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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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