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Rodney Elliott Takes Win on Russell

Elberton, GA – March 9, 2024: Amidst the rain, dedicated anglers set out from the Highway 72 ramp between Elberton, GA, and Calhoun Falls, SC for the American Fishing Tour Division 25 South Carolina Northwest Tournament on Lake Russell. Impressively, most of these anglers returned with five-fish limits. However, it was Rodney Elliott hailing from Abbeville, SC, who emerged triumphant, showcasing a stellar performance.

Elliott’s five-bass haul, boasting a total weight of 19.43 lb and anchored by a substantial 5.25 lb largemouth, secured his victory. His skillful navigation of the challenging conditions earned him $500 in prize money along with a well-deserved first-place plaque, plus an additional $90 from the first-place option pot, amounting to a total of $590 in winnings. Congratulations, Rodney!

Jacob Butts of Starr, SC, claimed the runner-up position with a catch weighing 14.70 lb, earning him a plaque and $288 in cash rewards. Meanwhile, Curtis Temples from Saluda, SC, clinched third place with a five-fish haul totaling 14.10 lb. Temples received $90 for his third-place finish and an extra $60 from the second-place option pot.

The tournament’s Biggest Bass honor belonged to none other than Rodney Elliott, whose impressive 5.25 lb largemouth catch earned him an additional $90 in prize money, coupled with a plaque commemorating his achievement.

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Looking ahead, the next tournament in Division 25 is scheduled for December 3, 2023, at Clark’s Hill Lake, launching from Dorn Fishing Facility in McCormick, SC.

For further details about this event or Division 25, please reach out to the local director, Zach Green, at 478-733-6473 or visit www.americanbassanglers.com.

These dedicated anglers accumulate valuable points towards the divisional Angler of the Year title, with the points champion from each division vying for supremacy at the annual American Bass Anglers AFT Angler of The Year Final Round during the AFT Championship. Moreover, the top 500 anglers from various divisions earn the esteemed privilege to compete in the three-day ABA, AFT National Championship tournament.

The American Fishing Tour offers accessible and affordable bass tournaments tailored for the weekend angler, with participants vying for both monetary rewards and crucial points. These points propel anglers towards their divisional championship, and the top 500 anglers nationwide earn the opportunity to compete in the American Fishing Tour National Championship, set to take place this fall on Lake Hartwell in Anderson, SC.

About American Bass Anglers

American Bass Anglers, committed to providing low-cost, close-to-home tournaments, offers an exciting platform for individual angler progression. With the support of industry-leading companies, ABA continues to advance the sport of bass fishing.

For more information about the ABA Professional League and other series, visit www.americanbassanglers.com or call (256) 232-0406.

American Bass Anglers is proud to be 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 dedicated to organizing affordable, local tournaments for weekend anglers while offering opportunities for individual angler advancement. To learn more about American Bass Anglers, including the Team Series, American Fishing Tour, American Couples Series, annual Military Team Bass Tournament, ABA Team Series, Top 150 Solo Tour, and Pro League, all presented by Caymas Boats, please visit www.americanbassanglers.com or call (256) 232-0406.

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