Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Bradley Day Wins at Hartwell

On February 18, 2024, in Hartwell, GA, Bradley Day of Anderson, SC won the American Fishing Tour Division 25- South Carolina Northwest tournament, presented by American Bass Anglers. Amidst chilly conditions, forty-four anglers participated in the event at the Gum Branch Tournament Facility near Hartwell, GA. Bradley’s five-bass haul weighed an impressive 23.59 lb, bolstered by a substantial 5.98 lb kicker fish. Bradley earned a first-place plaque and $801 in cash. Additionally, he claimed the first-place option pot, adding $240 to his winnings for a total of $1041.

Following closely behind, Brody Manley of Pickens, SC, secured second place with a commendable five-fish limit totaling 19.55 lb. Brody’s haul included a notable 5.59 lb largemouth bass. He received a second-place plaque $519 in prize money, and an extra $160 from the second-place option pot, bringing his total earnings to $679.

Justin Raines of Easley, SC, took third place, delivering a hefty five-fish catch weighing 18.58 lbs. Notably, Raines reeled in the day’s largest fish, tipping the scales at 6.69 lb. His third-place finish earned him $252, and he received an additional $220 and a plaque for landing the big fish.

Tallis Morrison of Royston, GA secured fourth place with a five-fish limit weighing 18.48 lb, which included a 4.87 lb anchor fish. Morrison took home $202 in cash for his performance.

Parker Guy of Ocilla, GA claimed fifth place with a five-fish limit weighing 17.83 lb, earning $166 in cash.

In sixth place was Lane Clark of Anderson, SC, whose solid five-fish catch weighed 17.40 lb, resulting in a $130 cash prize.

Justin Tingen of Moore, SC secured the seventh-place spot with a five-fish bag weighing 17.05 lb, featuring a 4.30 lb kicker fish, earning him $86.

Top 25

The next tournament in this division is scheduled for Saturday, March 09, 2024, at R. B. Russell, launching from the Hwy—72 ramp in Elberton, GA. For more information, interested anglers can contact local director Zach Green at 478-733-6473 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 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, Power Pole, RT Outdoors, 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

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