Rich Patterson landed the biggest bass of the tournament with a 8.84 pound bass, that earned him 0Mike Jones of Canal Point, Florida won the opening event last year (January 7, 2017) with 23.51 pounds and Michael Gonzalez of Apopka, Florida was the co-angler winner with 13.40, which is strong for a 3-fish co-angler limit. 34 Anglers blasted off from The Little River Marina near Milledgeville, GA., but it was Mike Blackshear that brought back the winning sack. Russell Clark of Abbeville, SC won the American Fishing Tour, presented by American Bass Anglers, South Carolina Division 96 1-day qualifier held January 7, 2018 on Clarks Hill Lake running out of the Dorn Boating Facility near Mc Cormick, SC.
Steve Stinson of Pickering, Ontario took home big bass honors with a 9.02 pound bass cashing in on 0. Thirty anglers fished the D25 AFT tournament at Clarks Hill Lake.
The day started out with temps in the low 50’s and increased to just above 60 for the 3 pm weigh in.
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Running out of Scott Driver Park in Okeechobee, FL Prowant caught five bass on day one weighing 18.97 pounds.
On day two, Prowant weighed in another five-bass limit that weighed 19.43 pounds and that sealed the deal for his victory by a slim half-pound margin with a total weight of 38.40 pounds.
The Atlas Awards program is just .99 for a one year (Jan. 31, 2018) membership and gives all anglers the chance to compete for, and win, extra money just for having T-H Marine parts on their boat.
Additionally there is a Show Up points ONLY weekend, and 4 Non-Point events listed which have incentives attached for IRA member teams. Balog and Thiel have been the class of the field all season and will both be trying to get their 2nd win of the season at Wilmot but to do so they will have beat some very tough competition. Thiel was able to get around the 2w of Neitzel and take off from the field. I got around Reinke there and apparently I was in the lead, Thiel said of his run to the front before the caution. Once out front Neitzel began to pull away from his rivals. Toss in the best of the Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprints and several of Wilmot Raceways own hometown heroes and a field approaching 40 cars will be in attendance for the showdown.
Full points will be awarded at races held at 15 different venues within a 4 state region. Steve Meyer is still looking for his first win of the year and has been able to drive his Meyer Electric 85m to a win at Wilmot before. As the race wore on Schultz moved into 2nd ahead of Nienhiser. We didnt need that caution, last night it helped a little bit. I was quick on the bottom early on getting around guys. Ben Schmidt, another challenger for the 2015 season title sailed into the second spot with Whitney making a daring opening lap charge to advance from sixth on the starting grid up to third. For more information on the IRA Outlaw Sprints check out the tour website at by logging onto the series Facebook page at the series is also on twitter at #IRA_sprints.
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Chavis, is one step closer to the ABA National Championship with a 1st place win and earned a total of $401.00, in the American Fishing Tournament held on the Savannah River.