George Smith Takes the win on Mashpee Wakeby Pond
On Sunday, November 5, 2017, George Smith of Bourne, MA won the AFT Division 5 event held on Mashpee/Wakeby Pond, Mashpee, MA. It was a cold, cloudy and windy day with a brisk Northwest wind at 10- 20 mph. These conditions made for a tough bite and only one 5 fish limit was brought to the scales. George was the angler who did that and his limit weighed in at 11.29 lbs. George caught his fish in a grass covered isolated flat and used a floating Senko when the wind was slack. However, when the wind picked up, he'd cast a weighed tube bait, into that same flat, and that was the pattern that enticed the bass to eat. When the scales were closed, George was declared the Champion of this event.
Big bass of the day was caught by Dan Rose and it was a huge 5.59 lbs. smallmouth bass and it edged out Mike Capaldi's largemouth bass of 5.42 lbs.
Top 3 anglers are as follows:
1. George Smith 5 fish - 11.29 lbs.
2. Dan Rose 3 fish - 7.23 lbs.
3. Vern Santos 3 fish - 5.96 lbs.
For more information on this event or division contact local director Dan Rose at (508)951-6512 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. For more information on American Bass Anglers please visit www.americanbassanglers.com or call (256)232-0406.
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