Piccolo Sets New D9 Record on the North East River
Michael Piccolo of Croydon, PA took the win at the Division 9 AFT tournament on the North East River. Running out of Anchor Marine in North East, Maryland Piccolo brought in a five-bass limit that locked in the scales at 25-lbs, setting a new record for the heaviest bag of fish weighed in at a D9 one-day event. Michael anchored his record-setting bag with the big bass of the tournament a beautiful 6.93-lb lunker. For the victory, Michael took home a check for $294.
In second amongst the competitors was Mike Tenaglia of Yardley, PA with five-bass that went for 19.05 pounds.
Taking third was Blake Forrest of Newportville, PA with a five-bass limit that locked in the scales at 16.53-lbs.
Fourth place was claimed by Scott Mcdonough of Richboro, PA with a five-bass limit weighing 15.55-lbs. Rounding out the top 5 was Dennis Budzitowski of Delran, NJ with five-bass weighing 13.43-lbs.
For more information, contact tournament director Wayne Alker at (215)396-7787.
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.
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