TASSI WINS BY A SCALE – Scott Tassi of Arma, KS, weighed in 14.77 lbs. including big bass of the day, a 6.74 lb largemouth, in the Stockton Lake bass tournament on Saturday, to edge out second place by .08 of a lb.
American Bass Anglers Division 126 held a qualifying tournament on Stockton Lake Saturday, Nov. 3. It was a cool start with temps in low 40’s, but the day turned sunny and breezy with temps rising into low 60’s. Water temperature was in the upper 50’s.
Several five-fish limits were brought to the scales; however the bags with a big fish took the top four places. Scott Tassi of Arma, KS, weighed in 14.77 lbs. including Big Bass of the day, a 6.74 lb. largemouth. Very close behind was Kirk Deer of Mapleton, KS. His bag weighed 14.62 and was anchored with a 5.05 lb. bass. Springfield angler Bruce Gandy took 3rd place with five fish weighing 12.72; Glenn Harrison of Arma, KS was 4th with 12.54 lbs including a 5.22 lb. largemouth.
Anglers reported catching fish on spinnerbaits, buzzbaits, soft plastic, crankbaits and Carolina rigs. Some fished the lower lake, others spent most of the day in the upper lake.
Anglers compete for cash, prizes and points which qualify them to fish a 2-day Championship on Stockton in July 2013 and a National Championship on Clarks Hill Lake in Georgia Oct. 23-25, 2013. There will be seven more 1-day tournaments and a 2-day Championship held on Stockton Lake. The best four 1-day tournament points and the 2-day points determine year-end point totals for the D126 Angler of the Year award.
The next D126 tournament is scheduled for Dec. 8, 2012, launching from Old State Park Ramp. The rest of the schedule, which includes January and February tournaments, is posted at www.centralmidwestbass.com and www.americanbassanglers.com.
ABA was designed for the week-end angler and is open to boaters and non-boaters. It is a draw format with partner pairing taking place the morning of each tournament. Anglers from age 14 can enter these tournaments.
Full results with pictures can be found at www.centralmidwestbass.com. You can read more about American Bass Anglers at www.americanbassanglers.com. Call Becky with any questions at 620 421-2935.