4/10/21 – Boydton, VA. Fifty anglers got together to target largemouth bass on Kerr Lake in a qualifying event for the American Fishing Tour Virginia division. On what was a picture-perfect day weather-wise, 36 of those anglers caught a limit of bass.
At weigh-in time, David Wright of Lexington, NC, finished atop the leader board with 17.17 pounds. “I was targeting areas that I knew from experience were spawning areas. You really couldn’t sight fish because of low water clarity and a significant layer of pollen on the water. The surprise for me was that the large females were not “up” in any of these areas. Lots of two to three-pound males were caught, just no big ones.”
Keith Crespo, on the other hand, found a couple of those big ones. He brought in a 5.70 and a 5.26 to capture big fish honors on the day.
Brian Clarke took second for the day with 16.54 pounds.
All totaled, our anglers took home $2700 in winnings. These anglers earn valuable points toward the divisional angler of the year title. Each division’s points champion will compete in the annual American Bass Anglers AFT Angler of The Year Final Round at the AFT Championship. The top 500 anglers from the various divisions will also 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. The top 500 anglers in the US are invited to the American Fishing Tour National Championship on Kerr Lake in Virginia.
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