Keith Claridge takes win on Kentucky Lake
On May 9, 2020 at Fenton Access Ramp on Kentucky Lake. Keith Claridge from Indiana won the American Fishing Tour Division 33 tournament presented by American Bass Anglers. Running out of Fenton Access Ramp on Kentucky Lake. Keith Claridge brought back 5 fish that locked in the scales at 15.95 pounds anchored by a 4.32-pound kicker. Keith caught his fish on deep banks in bays with a Carolina Rig using a River Rat Tackle Quivering Fry. For the victory Keith took home a check for $337.00
Second place was claimed by David Brunaugh with 5 fish and a total weight of 12.04 pounds. For his efforts David took home $153.00 in prize money.
The Biggest Bass of the tournament was caught by Ron Timmer. His fish locked in the scales at 6.20 pounds earning him $50.00
Top five finishers
1. Keith Claridge 15.95
2. David Branaugh 12.04
3. Ron Timmer 10.01
4. Ethan Futrell 7.65
5. Ledell Wade 5.55
The next tournament in this division will take place on May 23, 2020 launching from Little River at Barkley State Park Marina.
For more information on this event or division please contact local director Robert Linton (270) 206-8051 or visit www.americanbassanglers.com
These anglers accrued valuable points toward the divisional angler of the year title. The points champion from each division will compete in the annual American Bass Anglers AFT Angler of The Year Final Round Fish-Off. In addition, the top 500 anglers from the various divisions will earn the right to compete in the three-day ABA, AFT National Championship tournament. For more information, call ABA at (888) 203-6222.On line, see www.americanbassanglers.com.
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.American Bass Anglers, Inc. is supported by Triton Boats, Mercury Outboards, Optima Batteries, GEICO, Berkley, Abu Garcia, T-H Marine, Maui Jim, Power Pole, Garmin, and SiriusXM Marine Weather. American Bass Anglers, Inc. can be contacted at (256) 232-0406 or by visiting americanbassanglers.com
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