American Fishing Tour

Alabama East Central - 88

Director: Doug Orazine
Phone: (205)910-6694

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

Dates/Results Lake Launch Ramp Register
08/27/2016
Neely Henry Rainbow Landing Hwy 77 Bridge
09/10/2016
Weiss Lake Weiss Mart
10/08/2016
Neely Henry Coosa Landing
11/12/2016
Weiss Lake Little River
12/10/2016
Neely Henry Coosa Landing
01/07/2017
Weiss Lake/Cancelled Little River Marina
02/18/2017
Neely Henry Coosa Landing
03/11/2017
Weiss Lake Little River Marina
04/29/2017
Neely Henry Rainbow Landing Hwy 77 Bridge
05/13/2017
Weiss Lake Little River Marina
06/10/2017
Weiss Lake Little River Marina
07/15/2017
07/16/2017
Neely Henry/Weiss Lake Coosa Landing/Little River Marina
Division News

Divisional News

Anderson Wins on Neely Henry 

From Division 88, Alabama East/Central  Charles Anderson of Rocky Face, Georgia won the AFT D88 event held on Neely Henry on October 8th in Gadsden, Alabama. Charles caught 14.85 pounds to secure the win. He also landed the largest bass of the day with a 4.64 pound largemouth.

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Anderson Wins D88 Lake Weiss

Charles Anderson of Rocky Face, Georgia is one step closer to the ABA National Championship with a First Place win in the AFT D88 event held on Weiss Lake on September 10, 2016. Charles used a vibrating jig and finesse worm and caught a winning weight of 15.02 pounds.

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Draskovic Wins at Neely Henry 

From Division 88, Alabama East/Central  Ken Draskovic from Scottsboro, Alabama is one step closer to the ABA National Championship with a first place win in the AFT event held on Lake Neely Henry in Gadsden, Alabama this past weekend.  This was the first event in D88 counting towards the 2017 season. Ken did not prefish this lake, but applied patterns that worked on his home water to catch 9.67 pounds including one spotted bass. Topwater baits were the key to his success. Ken earned $245 for his efforts.

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Childress Wins Divisional Championship For D88

From D88, Alabama East/Central,  David Childress of Calhoun, Georgia won the Divisional Championship held on both Neely Henry and Weiss lakes Saturday and Sunday July 16th and 17th, with a total weight of 23.17 pounds. He pocketed $752 for his efforts. 

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Doug Orazine Wins on Weiss Lake

From Division 88, Alabama East/Central, Doug Orazine of Springville, Alabama is one step closer to the American Fishing Tour National Championship with a first place win in the American Fishing Tour bass tournament held on Weiss Lake the 4th of June 2016.  Doug caught his limit flipping bank grass and hard cover with heavy equipment. Doug’s weight of 10.11 pounds secured the victory. 

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Matthews Tops Weiss Lake Crowd

Mark Matthews of Jacksonville, Alabama is one step closer to the Ram American Fishing Tour National Championship with a first place win in the AFT Division 88 event held on Weiss Lake 28th of May 2016.  Mark caught two of his fish on a deep diving crankbait ledge fishing and finished his limit flipping for a wining weight of 14.06 pounds.

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Chip Rodgers Wins on Weiss Lake

From Division 88, Alabama East/Central Chip Rodgers of High Point, GA is one step closer to the ABA National Championship with a First Place win in the American Fishing Tour bass tournament held on Weiss Lake April 16th. Chip visited numerous brush piles he had located with his side imaging unit and landed four fish that weighed in at a whopping 22.55 pounds.  A Secret Lures 2XHD jig was credited for his day’s catch. 

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Charles Anderson Wins at Lake Weiss

Charles Anderson is one step closer to the Ram American Fishing Tour National Championship with a first place win in the Division 88 Alabama East/Central tournament held on Lake Weiss on December 19th. Charles brought in a sack of 19.86 pounds, caught on a spinnerbait. Second place winner Derrell Parker, and Third Place Ken Draskovic each caught over 19 pounds.  Big bass was awarded Terry Tucker  for catching a 5.76 pound largemouth.

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Mike Garlen Tops Field

Mike Garlen is one step closer to the Ram American Fishing Tour National Championship with a first place win in the Alabama East Central Division 88 tournament held at Neely Henry on November 21, 2015. Mike’s five bass limit weighed in at 13.55 pounds. Big Bass was a tie between Doug Orazine's largemouth bass and Joel Etheredge's spotted bass each weighing in at 4.65 pounds.

 

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Derrell Parker Takes First Place at Lake Weiss

From Division 88, Alabama East/Central, Derrell Parker is one step closer to the Ram AFT National Championship with a first place win in the Ram American Fishing Tour bass tournament held at Lake Weiss on October 31, 2015. Derrell was encouraged to participate in this, his first ABA tournament. He joined at the ramp and dusted the competition. Derrell caught his fish using a vibrating style jig near rocks. Second place winner, Jamey Collette, reported a hard head jig cranked along riprap was his key to success. Big Bass was awarded to Joel Etheredge for catching a 4.54 pound largemouth using a beaver style bait flipped to wood.

 

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Etheredge Wins Division 88 Event
 
From Division 88, Alabama East/Central, Joel Etheredge is one step closer to the Ram American Fishing Tour National Championship with a first place win in the Ram American Fishing Tour Division 88 tournament held on Neely Henry this past weekend. Joel's five bass limit weighed in at 12.20 pounds. Big Bass was awarded to Mike Garlen for catching a 3.76 pound largemouth. 
 
The top five anglers were: 
1. Joel Etheredge       12.20 lbs.                            
2. Ken Draskovic        10.22 lbs. 
3  Charles Anderson   10.05lbs.

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