Tom Dupuis wins on the CT River
ATHENS, Ala. – Tom Dupuis won the Bass Pro American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held on the Connecticut River. Running out of the Salmon River launch ramp Tom caught 4 bass weighing 7.86 pounds. He said he caught all his fish by working a bladed jig through the shallow water eelgrass and weeds. For the victory, he took home $337.00 in cash.
In second among the competitors, Rob Liss could only manage 3 bass for 5.44 pounds. Rob helped his total weight with a 3.44 pound largemouth for the big bass of the day He pocketed $203.00 for both awards.
Taking third place was Tom Sweeney also with 3 bass for 4.31pounds.
The next Division 6 tournament will be the final two-day tournament to be held on Candlewood Lake and Lake Lillinonah on the 10th and 11th of August 2017. For more information about this Division and future events visit www.americanbassanglers.com or contact the local Director for Connecticut, Tom Dupuis at 860-987-7371 or Assistant Director Gary McClarran at 203-578-5012.
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 Anglers 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.
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