Michael Czaplinski Take the Area 9 Championship Win
ATHENS, Ala. – Michael Czaplinski of Branchville, NJ won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series Two Day Tournament on the Hudson River held September 28th and 29th. Running out of the Dutchmans Landing in Catskill, Ny Mike caught a two-day total of 31.96 LBS bringing home $3600.00
“I was using a Model 2 Keitech Jig and 2.8 green pumpkin trailer. I was fishing points and suckholes. using ¼ and 3/8 oz jigs. On this river you need to have many spots for the changing conditions,” said Czaplinski.
Finishing second for the boaters, Ted Peck from Stone Ridge, NY. With a two-day total of 28.69 LB
“I was fishing moving baits, Crank bait, spinner bait, and also using a jig and a worm,” said Peck.
Third place was claimed by Brett S. Holmes of Hudson, NY with 21.35LBS.
“I was fishing a spook, chatter bait, sinko and a jig. Fighting the wind and working for bites,” said Holmes.
Finishing 4th, Dale H. Obryon from Catskill, NY with 20.95 LBS.
Finishing 5th Donald S. Tripoli from Webster, NY with a 2 day total of 20.58 LBS.
In the Co-Angler Division, David T. Williams from Fredericksburg, VA, won with a two-day total of 14.08 LBS. Bringing home $1600.00. David was unavailable for comment.
Taking second for the co-anglers, Pablo Velazquez from Clayton, DE with 10.04 LBS.
Coming in third in the Co Angler division Gregory G. Callas of Fairfax, VA with a two day total of 7.85 LBS
In fourth place among the co-anglers, Nathan Tremblay of St.Jean Sur Richeli, QC with 7.59Lbs
Finishing fifth on the Co Angler side Robert M. Soley from Woodstown, NJ with 6.65 LBS.
For more information on this tournament, call Jeff Randall, tournament manager, at 256-777-6152 or ABA at 256-232-0406. On line, see www.americanbassanglers.com
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