Hamilton Wins on the Potomac River
9/7/2019 Bill Hamilton of Huntingtown, MD. takes the Maryland AFT D11 tournament win on the Potomac River launched from Smallwood State Park near Marbury, MD. The day after hurricane Dorian moved past the Maryland shores was a tough day for fishing. Only three anglers brought back five-fish limits to the scales, but when the scales closed Bill took the victory with 9.46 pounds.
“I spent most of my day flipping wood, running a spinnerbait beside pads and flipping a brushhog in the pads. Catching most of my fish on a War Eagle spinnerbait and a Zoom brushhog. No big fish, but a lot of small ones where in and around that stuff all day. I’d like to thank Cajun rod’s; they gave me the power and balance I needed around the heavy cover.”- Bill
Second amongst the competitors was Matt Weber with five fish that locked in the scales at 8.47 pounds.
Third place was claimed by Jonathan Hamilton with five fish and a total weight of 7.58 pounds.
The Biggest Bass of the tournament was caught by Karl Wynn. His fish locked in the scales at 2.58 pounds earning him Big Bass money.
The next tournament in this division will take place on Saturday, September 14, 2019 launching from Smallwood State Park.
These anglers earn valuable points toward the divisional angler of the year title.
The points advance the angler to their divisions two-day area championship.
In addition, the top 500 anglers from the various divisions will earn the right to compete in the three-day American Bass Anglers (ABA), American Fishing Tour (AFT) tournament as well.
The top 500 anglers in the U.S. are invited to the AFT National Championship this fall.
The points champion from each division will compete in the annual ABA Angler of The Year (AOY) final round at the AFT Championship.
The AFT trail offers low cost, close to home bass tournaments that are designed for the weekend angler. All anglers fish for both money and points.
For more information on this event or division please contact local director Scott Randall 540-421-1120 or 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, Optima Batteries, Maui Jim and Power-Pole. For more information visit www.americanbassanglers.com or call (256) 232-0406.
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Sam Gladden Wins on Lake Norman
Athens, Al - Sam Gladden of Icard, NC won the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour Division 14 tournament on Lake Norman in Mooresville, NC with four fish weighing 8.5 pounds held on 09/14/2019.
Andy and Donna Kilgore Lead After Day-One of Couples Championship
Sixty-five teams blasted off from Coosa Landing near Gadsden, AL Thursday, September 19th to kick off the 2019 Bass Pro Shops Couples Series National Championship. These teams traveled from across the US to compete for cash, bragging rights, and the title of 2019 Bass Pro Shops Couples Series National Champions. After the first day of competition Andy and Donna Kilgore of Kingston, GA sit in the top position with a five-fish limit that went to the scales for 14.06-lbs. Andy anchored the bag with day ones men’s big bass with a largemouth that locked in the scales at 4.35-lbs. earning him $660.
Pryor Takes the win in Area 1 Championship on Guntersville
Terry Pryor of Cullman, Al won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series Area 1 Championship tournament, held September 9th-10th on Lake Guntersville. Running out of Goose Pond in Scottsboro, AL Terry caught a two day total of ten bass for a total weight of 35.83-lbs. For his win, Pryor took home a check for $3700.
ABA Announces the 2020 Bass Pro Shop Team Tour
September, 03, 2019, Athens, AL - American Bass Anglers announced the 2020 Bass Pro Shops Team Tour season details today. The Bass Pro Shops Team Tour will hold nine team tournaments in two divisions that offer a Triton/Mercury boat package* for the first-place team at each divisional event. The year-end 2020 Team Championship will offer two Triton/Mercury boat package* to the Championship first place team and a combined payout of up to $80,000 in cash, prizes and bonuses based on a full field.
Registration for the 2020 season will begin September 16, 2019 at 8 am with special incentives for early registrations. Teams may register online at AmericanBassAnglers.com or call (256)232-0406.