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.
D126 anglers have invited active duty military from Ft Leonard Wood, MO to join us for the May 30th tournament. They will all be paired with an ABA boater and fish this event as our guests. More information about this special event will be available soon.
These tournaments qualify anglers for the 2015 Stockton Lake 2-day Championship August 1-2 on Stockton Lake and the National Championship in late October on Lake Hartwell, SC. A complete schedule can be found at www.centralmidwestbass.com along with tournament results from this and previous tournaments. For more information, call Becky at 316 644-1454. You can also connect with D126 through Face Book.
ABA is designed for the week-end angler and is open to boaters and non-boaters from age 14. This tournament was won by one of the non-boaters. We also had two teen-aged anglers. It is a draw format with partner pairing taking place the morning of each tournament. ABA membership fee is $25/year; entry fee is $70/angler; there is a $10 Big Bass option pot.
Membership - $35 Annually
Divisional One-Day: $70
Divisional Two-Day Championship: $140
National Championship: $170
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