Jay Carter Wins and Cox Takes Big Bass on Stockton
Three anglers overcame the high water and dropping water temperatures to weigh in a five fish limit at the American Bass Anglers Ram American Fishing Tour division 126 tournament on Stockton Lake December 19th, 2015. Jay Carter of Springfield, MO topped the field, weighing in 13.80 pounds and followed very closely by Carl Cox of Aldrich with 13.47 pounds, which included the day’s Big Bass, a 6.13 pound smallmouth bass. Carter took $579 for the win; Cox took $346 for second place and $230 for Big Bass. Third place went to Jasper angler, Larry Tasket with four fish weighing 11.22 pounds; 4th place was Bill Stines of Oklahoma with five fish that weighed 9.81 pounds.
The weather was a cool 32˚ at the 8:00 a.m. launch time, but warmed to over 55˚ with a full day of sunshine. The wind was out of the south at 5-10 mph. Water temperatures were steady at 48-50˚. Due to recent rains, the water level was up three to four feet. Anglers reported catching fish on a variety of baits including figs and crank baits.
The next division 126 tournament will be April 16th, 2016 launching out of Ruark Bluff. Results of this and other tournaments at www.centralmidwestbass.com. For more information on this tournament and future division 126 events, call local director Becky minor at (620)421-2935 or visit www.americanbassanglers.com.
These anglers are earning valuable points toward the divisional angler of the year title. The points champion from each division will compete in the annual Ram American Bass Anglers AFT Angler of The Year Final Round at the Ram American Fishing Tour National Championship.
The Ram 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 Ram American Fishing Tour National Championship.
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