In third place was Don Kneece of Saluda, SC. Don caught 5 bass weighing 15.68 pounds and took home a check for $129.
In 4th place was Chris Hadden of Augusta, Ga. Chris caught 5 bass weighing 13.30 pounds. Chris took home a check for $104.
The day started out cloudy and 68 degrees. It remained cloudy for most of the day and the wind varied from 5 to 15 mph out of the SE. It was 86 degrees by the 3pm weigh-in. Water temp averaged in the lower 80’s and the lake is almost at full pool. Our fish mortality rate was not good for this event. It was 11% with 12 of the 109 bass dead at weigh-in.
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 July 14th, 2013 on Lake Greenwood out of Greenwood State Park near Ninety Six, SC.
For more information, contact D-96 Director Phil Morris at 864-993-0346; email firstname.lastname@example.org or call ABA at (256) 232-0406. On-line, see www.americanbassanglers.com or www.aba-sc.com for complete results.
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.)