Waters wins on Truman
Division 49 held their latest event on Truman Lake April 28th with a field of 23 anglers. Weather finally cooperated with temps reaching the 70s but the bite was still working its way up as there was only 1 limit weighed in. Tom Waters of Independence, MO found that bite bringing 14.25 lbs. to the scales and took the win. Tom McGovern gave him a run for his money with 10.40 lbs. and 2nd place. Rick Brantner, who rejoined ABA this year came back with a splash and landed the Big Bass of the event at 4.93 lbs. bringing his total to 9.38 lbs. and 3rd place. Roger Springs also cashed in with 4th place and 7.80 lbs.
The bite is really starting to come on and the anglers will test their might coming up again on May 5th on Pomme De Terre out of Bolivar Landing. Tight Lines!
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These anglers accrued valuable points toward the divisional angler of the year title. The points champion from each division will compete in the annual American Bass Anglers AFT Angler of The Year Final Round Fish-Off. In addition, the top 500 anglers from the various divisions will earn the right to compete in the three-day ABA, AFT National Championship tournament. For more information, call ABA at (888) 203-6222.On line, see www.americanbassanglers.com.
The 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 American Fishing Tour National Championship.
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