ATHENS, AL. – Keith Hughes won the March 8, 2014 American Fishing Tour Texas Division 112 tournament held on Lake Texoma.
Running out of Soldier Creek landing near Kingston, Oklahoma, the Krum, Texas angler caught four bass weighing 15.70 pounds with a 5.12 pound kicker. For the victory, Keith took home a check for $515 Keith caught his fish on a jerk bait.
In second among the competitors, Cody Burdine, of Bridgeport, Texas, caught three bass weighing 6.87 pounds and pocketed a check for $240.
Taking third place, Rob Eckle, of Burkburnett, Texas, caught two bass weighing 6.16 pounds and pocketed a check for $78.
Keith Hughes, of Krum, Texas, won the big bass contest with a 5.12-pound lunker. He caught his big fish on a jerk bait.
These anglers accrued valuable points toward the divisional angler of the year title. The points champion from each division will compete in the annual American Bass Anglers AFT Angler of The Year Final Round Fish-Off. In addition, the top 500 anglers from the various divisions will earn the right to compete in the three-day ABA, AFT National Championship tournament.
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.