Dave L. Holland also nudged up one spot to fourth place with a two-day limit of 10 bass going 22.69 pounds. He held fifth place on Day 1 with 12.55 pounds and added 10.14 pounds on the second day.
Rounding out the top five competitors after two days of action, Tom O’Bryant caught 10 bass for 22.53 pounds. He held 11th place on Day 1 after catching 9.31 pounds. On the second day, he moved up six places with a 13.22-pound bag.
The action continues through Oct. 25. All competitors will fish all three days of the championship event. Anglers will head out of the launch at safe light and return to weigh their fish at 2:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend the free weigh-in.
More than 200 of the best anglers from about 80 AFT divisions across the country came to Clarks Hill Lake to compete in the championship event. The winner will take home a fully rigged Triton 21XS bass boat powered by a Mercury 200-horsepower Pro XS outboard motor and a MotorGuide trolling motor. The package also includes a set of Carlisle trailer tires, Odyssey batteries and generous supplies of Royal Purple oil products. The entire package retails for about $60,000.
The rest of the top 15 percent of the field will receive cash prizes. In addition, some lucky angler will win a Triton 19XS boat package powered by a 150-horsepower Mercury outboard and equipped with a set of Carlisle tires and wheels, Odyssey batteries and a MotorGuide trolling motor in a special drawing of the anglers present.
The American Fishing Tour offers low cost, close to home bass tournaments designed for the weekend angler. The 2013 AFT National Championship tournament is sponsored by Triton Boats, Mercury Marine, Royal Purple, Best Western Hotels, BioBor, Busch Beer, Livingston Lures, Raymarine, Carlisle Tire & Wheel, Odyssey Batteries, T-H Marine.
For more information on this tournament, call ABA at 256-232-0406. On line, see www.americanbassanglers.com.
About American Bass Anglers: American Bass Anglers commitment is to provide low cost, close to home tournaments for the weekend angler and at the same time offer each competitor an upward path for individual angler progression. For more information about American Bass Anglers, visit www.americanbassanglers.com.