Tom Melton wins on Lake Lillinonah
ATHENS, Ala. – New member Tom Melton won the Bass Pro American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held on Lake Lillinonah . Running out of the State ramp landing near the town of Brookfield Connecticut, the Manorville New York angler caught a 5 fish limit of bass weighing15.38 pounds. He said he caught all his fish on old Excalibur square bill crankbait. For the victory he took home $432.00 in cash.
In second among the competitors, non-boater Ray Carmen from Selden New York caught his limit of fish weighing 15.22 pounds. Ray said he caught his fish by either drop shoting or on a small cabin creek plastic bait. His limit also included a 5.01 largemouth for the big fish of the day. He pocketed cash for $298.00 for both awards.
Taking third place was local angler Chris Bielert from nearby Danbury Connecticut. His five fish limit weighed in at 14.72 pounds good enough for $79.00.
The next Division 6 tournament will be held on Lake Zoar on 5 May 2019. For more information about this Division and future events visit www.americanbassanglers.com or contact the local Director for Connecticut, Tom Dupuis at 860-987-7371 or Assistant Director Gary McClarran at 203-578-5012.
These anglers accrue 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 Bass Pro AFT National Championship tournament at Lake Eufaula, Alabama in October.
American Bass Anglers commitment is to provide low cost, close to home tournaments for the weekend angler and at the same time offer each competitor an upward path for individual angler progression. For more information about American Bass Angers and the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour, the Bass Pro Shops Open Series, the Bass Pro Shops Team Tournament or the Bass Pro Shops Couples Series visit www.americanbassanglers.com.
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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