Fisher wins on Chickahominy River
6 Aug 2022, Williamsburg, VA, 27 anglers launched from Chickahominy Riverfront Park near Williamsburg, VA in the final one-day Virginia Division 13 qualifying event on the American Fishing Tour. Twenty of those anglers brought back five-fish limits to the scales, but when the scales closed Doug Fisher from Newport News, VA took the victory with 15.97 pounds.
“It’s been over twenty years since I won one of these and I was thrilled when the big fish hit. All my fish came on plastics fished Texas rigged. In fact, I could have put the boat back on the trailer by 8 AM. By then I had my limit and all of the fish that I brought to the scales. I probably caught another two limits of fish throughout the day, but none of them would cull out anything I already had.” Doug also landed the big fish of the event, a stout 6.61-pound bass. For the win, he took home $790 including the big fish prize.
Donald Doverspike of Williamsburg, Va was right on Doug’s heels with a five-bass limit that weighed in at 15.32 pounds, good enough to claim the second prize of $404.
The top five anglers were:
1. Doug Fisher 15.97
2. Donald Doverspike 15.32
3. Richard Bates 14.95
4. Calvin Hunter 13.99
5. Kelly Robinette 13.71
The next tournament in this division will be their division championship on 10 and 11 September, also launching from Chickahominy Riverfront Park.
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.
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 this fall on Lake Eufaula in Alabama.
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