Tyler Trent wins Virginia season opener
On a rainy day that would turn the fish off and make one think seriously about going home early, Tyler Trent put together a winning stringer of 15.25 pounds to claim the win in the Virginia division season opener on Kerr Lake. Tyler said he stayed in deeper water in the creeks fishing shakey heads in 12 to 20 feet of water. Almost 4 pounds behind him was Tyler Dix with 11.29 pounds. Only 74 bass were brought to the scales by the 29 anglers that fished today with it taking only 9.36 pounds to earn a check, and weights dropped off drastically after the top 5 money winners.
This was the opening event in the Virginia division of the Bass Pro Shops American Fishing Tour. The division has 13 remaining one day qualifying events. Anglers are attempting to put together their best four one day events to accumulate points toward their national standings to qualify for the championship in October of 2021. Coupled with their best finish in a 2-day division championship, the goal is to earn up to 1200 points in qualifying events.
The next event in the Virginia division is 7 November on the Chickahominy and James Rivers out of Chickahominy Riverfront Park, near Williamsburg, Virginia.
These anglers earn 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 ABA, AFT National Championship tournament.
The American 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 US are invited to the American Fishing Tour National Championship next fall on Kerr Reservoir in Virginia.
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 US are invited to the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour National Championship.
About American Bass Anglers - American Bass Anglers is committed to providing low cost, close to home tournaments for the weekend angler while offering an upward path for individual angler progression. For more information about American Bass Anglers and all their bass tournament trails visit www.americanbassanglers.com
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Ben & Ashley Sutton Take the Win on Clark’s Hill
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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