Dennis Griffith Takes the Win on Tensaw River
September 7, 2019, Mobile, AL. Dennis Griffith of Stockton, AL won the Bass Pro Shops American Fishing Tour Division 41 - Alabama - Mobile tournament presented by American Bass Anglers. Running out of Live Oak Landing near Mobile, Griffith brought back five-fish that locked in the scales at 10.23 pounds anchored by a 3.34-pound kicker. For the victory, he took home a check for $579.
Second place was claimed by Blake Walley with five fish and a total weight of 8.40 pounds. For his efforts, Walley took home $346 in prize money.
Donald Griffith took third with five and a total weight of 8.34 pounds and took home $115 in prize money.
Fourth place was Wayne McDade with five fish weighing 8.26 pounds, earning him a check for $86. McDade also caught the Biggest Bass of the tournament. His Big Bass locked in the scales at 3.99 pounds earning him an additional $115.
Top five finishers:
1st Dennis Griffith 10.23-lbs 2nd Blake Walley 8.40-lbs 3rd Donald Griffith 8.34-lbs 4th Wayne McDade 8.26-lbs 5th Danny Green 8.13-lbs
The next tournament in this division is scheduled to take place on October 26, 2019 launching from Live Oak Landing. Please call the local director Barry Woodward at 251-423-0753 on the Thursday before the event to confirm the launch site.
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 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.
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, Optima Batteries, Maui Jim, and Power-Pole. Mailing address: American Bass Anglers, Inc, PO Box 475, Athens, AL 35612 PH (256) 232-0406.
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