It was a slow bite for keepers on Stockton Lake Nov. Thirty-four American Bass Anglers launched from Old State Park at 7:30 a.m. looking for 15” bass. Justin Delk took the win with a 5-fish limit weighing 14.29 lbs which included Big Bass of the tournament, a 3.71 largemouth. He won $1058.

Austin Lowrey came in second place with 12.27 lbs; Eric Craft was 3rd with 10.90 lbs. Anglers reported catching fish on spinnerbaits, crankbaits, jigs, and soft plastic. A high number of fish were caught, but the keepers were harder to find. Fish were caught in many different parts of the lake, some shallow and some deep.

Full results of this tournament can be found at Information about this and other tournaments will also be posted on centralmidwestbass facebook page.

This was one in a series of tournaments all to be held on Stockton Lake. Anglers are fishing for cash, prizes and points which will qualify them to fish a 2019 Championship to be held in June of 2019 and then a National Championship on Eufaula Lake, AL Oct. 13-18, 2019.   The next D126 tournament is scheduled for Dec. 8, 2018.

A full 2019 schedule can be seen at along with the full results of previous tournaments with pictures of many of the anglers. There are also results with pictures of other ABA Divisions from Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.

D126 is a national draw circuit designed for the weekend angler. Boaters and non-boaters from age 14 are encouraged to compete. ABA membership is $35/year; entry fee is $70 with a $10 Big Bass option pot. Read more about American Bass Anglers at