Vitale Wins On Lake Hopatcong

Art Vitale won the American Fishing Tour New Jersey Division 10 tournament held on 06/18/2017 at Lake Hopatcong.  Division 10 was running out of Lee’s Park Marina in MT. Arlington, NJ.
Vitale of Kenilworth, NJ caught 5 bass weighing 11.48 pounds with a 4,98 -pound kicker Largemouth. For the victory, Vitale took home a check for $451.00. Art caught most of his fish using soft plastic in deep weeds, Drop Shotting.  The Big Fish was worth an additional $85.

In second among the competitors was Mike Wallace, of Highland Lakes, NJ who caught five fish weighing 10.14 pounds.  Mike was pitching soft plastics on docks. Mike collected a check for $254.00.

Nick Chaballa of Bridgewater, NJ caught 9.75 pounds of Bass finishing third, and pocketing a check for $79.00.  

Next Event for the New Jersey Division 10 is a 1-day 2016 Divisional Qualifier on Greenwood Lake out of Small Craft Marine, Hewitt, NJ is on 7-25017 with the safety meeting starting at 0440 hrs.
For information about this division and future events visit Americanbassanglers.com or contact the local director for New Jersey - Don Philpot at 513-405-6702

These anglers earn valuable points toward the divisional angler of the year title. The points champion from each division will compete in the annual American Bass Anglers AFT Angler of The Year Final Round at the AFT Championship. In addition, the top 500 anglers from the various divisions will earn the right to compete in the three-day ABA, AFT National Championship tournament.

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,

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