Roberts Takes the win on Stockton
Stockton Lake was "hot" for the 25 American Bass Anglers who launched from Old State Park ramp at 7:15 a.m. in 32-degree air temperature and a light NW wind. Weigh-in found the top four competitors very close. Matthew Roberts had 17.21-lbs anchored by Big Bass of the tournament, a 6.4-lb largemouth. For the win, Roberts took home $815.
Mark Moody landed 17.07-lbs followed closely by Joey Wyatt with 17.02-lbs. Wyatt took 2nd Big Bass with a 4.67-lber. Fourth place went to Austin Lowrey with 16.94-lbs. Jigs and crankbaits were the lures of choice. Anglers reported catching their fish mid-lake 20' deep.
These anglers are fishing for cash, points and prizes including gift certificates from local and area businesses. Points are counted for Division 126 Angler of the Year and the opportunity to fish the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour National Championship October 18-23 on Old Hickory Lake in Tennessee.
ABA is a national tournament organization with several different circuits in 40 states. D126 is a part of the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour (AFT), which uses a draw format. Boaters and non-boaters from age 14 can compete. Partners are determined by random draw the morning of each tournament.
The full results of this tournament with pictures can be viewed at www.centralmidwestbass.com. There is also a facebook page to follow for current events and activities. Results and schedules from other area divisions can be found on this website. D126 next scheduled tournament is December 14, 2019, launching out of Old State Park.
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 Anglers 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 visitwww.americanbassanglers.com.
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