Hoefle Wins Division 24 Championship
May 7, 2023, Prattville, AL. Richard Hoefle of Ozark, AL (pictured left), won the American Fishing Tour District 24 Two-Day Divisional Championship. Hoefle brought back a two-day total that locked in the scales at 22.97 pounds and included the Big Bass for Day 1 at 3.75 pounds. For the victory, Hoefle took home $812 with an additional $70 for Big Bass.
Second place for the two-day tournament was claimed by Karl Youngblood with a total weight of 19.49 pounds. For his efforts, Youngblood took home $400 in prize money.
Third place was Joseph Clevinger with a two-day total of 17.94 pounds that earned him $158.
Christian Bladen took home $70 for Big Bass on the second day of the tournament with a 4.63 pounder earning him $70.
Day 1 was held on Jordan Lake running out of the State Ramp near Wetumpka, Alabama while Day 2 was held on the Alabama River launching from Cooters Pond Park near Prattville, Alabama.
Top 10 Anglers PL Angler Fish Big Bass Total Points Payout 1 Richard Richard W. Hoefle 10 3.75 22.97 388 812 2 Karl L. Youngblood 9 4.62 19.49 386 400 3 Joseph N. Clevinger 8 3.42 17.94 384 158 4 Barry Woodward 7 3.88 17.56 382 5 Gene B. Townsend 10 2.58 16.99 380 6 Kenny Turner 10 2.64 16.21 378 7 Russell Russ W. Hazelton 8 3.73 15.92 376 8 Raymond K. Youngblood 10 3.69 14.72 374 9 James R. Bonner 10 2.76 13.64 372 10 Joe A. Wikoff 8 2.85 13.23 370
This Two Day tournament ends the regular season this year for Division 24.
For more information on this event or division please contact local director Barry Woodward at 251-423-0753 or visit www.americanbassanglers.com
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 will be invited to the American Fishing Tour National Championship next October at Lake Hartwell.
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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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