Tommy Parker Wins on Tensaw River
December 12, 2020, Mobile, AL. Tommy Parker of Saraland, Alabama won the American Fishing Tour District 41 Alabama-Mobile tournament presented by American Bass Anglers. Running out of Live Oak Landing near Stockton, AL Parker brought back five that locked in the scales at 11.50 pounds anchored by a 5.01-pound kicker. For the victory, Parker took home a check for $432 plus another $75 for Big Bass.
Second place was claimed by Michael Hardin with five fish and a total weight of 11.47 pounds. For his efforts, Hardin took home $223 in prize money.
Donald Griffith took third with five fish and a total weight of 10.52 pounds and took home $79 in prize money.
Top five finishers
1. Tommy Parker 11.50
2. Michael Hardin 11.47
3. Donald Griffith 10.52
4. Dennis Prickett 9.37
5. Eddie Rhodes 9.05
The next tournament in this division will take place on January 16, 2021 launching from Live Oak Landing. Please contact local director Barry Woodward at 251-423-0753 on Thursday to verify the launch site.
For information on this event or division please contact local director Barry Woodward at 251-423-0753 or visit www.americanbassanglers.com
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 AFT Angler of The Year Final Round at the AFT Championship. 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.
The American 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 American Fishing Tour National Championship for this fall on Kerr Lake in Virginia.
American Bass Anglers is sponsored by Bass Pro Shops, Triton boats, Mercury Motors, Motor Guide, Berkley, Abu Garcia, TH Marine, Power Pole, Garmin, Lucas Oil, REKS Sunglasses, Engel Coolers, OPTIMA Batteries, and Maui Jim.
For more information visit www.americanbassanglers.com or call (256) 232-0406.
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