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2013 Tournament Reports


2-Day (August 24-25, 2013)
Bow (August 11, 2013)
Northwood (July 28, 2013)
Great East (June 30, 2013)
Winnisquam (May 12, 2013)
Bow (Oct 7, 2012)
Pawtuckaway (Sep 16, 2012)


2-Day Division Championship

Warren Mills Wins Division 2 Divisional Championship

Click here for story on national ABA website.

Northwood, NH – Warren Mills won the American Fishing Tour, presented by American Bass Anglers, New Hampshire Division 2 Divisional Championship Tournament, held August 25 and 25, 2013 on Northwood Lake. Warren of Manchester NH, fishing as a nonboater caught 9 bass weighing 20.57 pounds with a 3.34-pound kicker. For the victory, Warren took home a check for $606. He also received 2 ˝ gallons of Quicksilver Oil provided by Precision Powersports and Marine, a local Division 2 sponsor. Warren caught his fishing a jig behind his two boaters. He fished with Dan Szumiesz and lead after the first day with the tournament’s largest bag at 13.75 pounds. He then followed it up with 4 fish weighing 6.82 pounds on the second day fishing with Doug Royle.

Division 2 Championship Winner - Warren Mills

In second among the competitors, Don Mayer of Bartlett, NH, caught 10 bass weighing 18.19 pounds with a 2.99 pound kicker. He caught his fish on worms and topwater, and pocketed a check for $274.

Taking third place, Dan Szumiesz of Strafford NH, caught 8 bass weighing 17.87 pounds with a 3.22 pound kicker. He caught his fish on various soft plastics and pocketed the First Loser Pool for $100.

Dennis Seaborne of Dracut, MA won the big bass contest with a 4.27 pound largemouth lunker. He caught his big fish on a spinnerbait. Michael Vining of Woburn, MA, had the lunker smallmouth at 3.35 pounds.

Money Winners (from Left): Don Mayer (2nd), Dennis Seaborne (Lunker LM), Warren Mills (1st), and Dan Szumiesz (1st Loser). Missing was Michael Vining with Lunker SM.

In fourth place, Jonathan Duclos of Nashua, NH, caught 10 bass weighing 16.28 pounds with a 2.21 pound kicker. David Guichard of Goffstown, NH, rounded out the top five competitors with 8 bass weighing 15.80 pounds.

These anglers accrued valuable points toward the divisional angler of the year title. The points champion from each division will compete in the annual American Bass Anglers AFT Angler of The Year Final Round Fish-Off. In addition, the top 500 anglers from the various divisions will earn the right to compete in the three-day ABA, AFT National Championship tournament.

In a tightly contested race, Don Mayer edged out Michael Vining for Division 2 Angler of the Year. The race was decided on a tie breaker. In winning the Division 2 AOY title, Don won a $100 gift certificate from Precision Powersports and Marine.

All competitors received spinnerbaits or jigs provided by GRIZZBAITS™.

Division 2 would like to thank our locally sponsors Precision Powersports & Marine and GRIZZBAITS™.

The next divisional tournament, which will count towards the 2014 season, will be held September 29, 2013 on Pawtuckaway Lake.

For more information, call ABA at (888) 203-6222. On line, see www.americanbassanglers.com.

The American Fishing Tour offers low cost, close to home bass tournaments that are designed for the weekend angler. All ABA anglers fish for money and points. The points advance the angler to their divisional championship and the top 500 anglers in the US are invited to the American Fishing Tour National Championship.

Bow (August 11, 2013)

Dan Szumiesz Wins on Bow Lake

From Division 2 (New Hampshire) ……August 11, 2013…… Dan Szumiesz is one step closer to the 2013 ABA National Championship with a 1st Place win and $303 in the American Fishing Tour Division 2 2013 Season 1-Day Tournament held on Bow Lake this past weekend. Dan weighed in a limit of 3 largemouth and 2 smallmouth for 14.92 pounds. Doug Royle came in second with 5 largemouth weighing 13.85 pounds. Don Mayer was in third with 3 largemouth and 2 smallmouth weighing 13.17 pounds. Don Mayer had the lunker largemouth at 4.58 pounds. Jonathan Duclos had the lunker smallmouth at 2.47 pounds.

 

Dan Szumiesz (1st)

 

Doug Royle (2nd)

 

Don Mayer (Lunker Largemouth and First Loser)

 

Jonathan Duclos (Lunker Smallmouth)

Northwood - July 28, 2013

Michael Vining Wins on Great East

From Division 2 (New Hampshire) ……July 28, 2013…… Michael Vining is one step closer to the 2013 ABA National Championship with a 1st Place win and $259 in the American Fishing Tour Division 2 2013 Season 1-Day Tournament held on Northwood Lake this past weekend. Mike weighed in a limit of 5 largemouth for 14.46 pounds. Jonathan Duclos came in second with 3 largemouth and 2 smallmouth weighing 10.17 pounds. David Guichard was in third with 3 largemouth and 2 smallmouth weighing 8.64 pounds. Jonathan Duclos had the lunker largemouth at 3.88 pounds. Warren Mills had the lunker smallmouth at 2.88 pounds.

 

Mike Vining (1st)

Great East - June 30, 2013

Don Mayer Wins on Great East

From Division 2 (New Hampshire) ……June 30, 2013…… Don Mayer is one step closer to the 2013 ABA National Championship with a 1st Place win and $299 in the American Fishing Tour Division 2 2013 Season 1-Day Tournament held on Great East Lake this past weekend. Don weighed in a limit of 3 largemouth for 8.37 pounds. David Guichard came in second with 3 largemouth weighing 5.92 pounds. Warren Mills was in third with 3 largemouth weighing 5.68 pounds. Don Mayer had the lunker largemouth at 4.13 pounds. Jonathan Duclos had the lunker smallmouth at 2.01 pounds.

Don Mayer (1st)

Winnisquam - May 12, 2013

Michael Vining Wins on Winnisquam

From Division 2 (New Hampshire) ……May 12, 2013…… Michael Vining is one step closer to the 2013 ABA National Championship with a 1st Place win and $447 in the American Fishing Tour Division 2 2013 Season 1-Day Tournament held on Lake Winniquam this past weekend. Mike weighed in a limit of 2 largemouth for 8.08 pounds. Tom Sardinha came in second with 2 smallmouth weighing 7.20 pounds. Garry Woodruff was in third with 2 smallmouth weighing 7.03 pounds. Mike Vining had the lunker largemouth at 4.66 pounds. Tom Sardinha had the lunker smallmouth and new division record at 4.60 pounds.

Michael Vining (1st)

Tom Sardinha (2nd) with 4.60 Lunker Smallmouth

Bow - October 7, 2012

David Guichard Takes First Place at Bow Lake

David Guichard is one step closer to the 2013 ABA National Championship with a 1st Place win and $259 in the American Fishing Tour Division 2 2013 Season 1-Day Tournament held on Bow Lake this past weekend. Dave weighed in 3 fish for 5.44 pounds. Michael Vining came in second with 2 bass weighing 5.04 pounds. Tom Sardinha was in third with 4 fish weighing 4.70 pounds. Jim McGuire had the lunker largemouth at 3.54 pounds. Michael Vining had the lunker smallmouth at 2.85 pounds.

New members Matt Davis and Matt McGovern won some great GRIZZ BAITS™  lures.

David Guichard (1st)

These anglers are acquiring valuable points to insure their birth in division’s two-day champion and the American Fishing Tour National Championship that will be held next fall.  Their points are also being used to determine the divisional angler of the year. The top angler by points earned in this division will represent the division in the Angler of the Year final round.

The top five anglers were: 

1 David Guichard 5.44
2 Micheal Vining 5.04
3 Tom Sardinha 4.70
4 Jim McGuire 4.39
5 Don Mayer 2.34

Conditions: Tough post cold front and cool (low-50s by midday) and moderate winds with generally cloudy skies. The water temperature was between 59 and 62 degrees.

Winning Strategy: Dave targeted shallow wood and rocks off of the islands with a lizard.

Next Divisional Tournament: This division’s next tournament will be in 2013 with the location to be determined. Divison 2 is locally sponsored by GRIZZ BAITS™ and we are proud to offer their great baits as prizes to anglers at each of our tournaments.

For more information on this or any future event in this division contact Garry Woodruff at (603) 370-7172 or by email at: abad02@comcast.net. You can also find out more about Division 2 at our website.

The American Fishing Tour offers low cost, close to home bass tournaments that are designed for the weekend angler. All ABA anglers fish for money and points. The points advance the angler to their divisional championship and the top 500 anglers in the US are invited to the American Fishing Tour National Championship.

About American Bass Anglers
American Bass Anglers is the largest tournament organization for the weekend angler.  American Bass Anglers operates the American Fishing Tour, The Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series and the American Couples Series.  Each tour is design specifically for the weekend angler offering low cost and close to home events so the anglers can qualify for larger championship.  For more information on American Bass Anglers visit www.americanbassanglers.com

Pawtuckaway - September 16, 20122

Michael Vining Takes First Place at Pawtuckaway Lake

From Division 2 (New Hampshire) ……September 16, 2012…… Michael Vining is one step closer to the 2013 ABA National Championship with a 1st Place win and $294 in the American Fishing Tour Division 2 2013 Season 1-Day Tournament held on Pawtuckaway Lakes this past weekend. Mike weighed in a limit of 5 fish for 11.68 pounds. Jonathan Duclos came in second with 5 bass limit  weighing 8.94pounds. David Guichard was in third with 4 fish weighing 8.25 pounds. Michael Vining had the lunker with a 2.94 pound largemouth. Jim McGuire had the lunker smallmouth at 1.30 pounds.

Don Mayer and Jim McGuire won some great GRIZZ BAITS™  lures.

Michael Vining (1st)

These anglers are acquiring valuable points to insure their birth in division’s two-day champion and the American Fishing Tour National Championship that will be held next fall.  Their points are also being used to determine the divisional angler of the year. The top angler by points earned in this division will represent the division in the Angler of the Year final round.

The top five anglers were: 

1 Micheal Vining 11.68
2 Jonathan Duclos 8.94
3 David Guichard 8.25
4 Jim McGuire 7.50
5 Dan Szumiesz 6.94

Conditions: Moderate (low-60s) and windy with generally clear skies. The water temperature was around 68-69 degrees.

Winning Strategy: Mike targeted shallow weeds and rocks with various soft plastics.

Jonathan Duclos - 2nd Place (1st Loser Pool Winner)

Jim McGuire - Lunker Smallmouth

Next Divisional Tournament: This division’s next tournament will be Sunday October 7 on Bow Lake at the State Ramp (conditions permitting). Divison 2 is locally sponsored by GRIZZ BAITS™ and we are proud to offer their great baits as prizes to anglers at each of our tournaments.

For more information on this or any future event in this division contact Garry Woodruff at (603) 370-7172 or by email at: abad02@comcast.net. You can also find out more about Division 2 at our website.

The American Fishing Tour offers low cost, close to home bass tournaments that are designed for the weekend angler. All ABA anglers fish for money and points. The points advance the angler to their divisional championship and the top 500 anglers in the US are invited to the American Fishing Tour National Championship.

About American Bass Anglers
American Bass Anglers is the largest tournament organization for the weekend angler.  American Bass Anglers operates the American Fishing Tour, The Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series and the American Couples Series.  Each tour is design specifically for the weekend angler offering low cost and close to home events so the anglers can qualify for larger championship.  For more information on American Bass Anglers visit www.americanbassanglers.com


Director: Don Mayer
Assistant Director: TBF

If you plan on attending any event please contact Don Mayer, via the Message Board on this website or via email at Cell: 603-986-8733.