Division 40, Tennessee-West, held its fourth qualifying tournament of the 2013 season on Kentucky Lake launching from the Port Road ramp in Big Sandy on 15 December 2012. Paris, TN angler Larry Dunlap took first place honors with a 5-fish limit weighing 19.45 pounds to take the lead away from Cedar Grove, TN angler Tom O’bryant who had 12.71 pounds.
These anglers are acquiring valuable points to insure their birth in division’s two-day champion and the American Fishing Tour National Championship that will be held this fall. Their points are also being 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.
Steve Cochran of Buchanan, TN finished third with a five fish limit weighing 12.40 pounds.
Larry Dunlap captured Big Fish honors with a hawg - no - maybe an elephant weighing an impressive 9.88 pounds.
The next Division 40 tournament is schedule for 23 February 2013 on Pickwick Lake out of the J. P. Coleman State Park ramp.
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.
About American Bass Anglers 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 www.americanbassanglers.com