Justin Angel Wins on Stockton Lake
December 11, 2022 Stockton, MO. 16 anglers launched from Hartley public use area (old state park) near Stockton, MO. 7 of those anglers brought back five-fish limits to the scales, but when the scales closed Justin Angel from Ash Grove, MO took the victory with 17.98 lbs. He accredited his win to a solid jerkbait bite. For the win, Justin took home $451 in prize money, as well as valuable divisional points.
Second amongst the competitors was Justin Faucett with 5 fish that locked in the scales at 13.74 lbs. Justin said he caught most of his fish targeting secondary points in 6-12 feet of water with an a-rig and jerkbaits. For his efforts, he took home $254 in prize money, as well as valuable divisional points.
Third place was claimed by Tracy Mitchell with 5 fish and a total weight of 12.98 lbs. Tracy said he caught most of his fish "chasing the wind" in the backs of shallow pockets on a crankbait. After culling several times Tracy looked for a kicker fish on primary and secondary windy points, but to no avail. For his efforts, he earned $79, and accrued valuable divisional points.
The Biggest Bass of the tournament was caught by Justin Angel. His fish locked in the scales at 4.59 lbs, earning him $160 in prize money.
Top 10 finishers:
PL Angler Fish Penalty Big Bass Total Points Payout 1 Justin Angel 5 4.59 17.98 196 451 2 Justin Faucett 5 3.51 13.74 195 254 3 Tracy W. Mitchell 5 3.40 12.98 194 79 4 Mike W. Butcher 5 2.57 10.70 193 5 Lucas Fornelli 3 4.56 10.65 192 6 Eric Craft 5 2.71 10.64 191 7 Randy Chapman 5 3.15 10.05 190 8 Nick Zorsch 5 1.99 8.89 189 9 Will Isaac 4 2.11 7.95 188 10 Jim Banks 2 2.81 5.09 187
The next tournament in this division will take place on 1/7/2023 launching from Hartley's public use area (Old State Park) on Stockton Lake.
For more information on this event or division please contact local director Randy Chapman, (417) 880-8399 or visit www.centralmidwestbass.com or www.americanbashanglers.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.
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.
As well as a host of local sponsors such as:
Albers Marine Arma, KS 620 347-8843
The Bait Shop South HWY 39 Stockton 417 955-1473
Bud’s Baits Carthage and Joplin
Cabins At The Lake 417 808-0730
Double M Reel Service 620 249-6834
Enriques Mexican Restaurant Stockton 417 276-6503
Heritage Tractors AR, KS, MO
JAG’S Snacks LLC 417 268-5589 Big Stringer Sponsor
J-L Trading Post Greenfield 417 637-2410
Kens Kafe Arcola, MO 417 424-3300
Orleans Trail Restaurant & Resort 417 276-3566
Owls Haven Motel Stockton 417 276-4907
Pete’s Convenience Store in Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma
Squeeze Inn Stockton
Stockton Simple Simon’s Pizza
Stockton Area Chamber of Commerce 417 276-5213
Stockton Lake Outfitters Greenfield, MO 417 637-2345
Stockton State Park Marina 417 276- 5329
Wood’s Supermarket HWY39 Stockton
Woody’s Fast Stop: Fast, Friendly, Food, Fuel E HWY 32 Stockton
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.centralmidwestbass.com or www.americanbassanglers.com or call (256) 232-0406
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