Brian Owen Takes win on Toledo Bend
Athens, AL - Brian Owen of Shreveport, LA won the RAM American Fishing Tour, presented by American Bass Anglers Louisiana – Toledo Bend South Division 111. Running out of the Military Rec. near Florien, LA Brian brought back a five-fish limit that locked in the scales at 20.95 pounds. He anchored his bag with a nice 5.57-pound kicker, that fish broke the tie for first and took Big Bass for the tournament. Brian took home $755 for the victory, and an additional $360 from the Big Bass Pot.
“I fished shallow all day, throwing a jerk bait and trick worm. I probably caught 30 fish all day,” said Owen.
Second Place was claimed by Colby Miller of Elmer, LA with a five-fish limit that weighed 20.95 pounds. He anchored his bag with a 5.19-pound kicker. Cody took home $478 for his second-place finish.
“I was targeting scattered wood in 10-16 feet close to deeper water, throwing a V&M football jig with a jbug trailer,” said Miller.
Third place was claimed by Donnie Boudreaux of Hornbeck, TX with a five-fish limit that went 20.15 pounds at the scales anchored by a 4.68 pound largemouth. He took home $212 for his efforts.
“I caught some fish early on a spinner bait, then moved out to the edge of the hydrilla after the sun got up, and worked a V&M jig very slow,” said Boudreaux.
Fourth place went to Brain Martin of Crowley, LA with a weight of 13.92 pounds. Rounding out the top five was Cole Moore of Anacoco, LA with a weight of 13.82 lbs.
The next Louisiana – Toledo Bend South Division 111 tournament will be held 11/04/2017 on Toledo Bend.
For more information on this event or Division contact local Director Galen Bennett at (337)208-1858 or American Bass Anglers at (256)232-0406
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.
American Bass Anglers, Inc. is supported by Ram Trucks, Triton Boats, Mercury Outboards, Carlisle Tires, GEICO, Berkley, Abu Garcia, T-H Marine, Livingston Lures, Best Western Hotels, Maui Jim, Power Pole, Simms, Garmin, and SiriusXM Marine Weather.
American Fishing Tour - Latest News
New Schedule and Directors for Kansas Division 58
Athens, AL January 22, 2020. Today American Bass Anglers announce new directors for American Fishing Tour Division 58 located in southeastern Kansas. Becky Minor and Mark Moody. Becky Minor has been running events in Kansas for over 20 years.
The division will center around Big Hill Lake which is one of the interesting lakes in Kansas. Located in Labette County about 5 miles east of Cherryvale, Kansas, Big Hill is known as one of the cleanest and clearest lakes in Kansas. It has a max depth of 60 and holds a good population of both Large and quality Smallmouth bass.
The first event of the season for Division 58 is
North GA Couples kicks off 2021 season with double header on Lake Lanier.
October 3 brought post frontal winds and bluebird skies, starting the day off with waning harvest moon. With some fall transition it made for some challenging fishing but beautiful weather to be on the lake. With 8 teams fishing there was only one limit brought to the scales but all others had at least one keeper to weigh, with exception of one team who had to leave lake early due to boat problems.
Hamlin Wins Florida South Opener
ATHENS, Ala. – Trevor Hamlin of Cape Coral, FL, won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series Florida South tournament held January 23rd on Lake Okeechobee.
Running out of Roland Martin Marina & Resort in Clewiston, FL the Cape Coral, FL angler caught five bass weighing 17.57 pounds. For the Boater Division victory, Hamlin took home a check for $5200 for his win.
Team Tour Championship Postponed
Out of an overabundance of caution The Team Tour Championship that was scheduled for 10/10-11/2020 on Wheeler Lake has be postponed. The National Weather Service is forecasting winds of 10-20 mph with gust up to 35mph for Saturday, and winds of 10-15 mph with gust up to 20 mph Sunday. The safety of our anglers is the number on concern and factor when making the tough decisions on postponing a tournament. The new dates for the Team Tour Championship will be November 21-22 on Wheeler Lak