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Sam Morgan Takes First Place at Nickajack

Sam Morgan Takes First Place at Nickajack

From Division 30 Southeast Tennessee on March 8, 2014 – Sam Morgan, from Coalmont, Tennessee, is one step closer to the ABA National Championship with a first place win and $365 in the American Fishing Tour bass tournament held on Nickajack Lake this past weekend. On a very tough day of fishing with no limits brought to the scales Sam’s four bass weighed in at 8.94 pounds.  Second place went to Mark Riggs with a weight of 8.91 pounds. And following in third place was Cliff Thomas with a weight of 6.96 pounds. Big bass was awarded was to Mark Riggs for catching a 6.84 pound largemouth.

These anglers are acquiring valuable points to insure their birth in division’s two-day champion and 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 five anglers were:
1. Sam Morgan       8.94 Lbs.
2. Mark Riggs         8.91 Lbs.
3. Cliff Thomas       6.96 Lbs.
4. Jake Osborne     6.63 Lbs.
5. Lewis Johnson    3.15 Lbs.

Conditions: Very sunny with a low in the high 30’s with a daytime high in the low 70s

Winning Strategy: Sam’s fish were caught on a variety of baits around shallow water areas.

Next Divisional Tournament: This division’s next tournament will be April 26 on Chickamauga Lake at Chester Frost Park.

For more information on this or any future event in this division contact Gary Carter at (706) 280-0711 or by email at:

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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