Our winner, Mike Guilbeau of Evans, GA caught his fish on Day one fishing from middle part of the lake using frogs and buzzbaits. On Day two Mike moved down to the lower part of the lake with the same baits. Total weight for the two days was ten fish at 22.35 pounds and Day two big fish at 4.68 pounds. For all his work Mike took home a big check of $1,746.
Second place, Daniel Howell of Starr, SC fished day one on the middle part of the lake and on Day two fished more toward the lower part. Daniel caught his fish on frogs, flukes and buzzbaits. Total weight for the two days was 10 fish at 19.99 pounds. 2nd place paid Daniel a check for $1004.
In third place was Gene Parker of Asheville, NC. Gene weighed in 10 fish at 17.67 pounds and took home a check for $352.
Kevin Fulmer of Prosperity, SC finished fourth with a check for $272 but that finish won him the title of 2013 Division 96 Angler of the Year. Kevin will fish against the other AOYs from AFT Divisions across the Nation on Lake Russell for the National Title and a Triton/Mercury Boat Package. That tournament will be held on Saturday October 19, 2013.
In fifth place was Robert Majerick of Eden, NC with 8 fish at 15.68 pounds and a check for $208.
Congratulations to Mike Guilbeau the AFT D-96 two-day Championship Winner and Kevin Fulmer the AFT Division 96 Angler of the Year.
These anglers who fished this tournament have accrued valuable points toward the goal of qualifying for the Nation’s top 500 anglers in points which will earn them the right to compete in the three-day two013 AFT National Championship Tournament on Clarks Hill Lake out of Wildwood Park in Georgia. Kevin Fulmer will fish in the Angler of the Year Fish off on Lake Russell on October 19, 2013 for the National Title of Angler of the Year.
The next Division 96 tournament will be held for the 2014 season on September 22, 2013 on Lake Murray out of Dreher Island State Park near Prosperity, SC.
For more information, contact D-96 Director Phil Morris at 864-993-0346; email email@example.com 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.)