ATHENS, Ala. –Jason won the American Fishing Tour, presented by American Bass Anglers, Tennessee Division 31 tournament, held 04/13/2014, on Old Hickory Lake. Running out of Bull Creek landing near Gallatin, the Lebanon angler caught five bass weighing 19.20 pounds with a 5.05 pound kicker. For the victory, Jason took home a check for $405. Jason said, he caught his fish on a fly in the middle of the channel.
In second among the competitors, Matt Stanley, of Nashville, caught five bass weighing 17.10 pounds with a 5.30 pound smallmouth. He pocketed a check for $228.
Taking third place was Clark Cowley, of Nashville, caught five bass weighing 13.25 pounds with a 4.10 pound kicker. He pocketed a check for $71.
Matt Stanley and Randy Hargies, Shared the big bass pot with a 5.30 pound lunker.
In fourth place, Josh Womack of Nashville, Tn. caught five bass weighing 11.00 pounds. Randy Hargies, of Nashville, rounded out the top five competitors with three bass weighing 10.80 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 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 04/27/2014 on Old Hickory Lake near Gallatin, Tennessee.
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. For more information, call ABA at (256) 232-0406 or visit www.americanbassanglers.com.