Mike Guilbeau wins ABA AFT D25 on Clarks Hill with 14 plus pound limit!
Thirty anglers fished the D25 AFT tournament at Clarks Hill Lake. The day started out with temps in the low 30’s and increased to the mid 50’s for the 3pm weigh in. Clarks Hill Lake is down around nine feet from full pool with water temps from 47-54 degrees and clear to stained water in the creeks. Fishing was tough to say the least as only 13 of the 30 anglers caught a 5 fish limit. Fish were reported being caught on a variety of baits by all anglers due to how tough the bite was.
Mike Guilbeau of Evans, GA took the win with a limit weighing in at 14.70lbs. Mike earned $680 for 1st Place + $162 for 1st Place in the Option Pot for total earnings of $842.
Russell Clark of Abbeville, SC came in 2nd Place with a limit weighing 13.62lbs. Russell earned $424 for 2nd Place + $108 for 2nd Place in the Option Pot for total earnings of $532.
Jerry Kotal of Elberton, GA finished in 3rd Place with a limit weighing 10.52lbs. Jerry earned $157 for his 3rd Place finish.
Franklin Ramey of Abbeville, SC finished in 4th Place with 10.35lbs. He received $123 for his 4th Place finish.
Tony Holliday of Piedmont, SC finished in 5th Place with 10.24lbs. worth $86.
Andy Lake of Batesburg, SC took Big Fish honors with a 5.04lb largemouth. Andy received $150 for his efforts.
The next event for Division 25 will be held 02/12/18 on Lake Hartwell, launching from Green pond.
For more information on this and any upcoming events please contact local director Grover Jones at 252-217-2893 or visit www.americanbassangler.com
These anglers are earning valuable points toward the divisional angler of the year title. The points champion from each division will compete in the annual Ram American Bass Anglers AFT Angler of the Year Final Round at the Ram American Fishing Tour National Championship.
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. The points advance the angler to their divisional championship and the top 500 anglers in the US are invited to the Ram American Fishing Tour National Championship. For more information on American Bass Anglers please visit www.americanbassanglers.com or call (256)232-0406.