Galbraith and Mason win the Triton 100% Plus Team Tour Championship
The team of Roy Galbraith of Guin, Alabama and Richard Mason of Athens, Alabama took home the win in the American Bass Anglers Triton Plus 100% Team Tour Championship, held on Pickwick Lake November 3rd and 4th, 2018. Launching out of McFarland Park in Florence, Alabama, the team of Galbraith and Mason caught a five-bass limit on day one weighing 17.28-pounds. On day two, they weighed in a five-bass limit weighing 22.61-pounds for a total of 39.89-pounds. With less than a one-pound lead over second place, Galbraith and Mason each took home a 2018 Triton 17TX powered by a 60HP Mercury four-stroke with Garmin Echo-map plus 93SV valued at 20K. Bringing a big bass of 8.01-pounds to the scales Galbraith and Mason took home a check of $600 for this catch. They also won first place in the High-Stakes Option Pot that also earned them a check for $1300.
“Day one we ran to the dam and only catching a few we decided to make a run down river and fish the grass to finish out our limit. On day two we started the day fishing where we left off in the grass throwing jigs and spinnerbaits and catching a solid limit. Later in the day we made a run back to the dam fishing rock structure and was able to cull a few times to improve our limit. Our big bass was caught during the first 2 hours of the morning,” stated Galbraith.
Coming in second place was Zach Parker of Jackson, Tennessee and Brent Anderson of Kingston Springs, Tennessee weighing in five-bass on day 1 at 16.44-pounds and a five-bass limit on day 2 at 22.76-pounds for a total of 39.20-pounds. Parker and Anderson took home a check for $2000 dollars for their efforts.
“We fished grass around the Natchez trace bridge area with several different topwater baits. We caught several fish and had one around 8-pounds straighten our hooks out but other than losing that fish we had a great tournament,” stated Anderson.
Eric Blankendaal of Smyrna, Tennessee and Donny Beck of Florence, Alabama finished third place also weighing in five-bass on day 1 at 21.26-pounds and a five-bass limit on day 2 at 17.40-pounds for a total of 38.66-pounds. Blankdendaal and Beck took home a check of $1400 for his efforts.
"We fished current breaks in 10 feet of water and caught both limits on a swimbait,” stated Blankendaal.
Finishing fourth place was William Davis of Muscle Shoals, Alabama and Tim Cummings of Waynesboro, Tennessee they brought five-bass to the scales on day 1 weighing 21.86-pounds and four-bass on day 2 weighing 13.53-pounds for a total of 35.39-pounds. Davis and Cummings took home a check for $1000 for their efforts. Rounding out the top five was the team of Dawson Lenz and Brad Vice. They brought five-fish to the scales on Day 1 weighing 17.57-pounds and a five-bass limit on day 2 weighing 16.290pounds for a total weight of 33.86-pounds.
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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.
Bass Pro Shops Open Series Coming To Lake Okeechobee
Athens, AL - The south Florida division of the Bass Pro Shops Open Series will hold their first tournament of the season on Lake Okeechobee. On Saturday, January 23, 2021, the tournament will be out of Clewiston, FL, launching out of the framed Roland Martin Marina and Resort.
It will be interesting to see how much Okeechobee has changed since last January. On this same weekend last year, Scott Kirsch of Edgewater, FL, won the boater side of the event with a five-fish limit of 18 pounds. Mason Meder won the Co-Angler side of the event with a three-fish limit of 10.91 pounds.
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