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Delk Wins Championship; Carter Take AOY

American Bass Anglers Division 126 held their 2-day Championship on Stockton Lake August 11-12. The weather cooperated, but the fish did not. One angler brought in a 5-fish limit both days; that was Justin Delk who won the tournament with a total weight of 22.64-lbs. Second place went to Jay Carter with 19.59-lbs which was enough to earn him D126 Angler of the Year. Scott Lawson took 3rd place with 14.44-lbs which included day-1 Big Bass weighing 3.57-lbs. Day-2 Big Bass went to Dale Boothe, who weighed in a 5.7-lb lunker.

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Jay Carter Wins Stockton ABA Tournament

Only two 5-fish limits came to the scales in American Bass Anglers Stockton Lake D126 tournament Saturday, July 21. But the winner weighed only three fish for 11.46 lbs, which included Big Bass that topped the scales at 6.03 lbs. Before he took them out of the bag, he was asked if he had any big ones. His reply was, “One big, one medium and one small.” And that was a good description of his catch. Second place went to Byron Maze with a 5-fish limit that weighed 9.67; 3rd place winner was Justin Delk with the other limit weighing 9.53 lbs.

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Justin Delk Wins Stockton Lake Tournament

Only four 5-fish limits came to the scales in American Bass Anglers Stockton Lake D126 tournament Saturday, June 23. Justin Delk topped the leader board with 14.75-lbs anchored with a 4.26-lb big bass. That wasn’t quite good enough for Big Bass honors as Jay Carter’s big bass tipped the scales at 5.04-lbs giving him a total of 13.84-lbs and 2nd place in the tournament. Delk won $666 for 1st place; Carter’s BB and 2nd place win earned him $684.

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Thirty plus of the best bass anglers in the Ozarks are expected to converge on Stockton Lake Saturday morning, June 23, 2018 for the American Bass Anglers AFT qualifying tournament. Launch site is Hartley Ramp (Old State Park). Registration can be done at the ramp starting at 4:30 a.m. Weigh-in will be shortly after 2:30 p.m. Anglers will fish from 5:30-2:30.

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Carter Wins On Stockton

Athens, AL. – Jay Carter of Springfield, MO took the win on Stockton this past weekend with a limit weighing 14.17 and a big bass of 5.43 pounds. It was a cold morning in the mid-30s as 39 Missouri and Kansas anglers launch at the fourth of the American Bass Anglers Division 126 tournament.  Jay won $1135 cash and points that will qualify him to fish the D126 2-day Championship.

The top ten places weights ranged from 10.09 lbs to 14.17 lbs with several places within ounces of each other. Nine anglers weighed in the 5-fish limit; a total of 27 competitors weighed in at least one fish. Jerk baits, crank baits and jigs were the preferred lures. Fish came from all parts of the lake, from the clear water down lake to more stained water in the upper parts of the lake.

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Kleindle Squeaks Out Win On Stockton Lake

Jake Kleindle took the win at the American Bass Anglers Stockton tournament Saturday, November 4. He brought in a 5-fish limit that weighed 15.38lbs and won $640 plus $250 for his 6.17 lb Big Bass. A close second place went to Justin Delk with a 5-fish limit weighing 15.27lbs earning him $389; Delk also missed BB by a few ounces as his went 5.41lbs. Jay Carter took 3rd place with a 13.06lb limit anchored with a 4.5lb largemouth. taking $137. View full results and pictures at

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Lucas Fornelli of Mound City, KS took out Saturday with high hopes of catching a limit of bass, as he always does. He did not reach the 5-fish limit, but bagged three bass that went 14.51 lbs on the scales, winning this American Bass Anglers D126 tournament

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Mike Dill Wins Stockton Lake ABA Tournament

To say the bite on Stockton May 13 was a little tough is an understatement. Twenty American Bass Anglers took out from Old State Park Ramp at 6:30 a.m. Only one of them returned with a 5-fish limit of bass. The Greenfield, MO angler Mike Dill took the win with that limit weighing 13.41 lbs, anchored with second biggest bass weighing 4.37 pounds largemouth. 

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Emmert Wins on Stockton

Scott Emmert of Bolivar, Missouri topped the field of competitors for the D126 event on Stockton Lake December 3rd with a five fish limit weighing 12.73 pounds. Emmert won $579.

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Craft Takes Win on Stockton

Kansas angler, Eric Craft of Erie, Kansas took first place with a 5-fish limit that weighed 13.98 pounds, anchored with a 5.85 pound Big Bass of the event.

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Hughes Wins Stockton Lake Tournament

New American Bass Angler member, David Hughes won the 2017 season opener held October 8, 2016 on Stockton Lake. He brought in a five fish limit that weighed 11.70 pounds and won $500 plus $170 for his 4.02 pound Big Bass. 

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Jay Carter Takes Win and AOY

Jay Carter of Springfield, Missouri won the AFT D126 2-day Divisional Championship held on Stockton Lake on August 27th and 28th. Jay came back from a weight of 4.09 pounds on day 1 and brought in a weight of 14.72 pounds on day 2 with a total weight of 18.81 pounds for both days. His catch also included Big Fish for the second day at a weight of 6.27 pounds. Jay took home $1,204 for his efforts. Jay also took the Angler of the Year title for D126. He will compete against 40 AOY's from other divisions and will have a chance to win a fully rigged Triton boat.

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Dill Takes Win on Stockton

Local angler, Mike Dill of Greenfield, Missouri took the win Saturday, June 23rd at D126 event on Stockton Lake. Dill’s five fish bag weighed 12.03 pounds and gave him a $541 payday. 

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Jay Carter Wins on Stockton Lake by Ounces

Jay Carter won the May 21st Ram American Fishing Tour D126 tournament on Stockton by less than half an ounce; he weighed in a five fish limit of 11.55 pounds while second place went to Mike Carter with 11.53 pounds. Both anglers’ big fish weighed about the same, 3.30 pounds and 3.45 pounds.

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Jay Carter Wins and Cox Takes Big Bass on Stockton

Three anglers overcame the high water and dropping water temperatures to weigh in a five fish limit at the American Bass Anglers Ram American Fishing Tour division 126 tournament on Stockton Lake December 19th, 2015. Jay Carter of Springfield, MO topped the field, weighing in 13.80 pounds and followed very closely by Carl Cox of Aldrich with 13.47 pounds, which included the day’s Big Bass, a 6.13 pound smallmouth bass. Carter took $579 for the win; Cox took $346 for second place and $230 for Big Bass. Third place went to Jasper angler, Larry Tasket with four fish weighing 11.22 pounds; 4th place was Bill Stines of Oklahoma with five fish that weighed 9.81 pounds.

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Cox Battles Cold and Wind for the Win

Weather was the story for the handful of anglers to brave the conditions and compete in the second Ram American Fishing Tour 2016 season tournament held on Stockton Lake Saturday, November 21, 2015. The temperature was 34˚, with blowing snow and wind gusts up to 30 mph. Water temperature was in the mid 50’s. When the sun came out about noon, the temperature rose to 40, but the wind continued to blow at 20-30 mph out of the northwest.

Local angler, Carl Cox, brought in a five fish limit that weighed 10.90 pounds to take the win. Second place went to Jeff Blackford of Rich Hill, MO who had a five fish limit weighing 10.39 pounds. Big Bass was a race, as two fish weighed 2.26, another one that went 2.27, but Joey Wyatt of Joplin, MO, weighed in the big one that was 2.28 pounds. Cash awards were first place $249, second place $94 and Big Bass $70.

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Maze Wins 2016 Division 126 Opener

Lamar, MO angler, Byron Maze, took the win at the 2016 Division 126 season opener held on October 31, 2015 at Stockton Lake. Maze brought in a five fish limit that weighed 11.08 pounds and won $543 for his efforts. Second place went to Tracy Mitchell with a five fish limit weighing 9.82 lbs earning him $329; third place was Carl Cox weighing in at 9.79 lbs and taking home $108. Big Bass paid $200 and went to Girard, KS angler, Mark Moody.

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Jay Carter Takes Win and Claims AOY on Stockton Lake

American Bass Anglers Division 126 held its Two-Day Championship August 1-2, 2015 on Stockton Lake. You could say it was a tough bite, then look at the results and you’ll know it was a tough bite. Only nine fish were weighed in on Day One, with the lead going to Jay Carter with two fish that weighed 3.84lbs. Michael Henderson of Lamar had Big Bass with a 2.76 pound largemouth.

Day Two was a little better with 23 fish coming to the scales. Carter held the lead with four fish weighing 8.30 pounds giving him the winning total of 12.14 pounds. Second place went to Mike Dill with 7.26 pounds, which included Big Bass for Day Two and Big Bass of the tournament, a largemouth weighing 5.61 pounds.

In addition to winning the tournament, Jay Carter captured Angler of the Year for Division 126 which qualifies him to compete in the AOY Fish-Off to be held on Hartwell Lake in South Carolina October 22-24, 2015. He will fish against 40-60 AOY's for a fully rigged Triton Bass Boat.

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Cox Wins on Stockton Lake
Carl Cox of Aldrich, MO is one step closer to the RAM American Fishing Tour National Championship with his first place win and earnings of $579 in the American Fishing Tour event held on the Stockton Lake, June 13, 2015. Cox brought in a five bass limit that weighed 12.5 lbs.  Second place went to Springfield angler, Jay Carter who also had a five bass limit, his weighing 10.58 lbs. Third place and Big Bass honors went to Bruce Gandy with four fish weighing 10.52 including the 5.5 lb big bass. Byron Maze was fourth with 9.89 lbs and 5th place went to Mike Dill with 9.53 lbs.
The weather was somewhat unstable with rain threating most of the day. Air temperature was mild, topping out in mid 80's; water temperature was in the upper 70's. The wind was southerly about 10 mph. Some anglers reported catching fish using jigs in 15-25 feet of water; others used a Biffle Bug.
This was the final one day tournament for D126. Anglers who have qualified will be able to fish the two day Championship which is scheduled for August 1-2, 2015 on Stockton Lake, launching out of Hartley Boat Ramp. Full results of this and past tournaments can be viewed at
For more information on the RAM American Fishing Tour D126, call Becky at (316) 644-1454 with any questions.

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American Bass Anglers, Division 126 was host for a “Take A Warrior Fishing” event held Saturday, May 30, 2015 on Stockton Lake. Eight active duty military from Ft. Leonard Wood were guests of D126 anglers for a day on the lake, as the ABA anglers competed in a regularly scheduled qualifying tournament.  The soldiers were each given a rod/reel combo and then paired with an ABA angler. 
Each soldier was given a year’s membership to American Bass Anglers and invited to fish in any ABA tournament as an ABA angler. The top three weights caught by the service men were Devin Fox with 2.84 lbs, Steven Hooper with 1.82 lbs and James Cowherd with 1.66 lbs.

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Maze Takes the Win and Big Bass Honors

Byran Maze of Lamar, MO, is one step closer to the ABA National Championship with his 1st place win and earnings totaling $712 in the American Fishing Tournament held on the Stockton Lake May 30, 2015. Maze brought in a five-bass limit that weighed 15.23 lbs and was anchored by Big Bass of the tournament, a hawg, that went 7.03 lbs.  Second place went to another Lamar angler, Jim Banks, who also had a five-bass limit, his weighing 11.36 lbs. Mike Carter of Raytown, MO took 3rd place with 10.31 lbs; 4th place was Tony French of Ft. Scott, KS with a five-bass limit weighing 10.25 lbs. 
Also attending this tournament were eight active duty soldiers based at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO. The soldiers were presented a rod/reel combo donated by Lews and paired with an ABA angler just before launch. They competed among themselves for the heaviest weight. Devin Mervine (partner of Eric Craft) took 1st place; 2nd place was Steven Hooper and 3rd place went to James Cowherd. Hooper fished with Jim Banks and Cowherd partnered with Joey Wyatt.

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Kerwin Chastain Wins on Stockton

The Stockton Lake bass proved to be a little picky for American Bass Anglers Division 126 Saturday, April 25, 2015, as only five anglers weighed in the 5-fish limit. However, it was Springfield, MO angler, Kerwin Chastain with only four fish that had the winning weight of 12.22 lbs. He also had Big Bass of the tournament with a 6.20 largemouth. Chastain took $759 for the win. He and his boater reported catching fish in at least 16’ of water, dragging jigs on windy banks.
Mike Carter of Raytown, MO took 2nd place with a total weight of 10.88 lbs. Third place went to Bill Stines of Skiatook, OK with 10.57 lbs and 4th place was Ft. Scott angler, Tony French with 10.52 lbs. These anglers also caught their fish in 16’, dragging jigs on windy banks. 
Twenty-two anglers from Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma experienced typical spring weather with fronts moving through the area bringing overcast and wind. The next tournament for this circuit will be May 30, 2015, again on Stockton Lake using Old State Park as launch site.

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Jay Carter Wins on Stockton


Athens, Al - Jay Carter of Springfield, MO won the American Fishing Tour Missouri - Stockton division 126 tournament with five fish weighing 15.62 pounds held on Stockton on 03/21/2015.

That win also put Carter in the lead for Division 126 Angler of the Year. His five fish tipped the scales at 15.62 pounds; his Big Bass was 5.18 pounds. Jerkbait was the bait of choice for Carter, commenting the bite would have been better with a little wind.

Second place went to 2014 D126 AOY, Eric Craft of Erie, KS. His weight was 10.42 pounds. Craft, as the defending AOY and American Bass Anglers National AOY, is now two points behind Carter, 788 and 790. Angler of the Year points are determined by totaling the best four one-day tournaments and the two-day championship, all held on Stockton Lake. The winning AOY is provided the opportunity to fish at the National Championship for a fully rigged Triton Bass Boat valued at over $50,000.


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