Randy Ruffins Wins D13 Two-day on the Chickahominy
22 anglers got together in Williamsburg, Va for the division 13 championship. Randy Ruffin set the bar high by posting a very nice day 1 total of 16.16 pounds including day 1 big bass at 5.14 pounds. Randy was fishing plastics in pad beds on the main channel of the Chickahominy River. Despite only bringing in four fish on day two, his tournament total of 23.43 pounds proved good enough to secure the win and collect $1223 in winnings.
Behind by almost 4 pounds after the first day, Richard Bates gave it his best on day 2, closing the gap to just one pound and taking second with 22.24 pounds. That second place finish secured Richard division Angler of the Year.
Having averaged 33 anglers for our events this year, the division has qualified three anglers for this year's AOY competition. Also qualifying for AOY are tournament winner Randy Ruffin and Scott Stephenson.
The Virginia division will start the 2021 season on October 10 at Kerr Lake.
These anglers earn valuable points toward the divisional angler of the year title. The points champion from each division will compete in the annual American Bass Anglers BPSFT Angler of The Year Final Round at the BPSFT 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 US are invited to the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour National Championship.
About American Bass Anglers - American Bass Anglers is committed to providing low cost, close to home tournaments for the weekend angler while offering an upward path for individual angler progression. For more information about American Bass Anglers and all their bass tournament trails 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, 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.
American Fishing Tour - Latest News
ATHENS, Ala. –John Hopkins of Smyrna Tn wins Bass Pro Shop Open Series Central Tennessee final one day tournament, held July 24th on Old Hickory Lake.
Team Tour Championship Postponed
Out of an overabundance of caution The Team Tour Championship that was scheduled for 10/10-11/2020 on Wheeler Lake has be postponed. The National Weather Service is forecasting winds of 10-20 mph with gust up to 35mph for Saturday, and winds of 10-15 mph with gust up to 20 mph Sunday. The safety of our anglers is the number on concern and factor when making the tough decisions on postponing a tournament. The new dates for the Team Tour Championship will be November 21-22 on Wheeler Lak