Bocash Wins on Mansfield Hollow
Mansfield Center, CT - On May 20, 2023, American Fishing Tour Connecticut anglers set out from the state ramp on Mansfield Hollow for the Division 6 tournament. Seven of the angler managed to bring back five-fish limits to the scales. However, when the scales closed, it was Gordon Bocash from Woodstock, CT who emerged as the victor with a total weight of 15.19 lbs. Bocash attributed his success to his effective use of a spinnerbait to navigate the challenging weeds. For his remarkable win, Bocash received a well-deserved prize of $401.
Securing second place was Dean Diviesti, who showcased his angling prowess by presenting five fish with a combined weight of 13.92 lbs. Diviesti revealed that he relied on a combination of a chatterbait and swim jig to entice bites in shallow grassy areas, covering a significant amount of water in the process. His outstanding performance earned him a prize of $187.
The highlight of the tournament was the capture of the Biggest Bass, which fell into the hands of Ernest Lally. Lally's impressive fish tipped the scales at 6.55 lbs.
PL Angler Fish Big Bass Total Points Payout 1 Gordon L. Bocash 5 5.33 15.19 192 401 2 Dean J. Diviesti 5 3.52 13.92 191 187 3 Gary W. McClarran 5 3.08 10.01 190 4 Don W. Anyon 5 9.80 189 5 Ernest M. Lally 3 6.55 8.42 188 6 Travis D. Miller 5 8.22 187 7 AJ AJ M. Said 4 7.05 186 8 Mark D. Schultz 5 6.61 185 9 William G. Adamson 5 5.43 184
The upcoming tournament in Division 6 is scheduled for June 3, 2023, launching from the North ramp on Congamond. For more information about this event or the division, interested individuals can reach out to the local director AJ Said (845)596-6089 or visit the website www.americanbassanglers.com.
Competing in these tournaments allows anglers to accumulate valuable points toward the coveted title of Divisional Angler of the Year. The points champion from each division will have the opportunity to compete in the highly anticipated American Bass Anglers AFT Angler of The Year Final Round at the AFT Championship. Furthermore, the top 500 anglers from different divisions will earn the privilege of participating in the prestigious three-day ABA, AFT National Championship tournament.
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About American Bass Anglers: American Bass Anglers is dedicated to providing affordable and locally-accessible tournaments tailored for weekend anglers. These events also offer a progressive pathway for individual angler development.
For more information about American Bass Anglers, including the Open Series, American Fishing Tour, American Couples Series, annual Military Team Bass Tournament, and Top 150 Solo Tour, all proudly presented by Caymas Boats, please visit www.americanbassanglers.com or call (256) 232-0406.
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