Larry Laney Guntersville Guru
Division 29, Alabama North, Larry Laney of Bryant, Al notched his fifth AFT win of the season and is one step closer to the 2018 ABA National Championship with yet another 1st Place finish during the American Fishing Tour bass tournament held at Lake Guntersville on the 7ty of July. There were 17 anglers fishing this event with seven limits being caught. The weather was, as usual here, hot and humid. Larry brought 23.30 lbs of fish to the scales for the win. 2nd Place position with another great daily limit was Chuck Hemm who wrestled in 22.97 lbs and also landed the day’s big fish, an 8.15 lb grass gorilla. Jim Atchley placed 3rd with 19.45 lbs. These anglers credited a jig for the heavy lifting.
These anglers are acquiring valuable points to ensure their birth in this division’s two-day championship and the American Fishing Tour 2018 National Championship on Lake Hartwell. Their points are also being used to determine the divisional angler of the year. The top angler by points earned in this division will represent the division in the Angler of the Year final round.
The top five anglers were:
1st Larry Laney 23.30 lbs 2nd Chuck Hemm 22.97 lbs 3rd Jim Atchley 19.45 lbs 4th Ken Draskovic 15.93 lbs 5th Mitch Smith 14.80 lbs Big Fish Chuck Hemm 8.15 lbs
Next Divisional Tournament: This division’s next tournament will be the Divisional 2-day Championship the 4th and 5th of August 2018 , Lake Guntersville, Goosepond ramp.
For more information on this or any future event in this division contact Mike Garlen 256-998-0171
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
About American Bass Anglers: American Bass Anglers is committed to providing low cost, close to home tournaments for the weekend angler and at the same time offer each competitor an upward path for individual angler progression. For more information about American Bass Anglers, the ABA Open Series, the American Fishing Tour or the American Couples Series, visit www.americanbassanglers.com.
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