ATHENS, Ala. – Bob Keifer won the American Fishing Tour, presented by American Bass Anglers, Mississippi Division 129 tournament, held November 17, 2012, on Lake Ross Barnett Reservoir.
Running out of Tommy’s landing near Brandon, Mississippi the winning angler caught 5 bass weighing 14.6 pounds with a 5.12-pound kicker. For the victory, Bob took home a check for $447.
In second among the competitors, Webb Collums of Jackson, Ms., caught 5 bass weighing 13.14 pounds with a 4.9-pound kicker. He caught his fish on unknown lures and pocketed a check for $190.
Taking third place, Marty Torrence of Crystal Springs, Ms, caught 5 bass weighing 13.2 pounds with a 5.4-pound kicker. He caught his fish on unknown lures.
Bob Keifer of Brandon, Ms, won the big bass contest with a 5.12-pound lunker. He caught his big fish on a spinnerbait.
In fourth place, Herb Blush of Yazoo City, Ms, caught 5 bass weighing pounds. Glenn Robinson of Carthage, Ms, rounded out the top five competitors with 5 bass weighing 10.13 pounds.
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.
The next divisional tournament will be held December 1, 2012 on Ross Barnett Reservoir at Tommy’s Landing near Brandon, Mississippi.
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.