Mike Rinaldi wins on Candlewood Lake
Mike Rinaldi won the RAM American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held on Candlewood Lake April 23rd. The North Haledon, New Jersey angler caught five bass weighing 15.95 pounds. Mike really earned the win as the day proved to be a challenge with rain in the morning followed by white capped windy lake conditions in the afternoon. Mike said he caught his fish with three different lures and presentations. Two keepers came on a jerkbait, one on a crankbait and the other two on a jig. For the victory Mike took home a check for $543.
In second among the competitors, last year’s reining Division 6 AOY John Ogolik caught his limit of five bass weighing 12.74 pounds. He pocketed a check for $329.
Taking third place, Vern Gatston from Totowa, New Jersey caught four bass weighing 12.60 pounds.
Fishing from the back of the boat, non-boater Gerald Paben took home the Big Fish honors with a beautiful 6.81 pound largemouth.
The next division 6 tournament will be held May 14th at Lake Zoar near Southbury, Connecticut. For more information about this Division and future events visit www.americanbassanglers.com or contact the local Director for Connecticut, Tom Dupuis at 860-987-7371.
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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R. V. Mann Jr. wins on Lake Gaston
R. V. Mann Jr., of Whitkers, North Carolina won the AFT Division 17, North Carolina Central tournament on Lake Gaston. The event was held on Lake Gaston on 17 November 2018, launching out of Salmon Landing (Little Stonehouse Creek) off of 903 in Littleton, North Carolina. It was a tough day of fishing starting off in the lower 30’s, warming to around 55 in the afternoon.
Kerry and Heather Wilson win on Lake Jordan
ATHENS, Ala. – Kerry and Heather Wilson won the American Couples Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, Central Alabama Division 1 tournament, held November 10, 2018, on Lake Jordan. Running out of the Bonnor’s Landing, the team caught 5-bass weighing 10.31-pounds. For the victory, they earned a check for $405.00. The Wilson’s caught their fish on swim jigs.
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Galbraith and Mason win the Triton 100% Plus Team Tour Championship
The team of Roy Galbraith of Guin, Alabama and Richard Mason of Athens, Alabama took home the win in the American Bass Anglers Triton Plus 100% Team Tour Championship, held on Pickwick Lake November 3rd and 4th, 2018. Launching out of McFarland Park in Florence, Alabama, the team of Galbraith and Mason caught a five-bass limit on day one weighing 17.28-pounds