Taking third place, Billy Taylor of Tavares, Fl, caught 5 bass weighing 17.49 pounds with an 8.08 pound kicker. He caught his fish on flipping a worm and pocketed a check for $71.
Billy Taylor of Tavares, Fl, won the big bass contest with an 8.08 pound Lurker. He caught his big fish on Worm.
In fourth place, Tim Van Dalen of, Grand Inland Fl, caught 5 bass weighing 14.36 pounds. Kent Smart of Tavares, Fl., rounded out the top five competitors with 5 bass weighing 12.71 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 April -13 -2013 on Harris Chain of Lakes out of Buzzard Beach Ramp
For more information, call ABA at (888) 203-6222. 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.