Donny Soto of Bryon, Georgia smoked the field to take the win in the American Fishing Tour Division 99 tournament presented by American Bass Anglers.  Running out of Highland Marina near LaGrange, Georgia 22 anglers went out with hopes of a victory, but when the scales closed it was Donny Soto who secured the win.  Donny brought back a 5-fish limit that locked in the scales at 17.04lbs anchored by a 4.22lb kicker that also took big fish.  For the victory, Donny took home a check for $559.

Donny reported using a shad colored crankbait fishing lay downs out of his Mercury powered Triton.

Second place was claimed by Blake Tomlin with 14.15lbs scoring him $331.

Kenny Carol took third with 5 fish and a total weight of 11.09lbs and took home $108 in prize money.

Top Five finishers
1.Donny Soto     17.04-lbs
2.Jason Tomlin   14.15
3.Kenny Carroll  11.09
4.Warren York    9.35
5.Josh Harrison  9.25

The next tournament in this division will take place on May 15, 2021 launching from Highland Marina.
For more information on this event or division please contact local director Deacon Collins, 404-862-4233 or visit

These anglers earn valuable points toward the divisional angler of the year title. The points champion from each division will compete in the annual American Bass Anglers AFT Angler of The Year Final Round at the AFT Championship. In addition, the top 500 anglers from the various divisions will earn the right to compete in the three-day ABA, AFT National Championship tournament.

The American Fishing Tour offers low cost, close to home bass tournaments that are designed for the weekend angler. All anglers fish for both money and points. The points advance the angler to their divisional championship and the top 500 anglers in the US are invited to the American Fishing Tour National Championship for this fall on Kerr Lake in Virginia.

American Bass Anglers is sponsored by Bass Pro Shops, Triton Boats, Mercury Motors, Motor Guide, Berkley, Abu Garcia, T-H Marine, Power Pole, Garmin, Monster Energy, Lucas Oil, Engel Coolers, OPTIMA Batteries, REKS Sunglasses, and