Lance Eckford Takes the win on Badin Lake
Lance Eckford of Troutman, NC won the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour Divison 14 tournament presented by American Bass Anglers. Running out of Circle Drive ramp near New London, NC. Lance Eckford brought back five fish that locked in the scales at 16.01 pounds anchored by a 3.87 pound kicker. For the victory Lance Eckford took home a check for $500.00.
Lance caught one of his fish on a buzz bait early, then threw a 5 inch swim bait on a screw lock hook to catch the rest of his fish throughout the day.
Second place was claimed by Steve Sink with 5 fish and a total weight of 14.11 lbs. For his efforts Steve took home $288.00 in prize money.
Steve caught his fish on texas rigged soft plastics on rocks and wood from 5 to 20 feet deep.
Don Sprinkle took third with 5 fish and a total weight of 11.96 lbs and took home $94.00 in prize money.
Don reported doing more of the same from the previous day on High Rock pitching Senkos, and straight tail worms.
The Biggest Bass of the tournament was caught by Steve Sink. His fish locked in the scales at 5.21 lbs earning him $90.00.
1st Lance Eckford 16.01-lbs 2nd Steve Sink 14.11-lbs 3rd Don Sprinkle 11.96-lbs 4th Todd Fulk 10.42-lbs
The next tournament in this division will take place on June 15th, and 16th, 2019 launching from McCrary Creek Access on Lake Norman.
For more information on this event or division please contact local director Lance Eckford at (919)628-3383 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 Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour Championship. In addition, the top 500 anglers from the various divisions will earn the right to compete in the three-day ABA, Bass Pro Shops National Championship tournament.
The Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour offers low cost, close to home bass tournaments that are designed for the weekend angler. All 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 Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour National Championship for this fall on Lake Eufaula, AL.
American Bass Anglers is sponsored by: Bass Pro Shops, Triton Boats, Mercury Marine, Nitro Boats, Tracker Boats, MotorGuide, Garmin, T-H Marine, Abu Garcia, Berkley, Engel Coolers, Four Roses Bourbon, Lucas Oil, Maui Jim, Optima Batteries and Power-Pole. Mailing address: American Bass Anglers, Inc, PO Box 475, Athens, AL 35612 PH (256) 232-0406.
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