American Bass Anglers Division 126 held their 2-day Championship on Stockton Lake August 11-12. The weather cooperated, but the fish did not. One angler brought in a five-fish limit both days; that was Justin Delk who won the tournament with a total weight of 22.64lb. Second place went to Jay Carter with 19.59lb which was enough to earn him D126 Angler of the Year. Scott Lawson took 3rd place with 14.44lb which included day-1 Big Bass weighing 3.57lb. Day-2 Big Bass went to Dale Boothe, who weighed in a 5.7 lunker.
Awards presentation took place at the end of Day 2 weigh-in. Cash and several prizes as well as plaques were presented to the anglers. Area sponsors including Pete’s, the Outboard Doctor, Albers Marine, Legacy Farm & Lawn, Ken’s Kafe and our newest sponsor, “That’s A Good Fish” provide the cash and prizes.
This was the final D126 tournament for the 2018 season. Anglers will now be invited to fish the ABA National Championship scheduled for Oct. 24-25 on Hartwell Lake in South Carolina. Three boats will be given away at this event, one to the tournament winner, won to winner of a draw and one to the top finish among the Anglers of the Year. Jay Carter will represent D126 as AOY.
The 2019 season will open Sept. 8, 2018 ,launching out of Old State Park. A full 2019 schedule will be posted soon at www.centralmidwestbass.com. “Like us” on facebook while you are there. D126 is a series of tournaments conducted by American Bass Anglers, all held on Stockton Lake. This tournament series is a draw format and designed for the week-end angler, boaters and non-boaters from age 14. There are several divisions in the area. Go to www.americanbassanglerscom for more information. An ABA membership costing $35 per year is required and allows anglers to fish any ABA tournament. Entry fee for D126 tournaments is $70/angler; a $10 Big Bass option pot is offered.