Owen Jepsen takes the win on Lake Russell
Twenty-two anglers competed in the 2021 season opener for AFT D25. The weather started out with temps around 70 degrees with a brief rain shower before blast off and remained mostly cloudy throughout the day. The bite was tough for all but as usual someone figures out a way to catch a few good ones.
When the day ended and the scales closed it was Owen Jepsen of Liberty, SC who took the win with a limit weighing in at 10.08lbs. Owen reported catching fish on a variety of baits but a shakey head rig sealed the deal for him. Owen also won the big fish honors of the event with a spotted bass that weighed in at 3.64lbs. He took home the 1st Place prize money of $559 + $126 1st Place Option Pot + $110 for Big Fish honors for total earnings of $795.
James Stone of Lowndesville, SC finished second with a five fish limit weighing in at 8.34lbs. James earned $331 for second place + $86 2nd Place in the Option Pot for total earnings of $417.
Zach Green of Elberton, GA was third place with a limit crossing the scales at 6.90lbs worth $108 in prize money.
Bryan Waddell of Taylors, SC rounded out the last money spot with a limit weighing in at 6.79lbs worth $79 in prize money.
5th Place – John Risconsin – 6.42lbs
6th Place – Chris Brown – 6.31lbs
7th Place – Scott Reeves – 6.28lbs
8th Place – Andy Lake – 6.19lbs
9th Place – Jonathon Webb – 6.18lbs
10th Place – Grover Jones – 5.84lbs
The next event in Division 25 will be November 22nd , 2020 on Clarks Hill Lake launching from the Dorn Boating Facility located in McCormick, SC .
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 BPSFT Angler of The Year Final Round at the BPSFT 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 US are invited to the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour National Championship.
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Mike Butcher Wins On Big Hill
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Danny and Virginia Christ win on Lake Mitchell
ATHENS, Al. – Danny and Virginia Christ won the American Couples Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, Central Alabama Division 1 tournament, held April 18, 2021, on Lake Mitchell. Running out of Higgins Ferry boat ramp out of Clanton, AL, they caught 5 bass weighing 15.73 pounds. For the victory, they earned a check for $788.00. Virginia won the Woman’s Big Fish with a 4.87-pound kicker. They caught their fish in shallow water on a worm.
Hawkins Wins $2600 on Harris Chain
ATHENS, Ala. –Calan Hawkins won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series Florida Central tournament, held May 1st on the Harris Chain of Lakes. Running out of Venetian Gardens – Ski Beach in Leesburg, FL the Fruitland Park, FL angler caught five bass weighing 24.56 pounds including a 7.61-pound kicker. For the Boater Division victory, Hawkins took home a check for $2600 for his win.
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