Frank Vida wins at the Connecticut River
ATHENS, Ala. – Frank Vida won the American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held on the Connecticut River. Running out of the Salmon River State ramp landing, first-year member Frank Vida from New Fairfield, Connecticut caught the only 5-fish limit of bass of the day that weighed in at 9.94-pounds. The river fishing and catching were very difficult due to heavy rains and storms that pounded the area all week long, but Frank was still able to find them. He said he caught them on a spinnerbait and senko off of the docks in some of the marine coves. Included in his limit was a 3.39-pound largemouth being good enough for the big fish of the day. For his efforts, he took home $476.00 in cash.
In second among the competitors, Tom Dupuis from Terryville, Connecticut caught four-bass weighing 6.51-pounds. He caught his fish on topwater and chatter baits and left the ramp $200.00 richer. Rob LIss from Glastonbury, Connecticut also had four-fish weighing 6.49-pounds, good enough for third place and $79.00
The next Division 6 tournament will be the year ending two-day event held on August 11&12, 2018 at Lake Zoar and LIllinonah. Only ABA members who have already completed a minimum of four one-day tournaments will be eligible to fish it.
For more information about this Division and future events visit www.americanbassanglers.com or contact the local Director for Connecticut, Tom Dupuis at 860-987-7371 or Assistant Director Gary McClarran at 203-578-5012.
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 American Bass Anglers AFT Angler of the Year Final Round at the American Fishing Tour National Championship.
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 please visit www.americanbassanglers.com or call (256)232-0406.
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