D66 Heads to Coffey County State Fishing Lake
Division 66 will hold the 2nd tournament of the 2018 season at Coffey County State Fishing Lake on Sunday 17 Dec 2017. Registration will start at 6:30 a.m. the morning meeting and draw will start at 7:15 a.m. The registration, morning meeting and draw will take place at the entrance gate to the boat launch area as the lake will not open until sunrise approximately 7:30 a.m. We will check-in and launch as soon as the last boat is in the water. Weigh-in time will be announced at the morning meeting. Entry Fee is $70, optional Big Bass pot is $10. American Bass Anglers membership $35. This will be a Bass Pass tournament. We will weigh-in 5 bass 15 inches or over. Boaters are required to supply a backseat for their non-boaters.
Coffey Co State Fishing lake special instruction.
Due to special regulation pertaining to wind at Coffey County State Fishing Lake. If you want to fish the tournament scheduled for Dec 17th you will be required to contact the tournament director (Ed Watson 316-214-8968) prior to Friday, the 15th of Dec. I will need a phone number that I can send a text too. I will check the forecasted winds at 7:00 p.m. on weather.com for Burlington, KS on Saturday the 16th of Dec and will send a text by 7:15 Saturday night letting you know if we are fishing or not. If winds at Burlington, KS are forecasted for over 15 MPH prior to 1:00 p.m. on the Sunday hourly forecast the tournament will be cancelled. If forecasted winds are 15 MPH or under we will show up to fish.
You must wear your life vest 100% of the time you are on the water at Coffey County State Fishing Lake. The Coffey Co Sheriff patrols the lake throughout the day and if you are seen without your life vest on you will be ticketed. The fine is around $200. You will also be disqualified from the tournament.
If we should be called off the water for any reason it will be left up to the discretion of the tournament director whether to wait a reasonable time to see if we can get back on the water, weigh-in, or cancel and refund the entry fees.
If you have questions, please call or text local director Ed Watson at 316-214-8968 or by email [email protected]
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.
American Bass Anglers, Inc. is supported by Triton Boats, Mercury Outboards, GEICO, Berkley, Abu Garcia, T-H Marine, Livingston Lures, Best Western Hotels, Maui Jim, Power Pole, Garmin, and SiriusXM Marine Weather. American Bass Anglers, Inc. can be contacted at (256) 232-0406 or by visiting americanbassanglers.com
American Fishing Tour - Latest News
New Schedule and Directors for Kansas Division 58
Athens, AL January 22, 2020. Today American Bass Anglers announce new directors for American Fishing Tour Division 58 located in southeastern Kansas. Becky Minor and Mark Moody. Becky Minor has been running events in Kansas for over 20 years.
The division will center around Big Hill Lake which is one of the interesting lakes in Kansas. Located in Labette County about 5 miles east of Cherryvale, Kansas, Big Hill is known as one of the cleanest and clearest lakes in Kansas. It has a max depth of 60 and holds a good population of both Large and quality Smallmouth bass.
The first event of the season for Division 58 is
North GA Couples kicks off 2021 season with double header on Lake Lanier.
October 3 brought post frontal winds and bluebird skies, starting the day off with waning harvest moon. With some fall transition it made for some challenging fishing but beautiful weather to be on the lake. With 8 teams fishing there was only one limit brought to the scales but all others had at least one keeper to weigh, with exception of one team who had to leave lake early due to boat problems.
Hamlin Wins Florida South Opener
ATHENS, Ala. – Trevor Hamlin of Cape Coral, FL, won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series Florida South tournament held January 23rd on Lake Okeechobee.
Running out of Roland Martin Marina & Resort in Clewiston, FL the Cape Coral, FL angler caught five bass weighing 17.57 pounds. For the Boater Division victory, Hamlin took home a check for $5200 for his win.
Team Tour Championship Postponed
Out of an overabundance of caution The Team Tour Championship that was scheduled for 10/10-11/2020 on Wheeler Lake has be postponed. The National Weather Service is forecasting winds of 10-20 mph with gust up to 35mph for Saturday, and winds of 10-15 mph with gust up to 20 mph Sunday. The safety of our anglers is the number on concern and factor when making the tough decisions on postponing a tournament. The new dates for the Team Tour Championship will be November 21-22 on Wheeler Lak