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Jay Treon Wins on Clarks Hill at D-96 AFT Qualifier

Jay Treon Wins on Clarks Hill at D-96 AFT Qualifier

Jay Treon of Greenwood, SC won the American Fishing Tour, presented by American Bass Anglers, South Carolina Division 96 qualifier tournament, held April 13, 2013, on Clarks Hill Lake, running out of the Dorn Boating Facility near McCormick, SC.

Best weather day this season. It started out at 55 degrees and ended with the 3pm weigh-in at 81 degrees. It stayed partly cloudy all day with a wind out of the SW at 5 to 15 mph. Water temp averaged in the upper 60s. The main lake was clear but it was a little stained in the rivers and creeks.

Our winner, Jay Treon caught five fish at 13.07 pounds that included a 3.40 pound kicker. Jay was fishing floating worms on the middle part of the lake in SC Little River.  In second place was Steve Christie with 12.77 pounds. Steve was fishing creature baits on the lower part of the lake. Paul Tickerhoof caught the 7.16 pound tournament big fish on a shakey head worm on the lower part of the lake. Other productive lures were topwaters, flukes, Carolina rigs and spinnerbaits.

Top Finishers:
1.  Jay Treon                 13.07 pounds
2.  Steve Christie           12.77 pounds
3.  Phillip Anderson        12.53 pounds
4.  Jason Moyer             12.47 pounds
5.  Hunter Ciccio            10.55 pounds

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 Fish-Off during the AFT National Championship. In addition, the top 500 anglers from the various divisions will earn the right to compete in the three-day ABA, 2014 AFT National Championship Tournament on Old Hickory Lake near Hendersonville, Tennessee in October 22-24, 2014.

The next Division 96 tournament will be held for the 2014 season on April 27th, 2014 on Lake Murray out of Dreher Island State Park near Prosperity, SC.

For more information, contact D-96 Director Phil Morris at 864-993-0346; email  or call ABA at (256) 232-0406. On-line, see or for complete results.

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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