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Vaughn McCarter Wins the ABA District 42 Tournament 
on AR River/Pine Bluff
 
Story by John Simonof
 

The American Fishing Tour, Division 42 of American Bass Anglers held its last qualifying tournament of the 2014 season on the Arkansas River, Pine Bluff Pool, 9 Aug 2014. Most anglers were able to bring in a few fish with six anglers finding five fish limits. 19 anglers caught 55 fish weighing 131.55 pounds, a 2.39 pound average.
 
Vaughn McCarter topped with leader board with a five fish limit weighing 15.74 pounds. Vaughn threw a Biffle heads and crankbaits to sack up his fish. Vaughn also caught the biggest bass of the tournament, a 4.58 pound fish. For his efforts, Vaughn took home $563.

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The Colonel Prevails in Battle of Heavyweights
08/10/2014 - AFT Division 44
By: Tom Rice
 

Lake Waconia, a popular bass hotspot once managed as a trophy lake for largemouths, is known for producing high-quality fish for Minnesota anglers. On Sunday August 10, it was the scene of an epic heavyweight battle between some of ABA Minnesota 44's top hooks, and the outcome was close and hotly contested.
 
Division Director George "The Colonel" Miserendino made a number of trips to the lake "eliminating water", as he put it. His approach was spot-on, as he confidently staked his claim to shallow water early and tried a couple of techniques before settling on a cast, wait and drag presentation to the large reedbeds ringing the shore. That strategy landed George a bragging-sized bag of 18.18 pounds, including a hefty kicker of 5.24 pounds which held up as big bass for the day, if not the season. George rounded out his catch with some nice upgrades on weedlines, throwing a Texas rigged Sweet Beaver that helped increase his total weight for the day nicely and produced a limit averaging nearly 3.5 pounds per fish.
 

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Tom Dupuis Wins Division 6 Two Day and AOY

Tom Dupuis from Terryville Connecticut won the American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 Final two-day tournament, held August 9 - 10, 2014, on Candlewood Lake and Lake Lillinonah.  The first day tournament was launched out of the Squantz ramp landing near the town of New Fairfield Connecticut, with the second day out of the new State ramp near Bridgewater Connecticut.  
 
Tom caught a five bass limit each day weighing a total of 16.96 pounds. He also caught the big bass of the tournament with a 3.56 largemouth on the second day. For the victory, Tom took home a check for $392 for both awards. Tom caught the majority of his fish using topwater lures during the first couple of hours each morning casting over milfoil mats and shoreline cover.  With this win Tom also earned the title of Division 6 Angler of the Year and is looking forward to fishing Old Hickory Lake and competing with the all the other ABA Anglers of the Year.

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Bosch Takes Lead at New Johns Lake
 
08/10/2014

Cory Bosch of Bismarck took the lead in North Dakota Division 127 of the American Fishing Tour with an impressive 11.39 pounds for his three fish limit at New Johns this past Saturday. This included a 4.11 pounds smallmouth bass to also claim the big bass award. Cory took home $245 and the championship plaque for his work.
 
Cory caught most of his bass using a white buzz frog in the slop on the west cannel of New Johns Lake. Cory commented, "The big bass were under the slop and matted weeds next to the shore, the top water bite was great."
 
Second place went to Cody Arth also of Bismarck with a 9.13 pound bag caught on a tube jig in Old Ugly color from Dry Creek baits, followed by Dick Roland of Crosby with 8.24 pounds, and Todd Keena of Baldwin with 6.5 pounds at fourth place.

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Tim Royall of Winston Salem, NC Wins Weekly Drawing
 
Tim Royall of Winston Salem, NC wins the weekly drawing for the "Show your ABA Decal" program. Tim 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.
 
Prizes:
Weekly - Cap or T-Shirt (Your Choice)
 
Monthly - 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
 
To learn more about this program: go to http://www.americanbassanglers.com/MemberDecalPromo.php

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Greg Horne, Jr. Wins Division 5 Championship
 

From Division 5, New England East, on August 2-3, 2014, Greg Horne, Jr., of Mansfield, MA, is one step closer to the ABA National Championship with a first place win in the American Fish Tour tournament. Greg's 10 bass limit weighed-in for a total of 25.37 pounds. Second place went to Louie Bernardo who weighed in a two-day, ten fish limit at 23.24 pounds. Third place was Cameron Smith with a weight of 21.88 pounds. Big bass was awarded to Greg Horne Jr. who weighed in a 4.50 pound largemouth bass.
 
The top 5 anglers were:
1. Greg Horne, Jr.       25.37 Lbs.
2. Louie Bernardo      23.24 Lbs.
3. Cameron Smith      21.88 Lbs.
4. Rich LaChance      21.40 Lbs.
5. Patrick Chapin       20.50 Lbs.

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Lee Williams wins on Falls Lake

08/02/2014

Athens, Al - Lee Williams of Durham, NC won the American Fishing Tour North Carolina East division 15 tournament with 5 fish weighing 13.87 pounds held on Falls Lake on 08/02/2014.

Running out of Upper Barton Landing near Raleigh, NC, the Durham, NC, angler caught 5 bass weighing 14.87 pounds. For the victory, Lee took home a check for $303.00. Lee caught his fish on crank baits, Jig, and Worms.

In second among the competitors, Steve Peay of Maysville, NC, caught 5 bass weighing 13.11 pounds. Steve pocketed a check for $137.00.  

Taking third place, Scottie Morris, of Rougemont, NC, caught 5 bass weighing 12.24 pounds with a 4.79 pound kicker. Scottie took home a $15.00 gift card from Ez Bait and Tackle.

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Mitch Pierson Takes Div 10 Win on Hopatcong
 

Mitch Pierson, of Newton, NJ won the American Fishing Tour New Jersey division 10 tournament with five fish weighing 13.32 pounds held on Hopatcong on 08/03/2014.
 
Running out of Lees Park landing, near Mt. Arlington, NJ, Mitch Pierson of Newton, NJ caught five bass weighing 13.32 pounds with a 3.33-pound kicker largemouth, securing this tournament win in Division 10. For the victory, Peirson took home a check for $382 plus $65 for Big Fish. Mitch caught his fish with soft plastic in deep weeds.
 
In second among the competitors, Lucas "Bogo" Bogosain of Harrington Park, NJ caught 8.44 pounds of fish with Venom lures and pocketed a check for $190.

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Gary Smouse takes the win on Mcphee Lake

08/02/2014

Athens, Al - Gary Smouse won the American Fishing Tour Colorado Western division 61 tournament with 5 Fish weighing 15.38 pounds held on Mcphee Reservoir on 08/02/2014.

It was a tough weekend but managed to drop shot a few bites on a main point with a 4" senko.

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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.
 
 Prizes:
 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
 

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Other News
Divisional Event News
Division Title

42 Vaughn McCarter Wins the ABA District 42 Tournament on AR River/Pine Bluff
44 The Colonel Prevails in Battle of Heavyweights
6 Tom Dupuis Wins Division 6 Two-Day and AOY
127 Bosch Takes Lead at New Johns Lake
5 Greg Horne, Jr. Wins Division 5 Championship
15 Lee Williams wins on Falls Lake
10 Mitch Pierson Takes Div 10 Win on Hopatcong
61 Gary Smouse takes the win on Mcphee Lake
127 Roland Catches Record Bass to Win at Nelson
42 Chuck Pritchard Wins the AFT D42 Tournament on Dardanelle

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