Alan Wiedmeyer Wins Season Opener on Newton Lake
ATHENS, Ala – Alan Wiedmeyer won the American Fishing Tour, presented by American Bass Anglers, Illinois Central Division 68 season opening tournament, held March 1, 2014 on Newton Lake.
Running out of south access landing near Newton, the Aurora, IL angler caught a three bass limit weighing 12.58 pounds with a 4.33 pounder. For the victory, Wiedmeyer took home $224. Wiedmeyer caught his fish on bladed baits and topwater.
In second among the competitors, James Sager of Salem, IL caught three bass weighing 11.59 pounds with a 4.84 pound kicker and pocketed $84.
Jeff Lee of Olney, IL won the big bass honors with 6.32 pound toad.