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8/10/2017

Draskovic Jumps Ahead in Guntersville Division 29 Championship 

From Division 29, Alabama Ken Draskovic of Scottsboro, Al is one step closer to the 2017 ABA National Championship with a 1st Place win during the RAM American Fishing Tour bass tournament Division Championship held at Lake Guntersville on the 5th and 6th of August 2017. Pictured is Ken holding the big bass of the tournament, a 7.03 lb. largemouth and his grandson Joshua with Ken’s smallest fish, a 14 ounce spotted bass which were the difference makers in this close event. 

Larry Laney of Bryant Alabama, Won Angler of the Year for Division 29 and finished second in this event.  Larry amassed two wins and four finishes in the top three slots to dominate the points race this year.

Ken ended day one trailing Larry on day one catching 12.71 lbs, while Larry weighed in 16.62 lbs.  Both Anglers reported platics, spinnerbaits and flipping to catch their fish.  Day two reversed the luck with Larry managing 12.00lbs and Ken landing only five keepers on the day to add 16.95 lbs. 

Ten anglers fished this event, with two anglers bringing limits on both days. These anglers are acquiring valuable points to insure their birth in the American Fishing Tour 2017 National Championship on the Ouachita River.   Their points are also being used to determine the divisional angler of the year. The top angler by points earned in this division will represent the division in the Angler of the Year final round.

The top five anglers were: 
1 Ken Draskovic                 29.16 lbs.            
2 Larry Laney                     28.62 lbs. 
3 Joey Shelton                   24.10 lbs. 
4 James Stoler                   23.11lbs.
5 George Kunkle                20.36 lbs.

Conditions A major cold front settled over the area, and a severe storm erupted during final day weigh in to add a significant challenge to these anglers.

Next Divisional Tournament: This division’s next tournament will TBA Lake Guntersville out of Goosepond.

For more information on this or any future event in this division contact Mike Garlen 256-998-0171

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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