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Rodney Cromer Takes First On Greenwood

Rodney Cromer Takes First On Greenwood

ATHENS, AL – Rodney Cromer (better known as Krowbar) of Pomaria, South Carolina won the American Fishing Tour, presented by American Bass Anglers, South Carolina Division 96 one-day qualifier tournament, held November 18th on Lake Greenwood, running out of Greenwood State Park near Ninety Six, South Carolina. Krowbar caught five bass weighing 17.97 pounds for the victory and took home a check for $707. He caught his fish on Shooter spinnerbaits and Shooter jigs on the middle and lower parts of the lake. He fished the spinnerbaits around docks and jigs around any rocks he could find. His best two fish including the tournament big fish of 5.89 pounds came off rocks within 30 minutes of the three o’clock weigh-in time.

In second place of these AFT competitors, Sean Anderson of Leesville, South Carolina: Sean caught five bass weighing 15.09 pounds. Sean pocketed a check for $363.

Coming in third place was Ed Matthews of Columbia, SC. Ed caught 5 bass weighing 10.93 pounds. He fished the middle part of the lake with shaky head worms. Ed took home a check for $97.

In fourth place was Mark Richardson of Irmo, South Carolina. Mark caught 3 fish weighing 9.77 pounds. Mark was flipping on the middle part of the lake and took home $71.

In fifth place, and just out of the money, was Bryan Gunter of Greenwood, SC with 4 fish weighing 8.72 pounds.

Weather was pretty uncomfortable on this day. A cold wind blew out of the Northeast at 20 mph all day long. Mostly cloudy skies and never got out of the 50’s. The top 3 anglers were the only ones with a 5 fish limit. These 3 adjusted to the conditions and finished on top.

These anglers accrued valuable points toward the divisional angler of the year title for the 2013 season. 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 Nation’s top 500 anglers in points will earn the right to compete in the three-day ABA, 2013 AFT National Championship Tournament on Clarks Hill Lake out of Wildwood Park in Georgia.

The next divisional tournament will be held December 9th, 2012 on Lake Wateree out of the Clearwater Cove near Camden, South Carolina.

For more information, contact D-96 Director Phil Morris at 864-993-0346 or send an e-mail to or call ABA at (888) 203-6222. And to check out more information on upcoming events, visit

The American Fishing Tour offers low cost, close to home bass tournaments that are designed for the weekend angler. All ABA anglers fish for money and points. The points advance the angler to their divisional championship and the top 500 anglers in the US are invited to the American Fishing Tour National Championship. (New this year, the top 250 in points will earn the right as guaranteed boaters.)

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American Bass Anglers is the largest tournament organization for the weekend angler. American Bass Anglers operates the American Fishing Tour, The Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series and the American Couples Series. Each tour is design specifically for the weekend angler offering low cost and close to home events so the anglers can qualify for larger championship. For more information on American Bass Anglers visit


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