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Back to Back Wins for Dave Nickle Central Kentucky

Back to Back Wins for Dave Nickle Central Kentucky

ATHENS, Ala. – Dave Nickle  won the American Fishing Tour, presented by American Bass Anglers, Central Kentucky Division 33 tournament, held March 29, 2014 on Lake Barkley.

Running out of Kuttawa Public Ramp, the Greenville, Kentucky angler caught five bass weighing 16.89 pounds with a 5.68 pound kicker. For the victory, Dave Nickle took home a check for $196. Dave caught his fish on a Strike King Crankbait.

In second among the competitors, Phillip Nickle of Greenville, Kentucky, caught two bass weighing 3.85 pounds. Phillip caught his fish on Strike King.

Taking third place, Ronald Timmer of Hodgensville, Kentucky, caught one bass weighing 1.85 pounds.

Dave Nickle also won the big bass contest with a 5.68 pound lunker. Dave caught his big fish on Strike King crankbait. 

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 next divisional tournament will be held 12 April 2014 on Lake Barkley near Lake Barkley State Resort Park also known as Little River.

For more information, call ABA at (256) 232-0406. On line, see

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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