Billy Wright Jr. wins at South Watuppa Pond
Athens, AL. - Billy Wright Jr. of Fall River, MA won the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour Division 5 New England East tournament presented by American Bass Anglers. Running out of the state ramp in Fall, River, MA Billy Jr. brought back a 5 fish limit that locked in the scales at 11.26 lbs. anchored by a 2.8 lbs. kicker. For the victory, Billy took home a check for $543.00.
“I was using crank baits and jigs on rocky points,” said Wright
Second place was claimed by George Smith with also a 5 fish and a total weight of 9.75 lbs. For his efforts, George took home $329.00 in prize money.
“I was using finesse baits along the rocky shoreline,” said Smith.
Dan Gonsalves took third with 5 fish and a total weight of 9.31 lbs. and took home $108.00 in prize money.
The Biggest Bass of the tournament was caught by "Woody" McKechnie. His fish locked in the scales at 3.39 lbs. earning him $100.00.
Top Five Finishers
1st Willy Wright 11.26-lbs 2nd George Smith 9.75-lbs 3rd Dan Gonsalves 9.31-lbs 4th Kevin Clark 8.96-lbs 5th Vernon Santos 8.52-lbs
The next tournament in this division will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2019 @ Long Pond, Harwich, MA.
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 BPSFT Angler of The Year Final Round at the BPSFT Championship. Also, the top 500 anglers from the various divisions will earn the right to compete in the three-day ABA, Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour National Championship tournament.
The Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour offers low cost, close to home bass tournaments that are designed for the weekend angler. All anglers fish for both money and points. The points advance the angler to their divisional championship, and the top 500 anglers in the US are invited to the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour National Championship this fall on Lake Eufaula, AL.
American Bass Anglers is sponsored by: Bass Pro Shops, Triton Boats, Mercury Marine, Nitro Boats, Tracker Boats, MotorGuide, Garmin, T-H Marine, Abu Garcia, Berkley, Engel Coolers, Four Roses Bourbon, Lucas Oil, Maui Jim, Optima Batteries and Power-Pole. Mailing address: American Bass Anglers, Inc, PO Box 475, Athens, AL 35612 PH (256) 232-0406.
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