Moore Wins on Desplaines/Kankakee Rivers
July 1st, 2023, Channahon IL. Austin Moore of Washburn IL won the American Fishing Tour (IL 39) tournament presented by American Bass Anglers. Running out of Big Basin near Channahon IL Moore brought back a 5 fish limit that locked in the scales at 13.06 pounds. For the victory, Moore took home a check for $407.
The weather was a bit rainy but warm and no storms as predicted, with all the fishermen weighing in the fish that day. Overall, it was a great tournament day.
Second place was claimed by Andrew Blunier with 5 fish and a total weight of 12.49. Andrew also took home Big Bass honors with a 4.75-pounder. Blunier took home $270 for his efforts.
The next tournament in this division will take place on the Morris Pool of the Illinois River launching from the Seneca City ramp on July 29th.
Top 10 PL Angler Fish Big Bass Total Points Payout 1 Austin Moore 5 3.29 13.06 193 406 2 Andrew A. Blunier 5 4.75 12.49 192 200 3 Edward L. Gad 5 3.19 11.25 191 79 4 Gregg J. Buda 5 3.43 10.52 190 5 Mitch A. DeLand 5 2.42 10.31 189 6 David M. Blume 5 1.96 8.49 188 7 Dustin T. Taylor 5 8.37 187 8 Tim Lewis 4 2.70 7.06 186 9 Scott C. Stutler 4 2.16 6.42 185 10 Bruce H. Deyoung 3 3.60 184
For more information on this event or division please contact local director Dave Blume at 309-824-9999 or visit www.americanbassanglers.com
Competing in these tournaments allows anglers to accumulate valuable points toward the coveted title of Divisional Angler of the Year. The points champion from each division will have the opportunity to compete in the highly anticipated American Bass Anglers AFT Angler of The Year Final Round at the AFT Championship. Furthermore, the top 500 anglers from different divisions will earn the privilege of participating in the prestigious three-day ABA, AFT National Championship tournament.
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About American Bass Anglers: American Bass Anglers is dedicated to providing affordable and locally-accessible tournaments tailored for weekend anglers. These events also offer a progressive pathway for individual angler development.
For more information about American Bass Anglers, including the Open Series, American Fishing Tour, American Couples Series, annual Military Team Bass Tournament, and Top 150 Solo Tour, all proudly presented by Caymas Boats, please visit www.americanbassanglers.com or call (256) 232-0406.
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