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Schedule Year - 2018 - 2019 - 2020

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Connecticut
Director: Tom Dupuis
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2019 Season Schedule
Date Location/Results Ramp/Info Register Photos
4/20/19

Candlewood Latins Cove
5/04/19

Lillinonah Steel Bridge
5/18/19

Zoar State Ramp
6/01/19

Colebrook Army Corps
6/15/19

CT River Haddam
6/29/19

Twin Lakes O'Hara's
7/13/19

Zoar State Ramp
7/27/19

CT River Salmon River
8/10/19
8/11/19
Candlewood/Lillinonah Latins Cove/Steel Bridge
10/16/19
10/18/19
Eufaula (AFT National Championship) Lake Point Resort State Park  

Division 6 Points Top 25
Place Name Events Fish Points
1 Mark Watkins 8 31 1150
2 A.J. Said 9 27 1145
3 Tom Dupuis 9 37 1144
4 Michael Messina 9 34 1131
5 Gerald Paben 7 24 1130
6 Gary McClarran 8 14 1129
6 Christoph Weber 5 19 1129
8 Rick Holmberg 9 31 1128
9 David Cangro 6 13 1125
10 Raymond Carmen 5 19 1123
11 Michael Kuchy 6 14 985
12 Devon Grisham 5 10 853
13 Frank Vida 7 22 754
14 Donald Philpot 6 12 750
15 Leon Dykas 5 13 620
16 Gregory Capozzi 3 13 570
17 Chris Bielert 2 9 389
18 Thomas Melton 2 10 381
19 Robert Liss 2 6 376
20 Thomas Sweeney 2 4 371
21 Peter Byrnes 2 5 248
22 Jared Trimboli 1 5 200
23 Arthur Maas 1 2 193
24 John Ogolik Jr 1 5 192
25 Karl Lightner 1 1 187
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Division News


A.J. Said wins Two Day - Mark Watkins wins AOY 

A.J Said won the two-day Bass Pro American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held on Candlewood Lake and Lake Lillinonah.  A.J. only caught 4 bass on day one and 2 more on day two, but his total weight of 15.87 pounds was good enough for the win.  He said he caught his fish mainly on Yum soft plastic craws fished in 5 to 10 feet of water. For the victory, he took home $802.00 in cash.

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Tom Dupuis wins on the CT River

ATHENS, Ala. –    Tom Dupuis won the Bass Pro American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held on the Connecticut River. Running out of the Salmon River launch ramp Tom caught 4 bass weighing 7.86 pounds.  He said he caught all his fish by working a bladed jig through the shallow water eelgrass and weeds.  For the victory, he took home $337.00 in cash.

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John Ogolik wins on Lake Zoar 

ATHENS, Ala. –    John Ogolik from Terryville Connecticut won the Bass Pro American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held on Lake Zoar.  Running out of the State launch ramp John caught a five fish limit of largemouth weighing 11.64 pounds.  He said he caught his fish flipping jigs and plastics into weeds and cover anywhere from 2 to 14 feet of water. For the victory, he took home $401.00 in cash.

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Mark Watkins wins on Twin Lakes

  
ATHENS, Ala. –    Mark Watkins won the Bass Pro American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held at Twin Lakes.  Running out from O’Hara’s boat ramp landing, Mark caught a limit of bass weighing 13.37 pounds. Included in his bag was a 4.14 largemouth which turned out to be the big fish of the day. For the victory and big fish honors, Mark left for Port Jefferson Station, New York $490.00 richer.

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Rick Holmberg wins on the CT River 

ATHENS, Ala. –    Rick Holmberg won the Bass Pro American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held on the Connecticut River.  Running out of the Haddam Meadows Park landing Rick caught his limit of largemouth bass weighing 7.71 pounds.  He said he caught all his fish on a 3 inch Keitech swimbait with a light jig head. For the victory, he took home $313.00 in cash.

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Don Philpot wins on Colebrook

ATHENS, Ala. –    Don Philpot won the Bass Pro American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held on Colebrook Reservoir.  

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Pete Byrnes wins on Lake Zoar 

ATHENS, Ala. –   Pete Byrnes won the Bass Pro American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held on Lake Zoar.  Running out of the State ramp landing near the town of Southbury Connecticut, the Mount Sinai NY angler caught a 5 fish limit of bass weighing 10.02 pounds. Included in his catch was the big fish of the day with a 4.23 smallmouth.  Pete said he caught his fish on a senko rigged wacky style   For the victory, he took home $590.00 in cash for both awards.

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Tom Melton wins on Lake Lillinonah

ATHENS, Ala. –  New member Tom Melton won the Bass Pro American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held on Lake Lillinonah .  Running out of the State ramp landing near the town of Brookfield Connecticut, the Manorville New York angler caught a 5 fish limit of bass weighing15.38 pounds.  He said he caught all his fish on old Excalibur square bill crankbait.  For the victory he took home $432.00 in cash.

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Jared Trimboli wins on Candlewood Lake 

ATHENS, Ala. –   Jared Trimboli won the Bass Pro American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held on Candlewood Lake.  Running out of the Latins Cove State ramp landing near the town of Danbury Connecticut, the St James New York angler was one of only two anglers who managed to catch a 5 fish limit of bass.  Jared’s limit weighed in at 14.63 pounds. For the victory, he took home $$539.00 in cash.

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Tom Dupuis wins Two Day, Rick Holmberg takes AOY

ATHENS, Ala. –  Tom Dupuis won the American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 final two-day tournament of the year, held on lakes Zoar and Lillinonah.  

Tom caught his limit of bass on both days for a total weight of 22.82 pounds. He led the field on day one and caught the big fish on both days with smallmouth bass.  Tom caught all his fish on topwater making the most of the early morning bite. For the victory, he took home $952.00 in cash.

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Frank Vida wins at the Connecticut River 

ATHENS, Ala. –  Frank Vida won the  American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held on the Connecticut River.  Running out of the Salmon River State ramp landing, first-year member Frank Vida from New Fairfield, Connecticut caught the only 5-fish limit of bass of the day that weighed in at 9.94-pounds.  The river fishing and catching were very difficult due to heavy rains and storms that pounded the area all week long, but Frank was still able to find them.  He said he caught them on a spinnerbait and senko off of the docks in some of the marine coves.  Included in his limit was a 3.39-pound largemouth being good enough for the big fish of the day. For his efforts, he took home $476.00 in cash.

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 Todd Rose wins on Candlewood Lake 


ATHENS, Ala. – Todd Rose won the American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held on Candlewood Lake. Running out of the Latins Cove ramp landing near the town of Danbury, Connecticut the Stafford Springs native caught a 5-fish limit of bass weighing 15.83-pounds.  He said he caught his fish flipping by targeting small isolated weed clumps. For the victory, he took home $478.00 in cash.

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Kevin Hensley wins on Lake Gaston

It was a relatively tough bite on Gaston Saturday. Water temps were in the low to mid 80's. Sunshine, blue bird skies and heavy boat traffic were the order of the day.  Kevin Hensley found most of his fish in the scattered clumps of grass in secondary creeks along the shoreline, enticing them for the most part with jigs. He brought in the winning stringer of 13.33-pounds of bass anchored with a very nice 5.58-pound fish to also capture big fish honors for the day. The big fish came off wood adjacent to the grass, also on a jig. His win earned him $590 for the day of fishing.

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Rick Holmberg wins on Lake Lillinonah 

ATHENS, Ala. – Rick Holmberg won the American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held on Lake Lillinonah.  Running out of the Steel Bridge ramp landing near the town of Brookfield Connecticut, the Bayport, New York angler caught a 5-fish limit of bass weighing 14.82-pounds helped by a 4.09-pound kicker largemouth.  Rick said he caught his fish on a two and a half inch Cabin Creek tube.  For the victory, he took home $451.00 in cash.

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 Anthony Kaylor wins on Lake Zoar


ATHENS, Ala. –  Anthony Kaylor won the American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held on 6-9-18 at Lake Zoar.

Running out of the State ramp landing near the town of Southbury Connecticut, the West Point, New York active duty marine angler caught a 5-fish limit of smallmouth bass weighing 13.82-pounds.  He said he caught his fish with a Fish Styx custom rod, ardent reel and a weightless Gambler Little Easy swimbait with a 1.0 wide gap hook fishing in 4 to 14 feet of water.  Included in his bag was a 3.99 smallmouth that proved to be the big fish of the day.   For the victory, he took home $490.00 for both awards.

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