New Season but Same Result for Larry Laney on Guntersville
Larry Laney of Bryant, Al won Alabama North Division 29 season opener Saturday, September the 1st on Lake Guntersville. Larry carried the momentum as Division AOY into the new season and is one step closer to the 2019 ABA National Championship with his 1st Place finish. Larry brought in 14.99 pounds to the scales for the win. There were 17 anglers fishing this event on Lake Guntersville which is becoming very difficult to figure out. Only four fishermen found their limit, and six anglers either zeroed or only had one keeper bite. The weather was, as usual here, hot and humid. Shane Harris placed 2nd with 13.47 lbs including the big bass weighing 5.39 lbs. Tony Tidwell won 3rd place with 12.85 lbs.
These anglers are acquiring valuable points to ensure their birth in this division’s two-day championship and the American Fishing Tour 2019 National Championship. 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 14.99 lbs
2nd Shane Harriss 13.47 lbs.
3rd Tony Tidwell 12.85 lbs
4th Tim Van Polen 12.37 lbs
5th Phillip Lovett 9.58 lbs
Big Fish Shane Harriss 5.39 lbs.
Next Divisional Tournament: This division’s next tournament will be held on October 20th, 2018, on Lake Guntersville launching Goosepond ramp.
For more information on this or any future event in this division contact MikeGarlen 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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