Kevin Hensley wins ABA on Lake Gaston July 16,2018


Kevin Hensley wins on Lake Gaston

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It was a relatively tough bite on Gaston Saturday. Water temps were in the low to mid 80’s. Sunshine, blue bird skies and heavy boat traffic were the order of the day.  Kevin Hensley found most of his fish in the scattered clumps of grass in secondary creeks along the shoreline, enticing them for the most part with jigs. He brought in the winning stringer of 13.33-pounds of bass anchored with a very nice 5.58-pound fish to also capture big fish honors for the day. The big fish came off wood adjacent to the grass, also on a jig. His win earned him $590 for the day of fishing.

Right on his heels and less than an ounce behind was Tyler Purcell with a five-fish limit at 13.28-pounds. Rounding out the money winners was Randy Mcfadden with 10.57-pounds.

The Virginia division will be on the Chickahominy and James rivers for our next event on 4 August, launching from Chickahominy Riverfront Park.

For more information about this Division and future events visit
or contact the local Director for Virginia Division 13 Gary Conner at 757-293-8651

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  American Bass Anglers AFT Angler of the Year Final Round at the  American Fishing Tour National Championship.

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 more information on American Bass Anglers please visit or call (256)232-0406.

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