Well, the final ABA summer night tournament was held at Lake Pleasant on August 15/16. There was a lot of suspense and excitement as several teams were knotted in a battle for team anglers of the year, with less than 13 points seperating 1st and 5th place and 1 pont seperating 1st and second. The normal extreme heat was missing and once again it was a little pleasant at Lake Pleasant. 13 teams signed up for the final summer night tournament of the year and the last chance to qualify for the ABA championships. Anglers fishing the American Bass circuit have the option of fishing 3 different championships in 3 different states once they qualify, with categories as Father/Daughter, Father/Son,Husband/Wife, Mother/Daughter, Mother/Son, Boy/Girl, Adult/Youth, and Bassn' Gals. If you are a loner and like to fish by yourself there is even a category for single. more information contact Brian Chambers at 602/568-3390 or at [email protected]
, or simply go to americanbass.com.
I would like to recognize The Hook Up for all of their hospitality throughout the Summer Nights Season it made things really go smooth. Plase go see Ben, John and the gang at the Hook Up for all your fishing needs. Also I want to thank Aaron Heath for donating a full bass boat detailing for our last tournament, Aaron is going to be an ongoing sponsor for ABA in the 2009-10 season. To contact Aaron call 602/575-3709 he does grea work! Also, a special thanks to Bill Johnson's Big Apple for their contribution of a 25,00 gift certificate for the last 2 tournaments, they have been around for a long time, the food is great and the value even better, 6 valley locatons, billojohnsons.com, mention the ABA. And finally, I want to thank Matt Sura for his touching and heartfelt salute to retiring ABA director turned fisherman Randy McIlrath, Matt I am sure it will be remembered for a long time by all who witnessed it.
1ST PLACE KEVIN AND MIKE CARUSO HIT ON ALL CYLINDERS WEIGHING 10.68# NETTING $1765.00 (PAYS TO GET IN THE OPTIONS!)
2ND PLACE WENT TO THE TEAM OF SURA AND BRILLHART WITH A WEIGHT OF 8.65# AND MONEY TOTALLING $587.00
3RD PLACE TO THE TEAM OF HUMENTHAL AND ORZECHOWSKI NETTING $150.00