Chevelier wins ABA 49 Divisional; Hime wins AOY
Division 49 battled tough conditions and two different bodies of water for their 2-day Divisional Championship on August 18-19. Day 1 put the anglers down the Osage River below Truman Dam on Lake of the Ozarks with really tough conditions. Several anglers were still in contention going into day 2 with a different bite on Truman Lake.
Walden Chevelier, of Malta Bend, MO, managed to be the most consistent angler of the weekend; edging out Ricky Clemen for the Divisional Championship by about 1.5 lbs. Walden credits a finesse bite on a nail weighted trick worm on rocky points to solidify his win.
Our Angler of the Year race is one of the closest we have experienced here in our division and it couldn't have been any closer without a fish off. Robert Hime edged out Tom McGovern by 1 point to win with Ricky Clemen close behind time only 2 points behind him.
Thanks go out to all of our 17 anglers that made the weekend a lot of fun! We are already looking forward to our 2019 season!
For more information on event or division contact local director Jeff Coleman at (816)772-5994
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 Fish-Off. 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. For more information, call ABA at (888) 203-6222.On line, see www.americanbassanglers.com.
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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