weighing 14.77 pounds with a 4.33-pound kicker. For the victory, Aaron took home a check for $502. Aaron caught his fish on jigs and slow-rolling a spinnerbait.
In second among these AFT competitors, Josh George, of Loganville, GA, caught five bass weighing 9.95 pounds with a 3.01-pound kicker and pocketed a check for $298.
Taking third place, Barry Stokes, of Covington, GA, caught three bass weighing 9.17 pounds with a 5.95-pound kicker and pocketed a check for $97.
Barry Stokes of Covington, GA, won the big bass contest with a 5.95-pound lunker and won $110 for big bass.
Sean Anderson Wins Division Qualifier on Lake Greenwood
ATHENS, Ala. – Sean Anderson of Leesville, SC won the American Fishing Tour, presented by American Bass Anglers, South Carolina Division 96 qualifier tournament, held February 23, 2013, on Lake Greenwood, running out of the Greenwood State Park near Ninety Six, SC.
Twenty-one anglers fished this Lake Greenwood one-day tournament. It was really a nice day, started out at 34 degrees and ended with the 3:00 pm weigh-in at 68 degrees. It stayed partly cloudy all day with a light wind. Water temp averaged in the high 40s to the low 50s. The main lake was stained to muddy but it was a lot better in the creeks.
Our winner, Sean Anderson caught five fish at 20.50 pounds that included a 6.00 pound kicker that was a tie for big fish of the tournament. Sean was fishing the lower part of the lake and caught the fish he weighed in on an Alabama Rig early in the day. Sean’s payback for the day was $642.
From Division 76 Talquin February 15, 2014 Rob Lawhon from Quincy, Fl. is one step closer to the ABA National Championship with a 1st Place win and $360.00 in the American Fishing Tour Divisional Bass Tournament held on Lake Talquin this past weekend . Rob’s Five bass weighed in at 18.36 lbs. Second Place went to David Howell with a weight of 15.41 lbs., Third Place was Donovan Preston with a weight of 11.95 lbs. Big Bass went to David Howell with an 6.03 lbs. Largemouth.
These anglers are acquiring valuable points to insure their birth in the American Fishing Tour National Championship that will be held this fall. Their points are also being used to determine the divisional angler of the year. The top angler by points earned in this division will represent the division in the Angler of the Year final round.
The top Six Anglers are for this Divisional Tournament: 1. Rob Lawhon– 18.36 Lbs. 2. David Howell – 15.41 Lbs. 3. Donovan Preston– 11.95 Lbs. 4. Titus Langston- 10.15 Lbs. 5. David Boyd- 7.18 Lbs. 6. Mark Rosson- 5.62 Lbs.
The Georgia Division 26 opened on Clarks Hill Lake on February 8, 2014 with Darryl Weeks of Augusta, GA winning $435, with a total weight of 23.63 pounds. Weeks won the tournament by going up lake to stained water using a Livingston Lures Pro Ripper, Sexy Melon lure on P-Line Voltage 15 pound test line. Weeks also took big fish with a 7.79 pounder. Second place went to Jack Williams with a total weight of 17.65 pounds. Third place was Steve Story with 16.49 pounds.
Best Western Hotels and American Bass Anglers are offering an incentive reward program to ABA anglers for staying at Best Western Hotels starting August 1, 2013. At all Weekend series events (Divisional, Regional and Championship) and the AFT National Championship, drawings will be held at all events during the remainder of 2013. This program will also continue for 2014 season and will include all ABA tournament circuits including the American Couples Series. READ MORE
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