American Fishing Tour Division 6

Connecticut - 6

Director: Tom Dupuis
Phone: (860)987-7371

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

Dates/Results Lake Launch Ramp Register
04/21/2018
Candlewood Latins Cove
05/05/2018
Gardner Lake State Ramp
05/19/2018
Lillinonah Steel Bridge
06/02/2018
Colebrook Army Corps
06/09/2018
Lake Zoar State Ramp
06/30/2018
Lillinonah Steel Bridge
07/14/2018
Candlewood Latins Cove
07/28/2018
Ct River Salmon River
08/11/2018
08/12/2018
Lake Zoar/Lillinonah State Ramp/Steel Bridge
Division News

Tom Dupuis wins Two Day, Rick Holmberg takes AOY

ATHENS, Ala. –  Tom Dupuis won the American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 final two-day tournament of the year, held on lakes Zoar and Lillinonah.  

Tom caught his limit of bass on both days for a total weight of 22.82 pounds. He led the field on day one and caught the big fish on both days with smallmouth bass.  Tom caught all his fish on topwater making the most of the early morning bite. For the victory, he took home $952.00 in cash.


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Frank Vida wins at the Connecticut River 

ATHENS, Ala. –  Frank Vida won the  American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held on the Connecticut River.  Running out of the Salmon River State ramp landing, first-year member Frank Vida from New Fairfield, Connecticut caught the only 5-fish limit of bass of the day that weighed in at 9.94-pounds.  The river fishing and catching were very difficult due to heavy rains and storms that pounded the area all week long, but Frank was still able to find them.  He said he caught them on a spinnerbait and senko off of the docks in some of the marine coves.  Included in his limit was a 3.39-pound largemouth being good enough for the big fish of the day. For his efforts, he took home $476.00 in cash.


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 Todd Rose wins on Candlewood Lake 


ATHENS, Ala. – Todd Rose won the American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held on Candlewood Lake. Running out of the Latins Cove ramp landing near the town of Danbury, Connecticut the Stafford Springs native caught a 5-fish limit of bass weighing 15.83-pounds.  He said he caught his fish flipping by targeting small isolated weed clumps. For the victory, he took home $478.00 in cash.


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Kevin Hensley wins on Lake Gaston

It was a relatively tough bite on Gaston Saturday. Water temps were in the low to mid 80's. Sunshine, blue bird skies and heavy boat traffic were the order of the day.  Kevin Hensley found most of his fish in the scattered clumps of grass in secondary creeks along the shoreline, enticing them for the most part with jigs. He brought in the winning stringer of 13.33-pounds of bass anchored with a very nice 5.58-pound fish to also capture big fish honors for the day. The big fish came off wood adjacent to the grass, also on a jig. His win earned him $590 for the day of fishing.


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Rick Holmberg wins on Lake Lillinonah 

ATHENS, Ala. – Rick Holmberg won the American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held on Lake Lillinonah.  Running out of the Steel Bridge ramp landing near the town of Brookfield Connecticut, the Bayport, New York angler caught a 5-fish limit of bass weighing 14.82-pounds helped by a 4.09-pound kicker largemouth.  Rick said he caught his fish on a two and a half inch Cabin Creek tube.  For the victory, he took home $451.00 in cash.


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 Anthony Kaylor wins on Lake Zoar


ATHENS, Ala. –  Anthony Kaylor won the American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held on 6-9-18 at Lake Zoar.

Running out of the State ramp landing near the town of Southbury Connecticut, the West Point, New York active duty marine angler caught a 5-fish limit of smallmouth bass weighing 13.82-pounds.  He said he caught his fish with a Fish Styx custom rod, ardent reel and a weightless Gambler Little Easy swimbait with a 1.0 wide gap hook fishing in 4 to 14 feet of water.  Included in his bag was a 3.99 smallmouth that proved to be the big fish of the day.   For the victory, he took home $490.00 for both awards.


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Connecticut D6 5/19 Tournament Canceled

The Connecticut D6  tournament on Lillinonah on 5/19/18 has been canceled, due to hazardous weather conditions and tornado damage.  

The next event in this division will be held 06/02/2018 on Colebrook.

For full schedule click here

For more information about this Division and future events visit www.americanbassanglers.com or contact the local Director for Connecticut, Tom Dupuis at 860-987-7371 or Assistant Director Gary McClarran at 203-578-5012.


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Pete Byrnes wins on Gardner Lake 


ATHENS, Ala. – Pete Byrnes from Mount Sinai New York won the American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held on Gardner Lake.  Running out of the State ramp landing near the town of Salem Connecticut, the anglers were met with bad weather conditions causing white caps on the lake along with chilly temps that really affected the activity of the bigger fish. Pete managed to catch a small five-fish limit of bass only weighing 6.04 pounds, but it was good enough for the win.   He said he caught all of his fish on a green pumpkin jig with a small black blue beaver trailer all in two feet of water. For the victory, Pete took home $376.00 in cash.


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Mike Rinaldi wins on Candlewood


ATHENS, Ala. – Mike Rinaldi from North Haledon, New Jersey won the American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held on Candlewood Lake.  Running out of Lattins Cove landing near the town of Danbury Ct, Mike caught 5 bass weighing an impressive 18.75 pounds.  Mike said he caught the majority of his fish by fishing a Keitech spider on a bass cave tackle 3/8 ounce jig head in 7 to 10 feet of water. For the victory, he took home $451.00 in cash.


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 Jared Trimboli wins Two Day and AOY 

Jared Trimboli from St. James, New York won the two day RAM American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held on August 12, 13, 2017.


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 Tom Dupuis wins on the Connecticut River

Tom Dupuis of Terryville, CT won the RAM American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held on 7-29-17 at the Connecticut River.  Running out of the Salmon river ramp landing near the town of Haddam CT, Tom caught 5 largemouth bass weighing in at an even 13.00 pounds.


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Leon Dykas wins on Lake Zoar

Leon Dykas won the RAM American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament held on Lake Zoar.  Running out of the State ramp landing near the town of Southbury Connecticut, the Torrington Connecticut angler caught his 5 fish limit of both smallmouth and largemouth bass weighing 10.97 pounds.


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 Chris Bielert wins on Lake Lillinonah

Chris Bielert won the RAM American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held  on Lake Lillinonah on July 1, 2017.  Launching from the Steel Bridge ramp near the town of Bridgewater Connecticut, catching fish proved to be very difficult for most anglers, however not for nearby Danbury resident Chis Bielert


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 Nunzio Prato wins on Twin Lakes

Nunzio Prato of Shirley, New York won the RAM American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held on Twin Lakes on 6-24-17.


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 Rick Holmberg wins again on Candlewood
 

Rick Holmberg of Bayport, NY won the RAM American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held on Candlewood Lake.  


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Tim Boughan wins on Highland


Tim Boughan won the RAM American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held on Highland Lake .


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Jared Trimboli wins on Lillinonah

Jared Trimboli of St. James, New York won the RAM American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held  at Lake Lillinonah on Saturday 6 May 2017.  


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Holmberg Wins on Candlewood

Rick Holmberg of Bayport, New York won the Ram AFT event for Connecticut D6 held on April 22nd at Candlewood Lake.  


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Dupuis Wins Two Day and AOY

Tom Dupuis of Terryville, Connecticut won the AFT Connecticut D6 Two Day event held on August 6th and 7th on Lake Lillinonah. Running out of the State Ramp Landing, Tom caught a total of eight bass weighing 17.77 pounds. Fishing up river in very shallow weedy cover, Tom caught all his fish in less than 2 feet of water. To fish those areas he used only two baits, a topwater in the early morning and a chatterbait the rest of the day. The chatterbait caught most of his fish to include a 5.32 pound largemouth on Day One and it turned out to be the tournaments biggest bass. For the win Tom collected $726.


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Sweeney Wins on Connecticut River 

Tom Sweeney of Glastonbury, Connecticut won the Ram American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut D6 tournament, held at the Connecticut River on July 23rd.


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Tom Dupuis wins on Lake Zoar

Tom Dupuis won the Ram American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut D6 tournament held  on July 9, 2016.


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Kalechman Wins on Candlewood 

Abe Kalechman of Somers, Connecticut won the Ram American Fishing Tour event for D6 held on Candlewood Lake.  


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Al Gagliarducci Wins on Congamond 

Al Gagliarducci of West Suffield, Connecticut won the AFT Connecticut D6 tournament, held on Congamond Lake.  


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Prato Wins on Highland Lake

Nunzio Prato from Shirley, New York won the Ram American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament held May 21st on Highland Lake.  Running out of the State ramp landing near the town of Winsted CT, the New York angler caught his five fish mixed bag of smallmouth and largemouth bass weighing 11.81 pounds.  Nunzio did not catch a keeper fish at his first tournament with Division 6 last month, but made up for it by winning his second one. Nunzio said he caught most of his fish on a jig targeting shallow water pre-spawn and spawning fish. For the victory, he took home $376 in cash.


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Tom Sweeney Wins on Lake Zoar

Tom Sweeney won the Ram American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held May 14th on Lake Zoar. Running out of the State ramp landing near the town of Southbury CT, the Glastonbury angler caught his limit of five bass weighing 9.24 pounds. The day proved to be a challenge with dense fog the first couple of hours in the morning followed by high bright blue skies for the rest of the day. Lake Zoar upheld its reputation as a small bass fishery as the weights were low, but everyone except two anglers caught fish. Tom caught most of his fish on crankbaits and paying close attention to small details. For the victory he took home a check for $425.


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Mike Rinaldi wins on Candlewood Lake


 

Mike Rinaldi won the RAM American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held on Candlewood Lake April 23rd. The North Haledon, New Jersey angler caught five bass weighing 15.95 pounds. Mike really earned the win as the day proved to be a challenge with rain in the morning followed by white capped windy lake conditions in the afternoon. Mike said he caught his fish with three different lures and presentations. Two keepers came on a jerkbait, one on a crankbait and the other two on a jig. For the victory Mike took home a check for $543.


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John Ogolik Wins Division 6 Two-Day and AOY

John Ogolik won the RAM American Fishing Tour Division 6 final two-day tournament presented by American Bass Anglers, held on Candlewood and Lillinonah Lakes.  John also won the AOY award. The Terryville, Connecticut angler caught a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 25.47 pounds.  In addition, he won the Big Bass of the event with a 4.27 largemouth caught at Candlewood Lake on the first day. He said he caught the majority of his fish on jigs and at times with a Super Fluke. For the victory, John took home a check for $568.00.

In second among the competitors, Gary McClarran from Stafford Springs Connecticut finished off the event with a two-day bass catch weighing in at 19.39 pounds. Gary said he caught the majority of his fish on plastics and fishing very slow.  He pocketed a check for $188.00.

Taking third place, Jason Matinelli of Roxbury, Connecticut caught his two-day limit of bass weighing 19.33 pounds catching most of his fish flipping beaver plastic baits.

In fourth place, Tom Dupuis also from Terryville Connecticut, caught 14.78 pounds of bass which included a 4.26 pound smallmouth for the big fish on Day Two. Don Philpot rounded out the top five competitors with 12.05 pounds of bass.


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Tom Dupuis Wins on Lake Lillinonah

Tom Dupuis won the RAM American Fishing Tour Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held on July 11th, 2015 at Lake Lillinonah. 

Running out of the Steel Bridge ramp landing near the town of Brookfield, CT, the Terryville Connecticut angler caught a limit of five bass with an adjusted final weight of 10.03 pounds.  The tournament proved to be a challenge as it was a hot and sunny summer day bringing out numerous pleasure boaters and water skiers. In addition, there were three other tournaments going on at the same time and fishing the areas you wanted proved to be difficult at times. Tom said he caught the majority of his fish on a spinnerbait early in the day before the majority of the crowds and activity affected him. For the victory Tom took home a check for $294.00.

In second among the competitors, was John Ogolik, also from Terryville, CT. John caught his limit of five bass weighing 9.38 pounds by mainly flipping plastics to any available cover. John collected $94.00 for his efforts.

Taking third place, T.J. DeFelice from Trumbull, CT caught five bass weighing 8.91 pounds and it included the Big Fish of the day, a 3.22 pound largemouth.

Rounding out the top five were Jason Martinelli from nearby Roxbury, CT with 8.36 pounds for fourth place and Leon Dykas from Torrington, CT with a final weight of 5.72lbs.

The next division 6 tournament will be held on July 25, 2015 at the Connecticut River near Haddam, CT.  For more information about this Division and future events visit www.americanbassanglers.com or contact the local Director for Connecticut, Tom Dupuis at 860-583-2959.


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 Jason Martinelli Wins on Candlewood

Jason Martinell from Roxbury Connecticut won the RAM American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held on Candlewood Lake. 

Running out of the Lattins Cove landing near the town of Danbury, Jason caught his limit of five bass weighing 12.11 pounds.   Jason said he caught a couple of his keepers on topwater with the remaining fish being taken on plastics with a light weight in deeper water weed line edges. For the victory, Jason took home a check for $249.00.

In second among the competitors, Pete Byrnes from Long Island, NY caught a five bass weighing 10.97 pounds.  Pete didn't indicate what he caught his fish on and this is the second tournament he has finished in the money.  He pocketed a check for $94.00.

Taking third place, Tom Sweeney of Glastonbury, CT also caught five bass weighing 10.98 pounds, but unfortunately two of his fish perished and the one pound penalty cost him an overall second place finish.

In fourth place, Gary McClarran of Stafford Springs, CT caught three fish for 7.09 and one of those fish turned out to be a nice 3.87 smallmouth resulting in the big fish of tournament.

The next division 6 tournament will be held on July 11, 2015 on Lake LIllinonah near Brookfield, Connecticut.  For more information about this Division and future events visit www.americanbassanglers.com or contact the local Director for Connecticut, Tom Dupuis at 860-583-2959.

These anglers accrued 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 RAM AFT Championship.  In addition, the top 500 anglers from the various divisions will earn the right to compete in the three-day ABA, RAM AFT National Championship tournament. The RAM American Fishing Tour offers low cost, close to home bass tournaments that are designed for the weekend angler. All ABA anglers fish for money and points. 


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Anthony DeFelice wins on Candlewood Lake
 
ATHENS, Ala. -  Anthony (T.J.) DeFelice won the American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held on Candlewood Lake .  
 
Running out of the Squantz Cove ramp near the town of New Fairfield Connecticut, the recently released Marine soldier returned home from North Carolina and now residing in Trumbull Connecticut, caught 5 bass weighing 11.86 pounds.   The fish were in the later stages of the spawn and T.J. targeted mainly smallmouth just outside their spawning coves and in shallow water.  He caught the majority of his fish with soft plastics and chatterbaits.

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Todd Rose wins on Lillinonah

05/09/2015

Athens, Al - Todd Rose won the American Fishing Tour Connecticut division 6 tournament with 5 bass weighing 15.75 held on Lake Lillinonah on 05/09/2015.

Running out of the State ramp landing near the town of Brookfield Ct, the Stafford Springs Connecticut angler caught 5 bass weighing 15.75 pounds.  Most of the day was overcast and breezy, but it still didn't matter to Todd as he was able to catch all of his fish by sight fishing including the big fish of the day, a beautiful 4.63 smallmouth.

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Divisional News

Tom Dupuis wins Two Day, Rick Holmberg takes AOY

ATHENS, Ala. –  Tom Dupuis won the American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 final two-day tournament of the year, held on lakes Zoar and Lillinonah.  

Tom caught his limit of bass on both days for a total weight of 22.82 pounds. He led the field on day one and caught the big fish on both days with smallmouth bass.  Tom caught all his fish on topwater making the most of the early morning bite. For the victory, he took home $952.00 in cash.

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Frank Vida wins at the Connecticut River 

ATHENS, Ala. –  Frank Vida won the  American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held on the Connecticut River.  Running out of the Salmon River State ramp landing, first-year member Frank Vida from New Fairfield, Connecticut caught the only 5-fish limit of bass of the day that weighed in at 9.94-pounds.  The river fishing and catching were very difficult due to heavy rains and storms that pounded the area all week long, but Frank was still able to find them.  He said he caught them on a spinnerbait and senko off of the docks in some of the marine coves.  Included in his limit was a 3.39-pound largemouth being good enough for the big fish of the day. For his efforts, he took home $476.00 in cash.

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 Todd Rose wins on Candlewood Lake 


ATHENS, Ala. – Todd Rose won the American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held on Candlewood Lake. Running out of the Latins Cove ramp landing near the town of Danbury, Connecticut the Stafford Springs native caught a 5-fish limit of bass weighing 15.83-pounds.  He said he caught his fish flipping by targeting small isolated weed clumps. For the victory, he took home $478.00 in cash.

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Kevin Hensley wins on Lake Gaston

It was a relatively tough bite on Gaston Saturday. Water temps were in the low to mid 80's. Sunshine, blue bird skies and heavy boat traffic were the order of the day.  Kevin Hensley found most of his fish in the scattered clumps of grass in secondary creeks along the shoreline, enticing them for the most part with jigs. He brought in the winning stringer of 13.33-pounds of bass anchored with a very nice 5.58-pound fish to also capture big fish honors for the day. The big fish came off wood adjacent to the grass, also on a jig. His win earned him $590 for the day of fishing.

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Rick Holmberg wins on Lake Lillinonah 

ATHENS, Ala. – Rick Holmberg won the American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held on Lake Lillinonah.  Running out of the Steel Bridge ramp landing near the town of Brookfield Connecticut, the Bayport, New York angler caught a 5-fish limit of bass weighing 14.82-pounds helped by a 4.09-pound kicker largemouth.  Rick said he caught his fish on a two and a half inch Cabin Creek tube.  For the victory, he took home $451.00 in cash.

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 Anthony Kaylor wins on Lake Zoar


ATHENS, Ala. –  Anthony Kaylor won the American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held on 6-9-18 at Lake Zoar.

Running out of the State ramp landing near the town of Southbury Connecticut, the West Point, New York active duty marine angler caught a 5-fish limit of smallmouth bass weighing 13.82-pounds.  He said he caught his fish with a Fish Styx custom rod, ardent reel and a weightless Gambler Little Easy swimbait with a 1.0 wide gap hook fishing in 4 to 14 feet of water.  Included in his bag was a 3.99 smallmouth that proved to be the big fish of the day.   For the victory, he took home $490.00 for both awards.

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Connecticut D6 5/19 Tournament Canceled

The Connecticut D6  tournament on Lillinonah on 5/19/18 has been canceled, due to hazardous weather conditions and tornado damage.  

The next event in this division will be held 06/02/2018 on Colebrook.

For full schedule click here

For more information about this Division and future events visit www.americanbassanglers.com or contact the local Director for Connecticut, Tom Dupuis at 860-987-7371 or Assistant Director Gary McClarran at 203-578-5012.

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Pete Byrnes wins on Gardner Lake 


ATHENS, Ala. – Pete Byrnes from Mount Sinai New York won the American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held on Gardner Lake.  Running out of the State ramp landing near the town of Salem Connecticut, the anglers were met with bad weather conditions causing white caps on the lake along with chilly temps that really affected the activity of the bigger fish. Pete managed to catch a small five-fish limit of bass only weighing 6.04 pounds, but it was good enough for the win.   He said he caught all of his fish on a green pumpkin jig with a small black blue beaver trailer all in two feet of water. For the victory, Pete took home $376.00 in cash.

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Mike Rinaldi wins on Candlewood


ATHENS, Ala. – Mike Rinaldi from North Haledon, New Jersey won the American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held on Candlewood Lake.  Running out of Lattins Cove landing near the town of Danbury Ct, Mike caught 5 bass weighing an impressive 18.75 pounds.  Mike said he caught the majority of his fish by fishing a Keitech spider on a bass cave tackle 3/8 ounce jig head in 7 to 10 feet of water. For the victory, he took home $451.00 in cash.

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 Jared Trimboli wins Two Day and AOY 

Jared Trimboli from St. James, New York won the two day RAM American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held on August 12, 13, 2017.

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 Tom Dupuis wins on the Connecticut River

Tom Dupuis of Terryville, CT won the RAM American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held on 7-29-17 at the Connecticut River.  Running out of the Salmon river ramp landing near the town of Haddam CT, Tom caught 5 largemouth bass weighing in at an even 13.00 pounds.

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Leon Dykas wins on Lake Zoar

Leon Dykas won the RAM American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament held on Lake Zoar.  Running out of the State ramp landing near the town of Southbury Connecticut, the Torrington Connecticut angler caught his 5 fish limit of both smallmouth and largemouth bass weighing 10.97 pounds.

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 Chris Bielert wins on Lake Lillinonah

Chris Bielert won the RAM American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held  on Lake Lillinonah on July 1, 2017.  Launching from the Steel Bridge ramp near the town of Bridgewater Connecticut, catching fish proved to be very difficult for most anglers, however not for nearby Danbury resident Chis Bielert

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 Nunzio Prato wins on Twin Lakes

Nunzio Prato of Shirley, New York won the RAM American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held on Twin Lakes on 6-24-17.

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 Rick Holmberg wins again on Candlewood
 

Rick Holmberg of Bayport, NY won the RAM American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held on Candlewood Lake.  

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Tim Boughan wins on Highland


Tim Boughan won the RAM American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held on Highland Lake .

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Jared Trimboli wins on Lillinonah

Jared Trimboli of St. James, New York won the RAM American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held  at Lake Lillinonah on Saturday 6 May 2017.  

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Holmberg Wins on Candlewood

Rick Holmberg of Bayport, New York won the Ram AFT event for Connecticut D6 held on April 22nd at Candlewood Lake.  

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Dupuis Wins Two Day and AOY

Tom Dupuis of Terryville, Connecticut won the AFT Connecticut D6 Two Day event held on August 6th and 7th on Lake Lillinonah. Running out of the State Ramp Landing, Tom caught a total of eight bass weighing 17.77 pounds. Fishing up river in very shallow weedy cover, Tom caught all his fish in less than 2 feet of water. To fish those areas he used only two baits, a topwater in the early morning and a chatterbait the rest of the day. The chatterbait caught most of his fish to include a 5.32 pound largemouth on Day One and it turned out to be the tournaments biggest bass. For the win Tom collected $726.

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Sweeney Wins on Connecticut River 

Tom Sweeney of Glastonbury, Connecticut won the Ram American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut D6 tournament, held at the Connecticut River on July 23rd.

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Tom Dupuis wins on Lake Zoar

Tom Dupuis won the Ram American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut D6 tournament held  on July 9, 2016.

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Kalechman Wins on Candlewood 

Abe Kalechman of Somers, Connecticut won the Ram American Fishing Tour event for D6 held on Candlewood Lake.  

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Al Gagliarducci Wins on Congamond 

Al Gagliarducci of West Suffield, Connecticut won the AFT Connecticut D6 tournament, held on Congamond Lake.  

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Prato Wins on Highland Lake

Nunzio Prato from Shirley, New York won the Ram American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament held May 21st on Highland Lake.  Running out of the State ramp landing near the town of Winsted CT, the New York angler caught his five fish mixed bag of smallmouth and largemouth bass weighing 11.81 pounds.  Nunzio did not catch a keeper fish at his first tournament with Division 6 last month, but made up for it by winning his second one. Nunzio said he caught most of his fish on a jig targeting shallow water pre-spawn and spawning fish. For the victory, he took home $376 in cash.

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Tom Sweeney Wins on Lake Zoar

Tom Sweeney won the Ram American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held May 14th on Lake Zoar. Running out of the State ramp landing near the town of Southbury CT, the Glastonbury angler caught his limit of five bass weighing 9.24 pounds. The day proved to be a challenge with dense fog the first couple of hours in the morning followed by high bright blue skies for the rest of the day. Lake Zoar upheld its reputation as a small bass fishery as the weights were low, but everyone except two anglers caught fish. Tom caught most of his fish on crankbaits and paying close attention to small details. For the victory he took home a check for $425.

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Mike Rinaldi wins on Candlewood Lake


 

Mike Rinaldi won the RAM American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held on Candlewood Lake April 23rd. The North Haledon, New Jersey angler caught five bass weighing 15.95 pounds. Mike really earned the win as the day proved to be a challenge with rain in the morning followed by white capped windy lake conditions in the afternoon. Mike said he caught his fish with three different lures and presentations. Two keepers came on a jerkbait, one on a crankbait and the other two on a jig. For the victory Mike took home a check for $543.

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John Ogolik Wins Division 6 Two-Day and AOY

John Ogolik won the RAM American Fishing Tour Division 6 final two-day tournament presented by American Bass Anglers, held on Candlewood and Lillinonah Lakes.  John also won the AOY award. The Terryville, Connecticut angler caught a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 25.47 pounds.  In addition, he won the Big Bass of the event with a 4.27 largemouth caught at Candlewood Lake on the first day. He said he caught the majority of his fish on jigs and at times with a Super Fluke. For the victory, John took home a check for $568.00.

In second among the competitors, Gary McClarran from Stafford Springs Connecticut finished off the event with a two-day bass catch weighing in at 19.39 pounds. Gary said he caught the majority of his fish on plastics and fishing very slow.  He pocketed a check for $188.00.

Taking third place, Jason Matinelli of Roxbury, Connecticut caught his two-day limit of bass weighing 19.33 pounds catching most of his fish flipping beaver plastic baits.

In fourth place, Tom Dupuis also from Terryville Connecticut, caught 14.78 pounds of bass which included a 4.26 pound smallmouth for the big fish on Day Two. Don Philpot rounded out the top five competitors with 12.05 pounds of bass.

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Tom Dupuis Wins on Lake Lillinonah

Tom Dupuis won the RAM American Fishing Tour Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held on July 11th, 2015 at Lake Lillinonah. 

Running out of the Steel Bridge ramp landing near the town of Brookfield, CT, the Terryville Connecticut angler caught a limit of five bass with an adjusted final weight of 10.03 pounds.  The tournament proved to be a challenge as it was a hot and sunny summer day bringing out numerous pleasure boaters and water skiers. In addition, there were three other tournaments going on at the same time and fishing the areas you wanted proved to be difficult at times. Tom said he caught the majority of his fish on a spinnerbait early in the day before the majority of the crowds and activity affected him. For the victory Tom took home a check for $294.00.

In second among the competitors, was John Ogolik, also from Terryville, CT. John caught his limit of five bass weighing 9.38 pounds by mainly flipping plastics to any available cover. John collected $94.00 for his efforts.

Taking third place, T.J. DeFelice from Trumbull, CT caught five bass weighing 8.91 pounds and it included the Big Fish of the day, a 3.22 pound largemouth.

Rounding out the top five were Jason Martinelli from nearby Roxbury, CT with 8.36 pounds for fourth place and Leon Dykas from Torrington, CT with a final weight of 5.72lbs.

The next division 6 tournament will be held on July 25, 2015 at the Connecticut River near Haddam, CT.  For more information about this Division and future events visit www.americanbassanglers.com or contact the local Director for Connecticut, Tom Dupuis at 860-583-2959.

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 Jason Martinelli Wins on Candlewood

Jason Martinell from Roxbury Connecticut won the RAM American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held on Candlewood Lake. 

Running out of the Lattins Cove landing near the town of Danbury, Jason caught his limit of five bass weighing 12.11 pounds.   Jason said he caught a couple of his keepers on topwater with the remaining fish being taken on plastics with a light weight in deeper water weed line edges. For the victory, Jason took home a check for $249.00.

In second among the competitors, Pete Byrnes from Long Island, NY caught a five bass weighing 10.97 pounds.  Pete didn't indicate what he caught his fish on and this is the second tournament he has finished in the money.  He pocketed a check for $94.00.

Taking third place, Tom Sweeney of Glastonbury, CT also caught five bass weighing 10.98 pounds, but unfortunately two of his fish perished and the one pound penalty cost him an overall second place finish.

In fourth place, Gary McClarran of Stafford Springs, CT caught three fish for 7.09 and one of those fish turned out to be a nice 3.87 smallmouth resulting in the big fish of tournament.

The next division 6 tournament will be held on July 11, 2015 on Lake LIllinonah near Brookfield, Connecticut.  For more information about this Division and future events visit www.americanbassanglers.com or contact the local Director for Connecticut, Tom Dupuis at 860-583-2959.

These anglers accrued 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 RAM AFT Championship.  In addition, the top 500 anglers from the various divisions will earn the right to compete in the three-day ABA, RAM AFT National Championship tournament. The RAM American Fishing Tour offers low cost, close to home bass tournaments that are designed for the weekend angler. All ABA anglers fish for money and points. 

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Anthony DeFelice wins on Candlewood Lake
 
ATHENS, Ala. -  Anthony (T.J.) DeFelice won the American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held on Candlewood Lake .  
 
Running out of the Squantz Cove ramp near the town of New Fairfield Connecticut, the recently released Marine soldier returned home from North Carolina and now residing in Trumbull Connecticut, caught 5 bass weighing 11.86 pounds.   The fish were in the later stages of the spawn and T.J. targeted mainly smallmouth just outside their spawning coves and in shallow water.  He caught the majority of his fish with soft plastics and chatterbaits.

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Todd Rose wins on Lillinonah

05/09/2015

Athens, Al - Todd Rose won the American Fishing Tour Connecticut division 6 tournament with 5 bass weighing 15.75 held on Lake Lillinonah on 05/09/2015.

Running out of the State ramp landing near the town of Brookfield Ct, the Stafford Springs Connecticut angler caught 5 bass weighing 15.75 pounds.  Most of the day was overcast and breezy, but it still didn't matter to Todd as he was able to catch all of his fish by sight fishing including the big fish of the day, a beautiful 4.63 smallmouth.

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