Russ Haughton Wins on Lake Mitchell
November 23, 2019, Mobile, AL., Russ Haughton of Verbena, AL., won the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour (BPSFT) Division 24 - Alabama Central tournament presented by American Bass Anglers (ABA).
Running out of Higgins Ferry Park near Clanton, Haughton brought back five fish that locked in the scales at 12.71 lbs. For the victory he took home $478.00.
Second place was claimed by Randy Maharrey with five fish and a total weight of 12.65 lbs.
His catch was anchored by a 4.01 lb. kicker that was the Biggest Bass of the tournament. For his efforts he took home $268.00 with an additional $90.00 for Big Bass.
Raymond Youngblood took third with five and a total weight of 12.11 lbs. and took home $86.00 in prize money.
Top five finishers:
1. Russ Haughton 12.71 lbs.
2. Randy Maharrey 12.65 lbs.
3. Raymond Youngblood 12.11 lbs.
4. Jeremy Renfroe 11.22 lbs.
5. Gene Townsend 10.48 lbs.
The next tournament in this division is scheduled to take place on December 21, 2019 launching from Cooters Pond Park on the Alabama River.
For more information on this event or division please contact local director Barry Woodward at 251-423-0753 or visit www.americanbassanglers.com (AFT Trail).
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 (AOY) Final Round at the BPSFT National 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 U.S. are invited to the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour (BPSFT) 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, Monster Energy, and Power-Pole.
Mailing address: American Bass Anglers, Inc, PO Box 475, Athens, AL 35612 PH (256) 232-0406.
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