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Scott Peterson Wins on N-S Center
 
07/20/2014
 

Athens, Al - Scott Peterson won the American Fishing Tour Minnesota division 44 tournament with five fish weighing 15.85 pounds held on N & S Center on 07/20/2014.
 
Preparation. Focus. More often than not those two strategies win the day on the ABA/AFT circuit, and the July 20 event on North and South Center Lakes was no exception. Dire reports from prefishing outings leading up to the Minnesota District 44 tournament left most anglers expecting a meager day on the water, and a sultry weather forecast calling for 90 humid degrees didn't make the prospect much more appealing. Nevertheless, a good roster of bass chasers showed up for the tournament morning brief and attacked the lake with gusto...

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Mike Blaesi Wins on the Mississippi River
 
Athens, Al - Mike Blaesi of Dixon, IA won the American Fishing Tour Iowa East division 73 tournament with five bass weighing 11.13 pounds held on MS Pool 9 on 07/13/2014.
 
For the victory, Blaesi took home a check for $281. Blaesi caught his fish on Marv Miller jigs and plastics in current.
 
In second among the competitors, Tony Stoffers of Davenport, Iowa caught five bass weighing 10.48 pounds. Tony pocketed a check for $115.
 
Taking third place, Dorsey Lane of Muscatine, Iowa caught five bass weighing 10.47 pounds.
 
In fourth place, Randy Yuska of Blue Grass, IA caught bass weighing 9.85 pounds. Bob Peck of Montpelier, Iowa rounded out the top five competitors with five bass weighing 9.32 pounds.

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Greg Del Russo Takes the Win on Hopatcong
 

Athens, Al - Greg Del Russo of Hopatcong, NJ won the American Fishing Tour New Jersey division 10 tournament with five bass weighing 11.87 pounds held on Hopatcong on 07/20/2014.
 
For the victory Del Russo took home a check for $382 plus $65 for Big Fish. Greg is presently has a strong lead on the Division 10 AOY competition.
 
In second among the competitors, Mike Messina of Clifton, NJ caught 8.85 pounds of fish while flippin docks pocketed a check for $190.

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Keena Prevailed At Sakakawea

Todd Keena of Baldwin, ND won the American Fishing Tour North Dakota division 127 tournament with three smallmouth weighing 4.06 pounds held on Lake Sakakawea on 07/12/2014.

Todd Keena of Baldwin, ND recorded his first American Bass Anglers win this past Saturday on Lake Sakakawea, one of the top 100 bass lakes in the United States. Todd ran up to Indian Hills from the Ft. Stevenson State Park and bagged his fish and secured a $259 pay for his effort, plus the championship plaque. Todd commented, "I caught bigger ones in practice but couldn't find them back."  Todd ran to the back of the Indian Hills bay and threw a top water plug in the grass to catch his fish.
 
Finishing second and collecting $84 was Cody Arth of Bismarck, ND, who is leading the points standing for angler of the year. Cody was dragging a tube jig in green pumpkin with orange flake off the rocks to catch his 3 fish for 4.06 pounds. 
 
Richard Roland of Crosby ND was third with 3.38 pounds with newcomer Donny Coffaman from Arkansas landed fourth with 2.27, and finishing in fifth was Shawn Keena of Bismarck with 2.17 pounds. 

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Brad Entsminger Wins on the Mississippi River

Brad Entsminger of Davenport, IA won the American Fishing Tour Iowa East division 73 tournament with five bass weighing 12.67 pounds held on MS Pool 9 on 07/12/2014.

For the victory, Enstminger took home a check for $281. Brad caught his fish on Crankbaits and flipping plastics in current.
 
In second among the anglers, Mike Blaesi caught five bass weighing 11.95 pounds. Mike caught his fish on Marv Miller jigs and plastics and pocketed a check for $115.00
 
Taking third place was Tony Stoffers who caught five bass weighing 11.57 pounds.
 
In fourth place, Bob Mindock caught five bass weighing 11.56 pounds.
 
Bob Peck rounded out the top five competitors with 5bass weighing 11.36 pounds.

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Keith Knutson Takes Potomac Win!

 

Keith Knutson won the American Fishing Tour Maryland division 11 tournament with 5 bass weighing 12.10 pounds held on Potomac River on 07/12/2014.

 

From Maryland, Division 11 Keith Knutson, from Stafford, VA. is one step closer to ABA National Championship taking first place in the Americam Fishing Tour tournament held July 12, 2014 on the Potomac River. Targeting docks and flats Keith, throwing his trusty Chatter-bait, brought in a five bass limit weighing 12.10 pounds

 

Top 5 Anglers

Pl Name Fish Total Points
1 Keith E. Knutson 5 12.10 200
2 John M. Till 5 11.41 199
3 Tom Thompson 5 11.03 198
4 Pat J. Loewy 5 9.99 197
5 Peter M. Baumgartner 5 9.93 196

 

Big Bass winner: Sean Snares 4.44 pounds

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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.

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Antwan Moore Wins on Neuse / Trent River

Running out of Lawson Creek near New Bern, NC, Antwan Moor, of Kinston, NC, caught 5 bass weighing 8.76 pounds. For the victory, Antwan took home a check for $259. Antwan caught his fish on top water and worms.

In second among the competitors, Gary Keim, of Emerald Isle, NC, caught 5 bass weighing 8.69 pounds with a 2.42 pound kicker. Gary pocketed a check for $93.  

Taking third place, Vincent Bradley of Goldsboro, NC, caught 4 bass weighing 6.60 pounds with a 2.02 pound kicker. Vincent took home a $15 gift card from Ez Bait and Tackle.

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Grover Jones to Direct Northeast GA/SC Division 25

ABA would like to welcome Grover Jones, the new American Fishing Tour Divisional Director for the Northeast Georgia/South Carolina Division 25. Grover has been fishing with ABA for over 10 years and will now be directing the American Fishing Tour events on Lake Hartwell, Russell and Clarks Hill.
 
Grover is replacing retiring ABA Hall of Fame Member Toby Hicks who has been a director and member for more than 30 years. Toby will still continue to fish as much as he can. If you know Toby, you already know what a treasure he is.
 
Grover is 43 Maintenance Mechanic who was born and raised in eastern North Carolina. He grew up fishing Neuse and Trent rivers for both Shellcraker and Bass. In the mid-90s Grover's job transferred him to Upstate South Carolina where he started fishing bass tournaments and joined ABA.
 
"I've fished with some great role model ABA directors over the years Phil Morris, Toby Hicks and Dale Hart", said Grover. "I enjoy the format that ABA has to offer for the weekend anglers. I really look forward to my new role as tournament director and invite all the anglers in my area to come fish with us in the 2015 season. My first event scheduled for the 20th of September 2014".
 

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Sean Wilt to Direct Harris Chain of Lakes Division
 
ABA would like to welcome Sean Wilt, the new American Fishing Tour Divisional Director for the Harris Chain, FL Division 20. Sean has been fishing with ABA for about 5 years and will now be directing the American Fishing Tournaments in the Leesburg, Florida area.
 
From Ocklawaha, FL Sean is 42 years old married and a father who served in the US Army and did several tours overseas. Sean got his start in the ABA after leaving the Army when he meet Dave Chapman. Dave lived next to his Grandparents and invited him to come fish an ABA tournament. Sean has been an ABA member ever since. 
 
"My Great Grandfather gave me my first fishing pole when I was just a year old and I have been fishing ever since", said Sean. "I enjoy fishing the ABA and have met so many wonderful people. Obviously the fishing is fun too, in 2010 I caught my first bass over 7 pounds in an ABA tournament which won the big bass pot which stayed in the top 50 all year in the ABA!"

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Other News
Divisional Event News
Division Title

44 Scott Peterson Wins on N-S Center
73 Mike Blaesi Wins on the Mississippi River
10 Greg Del Russo Takes the Win on Hopatcong
127 Keena Prevailed At Sakakawea
11 Keith Knutson Takes Potomac Win!
73 Brad Entsminger Wins on the Mississippi River
96 Curtis Temples Takes First Place on Lake Russell
61 Gary Smouse wins on Navajo Lake
61 Terry Belden wins on Navajo Lake
10 Don Philpot Takes a Win on Hoptacong

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