Bright sunny skies, very little wind and warming temperatures (82̊) were the dominating factors for American Bass Anglers competitors June 2, 2012, on Stockton Lake. These conditions followed a cool day with overcast skies and temperatures ranging from 48 ̊ to 69̊ and pushed anglers to try every trick they could to catch bass.
Only three anglers were able to catch a five-fish limit. Glenn Harrison of Arma, KS, topped the field with 11.71 lb. Second place went to Farlington, KS angler, Mark Moody with a 9.24 lb bag of fish. Scott Tassi, also of Arma, KS took third with 9 b. All three of these winners reported that the fishing was very slow and these are the guys who usually report catching three or four limits.
There is a lot on the line for these anglers as the D126 season draws to a close. There is one remaining 1-day tournament, July 14, and the 2-day Championship Aug. 18-19. After these events D126 will announce the D126 Angler of the Year (AOY) and the D126 Champion of the Year. There will be awards for both of these honors.
The AOY will be invited to a 1-day entry-free “Fish-Off” at a yet to be announced location. He will compete against 40-50 other AOY’s from other divisions all across the country. Winner of the “Fish-off” will take home a fully rigged Triton Bass Boat.
All of the participants are fishing for cash, prizes and the right to enter the ABA National Championship which will be held Oct. 24-26 on Grand Lake of the Cherokees in Oklahoma. Five hundred anglers from across the country will be invited to enter the championship. The winner of this tournament will also take home a fully rigged Triton Bass Boat.
The next D126 tournament is scheduled July 14 using Old State Park Ramp as the launch site. View complete results with pictures at www.centralmidwestbass.com. Watch for more information about local ABA tournaments in the El Dorado Springs Sun.
Local sponsor prizes were given out including product and gift certificates from Rogers Hunting, Fishing & Archery, www.theoutboarddoctor.com, Albers Marine, www.mobassfishin.com and Happy O’s Resort.