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.
American Fishing Tour - Latest News
Mitchell Tournament Moved to 10/11
Out of an over abundance of caution the Tournament scheduled for 10/10/2020 on Lake Mitchell has been moved to 10/11/2020. The safety of our anglers is out number one priorty. All entries that have been pre-registered will roll over automatically. For More information on this event call local director Barry Woodward at 251-423-0753.
North GA Couples kicks off 2021 season with double header on Lake Lanier.
October 3 brought post frontal winds and bluebird skies, starting the day off with waning harvest moon. With some fall transition it made for some challenging fishing but beautiful weather to be on the lake. With 8 teams fishing there was only one limit brought to the scales but all others had at least one keeper to weigh, with exception of one team who had to leave lake early due to boat problems.
2021 Bass Pro Shops Open Series 2021 Registration
October 19, 2020, Athens, AL. Registrations for the 2021 Bass Pro Shops Open Series registration begins this morning, Monday, October 19, 2020 at 8:00am central time.
Team Tour Championship Postponed
Out of an overabundance of caution The Team Tour Championship that was scheduled for 10/10-11/2020 on Wheeler Lake has be postponed. The National Weather Service is forecasting winds of 10-20 mph with gust up to 35mph for Saturday, and winds of 10-15 mph with gust up to 20 mph Sunday. The safety of our anglers is the number on concern and factor when making the tough decisions on postponing a tournament. The new dates for the Team Tour Championship will be November 21-22 on Wheeler Lak