Steve Phillips Takes the win on Seminole
Steve Phillips from Douglas, Ga. is one step closer to the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour National Championship with a first-place win in the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour Seminole Division 114 bass tournament held on Lake Seminole December 1, 2019. Steve’s limit weighed in at 24.93 pounds. Big Bass was awarded to Nic Brown for catching a 7.22 lb largemouth.
These anglers are acquiring valuable points to insure their birth into the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour National Championship. Their points are also being used to determine the divisional angler of the year. The top angler by points earned in this division will represent the division in the Angler of the Year final round.
The top six anglers were:
1st Steve Phillips 24.93-lbs 2nd Nic Brown 22.10-lbs 3rd Sean Bierman 17.31-lbs 4th Joseph Lynch 16.13-lbs 5th Chuck Laslie 14.56-lbs 6th Josh Martin 13.19-lbs
The conditions were windy and rainy to start the day, but very pleasant at the weight in! The lake water was clear.
Steve's winning pattern was throwing Crank Baits!
This division’s next tournament will be January 5, 2020 on Lake Seminole at Seminole Lodge. For more information on this or any future event in this division contact Mitch Oldnettle 850-376-2628 or Len Lindahl 850-272-5305.
These anglers earn valuable points toward the divisional Angler of the Year (AOY) title. The points champion from each division will compete in the annual American Bass Anglers (ABA) Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour (BPSFT) Angler of The Year Final Round at the BPSFT National Championship.
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 U.S. are invited to the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour National Championship.
American Bass Anglers are 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.
American Fishing Tour - Latest News
John Caldwell Wins on Hudson
November 23rd, 2019 Pryor, OK., John Caldwell won the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour (BPSFT) Division 57 tournament presented by American Bass Anglers (ABA).
Darren Taylor and Amy Newsome Take the win on West Point
The North GA Bass Pro Shops Couples Division 5 held their second tournament on a chilly but beautiful December 7. Five couples took time from this busy time of year to join us on West Point Lake, where the spotted bass far outnumbered largemouth at the scale. First Place Winners with a total weight of 8.13-lbs went to Darren Taylor and Amy Newsome.
2020 Bass Pro Shop Open Series Kick Off Event
December 2, 2019, Athens, AL. The first Bass Pro Shop Open Series event is only 41 days away. The 2020 Kick off event will be on Lake Toho. The event will lauch out of Lakefront Park located in Kissimmee, FL on January 11, 2020.
At the 2019 kick off event Eric Panzironi of Longwood, FL weight a big sack of bass of 26.67 pounds to win $5,600 for first place. “I stayed on Toho all day. I found a big school of fish last weekend, and they stayed in the same area. I pulled up to that spot and was done by 9:30 am. Last week they were smaller, but the bigger fish moved up to that area. It feels great to start the season with a win,” Panzironi said.
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.