Big Hill Turned On For Brett Rinehart

Following a 30 minute lightning show, AFT Division 58 anglers were able to launch from Timberhill Boat Ramp on Big Hill Lake August 21, 2021. Big Hill proved its status as a “trophy fish lake” as 20 bass over 18” were accounted for; 16 of the 20 anglers had a 5-fish limit. 

Brett Rinehart’s 6.5 lb bass helped put him in the winner’s circle with a total weight of 23 lbs and $678 cash. Second place went to Kyle Kiister with an 18.36 lb bag and $329 cash; 17.94 lbs earned Terry Knueppel 3rd place and $108 cash. Mack Hale brought in 2nd Big Bass, a 6.0 lb largemouth. Most anglers reported catching fish in the grass, next to stumps or in the deep timber using soft plastic. 

Besides cash, anglers took home $290 worth of draw prizes and gift cards donated by several local sponsors including Albers Marine of Arma, KS,  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, Mid-Kansas Marine of Andover, Cabelas of Wichita, Labette County Tourism, Meridian Imaging of Parsons, Quality Printing of Parsons, and Taco Mayo of Parsons and Coffeyville. Parsons Daylight Donuts provided fresh donuts. 

The next Big Hill tournament will be September 18, 2021. McConnell Air Force Base personnel have been invited to join the anglers for a day of fishing in this regular 1-day qualifying tournament. It is designated as “Take An Airman Fishing” day. Anyone interested in finding out more information about this special tournament, call Becky at 316 644-1454

The Big Hill 2-day Championship will be October 9-10, 2021. Anglers qualify for the Championship by fishing at least four 1-day tournaments; these 1-day tournaments can be in any ABA Division (there are several in the area). The Championship tournament will determine a Big Hill “Angler of the Year,” a Big Hill “Champion” and a Big Hill “Big Bass of the Year.” 

The ABA National Championship will be help on Kerr Lake, Virginia October 20-23, 2021.
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 www.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.

These anglers accrue 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 Bass Pro AFT National Championship tournament at Kerr Reservoir Virginia in October.

American Bass Anglers commitment is to provide low cost, close to home tournaments for the weekend angler and at the same time offer each competitor an upward path for individual angler progression.  For more information about American Bass Angers and the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour, the Bass Pro Shops Open Series, the Bass Pro Shops Team Tournament or the Bass Pro Shops Couples Series visit www.americanbassanglers.com.

American Bass Anglers is sponsored by Bass Pro Shops, Triton Boats, Mercury Motors, Motor Guide, Berkley, Abu Garcia, T-H Marine, Power Pole, Garmin, Monster Energy, Lucas Oil, Engel Coolers, OPTIMA Batteries, REKS Sunglasses, and HotelPlanner.com.


 

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LES CHARLES  WINS  D72 on SINCLAIR

Les Charles of Milledgeville, GA took home the first place trophy and $813 cash for his 5 bass limit totaling 15.92 pounds at the D72 Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tournament held on November 27, 2021 at Lake Sinclair.  Les said he caught his fish flipping docks with a homemade jig. 

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Tom and Missy take the win and the GLine Battery $100 Bounty on Cooper River

We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day on the Cooper River with mild temperatures and sunny skies!  We had eight teams come out to compete with every team bringing fish to the scales.  Several teams commented on how clear the water was and how many big bass they watched swimming but couldn’t get to bite.  It seems that the most productive bite was on crank baits and worms.  

Tom and Missy Bancroft took First Place with 5 largemouth bass weighing 8.15 lbs. earning $360.  We caught our bass on crankbaits in the morning and shaky head worms in the afternoon.

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2022 Open Series Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the 2022 Open Series. The 2022 season offers 16 divisions, Alabama North, Alabama South, Florida Central, Florida South, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee Central, Tennessee East, Texas East, and Texas Southeast, and Virginia.

Each division offers four one-day qualifying events offering a boater/co-angler format,

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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

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American Fishing Tour - Latest News


LES CHARLES  WINS  D72 on SINCLAIR

Les Charles of Milledgeville, GA took home the first place trophy and $813 cash for his 5 bass limit totaling 15.92 pounds at the D72 Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tournament held on November 27, 2021 at Lake Sinclair.  Les said he caught his fish flipping docks with a homemade jig. 

Read More

Couples Series - Latest News


Tom and Missy take the win and the GLine Battery $100 Bounty on Cooper River

We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day on the Cooper River with mild temperatures and sunny skies!  We had eight teams come out to compete with every team bringing fish to the scales.  Several teams commented on how clear the water was and how many big bass they watched swimming but couldn’t get to bite.  It seems that the most productive bite was on crank baits and worms.  

Tom and Missy Bancroft took First Place with 5 largemouth bass weighing 8.15 lbs. earning $360.  We caught our bass on crankbaits in the morning and shaky head worms in the afternoon.

Read More

Open Series - Latest News


2022 Open Series Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the 2022 Open Series. The 2022 season offers 16 divisions, Alabama North, Alabama South, Florida Central, Florida South, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee Central, Tennessee East, Texas East, and Texas Southeast, and Virginia.

Each division offers four one-day qualifying events offering a boater/co-angler format,

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Team Events - Latest News


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

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