Tim Weredyk takes the win on Clarks Hill
On November 11th, 2018 twenty-nine anglers launched from the Dorn Facility Landing near McCormick, SC. The temps started out around 33 degrees and warmed up into the low 60’s by the 3 pm weigh in time. Water temps were in the mid 60’s due to several cold rains before the tournament. All twenty-nine weighed in at least one fish. Nineteen of those anglers brought back five-fish limits to the scales, but when the scales closed it was Tim Weredyk from Guyton, GA who took the victory with 12.87-lbs. For the win, Tim took home $666 in prize money plus an additional $156 for 1st Place Option Pot for total earnings of $822.
Second amongst the competitors was Jason Turner of Anderson, SC with five-fish that locked in the scales at 12.02-lbs. Jason reported catching his fish shallow on a variety of baits. For his efforts, he took home $414 plus $104 for 2nd Place Option Pot for a total of $518 in prize money.
Third place was claimed by Kim Neal of Easley, SC with five-fish and a total weight of 11.81-lbs. Kim credited the shakey head rig for his limit. For his efforts, he took home $147.
Fourth place was new ABA member Wesley Sandifer of Chapin, SC with a limit weighing in at 11.29-lbs. Wesley took home $115 for his efforts.
Rounding out the last money spot was Russell Clark of Abbeville, SC with a five-fish limit weighing in at 10.94-lbs. Russell reported losing a 5-lber at the boat that would have made a huge difference for him. Russell collected $79 for his fifth-place finish.
The Biggest Bass of the tournament was caught by Robert Majerick of Eden, NC. His fish locked in the scales at 4.16-lbs earning him $140 in prize money.
Top ten finishers:
1 Tim Weredyk 12.87 2 Jason Turner 12.02 3 Kim Neal 11.81 4 Wesley Sandifer 11.29 5 Russell Clark 10.94 6 Allen Murray 10.54 7 Barrett Keel 10.03 8 John Risconsin 8.9 9 Robert Majerick 8.56 10 Andy Lake 8.29
The next tournament in this division will take place on December 9th, 2018 launching from Green Pond Facility on Lake Hartwell.
For more information on this event or division please contact local director Grover Jones at (252)217-2893 or visit www.americanbassanglers.com
These anglers earn 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 at the AFT Championship. 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.
The American Fishing Tour offers low cost, close to home bass tournaments that are designed for the weekend angler. All anglers fish for both 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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Wesley Sandifer wins on Lake Hartwell
December 16th, 2018 Anderson, SC. Twenty-four anglers launched from the Green Pond Landing near Anderson, SC. The temps started out at 43 degrees and warmed up into the low 60’s by the 3 pm weigh in time. Water temps were in the mid 50’s due to several cold rains before the tournament. Twelve of the twenty-four anglers caught a five-fish limit, but when the scales closed it was Wesley Sandifer of Chapin, SC who took the victory with 12.72lbs. For the win, Wesley took home $600 in prize money. Wesley reported catching his fish on a jig.
South Carolina Couples Cancels 12/8 Tournament
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Bass Pro Shops Partners with American Bass Anglers
Athens, AL (December 13, 2018) - Bass Pro Shops and American Bass Anglers announced today a multiyear partnership to provide more avenues for weekend anglers across the country. Bass Pro Shops will become the Title Sponsor of American Bass Anglers and will support a new 150hp bass tournament trail. As North America’s premier outdoor and conservation company, Bass Pro Shops is a recognized leader in supporting grassroots weekend anglers and growing the sport of fishing and attracting new audiences to enjoy the outdoors.
Galbraith and Mason win the Triton 100% Plus Team Tour Championship
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