Carlisle Renews to Support the Weekend Bass Angler
ATHENS, Ala. (November 22, 2013) – American Bass Anglers, Inc. announced today that the Carlisle Transportation Products has renewed its sponsorship of American Bass Anglers. The Carlisle Radial Trail RH trailer tire remains the Official Tire of American Bass Anglers. Carlisle Transportation Products is a tour level sponsor for the Weekend Bass Series, American Fishing Tour, American Couples Series and the annual Military Team Bass Tournament.
“Working with ABA and other industry leaders, Carlisle has grown its presence in the Marine market over the last few years and we are pleased to continue as the Official Tire of American Bass Anglers,” said Mike Quinn, a Carlisle Company spokesperson. “We offer a complete line of tires specially designed for all towing applications including the Carlisle Radial Trail RH used today on many bass boats. Sponsoring American Bass Anglers is a great way for Carlisle to connect with our end consumer -- the weekend bass angler! We look forward to a long term relationship with the ABA and its members.”
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 ATHENS, Ala. – American Bass Anglers announced today the 2014 American Fishing Tour season details with several enhancements. The tournament series is draw format and consist of more than 80 divisions that offer a place for both boaters and non-boaters alike. Anglers compete all year and can advance to the yearend National Championship that will offer guaranteed boat use to all boaters, more than $150,000 in cash and prizes, a new award for the top placing non-boater.
From Division 76 Talquin November 23, 2013 David Howell from Quincy, 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 Talquin this past weekend . David’s Five bass weighed in at 14.92 lbs. Second Place went to Steve Burke with a weight of 13.15 lbs., Third Place was David Boyd with a weight of 12.04 lbs. Big Bass went to Steve Burke with an 5.12 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.
Kevin Thompson Wins Division 47 Tournament on DeGray
By: John Simonof
The American Fishing Tour, Division 47 of American Bass Anglers held its second qualifying tournament of the 2014 season at DeGray Lake pm November 16, 2013. Thirty-four anglers were greeted with an unseasonably warm morning and a short fog delay. Overcast skies and a strong wind made for an unpredictable day after the fog lifted. Some anglers stated the fishing conditions toughened from recent days but several anglers found a few good fish. Most sacks included lots of spotted bass…unfortunately, as over 16” largemouths were tough to find. Thirty-four anglers brought in 101 bass for a total weight of 158.53 pounds with a 100% live release rate.
Arma, KS angler, Glenn Harrison took the win at the American Bass Anglers Division 126 tournament November 16, 2013 on Stockton Lake. The weather forecast held true, as the day started windy and warm and ended windier and warmer. There was a period of rain in the middle of the day followed by bright sunshine.
Harrison is a long-time ABA member and took as easy win with a five fish limit that tipped the scales at 18.11 pounds, anchored with Big Fish of the day, a 6.79 pounds black. He reported having a five fish limit by 9:30 in the morning and catching his big fish in deeper water on a football jig.
New ABA member, Brian Thompson of Springfield, Missouri took second place. Thompson, sponsored by Outdoor Experience of Springfield, reportedly culled through 20 keepers to get the 12.41 pounds he brought to the scales. “I was mainly junk fishing,” said Thompson, “using moving baits.”
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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