Scorches Win on Grand Lake
July 9th was one of the hot summer days you try to avoid when trying to fish eight hours, but 11 anglers braved the 100 degrees plus temperatures to compete in American Bass Anglers’ AFT Division #65 fourth tournament of the year on Grand Lake o’ the Cherokees. Six boats came in with a three-fish limit with First Place going to Bryan Jackson of Monett, MO, who bagged three fish weighing 10.35 lbs. He also took “Big Bass” honors with a 4.60 lb. black bass.
Second Place went to Curis Heintz of Afton, OK, with a three-fish limit weighing a total of 10 lbs. even. The third-place spot went to Mike Franks of Bartlesville, OK, with a three-fish bag at 9.15 lbs. During the two hottest months of the year, only three fish are allowed to be weighed in per Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA) rules.
The top five finishers out of the field of 11 anglers were:
1. Bryan Jackson 10.35 lbs
2. Curtis Heintz 10.00 lbs
3. Mike Franks 9.15 lbs
4. Jim Johnson 8.95 lbs
5. Randy Baskins 7.60 lbs
The next AFT Division #65 tournament will be on July 30, 2022, at the Tera Miranda ramp. Be prepared for another HOT day of fishing! For more information, contact Division #65 Director Jeff Davison at 918-289-6993.
American Bass Anglers is sponsored by Caymas Boats, Mercury Marine, T-H Marine, Garmin Electronics, Power Pole, Lucas Oil, RT Outdoors, Sportsman Card, Optima Batteries, Hotel Planner.com, and LurePartsOnline.com.
About American Bass Anglers: American Bass Anglers is committed to providing low-cost, close-to-home tournaments for the weekend angler and, at the same time, offering each competitor an upward path for individual angler progression.
For more information about American Bass Anglers, the Open Series, the American Fishing Tour, the American Couples Series, the annual Military Team Bass Tournament, and the Top 150 Solo Tour, all presented by Caymas Boats, visit www.americanbassanglers.com or call (256) 232-0406
For more information, visit www.americanbassanglers.com or call (256) 232-0406.
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