James E. Johnson Wins ABA on the Roanoke River with 19.80 lbs June 16,2018


James E. Johnson Wins on the Roanoke River

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James Johnson, of Windsor, NC won the AFT Division 17, North Carolina Central tournament on the Roanoke River.  The event was held on the Roanoke on 16 June 2018, launching out of the Water Street Ramp in Plymouth, North Carolina.  James caught 5 bass weighing 19.80 lbs.  James said he ran out across the Bay and caught his fish on Soft Plastics.  James also had big fish of the tournament with a 6.99 Kicker.  Congratulation James.

First Place         James Johnson        19.80 lbs
Second Place         Randy Van Horn    13.53 lbs
Third Place        Mike Colbert        11.72 lbs
Fourth Place        Ricky West         11.70 lbs
Fifth Place        Johnny Jones        10.72 lbs

The next tournament for AFT Division 17 will be on 21 July 2018 on the Chowan River.

For more information on this or any future event in this division contact Mike Colbert at (252)223-2325.

These anglers accrued 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 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 American Fishing Tour National Championship for this fall on Lake Hartwell near Anderson SC.

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