Miles Wins on Stockton Lake
Twenty American Bass Anglers met at Stockton Lake RB Cove Ramp Saturday June 15, 2019. A storm blew through bringing rain as well as some thunder and lightning. The storm did not last long enough to delay fishing time as anglers oozed off at about 6:00 a.m. following a safety briefing and partner draw. It continued to rain a short time, but most of the day was overcast. With the water level being 18’ high, most of the fishing was done in flooded trees, bushes and picnic tables.
Scott Miles won the tournament with a 5 fish limit weighing 10.94 lbs and took $543 for the win. Second place went to David Hughes with 10.18; 3rd place was Scott Tassi with 9.17. Greg Miller caught Big Bass, a 3.22 lb largemouth which paid him $200.
This was the final 1-day tournament for D126 2019 season. The next D126 tournament will be their 2-day Championship scheduled for August 3-4. Anglers must qualify for the 2-day by fishing at least four 1-day tournaments. The D126 Angler of the Year will be determined at the 2-day. That angler will be invited to compete at the ABA National Championship as AOY, representing D126. Prize for the AOY finishing highest at the National Championship is a fully rigged Triton Boat package. The winner of the National Championship will also win a fully rigged Triton boat package. The 2019 National Championship will be held on Eufaula Lake, AL October 13-15, 2019.
D126 is a national draw circuit designed for the week-end angler. Boaters and non-boaters from age 14 are encouraged to compete. The 2020 season will begin in the fall of 2019. A schedule will be posted on websites and newspapers.
ABA membership is $35/year; entry fee is $70 with a $10 Big Bass option pot. Read more about American Bass Anglers at www.americanbassanglers.com. Call Becky with any questions at 316 644-1454.
These anglers accrue 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 Bass Pro AFT National Championship tournament at Lake Eufaula, Alabama in October.
American Bass Anglers commitment is to provide 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 Angers and the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour, the Bass Pro Shops Open Series, the Bass Pro Shops Team Tournament or the Bass Pro Shops Couples Series visit www.americanbassanglers.com.
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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