Jake Kleindle took the win at the American Bass Anglers Stockton tournament Saturday, Nov. 4. He brought in a five-fish limit that weighed 15.38 lbs and won $640 plus $250 for his 6.17 lb Big Bass. A close second place went to Justin Delk with a 5-fish limit weighing 15.27 lbs earning him $389; Delk missed BB by a few ounces as his went 5.41 lbs. Jay Carter took 3rd place with a 13.06 lb limit anchored with a 4.5 lb largemouth. taking $137. View full results and pictures at www.centralmidwestbass.com.
The weather included lots of fog, mist and clouds with temperatures just reaching into the 60’s. There was very little wind. Water temperature was 57-60 in most places. Anglers reported catching most of their fish on a spinnerbait in the main lake area.
This was one of a series of tournaments conducted by American Bass Anglers, Division 126, 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. 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.
The next tournament for this circuit will be Dec. 9 on Stockton Lake using Old State Park as launch site. The full 2018 schedule can be seen at www.centralmidwestbass.com. The season will culminate with a 2-day Championship Aug. 11-12, 2018. Anglers fish each tournament for cash and prizes from area sponsors including Pete’s Convenience Stores, the Outboard Doctor, Albers Marine, Legacy Farm & Lawn and Ken’s Kafe. They also earn points that qualify them to fish a National Championship which will be held Oct. 24-26, 2018, on Hartwell Lake in South Carolina.
Full results for this tournament with pictures can be found at www.centralmidwestbass.com. “Like” and follow us on Face Book to see D126 and several other area ABA Divisions. More information about American Bass Anglers can be found at www.americanbassanglers.com or by calling 256 232-0406. Call Becky with any questions at 316 644-1454.