Matthews Tops Weiss Lake Crowd
Mark Matthews of Jacksonville, Alabama is one step closer to the Ram American Fishing Tour National Championship with a first place win in the AFT Division 88 event held on Weiss Lake 28th of May 2016. Mark caught two of his fish on a deep diving crankbait ledge fishing and finished his limit flipping for a wining weight of 14.06 pounds.
Second place with 13.98 pounds was taken by David Childress who fished the shallows and flipped his final two weighin fish in the last minutes of the day.
Doug Orazine proudly took third with 13.84 pounds. Doug stayed super shallow all day to catch his limit
These anglers are acquiring valuable points to insure their birth in this division’s two-day championship and the American Fishing Tour National Championship that will be held this fall at Lake Eufaula. Their points are also being used to determine the divisional Angler of the Year. The top angler by points earned in this division will represent the division in the Angler of the Year final round.
Top five anglers
1. Mark Matthews 14.06
2. David Childress 13.98
3. Doug Orazine 13.84
4. Alvin Parish 13.02
5. Jamey Collette 12.83
Next Divisional Tournament: This division’s next tournament will be June 4th on Weiss Lake out of the Little River Marina.
For more information on this or any future event in this division contact Doug Orazine at 205-910-6694.
The American Fishing Tour offers low cost, close to home bass tournaments that are designed for the weekend angler. All ABA anglers fish for 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. For more information on American Bass Anglers visit www.americanbassanglers.com or call the ABA office at (256)232-0406.
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