Snyder Wins on High Rock 

Felix Snyder of Lexington, NC., won the Bass American Bass Anglers (ABA) Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour (BPSFT) Division 14 tournament held on November 2, 2019 on High Rock Lake in Lexington, NC., with five fish weighing 13.95 lbs.

It was a cold morning on High Rock Lake with temperatures in the low 30’s and winds light and variable. 

Temperatures topped out in the low 60’s. Water conditions changed dramatically during the week bringing the lake level up 4.5 feet from the previous weeks level.  

Most of the lake was heavily stained and there was lots of debris coming down the lake. 

Water temps were in the low 60’s to upper 60’s.  

A field of 20 anglers turned out to compete for their opportunity to win.  

1st place went to Felix Snyder of Lexington, NC., who fished with a Spinner bait, and a crank bait close to the take off, rounding up to a five fish limit. 

His efforts earned him some valuable points, and a nice pay day worth, $543.00.  

2nd place went to Chad Dillard of West Jefferson, NC., with three fish weighing in at 11.07 lbs.  

Chad employed a jig and a shakey head worm to manufacture three quality bites. He reported catching a few fish on a crank bait too, but no keepers. 

His efforts awarded him $329.00.  

3rd place went to John Orchard of Winston Salem, NC., with 4 fish weighing in at 10.70 lbs.  

John caught all of his fish on the main lake with a black buzz bait. After 10:00 a.m., John’s top water bite died and he was unable to capture his five fish limit.  

His efforts earned him $108.00.  

Paul Tsiolkas of Winston Salem, NC., took big bass honors with a 5.30 lb. largemouth, earning him $100.00.   
 
Top Three Anglers:

1.Felix Snyder        13.95lbs
2.Chad Dillard        11.07lbs
3. John Orchard     10.70lbs

 

Big Bass Winner: Paul Tsiolkas 5.30 lbs. 

Next Event: The next tournament in division 14 is scheduled for March 14th, 2020 on Badin Lake out of Circle Drive Access.

For information about this division and future events visit Americanbassanglers.com or contact the local director Lance Eckford at (919)628-3383.

These anglers earn valuable points toward the divisional Angler of the Year (AOY) title. 

The points champion from each division will compete in the annual American Bass Anglers (ABA) Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour (BPSFT) Angler of The Year (AOY) Final Round at the BPSFT National Championship. 

In addition, the top 500 anglers from the various divisions will earn the right to compete in the three-day ABA, BPSFT 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 both money and points. The points advance the angler to their divisional championship and the top 500 anglers in the U.S. are invited to the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour (BPSFT) National Championship.

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, Optima Batteries, Maui Jim, and Power-Pole.  

Mailing address: American Bass Anglers, Inc, PO Box 475, Athens, AL 35612 PH (256) 232-0406

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