Chris Brown won the American Fishing Tour, presented by American Bass Anglers, NC Division 14 tournament, held April 26, 2014, on Lake Norman.
Running out of McCrary landing near Mooresville, the Lexington, NC, angler caught 5 bass weighing 11.42 pounds with a 2.81-pound kicker. For the victory, Chris took home a check for $259.
In second among the competitors, Michael Fox of Statesville, NC, caught 5 bass weighing 11.35 pounds with a 2.38-pound kicker. he pocketed a check for $93.
Taking third place, Lance Eckford of Troutman, NC, caught 5 bass weighing 9.38 pounds with a 2.40-pound kicker. Chris Brown of Lexington, NC, won the big bass contest with a 2.81-pound lunker.
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.
For more information, call ABA at (256) 232-0406. On line, see www.americanbassanglers.com.
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