Randy Maharrey wins Division 24 Tournament on Lake Mitchell
April 17, 2021, Clanton, AL. Twenty one anglers launched from Higgins Ferry Boat Launch on Lake Mitchell near Clanton, AL, but when the scales closed Randy Maharrey from Homewood, AL took the victory with five fish weighing 14.19 pounds. For the win Maharrey took home $539 in prize money.
Second amongst the competitors was Rick Hoefle with 5 fish that locked in the scales at 11.60 pounds. For his efforts he took home $317 in prize money.
Jeremy Renfroe took third with five fish and a total weight of 11.24 pounds. For third, he took home $101 in prize money.
Fourth was Jeb Steadham with a total weight of 11.02 pounds and $72 in prize money. Steadham also caught the Biggest Bass of the tournament. His fish locked in the scales at 5.63 pounds and earned him an additional $105 prize money for Biggest Bass.
Top five finishers:
1.Randy Maharrey 14.19
2.Rick Hoefle 11.60
3.Jeremy Renfroe 11.24
4.Jeb Steadham 11.02
5.Todd Sharpe 10.25
The next tournament in this division is the required two day. It will take place on May 15 and 16, 2021 launching from Cooters Pond Park boat launch on the Alabama River near Prattville, AL on May 15 and launching from Bonner’s Landing on Jordan Lake near Wetumpka, AL on May 16.
For more information on this event or division please contact local director Barry Woodward 251-423-0753 or visit www.americanbassanglers.com
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 for this fall on Kerr Lake in Virginia.
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