Milby Takes the Win at Kentucky Lake
Ted Milby of Greensburg, Kentucky won the American Bass Anglers Kentucky Open Series event, held 4/15/18 on Kentucky Lake. Running out of Paris Landing near Buchanan, TN, Milby brought back a five-fish limit that locked in the scales at 22.01 pounds. Ted took home $5,000 for his victory.
“I started out flipping a jig in the area I was fishing. Once the jig bite went away I picked up a spinnerbait and went to work to finish out my limit. Later in the day I was able to cull a few times. “stated Milby.
Second place for the boaters went to Brent Anderson from Kingston, Springs Tennessee. He landed five fish weighing in at 21.53 pounds. Anderson was awarded $500 for his catch.
“I went to spawning areas and threw a bunch of different types of plastics at them. The water temp was pretty good for what I was doing. I just went in there fishing real slow and ended up catching 20 keepers today. ” stated Anderson.
Billy Schroeder from Paducah, Kentucky took third place with 18.40 pounds. Schroeder took home a check for $300 for his fish.
In fourth place for the boaters, Sam Lashlee from Camden, Tennessee weighed in 17.97 pounds and rounding out the top five was Charlie Craycraft with a weight of 17.42 pounds.
Big Bass among the boaters was brought in by Adam Craig from Buchanan, Tennessee. He finished the tournament in 12th place with one fish that weighed 7.61 pounds, but it was enough to take the big bass award of $310.
In the co-angler division, David Widman of Mount Washington, Kentucky took the win with two fish weighing in at 11.17 with a 6.14 kicker. Widman earned $1,000 for the win.
“I threw asenko most of the day and landed my biggest one. Then I picked up my cranking rod to catch the other fish. “Stated Widman.
Taking second place was Marvin Maxwell of Tunnel Hill, IL. Maxwell brought in three fish that weighed in at 9.66 pounds. His three-fish earned him a check for $400.
“I focused on fishing shallow water throwing a Rat-L-Trap around secondary points” stated Maxwell.
Claiming third was Todd Haynes of Philpot, Ky with a three-fish limit that locked in the scales at 9.61 lbs. Todd took home $300 for his efforts.
The Tennessee Valley JR Bass Club came out and helped during the weigh in. They put water on the fish and toted them to the release boat for the anglers. A big thank you goes out to them for all their help.
The next event in the Kentucky Division is slated for June 23rd, 2018 on Kentucky Lake, launching from the Kentucky Dam Marina.
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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.
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The first event of the season for Division 58 is
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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.
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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