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.
American Bass Anglers, Inc. is supported by Triton Boats, Mercury Outboards, Optima Batteries, GEICO, Berkley, Abu Garcia, T-H Marine, Maui Jim, Power Pole, Garmin, and SiriusXM Marine Weather. American Bass Anglers, Inc. can be contacted at (256) 232-0406 or by visiting www.americanbassanglers.com
American Fishing Tour - Latest News
Kail Stevens Wins on Lake Okeechobee
January 18, 2020, Okeechobee, FL. Kail Stevens from Boynton Beach, FL wins the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour Division 104 tournament held on the Okeechobee Saturday, January 18, 2020.
Mike Blalock & Deanna Phillips win on Lake Russell
Mike & Deanna are making a strong run for the points this year with their second first place finish. They were just one of the 29 teams that braved the cold and wind of December to compete on Lake Russell. The following round out the top 5 teams who earned a placement check along with Men’s Big Fish, Ladies Big Fish and Berkeley’s Smallest 5 Five Fish Limit:
Sam Rayburn, The King of Texas
David Beason of Evans, LA won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series South Texas tournament, held January 18th on Sam Rayburn Reservoir. Running out of Cassel’s Boykin Park, David caught five-bass weighing 29.90 lbs. With 74 anglers in the field, David took home a check for $5200.00
Raining for almost the entire week, the lake level was on the rise, but the weather was warm. Spotty showers on Saturday morning for take-off with an approaching cold front set the tone for a potentially good day.
John Rice and Paul Arnold Take Home Two New Tritons at Chickamauga
John Rice of Huntsville, Al and Paul Arnold of Woodville, Al. won the Bass Pro Shops Team Tour Championship, held October 5th and 6th on Lake Chickamauga. Launching out of Dayton Boat Dock and Grill. John and Paul went straight to work and caught a two-day limit of 10 bass weighing 36.51 pounds. For their victory, the team took home 2 Triton TX-17 boats equipped with 60 HP Mercury outboards and Garmin electronics valued at $40,000.