Carter Wins On Stockton
Athens, AL. – Jay Carter of Springfield, MO took the win on Stockton this past weekend with a limit weighing 14.17 and a big bass of 5.43 pounds. It was a cold morning in the mid-30s as 39 Missouri and Kansas anglers launch at the fourth of the American Bass Anglers Division 126 tournament. Jay won $1135 cash and points that will qualify him to fish the D126 2-day Championship.
The top ten places weights ranged from 10.09 lbs to 14.17 lbs with several places within ounces of each other. Nine anglers weighed in the 5-fish limit; a total of 27 competitors weighed in at least one fish. Jerk baits, crank baits and jigs were the preferred lures. Fish came from all parts of the lake, from the clear water down lake to more stained water in the upper parts of the lake.
Top Ten Place Name Fish BB Total Points 1 Jay D. Carter 5 5.43 14.17 200 2 Bruce E. Gandy 5 4.06 13.28 199 3 Austin W. Lowrey 5 5.18 13.18 198 4 Larry L. Wright 5 0 13.16 197 5 Eric Craft 5 0 13.04 196 6 Jeremiah Gandy 5 0 12.32 195 7 Leonard Declue 5 0 11.35 194 8 Mitchell Blehm 5 0 11.22 193 9 Austin K. Morris 5 0 10.97 192 10 Roger Springs 5 0 10.09 191
This was one in a series of tournaments conducted by American Bass Anglers, Division 126, all held on Stockton Lake. This tournament series is a draw format and designed for the week-end angler, boaters and non-boaters from age 14. An ABA membership costing $35 per year is required and allows anglers to fish any ABA tournament. Entry fee for D126 tournaments is $70/angler; a $10 Big Bass option pot is offered.
The next tournament for this circuit will be April 21, 2018 on Stockton Lake using Old State Park as launch site. The full 2018 schedule can be seen at www.centralmidwestbass.com. The season will culminate with a 2-day Championship, August 11-12, 2018. Anglers fish each tournament for cash and prizes from area sponsors including Pete’s Convenience Stores, the Outboard Doctor, Albers Marine, Legacy Farm & Lawn and Ken’s Kafe. They also earn points that qualify them to fish a National Championship, scheduled for October 24-26, 2018 on Hartwell Lake in South Carolina.
Full results for this tournament and others can be found at www.centralmidwestbass.com. “Like” us on facebook to see not only D126, but other area ABA Divisions. More information about American Bass Anglers can be found at www.americanbassanglers.com or by calling 256 232-0406. Call Becky with any questions at 316 644-1454.
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