Don Philpot wins on Colebrook
ATHENS, Ala. – Don Philpot won the Bass Pro American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held on Colebrook Reservoir.
Running out of the State/Army Corps ramp landing near the town of Winsted Connecticut, the Shohola Pennsylvania angler caught his limit of smallmouth bass weighing 12.70 pounds. Included in his bag was a 4.34 smallmouth for the big bass of the tournament. Don said he caught all of his bedding fish by staying in one small cove for the entire day. He used senko’s to catch the smaller males and lizards for his two bigger females. For the victory he took home $490.00 in cash for both awards.
In second among the competitors Rich Holmberg from Bayport New York caught his 5 smallmouth bass limit weighing 10.10 pounds. Rich said he too targeted bedding fish catching them all on a 2.8 inch Keitech swimbait. He pocketed $212.00 for his efforts.
Taking third place and just out of the money, AOY current leader Mark Watkins caught a 5 fish limit of smallmouth that weighed 9.04 pounds.
The next Division 6 tournament will be held at the Connecticut River Haddam launch ramp on 15 June 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.
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