Stockton Bass Tournament A Slug-fest!
December 14, 2019, saw American Bass Anglers launching from Old State Park at 7:15 a.m. The air temperature was at the high for the day, about 40̊ with a hard-northwest wind pushing rollers into the ramp. The air temperature fell during the day and the wind slowed down. It was a brutal day weather-wise, but the fish were biting. Twelve anglers weighed in a 5-fish limit ranging from a little more than 13-lbs to almost 17-lbs. Weights were very close much like they were in November’s tournament. First place went to Mark Moody with 16.83-lbs. Mark took home $552 for his efforts.
Second place was claimed by Matt Garrett with 16.07-lbs. Matt took home $308 for his second-place finish.
Locking in third place was Scott Lawson with 15.81-lbs. earning him $101.
Big Bass was a 5-lber caught by Mike Butcher. That big fish earned Mike $190 and a $25 gift certificate from Heritage Tractor.
The full story of the weather can be seen in the pictures posted at www.centralmidwestbass.com along with the full results.
Gifts certificates from Albers Marine in Arma, KS, Enriques’s Mexican Grill in Stockton, Simple Simon’s Pizza of Stockton, Stockton Lake Outfitters in Greenfield, Stockton State Park Marina, Bug’s Baits of Carthage and Joplin and Woods Supermarkets. Several packages of Pa Pa’s Jerky were also given to the anglers. A Friday evening pre-registration was held ad Woody’s Fast Stop in Stockton.
The next D126 tournament is scheduled for February 29, 2020. Anglers are fishing for cash, prizes, and points which will qualify them to fish the Stockton 2-Day Championship scheduled for September 12-13, 2020. Their next step is the ABA National Championship to be held October 18-23 on Old Hickory Lake in Tennessee. Watch centralmidwestbass facebook page for up-to-the-minute news about these events as well as other fishing-related notices.
American Bass Anglers is a National Draw Trail with almost 40 Divisions across the country. Several area ABA tournament schedules can be found at www.centralmidwestbass.com web-page as well as centralmidwestbass FB page. Membership in ABA is $35/365 days; entry fee is $70. Most divisions have a Big Bass Option Pot. Boaters and non-boaters from age 14 are invited to participate. Call Becky with any questions: 316 644-1454.
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 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, Maui Jim, Optima Batteries and Power-Pole. Mailing address: American Bass Anglers, Inc, PO Box 475, Athens, AL 35612 PH (256) 232-0406.
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