Jim Banks, won the American Fishing Tour, presented by American Bass Anglers, Missouri Division 126 tournament, held April 21, on Stockton Lake.
Running out of Hawker Point landing, the Lamar angler caught five bass weighing 12.75 pounds with a 5.43-pound kicker which also took Big Bass honors. For the victory, Banks took home a total of $339. Banks reported catching his fish by dragging a jig in somewhat stained water.
In second among the competitors, Glenn Harrison of Arma, KS, caught four bass weighing 9.12 pounds with a 3.95-pound kicker. He caught his fish on jigs and spinnerbaits and pocketed $93 for his efforts. Third place was Scott Tassi, also of Arma, KS, who caught 5 bass weighing 8.59 pounds; 4th place went to Eric Craft of Erie, KS, with 7.12 pounds.
These anglers accrued valuable points toward the Division 126 Angler of the Year title and the right to fish the divisional two-day Championship to be held July 27-28 on Stockton Lake. The points champion from each division will compete in the annual American Bass Anglers AFT Angler of The Year Final Round Fish-Off. In addition, the top 500 anglers from the various divisions will earn the right to compete in the three-day ABA, AFT National Championship tournament.
The next divisional tournament will be held May 19 on Stockton Lake. Visit www.centralmidwestbass.com for full schedule details along with results of this and previous tournaments including pictures. For more information, call ABA at (888) 203-6222. On line, see www.americanbassanglers.com.
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.
THE JIG IS UP – Jim Banks, Lamar, won the April 21 tournament on Lake Stockton, catching a five bass limit weighing 12.75 pounds with a 5.43-pound kicker which also took Big Bass honors, dragging a jig in somewhat stained water.