Jamey Collette Wins Division 88 Championship and AOY
From Division 88, Alabama East/Central Jamey Collette of Summerville Ga, won the Division Championship held on both Neely Henry and Weiss lakes Saturday and Sunday the 18th and 19th of August 2018. Jamey weighed in 24.22 lbs of spotted and largemouth bass on Neely Henry and Weiss lakes for the victory. Jamey won a very tight points race, securing the Angler of the Year title. Not leaving much to chance, Jamey also tagged the day one big fish from the Neely Henry portion of the competition. Second place finisher Glen Ingram weighed in 23.53 lbs. Randy Hobbs placed third with 23.09 lbs.
Day two big fish was again brought in this year by Marvin McCullough. Marvin shared that the7.18 pound monster was caught on one of his homemade jigs. The top finishers used Shakey heads, Jigs and caroling rigs to beat the 11 angler field.
Big Bass: Jamey Collette 4.24 lbs Marvin McCullough 7.18 lbs
Top five anglers
1. Jamey Collette 24.22 lbs
2. Glen Ingram 23.53 lbs
3. Randy Hobbs 23.09 lbs
4. Marvin McCullough 19.76 lbs
5. Tony Tidwell 19.20 lbs
Next Divisional Tournament: This division’s next tournament will be TBA
For more information on this or any future event in this division contact Rhonda Ford at 706-936-4530.
These anglers accrued 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 for this fall on Lake Hartwell near Anderson SC.
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