Bonner wins ABA AFT D41 Event on Tensaw River with 12.78 pounds

James “Rickie” Bonner of Mobile, Alabama won the AFT D41 event on Tensaw River in Mobile, Alabama held on January 14th. Bonner brought in five fish weighing 12.78 pounds. He also caught the Big Bass of the event weighing 4.02 pounds. Congratulations Rickie!

Second place went to Dennis Griffith of Stockton, Alabama with five fish weighing 12.69 pounds.

Third place went to Chip Lindy of Saraland, Alabama with five fish weighing in at 12.15 pounds.

Conditions were perfect for January with light winds with temperatures in the mid seventies.

Top Five Finishers:
1. Rickie Bonner         12.78 lbs
2. Dennis Griffith        12.69 lbs
3. Chip Lindy             12.15 lbs
4. Scott Wiley Jr         12.09 lbs
5. Donald Griffith        10.36 lbs

The next event in D41 is scheduled for February 18, 2017 on Tensaw River out of Cliff’s Landing. For information about this division and future events visit or contact the local director for Mobile, Alabama, Barry Woodward, at (251)423-0753.

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 or call (256)232-0406.