In second among the competitors, Don Mayer of Bartlett, NH, caught 10 bass weighing 18.19 pounds with a 2.99 pound kicker. He caught his fish on worms and topwater, and pocketed a check for $274.
Taking third place, Dan Szumiesz of Strafford NH, caught 8 bass weighing 17.87 pounds with a 3.22 pound kicker. He caught his fish on various soft plastics and pocketed the First Loser Pool for $100.
Dennis Seaborne of Dracut, MA won the big bass contest with a 4.27 pound largemouth lunker. He caught his big fish on a spinnerbait. Michael Vining of Woburn, MA, had the lunker smallmouth at 3.35 pounds.
In fourth place, Jonathan Duclos of Nashua, NH, caught 10 bass weighing 16.28 pounds with a 2.21 pound kicker. David Guichard of Goffstown, NH, rounded out the top five competitors with 8 bass weighing 15.80 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.
In a tightly contested race, Don Mayer edged out Michael Vining for Division 2 Angler of the Year. The race was decided on a tie breaker. In winning the Division 2 AOY title, Don won a $100 gift certificate from Precision Powersports and Marine.
All competitors received spinnerbaits or jigs provided by GRIZZBAITS™.
Division 2 would like to thank our locally sponsors Precision Powersports & Marine and GRIZZBAITS™.
The next divisional tournament, which will count towards the 2014 season, will be held September 29, 2013 on Pawtuckaway Lake.
For more information, call ABA at (256) 232-0406. Online, 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.