Taking third place, Randal Hutcherson of Pierson, Florida, caught 4 bass weighing 11.40 pounds with a 4.25 pound kicker. He caught his fish on a June bug swimming worm and pocketed a check for $55 for big bass of the tournament.
In fourth place, John McKinney of Palatka, Florida, caught 5 bass weighing 9.46 pounds. Clark Walker, of Palm Coast, rounded out the top five competitors with 5 bass weighing 8.57 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 January 5, 2013 on St Johns River South near Astro, Florida.
For more information, call Ricky Smith at (386) 228-0495 or ABA at (256) 232-0406. On line, see www.americanbassanglers.com.
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.