Athens, Al - James Ormond of Greenville, NC won the American Fishing Tour North Carolina East division 15 tournament with 5 fish weighing 11.31 pounds held on Tar River on 10/11/2014.
Running out of Tranters Creek near Washington, NC, the Greenville, NC, angler caught 5 bass weighing 11.31 pounds. James took home a check for $360.00. James caught his fish on worms, jigs, and spinner baits.
In second among the competitors, Jesse Stanley of Four Oaks, NC, caught 5 bass weighing 9.72 pounds.
Taking third place, Randy Van Horn of Williamston, NC, caught 4 bass weighing 6.07 pounds.
In fourth place, Todd Leggett of Greenville, NC, caught 4 bass weighing 5.44 pounds. Steve Leffingwell of Jacksonville, NC, rounded out the top five competitors with 4 bass weighing 5.39 pounds.
Athens, Al - Phillip Anderson of Saluda, SC won the American Fishing Tour South Carolina- Greenwood division 96 tournament with five fish weighing 18.00 pounds held on Murray on 10/05/2014.
20 anglers fished this Lake Murray qualifying tournament. It started out at 38 degrees and ended with the 3pm weigh-in at 68 degrees. It stayed sunny all day with a wind out of the W at 5 to 10 mph. Water temperature was in the low 70's. The main lake was clear but it was a little stained in the rivers and creeks.
Our winner, Phillip Anderson was fishing the upper part of the lake running a buzzbait across flat points for his fish. He said he had all his fish by 8:30am which included a 5.40 pound kicker to give him five fish weighing 18 pounds for the win and $583.
Athens, Al - Al Pallavinci won the American Fishing Tour New Jersey division 10 tournament with five fish weighing 13.39 pounds held on Hopatcong on 10/05/2014.
Running out of Lees Park landing near Mt. Arlington, NJ, Al Pallavinci, of Ringwood, NJ, caught five bass weighing 13.39 pounds with a 4.76-pound kicker. For the victory, took home a check for $303 plus $50 for Big Fish. Al caught his fish with soft plastic in deep grass
In second among the competitors, Greg DelRusso of Hopatcong, NJ caught his 3.53 pounds of fish while finesse fishing in deep grass and pocketed a check for $137.
Athens, Al - Mitch Pierson, of Newton, NJ won the American Fishing Tour New Jersey division 10 tournament with five fish weighing 13.11 pounds held on Hopatcong on 09/28/2014.
Running out of Lees Park landing near, Mt. Arlington, NJ Mitch Pierson of Newton, NJ caught five bass weighing 13.11 pounds with a 3.37-pound kicker largemouth. For the victory, Peirson took home a check for $382. Mitch caught his fish with soft plastic in deep weeds.
In second among the competitors, Al Pallavicini of Ringwood ,NJ caught 7.51 pounds of fish with soft plastics and pocketed a check for $190.
Typical second day post frontal conditions prevailed at the 2015 American Bass Anglers American Fishing Tour season opener on Lake Maumelle. Many anglers reported catching lots of fish before the latest cold front came through, but that was not the case during the tournament. 14 anglers fished today and caught 43 fish for a total weight of 51.57 pounds. Only three five fish limits crossed the scales on a lake that typically dishes out plenty of fish.
John Simonof brought in four bass for 6.23 pounds to take the win. John caught his fish on a homemade green pumpkin finesse jig poured on an OWNER hook with a Berkley Zipper worm trailer and thrown on a Temple Fork Outfitter rod and Lewâ€™s Speed Spool reel spooled with 15 Lbs. test Hi-Seas Quattro fluorocarbon line. John also caught the big bass of the day at 2.49 pounds. John took home $435 for his efforts.
Sean Anderson Wins Again! This time on Clarks Hill Lake
Athens, Al - Sean Anderson of Leesville, SC won the American Fishing Tour Iowa - SW/Missouri - NW division 59 tournament with five fish weighing 17.45 pounds held on 12 Mile on 06/28/2014.
Athens, Ala. - Sean Anderson of Leesville, SC won the American Fishing Tour, presented by American Bass Anglers, South Carolina Division 96 one-day qualifier tournament held September 21, 2014, on Clarks Hill Lake running out of the Dorn Boating Facility near McCormick, SC.
Twenty-three anglers fished this Clarks Hill one-day qualifying tournament. It started out at 60 degrees and ended with the 3pm weigh-in at 86 degrees. It stayed sunny all day with a wind out of the WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Water temperature was in the high 70s. The main lake was clear but it was a little stained in the rivers and creeks.
Richard Martens Takes First Place on Lake Sinclair
Athens, Al - Richard Martens of Bonaire, GA won the American Fishing Tour division tournament with five fish weighing 11.88 pounds held on on .
From Division Georgia Central on 27 Sept 2014, Richard Martens from Bonaire, GA. is one step closer to the 2015 ABA National Championship with a first place win and $593 in the American Fishing Tour bass tournament held on Lake Sinclair this past weekend. Richard's five bass limit weighed in at 11.88 pounds. Second place went to Brian Bishop with a weight of 10.83 pounds. Third place was Barry Stokes with a weight of 10.39 pounds. Big bass was awarded was to Richard Martens for catching a 4.75 pound largemouth.
These anglers are acquiring valuable points to insure their birth in division's two-day champion and 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.
Cam, the "California Kid", Wins at South Watuppa Pond
On a bright sunny day, Cam Smith of Mashpee, Massachusetts came in with one of the two limits that were caught on South Watuppa Pond, Fall River, Massachusetts on Saturday, September 27, 2014.
The air temp at registration was 56 degrees but warmed up to the low 80s as the day wore on and a 10 mph SSW wind was the order of the day.
Cam began to cull at 10:30 AM and spent the rest of the looking for a kicker fish that was not to be.
To get his fish to bite, Cam used five different baits and as his quiet demeanor, he lets his actions speak at the scale. His first place finish earned him a cash award of $488. Coming in second place was Brian Tuholski & Vern Santos finished in third place.
Joe McDonie, is one step closer to the AFT National Championship with a first place win and earned a total of $926 in the Division 94 AFT tournament for the 2014 two-day final tournament of the year held on the Savannah River this past weekend. McDonie weighed in the ten bass for the two day tournament, which weighed 23.36 pounds. Second place went to Curtis Sanders with ten bass weighing 15.69 pounds. And third place went to Richard Fussell with eight bass weighing in at 14.05 pounds. Big bass honors also went to Joe McDonie who caught a 7.99 pound largemouth on day one.
McDonie made a strong charge in an attempt to capture the Division 94 AOY crown, but fall short by four points. The AOY year title for the 2014 season went to Curtis Sanders, who was able to come from second position at the beginning of the two-day event and pass the Jerry Fowler. Fowler went into the two-day championship with a one point lead over Sanders and a seven point lead over McDonie.
These anglers are acquiring valuable points in an attempt to insure their birth in the ABA National Championship for the 2014 season.
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