Justin Swayze Wins Takes the win on Lake DeGray
American Bass Anglers D47 American Fishing Tour held its latest 2022 season tournament on Lake DeGray. 24 anglers were greeted to windy conditions and some good fishing. Justin Swayze brought five fish to the scales, for a total weight of 13.59 lbs, which was good enough for first place.
Ray Neighbors sacked up five fish for a total weight of 13.43 lbs to finish in second place.
Rounding out the top three was Mark Ellis who caught five fish for a total weight of 12.83 lbs.
Justin Swayze caught the big bass of the day at 4.40 lbs.
1st Justin Swayze 13.59 lbs $600
2nd Ray Neighbors 13.43 lbs $360
3rd Mark Ellis 12.83 lbs $123
4th Brian Ray 12.80 lbs $94
5th Blake Wilson 12.71 lbs
BB Justin Swayze 4.40 lbs $115
The next tournament in this division is on Lake Ouachita on 8 Jan 2022 launching out of the Crystal Springs.
For more information on this or any future event in this division contact John Simonof at 501.772.4938, by email at Simonof@outlook.com or on Facebook
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 Lake Eufaula, Alabama 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.
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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.
Seeing Red in the Winter Brings Rattling Action
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