Local angler Mike Dill took the win Saturday, June 23, in the D126 Bass Tournament on Stockton Lake. Dill’s five fish bag weighed 12.03 lbs and gave him a $541 payday.
Second place went to Jay Carter with a five fish limit weighing 11.50 lbs, earning him $254. Pittsburg, KS, angler, Dominic Cavitt, took third with four fish that went 11.18 lbs on scales, anchored with the Big Bass of the tournament, a 5.56 lber. Cavitt won a total of $219.
Anglers launched at 6 a.m. under overcast skies and low 70’s air temperature. Water temperature was mid 80’s. The sun came out later in the day and the wind came out of the southwest at 10-15 mph. Air temperatures reached upper 80’s by the 2:30 p.m. weigh-in.
This was one in a series of tournaments conducted by American Bass Anglers, Division 126, 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 fee of $25 per year is required and allows those 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 July 23 on Stockton Lake using Old State Park as launch site. The full schedule can be seen at www.centralmidwestbass.com. The season will culminate with a 2-day Championship set for Aug. 27-28. Anglers fish each tournament for cash and prizes from area sponsors as well as points that qualify them to fish a National Championship to be held on Lake Eufaula, AL Oct. 18-22, 2016.
Full results with pictures can be found at www.centralmidwestbass.com. Be sure and like us on facebook. Call Becky with any questions at 316/644-1454.