Ryan Ingram wins D12 Division Championship on Lake Eufaula
Forty-five Anglers braved the heat and took to the water on Lake Eufaula this past Saturday and Sunday to fish the 29/30 June 2019 Bass Pro Shop AFT Division 12 Division Championship. Ryan Ingram’ s two-day weight was 45.24 lbs., followed closely by Dustin Wood with 45.05 lbs. It took 34.09 to make the cut for the seven anglers finishing in the money. Fish were caught on topwater, plastics, jigs and crankbaits at all depths ranging from 1 foot to 30 feet of water. Water color was clear to lightly stained and high.
D12 Division Championship Big Bass Winners
Keith Bardolf was the Day 1 Big Bass winner with a 6.84 lb. toad. Not to be outdone, his roommate for the tournament Les Charles, (D72), brought in a Eufaula Hawg weighing 8.65 lbs. to win Big Bass for Day 2. Knowing these two Anglers, there is no doubt that both fish came from the grass. Appropriately, they will split the “D12 Annual Jeff Morey Memorial” can of beans for first place Big Bass.
Meet Your AFT AOY Championship D12 Contenders
Division 12 qualified to send three additional Anglers to compete as finalists in the Angler of the Year Program during the 2019 Bass Pro Shop AFT Championship to be held on Lake Eufaula 16-18 October 2019. Dustin Wood, Keith Bardolf and Chandler Ray will accompany Division 12 AOY, Ryan Ingram in the quest to become the 2019 AFT Angler of the Year. We highly recommend that you ladies and gentlemen spool up with fresh line and sharpen your hooks because these guys will be tough to beat!
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. In addition, the top 500 anglers from the various divisions will earn the right to compete in the three-day ABA, BPSFT 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.
About American Bass Anglers - American Bass Anglers is committed to providing low cost, close to home tournaments for the weekend angler while offering an upward path for individual angler progression. For more information about American Bass Anglers and all their bass tournament trails 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.
American Fishing Tour - Latest News
Bobby and Karen Holman Win on the Alabama River
ATHENS, Ala. – Bobby and Karen Holman won the Bass Pro Shops Couples Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, Central Alabama Division 1 tournament, held October 5, 2019, on the Alabama River. Running out of the Swift Creek in Prattville, AL the team caught 5 bass weighing 10.83 pounds. For the victory, they earned a check for $360.00. Bobby won Man’s Big Fish with a 3.26-pound large-mouth. They caught their fish with a jig.
Waller Takes The Win in Area 4 Championship On Lake Hartwell
ATHENS, Ala. – Mark Waller of Hartwell, Ga. won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series Area 4 Championship held October 5th and 6th 2019 on Lake Hartwell. Running out of Green Pond Landing in Anderson SC, Waller weighed in a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 22.47 pounds. Waller took home a check for $3700.00 for the win.
John Rice and Paul Arnold Take Home Two New Tritons at Chickamauga
John Rice of Huntsville, Al and Paul Arnold of Woodville, Al. won the Bass Pro Shops Team Tour Championship, held October 5th and 6th on Lake Chickamauga. Launching out of Dayton Boat Dock and Grill. John and Paul went straight to work and caught a two-day limit of 10 bass weighing 36.51 pounds. For their victory, the team took home 2 Triton TX-17 boats equipped with 60 HP Mercury outboards and Garmin electronics valued at $40,000.