Rickie Bonner Takes the Win on the Tensaw River
December 8, 2018, Mobile, AL. Rickie Bonner of Mobile, Alabama won the American Fishing Tour Division 41 tournament presented by American Bass Anglers. Running out of Live Oak Landing near Stockton, Alabama Bonner brought back five-fish that locked in the scales at 11.76-lbs anchored by a 3.23-pound kicker. For the victory, Bonner took home a check for $376.
Second place was claimed by Donald Griffith with five-fish and a total weight of 10.78-pounds. For his efforts, Griffith took home $163 in prize money.
The Biggest Bass of the tournament was caught by Joey Smith. His fish locked in the scales at 4.62-pounds earning him $55.
Top five finishers
1st Rickie Bonner 11.76-lbs 2nd Donald Griffith 10.78-lbs 3rd Chase Perkins 8.89-lbs 4th Joey Smith 8.83-lbs 5th Barry Woodward 6.12-lbs
The next tournament in this division will take place on January 12, 2019 launching from Live Oak Landing.
For more information on this event or division please contact local director Barry Woodward at 251-423-0753 or visit www.americanbassanglers.com
These anglers earn 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 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 next fall on Lake Eufaula, AL.
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