Draskovic Wins at Neely Henry
From Division 88, Alabama East/Central Ken Draskovic from Scottsboro, Alabama is one step closer to the ABA National Championship with a first place win in the AFT event held on Lake Neely Henry in Gadsden, Alabama this past weekend. This was the first event in D88 counting towards the 2017 season. Ken did not prefish this lake, but applied patterns that worked on his home water to catch 9.67 pounds including one spotted bass. Topwater baits were the key to his success. Ken earned $245 for his efforts.
Big fish winner, Doug Orazine, started his day with a 3.63 pound lunker. Doug started out with a rubber frog and immediately caught his biggest fish. Filling a limit proved difficult, but as usual Doug broke out the heavy equipment and flipped his limit by days’ end.
The Lake had been fishing very tough as evidenced by local wildcats taking very little weight to win.
Top Three Finishers:
1. Ken Draskovic 9.67 lbs
2 Tracy Madoux 8.28 lbs
3. Doug Orazine 7.89 lbs
Conditions: The wind was gusty at times keeping the water a little choppy. Temperatures climbed over 90 degrees.
This division’s next tournament will be September 10, 2016 on Lake Weiss in Cedar Bluff, Alabama going out of Little River Ramp. For more information on this or any future event in this division contact Doug Orazine (256)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.
American Bass Anglers is the largest tournament organization for the weekend angler. American Bass Anglers operates the Ram American Fishing Tour, The Ram Truck Open Series, and the American Couples Series. Each tour is designed specifically for the weekend angler offering low cost and close to home events so the anglers can qualify for larger championship. For more information on American Bass Anglers visit www.americanbassanglers.com or call (256)232-0406.
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