American Fishing Tour Division 14 - 2018 Schedules

North Carolina Charlotte - 14

Director: Lance Eckford
Phone: 919-628-3383

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Entry Fees: Divisional One Day: $70
Divisional Championship: $140
National Championship: $170

2018 Schedules Posted as they come available

Dates/Results Lake Launch Ramp Register
09/25/2016
Lake Norman McCrary Creek Access
11/12/2016
Badin Lake Circle Drive Access
03/11/2017
Lake Norman McCrary Creek Access
03/12/2017
Lake Norman Cancelled McCrary Creek Access
03/19/2017
Lake Norman McCrary Creek Access
04/08/2017
Badin Lake Circle Drive Access
04/09/2017
Lake Tuckertown Flat Creek Access
04/22/2017
Lake Tuckertown Flat Creek Access
05/06/2017
Lake Norman/cancelled McCrary Creek Access
05/20/2017
Badin Lake Circle Drive Access
06/10/2017
06/11/2017
Lake Norman McCrary Creek Access
Division News
2018 Schedule
(will be added over the summer)

Divisional News

Tucker Wins 2 Day on Lake Norman

Thomas A. Tucker won the RAM American Fishing Tour division 14 Championship on Lake Norman in Mooresville, NC held on 06/10 and 6/11/2017.

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Bob Jennett Wins on Badin Lake

Bob Jennett of Kernersville, NC won the RAM American Fishing Tour division 14 tournament on Badin Lake in Stanley County, NC with five fish weighing 13.90 pounds held on 05/20/2017.

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Tsioklas Wins on Norman

Paul Tsiolkas of Winston Salem, North Carolina won the AFT D14 tournament on Lake Norman in Mooresville, North Carolina held on 03/19/2017. Paul weighed in five bass weighing 14.33 pounds. The winning pattern came fishing a jig slow in deep water. Congratulations Paul!

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Stone Wins on Badin Lake

Jerry Stone of Sherrils Ford, North Carolina won the Ram AFT D14 event on Badin Lake in Stanley County, North Carolina held on November 12th. Stone weighed in three bass weighing 8.71 pounds. The winning pattern came fishing soft plastic worms on windy points early in the morning. Jerry also caught the Big Bass of the event weighing 3.11 pounds. Congratulations Jerry!  See you at Lake Norman this spring.

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Morgan Takes Win on Norman

Brian Morgan of Newton, North Carolina won the Ram American Fishing Tour D14 event on Lake Norman in Mooresville, North Carolina on September 25th. Brian is one step closer to the Ram AFT National Championship with a first place win on Lake Norman this past weekend. Morgan bested the field of 26 anglers by weighing in five bass which weighed 11.34 pounds, worth $640. 

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Thomas Tucker Wins Two Day at Lake Norman

Thomas Tucker won the Ram American Fishing Tour division 14 Championship on Lake Norman in Mooresville, NC with ten fish weighing 26.64 pounds, held on 6/4/2016 and 6/5/2016.

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Chris Brown Wins on Lake Badin


Chris Brown of Lexington, NC won the RAM American Fishing Tour division 14 tournament on Badin Lake in Stanley County, NC held on May 14th, 2016. Brown weighed in five bass, at 14.43 pounds.

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Morgan Wins on Norman


Brian Morgan of Newton, NC is one step closer to the RAM American Fishing Tour National Championship with a first place win on Lake Norman this past weekend. Morgan weighed in five bass, 17.92 pounds.

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McLamb Outfishes the Competition on Badin

Scott McLamb won the Ram American Fishing Tour division 14 tournament on Badin Lake in Stanley County, NC held on April 9th. McLamb of Davidson, NC is one step closer to the Ram American Fishing Tour National Championship with a five bass limit of 17.01 pounds.

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Tucker Wins Ram American Fishing Tour Division 14 on High Rock

Thomas Tucker won the RAM American Fishing Tour Division 14 tournament on High Rock Lake in Lexington, NC held on March 19th. One step closer to the Ram American Fishing Tour National Championship, Tucker weighed in three bass, totaling 9.52 pounds.

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Whitaker Claims Ram American Fishing Tour Win on Lake Norman

Charles A. Whitaker won the Ram American Fishing Tour division 14 tournament on Lake Norman in Mooresville, NC held on November 8, 2015. Charles Whitaker of Troutman, NC is one step closer to the Ram American Fishing Tour National Championship with a first place win of five fish weighing 12.49 pounds. Second place went to Paul Tsiolkas of Lexington, NC with five bass weighing 8.81 pounds. Third place went to John Miller of Statesville, NC with five bass weighing in at 7.75 pounds. 

At launch time the temperatures were in the lower 50's with cloudy skies, and Northeast winds at 10 to 15 mph. The day’s conditions continued with mostly cloudy skies, and temperatures topping out in the upper 50's. Water temperatures were in the mid 60's to low 70’s.

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Walser Wins at Hickory Lake

Brent Walser won the RAM American Fishing Tour division 14 tournament on Lake Hickory in Hickory, NC with two fish weighing 6.48 pounds held on September 12, 2015.

Brent Walser of Welcome, NC is one step closer to the RAM American Fishing Tour National Championship with a first place win on Lake Hickory this past weekend. Walser weighed in two bass, which weighed 6.48 pounds. Second place went to Jerry Stone of Sherrils Ford, NC with one bass weighing 4.78 pounds. Third place went to Lance Eckford of Troutman, NC with one bass weighing in at 2.22 pounds.  

At launch time the temperatures were in the low 60's with cloudy skies and light variable winds. The day's conditions continued with cloudy skies, and temperatures topping out in the upper 70's. Water temperatures were in the low 80's. 

The winning pattern came fishing soft plastics.  Congratulations Brent!  See you at Lake Norman on the 7th of November at McCrary Access. 

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Thomas Wins Division 14 Championship at Lake Norman

Kevin Thomas won the RAM American Fishing Tour division 14 Championship on Lake Norman in Mooresville, NC with ten fish weighing 15.15 pounds held on June 20th and 21st 2015.

Kevin Thomas of Indian Trail, NC is one step closer to the RAM American Fishing Tour National Championship with a first place win on Lake Norman this past weekend. Thomas weighed in ten bass over two days, which weighed 15.15 pounds. Second place went to Lance Eckford of Troutman, NC with seven bass weighing 9.57 pounds. Third place went to John Miller of Statesville, NC with five bass weighing in at 7.37 pounds. 

The dog days of summer have come early to Lake Norman this year with temperatures in the upper 90's with mostly sunny conditions all weekend. The conditions were tough on both the anglers and the fishing, but Kevin Thomas was able to put together a solid pattern and bring a limit to the scales on both days of the Divisional Championship. 

The winning pattern came tossing a buzz bait on shady banks where the mayfly hatch was most active.  Kevin reported catching good numbers of fish, but the bigger bite was elusive.  While Kevin was able to sift through good numbers, the rest of the field struggled to bring a limit to the scales.  Congratulations Kevin!

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Whitaker Wins on Lake Hickory
 
Athens, Al -  Charles A. Whitaker won his second RAM American Fishing Tour division 14 tournament on Lake Hickory in Hickory, NC with five fish weighing 17.82 pounds held on 04/25/2015.
 
Charles Whitaker of Troutman, NC is one step closer to the RAM American Fishing Tour National Championship with a first place win on Lake Hickory this past weekend. Whitaker weighed in five bass, which weighed 17.82 pounds. Second place went to Scott McLamb of Moresville, NC with Five bass weighing 16.92 pounds. Third place went to Jerry Stone of Sherrils Ford, NC with five bass weighing in at 15.34 pounds.  
 
At launch time the temperatures were in the upper 40's with cloudy skies with light variable winds. The day’s conditions continued with light rain and cloudy skies, and temperatures topping out in the upper 50's. Water temperatures were in the low to mid 60's. 
 
The winning pattern came bed fishing and throwing a spinner bait.  Charles Whitaker said he found a few bed fish early in the week, then covered water with a spinner bait and a Muffin Top jig. His big fish came on a 9/16 oz. Muffin Top jig in “Booski”(black and blue). Other successful anglers also reported that a spinner bait, rattletrap and a jig were their top baits. Congratulations Charles!  See you at High Rock Lake on the 17th of May at Southmont Ramp. 

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Charles Whitaker Takes the Win on Norman

04/12/2015

Athens, Al - Charles Whitaker of Troutman, NC won the American Fishing Tour North Carolina Charlotte division 14 tournament with five fish weighing 14.00 pounds held on Lake Norman on 04/12/2015.

Charles Whitaker of Troutman, NC is one step closer to the RAM American Fishing Tour National Championship with a first place win on Lake Norman this past weekend. Whitaker weighed in five bass, which weighed 14.00 pounds. Second place went to Greg Sims of China Grove, NC with Five bass weighing 12.62 pounds. Third place went to Kevin Thomas of Albemarle, NC with five bass weighing in at 12.22 pounds.

At launch time the temperatures were in the upper 40s with clear skies, and east winds at 5 to 10 mph. The day's conditions continued with partly cloudy skies, and temperatures topping out in the low 70s. Water temperatures were in the upper 60s to low 70s. 
 
The winning pattern came using a hand tied Muffin Top jig and a shallow crank bait. Charles Whitaker said he just went junk fishing, and managed to catch one good kicker off the bed. Congratulations Charles! See you at Lake Hickory on the 25th of April. 

 

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Co-Angler Wins on High Rock

Athens, Al - Tyler Heuple won the RAM American Fishing Tour division 14 tournament on High Rock Lake in Lexington, NC with three fish weighing 6.00 pounds held on 03/28/2015.

Tyler Heuple of Gainsville, Va. is one step closer to the RAM American Fishing Tour National Championship with a first place win on High Rock Lake this past weekend. Heuple weighed in three bass, which weighed 6.00 pounds. Second place went to Charles A. Whitaker of Troutman, NC with two bass weighing 5.91 pounds. Third place went to Lee Busque of Olin, NC with two bass weighing in at 5.38 pounds.

At launch time the temperatures were in the upper 30's with clear skies, and north northwest winds at 10 to 20 mph. The day’s post frontal conditions continued with high pressure, blue bird skies, and temperatures topping out in the low 50's. Water temperatures were in the mid to upper 50's.

The winning pattern was cranking rocky points in 8 to10 ft. of water. Tyler was very gracious and thanked his boater as they had a fun day on the lake after his victory in his very first Ram American Fishing Tour event. Congratulations!

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Lance Eckford Takes Home First Place at Lake Norman

03/07/2015

Athens, Al - Lance Eckford, of Troutman, NC won the American Fishing Tour North Carolina Charlotte division 14 tournament with five fish weighing 9.80 pounds held on Lake Norman on 03/07/2015.

Second place went to Scott McClamb, of Mooresville, North Carolina, with a five bass limit weighing 9.63 pounds. Third place went to Brad Zeigler of Matthews, NC with five bass weighing in at 8.94 pounds. Fourth place went to Mitch Drew of Gold Hill, NC with three bass weighing 7.27 pounds.  The AOY race is heating up with three events complete within Division 14. The current leader will need to stay consistent to stay on top, with five events left before the two day Championship. 
 
At launch time the temperatures were in the low 20's with clear skies. The day continued with temperatures topping out in the high 50's and sunny skies throughout the day. Water temperatures were in the upper 40's to low 50's.

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