Delk Wins Championship; Carter Take AOY
American Bass Anglers Division 126 held their 2-day Championship on Stockton Lake August 11-12. The weather cooperated, but the fish did not. One angler brought in a 5-fish limit both days; that was Justin Delk who won the tournament with a total weight of 22.64-lbs. Second place went to Jay Carter with 19.59-lbs which was enough to earn him D126 Angler of the Year. Scott Lawson took 3rd place with 14.44-lbs which included day-1 Big Bass weighing 3.57-lbs. Day-2 Big Bass went to Dale Boothe, who weighed in a 5.7-lb lunker.
Awards presentation took place at the end of Day 2 weigh-in. Cash and several prizes as well as plaques were presented to the anglers. Area sponsors including Pete’s, the Outboard Doctor, Albers Marine, Legacy Farm & Lawn, Ken’s Kafe and our newest sponsor, “That’s A Good Fish” provide the cash and prizes.
This was the final D126 tournament for the 2018 season. Anglers will now be invited to fish the ABA National Championship scheduled for October 24-25 on Hartwell Lake in South Carolina. Three boats will be given away at this event, one to the highest finishing boater, one to the highest finishing non-boater and one to the highest finishing Angler of the Year. Jay Carter will represent D126 as AOY.
The 2019 season will open September 8, 2018 launching out of Old State Park. A full 2019 schedule will be posted soon at www.centralmidwestbass.com. “Like us” on facebook while you are there. D126 is a series of tournaments conducted by American Bass Anglers, 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. There are several divisions in the area. Go to www.americanbassanglers.com for more information. 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
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 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 for this fall on Lake Hartwell near Anderson SC.
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