Brad Ableman takes the win on Lake Sinclair
28 Nov, 2021 Eatonton GA. Brad Ableman of Guntersville, AL. won the American Fishing Tour Division 74 tournament presented by American Bass Anglers. Running out of the Dennis Station ramp near Eatonton, GA. Ableman brought back five fish that locked in the scales at 18.96 pounds anchored by a 5.10 pound kicker. For the victory he took home a check for $313. He fished shallow running crankbaits around hydrilla to bag his limit. He also landed largest bass of the tournament landing him an additional $90.
Coming in second was Niles Murray of Griffin, Ga with five fish weighing at 10.43 pounds. He stated that his fish came on a combination of plastics and crankbaits. For his efforts he took home $128
Third place was taken by John Mathis with a five fish limit of 8.38 pounds
Top Five Finishers
1. Brad Ableman 18.96 lbs. Big Fish 5.10 lbs.
2. Niles Murray 10.43 lbs.
3. John Mathis 8.38 lbs.
4. Brad Watson 7.19 lbs.
5. Henry Starks 3.97 lbs.
The next tournament in this division will take place on Lake Blackshear 11 December 2021 launching from the Mega Ramp, Cordele Ga
For more information on this event or division please contact local director Henry Starks 478-808-9701 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 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 Lake Eufaula AL.
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MIKE BLACKSHEAR WINS D72 on SINCLAIR
Mike Blackshear of Macon, Ga takes the win on Lake Sinclair at the AFT D72 tournament held on January 22, 2022. He took home the first place trophy and $680 cash for the 5 bass limit weighing 18.06 pounds
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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In late winter and early spring, many anglers throw red-colored lures, particularly rattle baits, crankbaits, and soft plastics. So many people fish red temptations around Lake Sam Rayburn in Texas and Toledo Bend on the Texas-Louisiana line that many companies now sell “Rayburn red” colors in their lure selections -- red with gold stripes and some orangish-yellow added.
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