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Rob Lawhon First Place at Lake Talquin
Rob Lawhon First Place at Lake Talquin

From Division 76 Talquin January 18, 2014 Rob Lawhon from Quincy, Florida is one step closer to the ABA National Championship with a first place win and $360 in the American Fishing Tour Divisional Bass Tournament held on Lake Talquin this past weekend . Rob’s Five bass weighed in at 21.89 pounds. Second Place went to David Boyd with a weight of 21.44 pounds. Third Place was Len Lindahl with a weight of 13.53 pounds. Big Bass went to David Boyd with an 8.39 pound largemouth.

These anglers are acquiring valuable points to insure their birth in the American Fishing Tour National Championship that will be held this fall. Their points are also being used to determine the divisional angler of the year. The top angler by points earned in this division will represent the division in the Angler of the Year final round.

The top Six Anglers for this Divisional Tournament:
1. Rob Lawhon     21.89 Lbs.
2. David Boyd      21.44 Lbs.
3. Len Lindahl      13.53 Lbs.
4. David Howell    11.61 Lbs.
5. Justin Meritt      10.28 Lbs.
6. Titus Landston    8.60 Lbs.

Conditions: The weather was clear and cold with light winds. The lake level was full and the water was stained.

Winning Strategy: Rob caught his fish on a shallow running Crankbait.

Next Divisional Tournament: February 15, 2013.

For more information on this or any future event in this division contact Mitch Oldnettle at (850) 376-2628 or by email

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.

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