Theis Wins on Tar River
Jason Theis of Hubert, North Carolina took the win for the AFT D15 event held on August 13th on Tar River. Jason caught five bass weighing 12.35 pounds. Jason took home a check for $432 for first place. Bass Boat Instant Shine for Capt. Gary’s, and $84 for the TWT 1st place, all totaling $516.
In second among the competitors, Steve Bishop of Goldsboro, North Carolina caught five bass weighing 11.41 pounds. Steve pocketed a check for $223 for second place, $36 for TWT 2nd place, and Fisherman’s Hand Cleaner for Capt. Gary’s for a total of $259.
Taking third place, James Sheehan of East Over, North Carolina caught five bass weighing 11.16 pounds.James received a check for $79.
In fourth place, Curtis Leggett of Snow Hill, North Carolina caught four bass weighing 9.92 pounds. Curtis also had the Big Bass of the event weighing 5.42 pounds. Curtis pocketed a check for $140 for Big Bass and a gift card for $15 form E-Z Bait and Tackle.
Danny Flynn of Bethel, North Carolina rounded out the top five competitors with five bass weighing 8.87 pounds. All 15 anglers received a gift of bait from Deep Creek Lures.
The next tournament will be the D15 Divisional Championship scheduled for August 27th and 28th on Tar River in Washington, NC. Any anglers that have fished at least four 1-day qualifying events are eligible to fish this tournament. For more information on this event or any future events please contact local director, Chad Conwell, at (252)717-8602 or visit www.americanbassanglers.com.
I would like to thank our local sponsors for supporting in 2016.
• Deep Creek Lures
• Captain Gary’s Marine Care Products
• E-Z Bait and Tackle
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. For more information on American Bass Anglers please visit www.americanbassanglers.com or call (256)232-0406.
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Kentucky Lake Division August 4, 2019
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T-H MARINE INTRODUCES REDESIGNED HYDRAULIC STEERING LOCK
Huntsville, AL – August 6, 2019 – T-H Marine Supplies, Inc., of Huntsville, Alabama, announces the complete redesign and reintroduction of their STEER STOP® Outboard Hydraulic Steering Lock. Using two stabilizer clips that attach to an outboard motor's hydraulic steering rams, STEER STOP® works by keeping the engine centered and preventing damage that occurs when a motor swings left and right during transport. The new and improved STEER STOP® is now available online and will also be available through a variety of retailers.
“The original STEER STOP® paved the way, but it was time to make improvements so it could be even more reliable, more durable, and easier to use,” said T-H Marine President and CEO, Jeff Huntley. “Now boaters will notice several ways the new STEER STOP® stands apart from imitation and performs better than any other hydraulic steering lock on the market.”
Davis and Butler win a new Triton boat on Lake Guntersville
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