Kevin Thomas Wins High Rock
3/15/2020 Lexington, NC. Kevin Thomas of Indian Trail, NC., won the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour Division 14 tournament presented by American Bass Anglers.
Running out of Southmont ramp near Lexington, NC., Kevin Thomas brought back 5 fish that locked in the scales at 19.86 pounds anchored by a 5.81 pound kicker.
For the victory Kevin Thomas took home a check for $559.00.
Kevin reported catching the majority of his fish on a shakey head worm in the Second Creek area.
Second place was claimed by Robert Mixon with 5 fish and a total weight of 18.42 pounds.
For his efforts Robert took home $317.00 in prize money.
Chris Brown took third with 5 fish and a total weight of 17.22 pounds and took home $108.00 in prize money.
Chris reported catching his fish on a shallow running crankbait on rocky banks.
The Biggest Bass of the tournament was caught by Matthew Stark. His fish locked in the scales at 6.00 lbs.
Top five finishers:
1. Kevin Thomas 19.86lbs
2. Robert Mixon 18.42lbs
3. Chris Brown 17.22lbs
4. Justin Hill 16.40lbs
5. Lucas Hedrick 14.89lbs
The next tournament in this division will take place on April 4th,2020 launching from Hagar Creek Access.
For more information on this event or division please contact local director Lance Eckford (919)628-3383, 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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