Russ Haughton Wins on Lake Mitchell

January 25, 2020, Clanton, AL. Russ Haughton of Verbena, Alabama won the Bass Pro Shops American Fishing Tour Division 24 tournament presented by American Bass Anglers.  

Running out of Higgins Ferry Boat Launch on Lake Mitchell near Clanton, AL, Haughton brought back a five fish that locked in the scales at 17.27 pounds.  

His bag was anchored by a 5.09 pound kicker.  

For the victory Haughton took home a first place check for $600.00 plus a check for Biggest Bass for $120.00.

A close second place was claimed by Wesley Gore with five fish and a total weight of 17.25 pounds.  

For his efforts Gore took home $360.00 in prize money.

Troy Woodham took third with five fish and a total weight of 17.09 pounds and took home $123.00 in prize money.

Fourth place was Joe Bridges with five fish that weighed 14.64 pounds and earned him $94.00.
 
Twenty four anglers fished the tournament weighing in 104 fish with a total weight of 249.15 pounds.

Top ten finishers
1.  Russ Haughton         17.27 lbs. 
2.  Wesley Gore             17.25 lbs. 
3.  Troy Woodham         17.09 lbs. 
4.  Joe Bridges               14.64 lbs.
5.  Joe Wikoff                 14.07 lbs. 
6.  Michael Donaldson    13.37 lbs. 
7.  Jeremy Renfroe         13.30 lbs. 
8.  David Campassi        13.26 lbs. 
9.  Kenny Moore             12.77 lbs. 
10. John Havard             12.00 lbs.

The next tournament in this division will take place on February 15, 2020 launching from the State Ramp at Jordan Lake near Wetumpka, AL.

For more information on this event or division please contact local director Barry Woodward 251-423-0753 or visit www.americanbassanglers.com (AFT Trail). 
 
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, Lucas Oil, Optima Batteries, Maui Jim, Monster Energy, and Power-Pole.  

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

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