David Howell from Bainbridge, Ga. is one step closer to the Bass Pro Shops American Fishing Tour National Championship with a first place win in the Seminole Division 114 bass tournament held on Lake Seminole January 6, 2019. David’s limit weighed in at 27.85-pounds.  Big Bass was awarded to Andrew Whitaker for catching a 7.71-lb largemouth.

These anglers are acquiring valuable points to ensure their birth into the Bass Pro Shops American Fishing Tour National Championship. Their points are also being used to determine the divisional angler of the year. The top angler by points earned in this division will represent the division in the Angler of the Year final round.

The top six anglers were:

1stDavid Howell27.85-lbs
2ndAndrew Whitaker24.37-lbs
3rdDoug Davis20.67-lbs
4thRick Tyindell20.58-lbs
5thSteve Phillips20.30-lbs
6thNic Jeter17.22-lbs

Conditions: Clear Bluebird skies with mild temp day! Waters temperatures were in the low 60’s.  Water was muddy.

Winning Strategy: David’s pattern was fishing a Carolina rig in deep trees!

Next Divisional Tournament: This division’s next tournament will be February 3, 2019, on Lake Seminole at Seminole Lodge. For more information on this or any future event in this division contact Mitch Oldnettle 850-376-2628 or Len Lindahl 850-272-5305.

About the American Bass Anglers – American Bass Anglers is committed to providing low cost, close to home tournaments for the weekend angler while offering an upward path for individual angler progression.  For more information about American Bass Anglers and all their bass tournament trails visit www.americanbassanglers.com.

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