Scott Kirkpatrick wins on Lake Hopatcong
ATHENS, Ala. –Scott Kirkpatrick won the American Fishing Tour, presented by American Bass Anglers, New Jersey Division 10 tournament, held 8-31-13, on Lake Hopatcong.
Running out of Lees Park landing near, Mt. Arlington, NJ. Scott Kirkpatrick of Wantage, NJ caught 5 bass weighing 8.17 pounds with a 3.29- pound kicker. For the victory, Kirkpatrick took home a check for $366. Scott caught his fish flipping docks.
In second among the competitors, Art Vitale of Kenilworh, NJ caught 3 bass weighing 5.78- pounds with a 3.29-pound kicker. The kicker qualified for Big Bass worth $70. Art caught his fish drop-shotting deep weeds and pocketed a check for $180.
Taking third place, Don Philpot of Shohola, PA caught 3 bass weighing 4.68 pounds with a 2.48-pound kicker. He caught his fish flipping shallow vegetation and pocketed a check for $71.