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Richard Szczebala Wins on Lake Gaston

Richard Szczebala won the AFT Virginia Division 3 tournament, held April, 12, 2014, on Lake Gaston. Running out of Soloman’s landing near Littleton NC, Richard caught five bass weighing 12.88 pounds with a 3.56 pound kicker. For the victory, Richard took home a check for $303.

These anglers accrued valuable points toward the divisional angler of the year title. The points champion from each division will compete in the annual American Bass Anglers AFT Angler of The Year Final Round Fish-Off. In addition, the top 500 anglers from the various divisions will earn the right to compete in the three-day ABA, AFT National Championship tournament.


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Jason Dies Wins on Old Hickory Lake

ATHENS, Ala. –Jason won the American Fishing Tour, presented by American Bass Anglers, Tennessee Division 31 tournament, held 04/13/2014, on Old Hickory Lake. Running out of Bull Creek landing near Gallatin, the Lebanon angler caught five bass weighing 19.20 pounds with a 5.05 pound kicker. For the victory, Jason took home a check for $405. Jason said, he caught his fish on a fly in the middle of the channel.

In second among the competitors, Matt Stanley, of Nashville, caught five bass weighing 17.10 pounds with a 5.30 pound smallmouth. He pocketed a check for $228.

Taking third place was Clark Cowley, of Nashville, caught five bass weighing 13.25 pounds with a 4.10 pound kicker. He pocketed a check for $71.


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Mike May Wins on Tar River Reservoir

ROCKY MOUNT, NC. – Mike May won the American Fishing Tour, presented by American Bass Anglers, North Carolina: East Division 15 tournament, held April 12, 2014 on Tar River Reservoir.

Running out of Sapony Creek near Rocky Mount, NC, the Sims, NC, angler caught five bass weighing 12.04 pounds with a 3.40 pound kicker. For the victory, Mike took home a check for $224. Mike caught his fish on crank, worms, jigs and top water baits. Mike also won the TWT for $70.

In second among the competitors, Rip Bass of Spring Hope, NC, caught five bass weighing 11.83 pounds. Rip pocketed a check for $84.  Rip won the big bass contest with a 4.35 pound lunker.


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Rob Eckle Wins on Lake Ray Roberts

Rob Eckle won the American Fishing Tour, presented by American Bass Anglers, Texas Division 112 tournament, held April 12, 2014 on Lake Ray Roberts.

Running out of Sangar Park landing, near Sangar, TX, the Burkburnett, Texas angler caught five bass weighing 16.90 pounds with a 4.10 pound kicker. For the victory, Rob took home a check for $281 Rob caught his fish on a Texas Rigged Worm.

In second among the competitors, Bob Dean of Wichita Falls, TX, caught three bass weighing 10.90 pounds and pocketed a check for $115.

Bob Dean, of Wichita Falls, Texas, won the big bass contest with a 4.65 pound lunker. His big fish was brought in on a spinnerbait.


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Mitch Pierson Wins on Lake Hopatcong

Mitch Pierson won the American Fishing Tour, presented by American Bass Anglers, New Jersey Division 10 tournament, held April 13, 2014 on Lake Hopatcong.

Running out of Lees Park landing near Mt. Arlington, New Jersey, Mitch Pierson, of Newton, New Jersey, caught five bass weighing 12.50 pounds with 2.87-pound kicker. For the victory Pierson took home a check for $382 and a sponsor provided Columbia fishing shirt. Mitch caught his fish pitching a jig.

In second among the competitors was Lucas Bogosian, of Harrington Park, NJ. Bogosian caught his limit of fish weighing 12.18 pounds. throwing a Rattle Trap in shallow water and pocketed a check for $190 and a sponsor provided Columbia fishing shirt.  Lucas also captured “Big Fish” honors with a 3.40 pound chunk and collected an additional $65.


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Pritchard Wins D42 Tournament on AR River/Pine Bluff

Story by John Simonof

The American Fishing Tour, Division 42 of American Bass Anglers held its first qualifying tournament of the 2014 season on the Arkansas River, Pine Bluff Pool, April 12, 2014. Most anglers were able to bring in a few fish with nine anglers finding five fish limits. 20 anglers caught 74 fish weighing 180.13 pounds - a 2.43 pound average.

Chuck Pritchard topped with leader board with a 5 fish limit weighing 16.81 lbs. Chuck threw jigs and soft plastics to sack up his fish and took home $488 for his efforts. Chuck also caught the biggest bass of the tournament, a 5.17 pound fish good for another $100.


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Mark Barrett Wins Central Kentucky Tourney on Barkley

Mark Barrett from Central Kentucky District 33 is one step closer to the ABA National Championship with a first place win worth $176 in the American Fishing Tour Bass Tournament held on April 12, 2014 going out of Lake Barkley Resort (Little River) on Lake Barkley.  Mark weighed in five fish for 13.90 pounds to beat out three other anglers.  Second Place went to Ronald Timmer with a weight of 13.40 pounds for five fish. Third Place went to Phillip Nickle with a weight of 8.59 pounds for three fish. Big Bass of the Tournament was awarded to Mark Barret`s weight of 4.10 pounds.

These anglers are acquiring valuable points to insure their births in division’s two-day championship and the American Fishing Tour National Championship that be held this fall at Old Hickory Lake, Hendersonville, Tennessee. Their points are also 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.


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Evans Buller Takes The Win on Clarks Hill

14 anglers fished this Clarks Hill one-day tournament. The day started out at 53 degrees and ended with the 3:00 pm weigh-in at 80 degrees. It stayed partly cloudy all day with a wind out of the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Water temp 65s.

Our winner, Evans Buller caught five fish at 17.11 pounds that included a pound 4.58 kicker. Evans was fishing jigs and drop shot.  In second place was Allen Murry with 15.26 pounds. Allen was fishing a C-Rig. Chris Hadden finished in third place with 13.03 he was fish crank baits and top water.


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Jay Treon Wins on Clarks Hill at D-96 AFT Qualifier

Jay Treon of Greenwood, SC won the American Fishing Tour, presented by American Bass Anglers, South Carolina Division 96 qualifier tournament, held April 13, 2013, on Clarks Hill Lake, running out of the Dorn Boating Facility near McCormick, SC.

Best weather day this season. It started out at 55 degrees and ended with the 3pm weigh-in at 81 degrees. It stayed partly cloudy all day with a wind out of the SW at 5 to 15 mph. Water temp averaged in the upper 60s. The main lake was clear but it was a little stained in the rivers and creeks.

Our winner, Jay Treon caught five fish at 13.07 pounds that included a 3.40 pound kicker. Jay was fishing floating worms on the middle part of the lake in SC Little River.  In second place was Steve Christie with 12.77 pounds. Steve was fishing creature baits on the lower part of the lake. Paul Tickerhoof caught the 7.16 pound tournament big fish on a shakey head worm on the lower part of the lake. Other productive lures were topwaters, flukes, Carolina rigs and spinnerbaits.


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Steve Raines First Place at Lake Seminole

From Division 114 Seminole April 13, 2014 Steve Raines from Marianna, 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 Seminole this past weekend .Steve’s Five bass weighed in at 19.82 lbs. Second Place went to Len Lindahl with a weight of 19.70 lbs., Third Place was Bobby Smith with a weight of 12.71 lbs. Big Bass went to Steve Raines with an 5.47 lbs. Largemouth.


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2014-04-26
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2014-04-26
North East River
2014-04-26
Potomac River
2014-04-27
Kerr
2014-04-26
Norman
2014-04-26
Pamlico River
2014-04-26
Chowan River
2014-04-26
Mitchell
2014-04-26
Guntersville
2014-04-26
Chickamauga
2014-04-27
Old Hickory
2014-04-26
Kentucky Lake
2014-04-27
Kentucky Lake
2014-04-26
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2014-04-26
Ray Roberts
2014-04-27
Ray Roberts
2014-04-26
Navajo
2014-04-27
Navajo
2014-04-26
Cherokee
2014-04-26
Oconee
2014-04-27
Big Hollow
2014-04-26
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2014-04-26
Talquin
2014-04-26
Buckeye
2014-04-27
Greenwood
2014-04-27
Congamond
2014-04-26
West Point
2014-04-26
Somerville
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2014 Top 50 Point Holders
Plce
Name
Div
Points
1
1188
2
1178
3
1177
4
1164
5
1153
6
1147
7
1144
8
1142
8
1142
10
1138
11
1132
12
1128
13
1127
14
1121
15
1118
15
1118
17
1028
18
1011
19
998
19
998
21
966
22
856
23
854
24
839
25
831
26
799
27
794
28
792
29
790
30
789
31
788
31
788
33
787
33
787
33
787
36
786
36
786
36
786
39
785
39
785
39
785
42
784
43
783
43
783
43
783
43
783
43
783
48
782
48
782
48
782
2014 Top 10 Big Bass
Name
Div
Date
Weight
12/14/2013
11.22
11/02/2013
10.10
04/05/2014
10.07
02/01/2014
9.82
02/16/2014
9.78
03/16/2014
9.66
04/19/2014
9.63
01/04/2014
9.60
02/15/2014
9.09
10/13/2013
8.86
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