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.
ABA will invite the top 500 anglers from all divisions to fish the 2015 Ram American Fishing Tour National Championship which will be held at the same time as the AOY Fish-Off. The top 250 anglers will be guaranteed boaters, the next 250 will be non-boaters. The winner and the highest finishing non-boater of this tournament will each receive a fully rigged Triton Bass Boat.
ABA is a national tournament trail designed for the weekend angler. Men and women from age 14 can join ABA and fish these tournaments. More information can be found at www.americanbassanglers.com. You can also call director, Becky Minor, at (316) 644-1454.
D126 fall schedule will begin qualifying anglers for 2016 championships. The schedule is as follows: October 31, 2015; November 21, 2015; December 19, 2015. All of these will launch out of Old State Park on Stockton Lake. Watch www.centralmidwestbass for updates and announcements. Also follow D126 activity on Facebook or call director, Becky Minor, at (316) 644-1454.
Membership - $35 Annually
Divisional One-Day: $70
Divisional Two-Day Championship: $140
National Championship: $170
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