Hamilton Wins on the Potomac River
9/7/2019 Bill Hamilton of Huntingtown, MD. takes the Maryland AFT D11 tournament win on the Potomac River launched from Smallwood State Park near Marbury, MD. The day after hurricane Dorian moved past the Maryland shores was a tough day for fishing. Only three anglers brought back five-fish limits to the scales, but when the scales closed Bill took the victory with 9.46 pounds.
“I spent most of my day flipping wood, running a spinnerbait beside pads and flipping a brushhog in the pads. Catching most of my fish on a War Eagle spinnerbait and a Zoom brushhog. No big fish, but a lot of small ones where in and around that stuff all day. I’d like to thank Cajun rod’s; they gave me the power and balance I needed around the heavy cover.”- Bill
Second amongst the competitors was Matt Weber with five fish that locked in the scales at 8.47 pounds.
Third place was claimed by Jonathan Hamilton with five fish and a total weight of 7.58 pounds.
The Biggest Bass of the tournament was caught by Karl Wynn. His fish locked in the scales at 2.58 pounds earning him Big Bass money.
The next tournament in this division will take place on Saturday, September 14, 2019 launching from Smallwood State Park.
These anglers earn valuable points toward the divisional angler of the year title.
The points advance the angler to their divisions two-day area championship.
In addition, the top 500 anglers from the various divisions will earn the right to compete in the three-day American Bass Anglers (ABA), American Fishing Tour (AFT) tournament as well.
The top 500 anglers in the U.S. are invited to the AFT National Championship this fall.
The points champion from each division will compete in the annual ABA Angler of The Year (AOY) final round at the AFT Championship.
The AFT trail offers low cost, close to home bass tournaments that are designed for the weekend angler. All anglers fish for both money and points.
For more information on this event or division please contact local director Scott Randall 540-421-1120 or visit www.americanbassanglers.com
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For more information on this Division, event or any future event please contact Tom Bancroft at (843)697-6232.
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