Rickie Bonner Takes the Win on Alabama River
December 3, 2022, Prattville, AL. Rickie Bonner of Mobile, AL won the American Fishing Tour Division 24 tournament presented by American Bass Anglers on the Alabama River. Running out of Cooter’s Pond Park near Prattville, AL, Bonner brought back five-fish that locked in the scales at 14.22 pounds. For the victory, Bonner took home $478.
Second place was claimed by Tommy Pegues III with five and a total weight of 11.20 pounds. For his efforts, Pegues took home $268 in prize money.
Gene Townsend took third with four and a total weight of 7.20 pounds and took home $86 in prize money.
David Campassi caught a 4.26 pound lunker that earned him $85 for Big Bass.
Top five finishers
PL Angler Fish Penalty Big Bass Total Points Payout 1 James R. Bonner 5 3.85 14.22 197 478 2 Thomas C. Pegues 5 2.70 11.20 196 268 3 Gene B. Townsend 4 3.35 7.20 195 86 4 Kenny Turner 5 2.03 6.71 194 5 Joseph N. Clevinger 5 1.72 5.94 193
The next tournament in this division will take place on January 14, 2023 launching from Higgins Ferry Boat Ramp on Lake Mitchell. For more information on this event or division please contact local director Barry Woodward at 251-423-0753 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.
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About American Bass Anglers: American Bass Anglers is committed to providing low-cost, close-to-home tournaments for the weekend angler and, at the same time, offering each competitor an upward path for individual angler progression.
For more information about American Bass Anglers, the Open Series, the American Fishing Tour, the American Couples Series, the annual Military Team Bass Tournament, and the Top 150 Solo Tour, all presented by Caymas Boats, visit www.americanbassanglers.com or call (256) 232-0406
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