Luke Routh Wins on Stockton Lake
The bite got tough on Stockton Lake May 23, 2021 for 25 American Bass Anglers. Luke Routh topped the leader board with 12.70 lbs and won $620 for his efforts. Scott Tassi took 2nd with 12.01 lbs; 3rd went to Matt Garrett with 11.90 lbs. Weights were close with the top five ranging from 12.70 to 11.71. Big Bass was won by Jeff Gilbert with a 3.74 lb largemouth; 2nd BB was 3.52 lb caught by Mike butcher. Most of the fish were found in the bushes flipping soft plastic. Spinnerbaits and jigs were also a favorite bait for the anglers.
A Stockton Lake ABA Champion and Angler of the Year will be determined at the end of the season using a point system. The race for these two honors and the prizes that come with them is very tight right now and the points change after each tournament. Scott Tassi is leading in points for both of those positions. Tournament results, pictures and the points race can be viewed at www.centralmidwestbass.com.
D126 holds tournaments about every month on Stockton Lake. The next tournament is scheduled for June 26, 2021 launching from the Old State Park. Anglers compete for cash, prizes and points which qualify them to fish the D126 2-day Championship scheduled for September 9-10, 2021. The ABA National Championship will be help on Kerr Lake, Virginia October 20-23, 2021.
Several local businesses donate gift certificates and prizes, including Albers Marine of Arma, Buds Baits of Carthage and Joplin, Crawford County C & V Pittsburg, KS, Pete’s Convenience Store in Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma, Double M Reel Service of Girard, The Bait Shop, Cabins On The Lake, Chop Shop of Lamar, Enriques Mexican Grill, Heritage Tractor, JAG’s Snacks, Kens Kafe of Arcola, Stockton Simple Simon’s Pizza, Squeeze Inn, Stockton Area Chamber of Commerce, Stockton Lake Outfitters of Greenfield, Stockton State Park Woods Supermarket, and Woody’s Fast Stop.
American Bass Anglers is a National Trail with almost 40 Divisions across the country. It is run in draw format. Boaters and non-boaters from age 14 are encouraged to compete. There are several divisions in this area. You can get more information about them at wwww.americanbassanglers.com (AFT Trail). Information about the area tournaments can also be found at www.centralmidwestbass.com web-page as well as centralmidwestbass FB page. Membership in ABA is $35/365 days; entry fee is $70. Most divisions have a Big Bass Option Pot. Call Becky with any questions: 316 644-1454.
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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