Haughton Wins on the Alabama River
December 21, 2019, Prattville, AL. Russ Haughton from Verbena, AL wins the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour Division 24 tournament held on the Alabama River Saturday, December 21, 2019.
When the scales closed Russ Haughton from Verbena, AL took the victory with 19.13 lbs. For the win Haughton took home $579.00 in prize money.
Second amongst the competitors was Dusty Jordan with 5 fish that locked in the scales at 16.67 lbs. For his efforts he took home $346.00 in prize money.
Third place was claimed by Chris Gillis with five fish and a total weight of 15.39 lbs. For his efforts he took home $115.00.
Fourth place went to Kevin Revay with five that weighed 13.78 lbs. He took home $86.00.
The Biggest Bass of the tournament was caught by Rickie Bonner. His fish locked in the scales at 5.66 lbs. earning him $115.00 in prize money.
Top five finishers
1. Russ Haughton 19.13 lbs.
2. Dusty Jordan 16.67 lbs.
3. Chris Gillis 15.39 lbs.
4. Kevin Revay 13.78 lbs.
5. Kenny Moore 12.45 lbs.
The next tournament in this division will take place on January 25, 2020 launching from Higgins Ferry boat launch on Lake Mitchell near Clanton, AL.
For more information on this event or division please contact local director Barry Woodward 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, 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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