Bateman Wins Divisional Championship
Tom Bateman of Laplata, Maryland wins the D11 two day Divisional Championship on the Potomac River held on August 20th and 21st. Tom out fished the rest of the field with a two-day total of ten fish that weighed 27.12 pounds. “I targeted bass in shallow water feeding on crayfish most my fish came in a strong incoming current if the water wasn't moving I didn't catch anything. Most of my fish came on senkos and poppers I had about 7 bites each day but they were good ones I didn’t catch my 5th fish on Sunday until 2:50. I’d like to thank Fred’s sports ardent outdoors and Bill Hamilton custom baits," stated Bateman.
Big Bass honors went to Joseph Tippett with a 4.28 pound lunker.
Top Five Finishers:
1. Tom Bateman 27.12 lbs
2. Michael Roselle 20.51 lbs
3. Scott Randall 19.71 lbs
4. Patrick Clark 16.41 lbs
5. Richard Roselle 15.69 lbs
For more information on this event or any future events please contact the local director, Scott Randall, at (540)421-1120 or visit www.americanbassanglers.com.
These anglers are earning valuable points toward the divisional angler of the year title. The points champion from each division will compete in the annual Ram American Bass Anglers AFT Angler of the Year Final Round at the Ram American Fishing Tour National Championship.
The Ram 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 Ram American Fishing Tour National Championship. For more information on American Bass Anglers please visit www.americanbassanglers.com or call (256)232-0406.
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