Cody Conner wins the weekly drawing "Show your ABA Decal"
Cody Conner of Trion, GA wins the weekly drawing for the "Show your ABA Decal" program. Cody wins his choice of an ABA T-Shirt or Cap and will be entered into the grand prize drawing of a fishing adventure at Ray Scott's Trophy Bass Retreat.
Weekly - ABA Cap or T-Shirt (Your Choice)
Monthly Winners - An Cap or T-Shirt (Your Choice), a Livingston Lure, G-Juice, and a Gift from Carlisle Tire
Grand Prize Drawing: Win a trip to Ray Scott's Trophy Bass Retreat. Grand Prize drawing will be held December 19. 2014
North Dakota Division 127 of the American Fishing Tour held its fifth bass tournament this summer on Nelson Lake. Nelson Lake, a power plant lake near Center, North Dakota, again proved why it holds the state record for largemouth bass at 8 pounds and 8 ounces caught in 1983. Dick Roland, from Crosby, ND, caught a 6.89 pound largemouth bass to take top honors and big bass, this bass broke the record for the largest bass caught in a North Dakota AFT tournament from last year at 6.38 pounds, which also took place at Nelson Lake. Dick brought in another bass over 5 pounds to record a three fish limit of 13.93 pound. He cashed a check for $259.00 plus a handmade plaque for his day effort.
Dick said, “It was a late day move to fish some old areas I have had success in the past that made the difference.” Using a combination of a flipping jig and a swim jig, both in black and blue with Ragetail craw trailers, was the winning lures. The big bass was caught flipping a ¾ oz. jig into tree laydowns along the back of the creek.
Chuck Pritchard Wins the AFT D42 Tournament on Dardanelle
Chuck Pritchard won the American Fishing Tour Arkansas Summer division 42 tournament with five fish weighing 16.73 pounds held on AR River Dardanelle on 07/26/2014.
The American Fishing Tour, Division 42 of American Bass Anglers held its fourth qualifying tournament of the 2014 season on Lake Dardanelle, 26 Jul 2014. Twenty-two anglers brought in 58 fish for a total of 128 pounds, a 2.2 pound average.
Chuck Pritchard brought in a five fish limit weighing 16.73 pounds which included the day's Big Bass at 5.77 pounds. Chuck threw jigs across the lower end of the lake and took home $612 for his efforts.
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...
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.
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
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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