Mueller Wins ABA Tourney On Candlewood Lake

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Paul Mueller from Southbury is one step closer to the ABA National Championship with a first place win and $463 in an American Fishing Tour bass tournament held on Candlewood Lake this past weekend. Mueller's five-bass limit weighed in at 13.35 pounds, anchored by 3.9-pound smallmouth that turned out to be the biggest bass in the tournament.Second place went to Chris Bielert with a weight of 13.10 pounds, while Jason Martinelli took third with 11.70 pounds.These anglers are acquiring valuable points towards a berth in their division?s two-day championship and the American Fishing Tour National Championship that will be held this 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. Paul Mueller 13.35 Lbs.
  2. Chris Bielert 13.10 Lbs.
  3. Jason Martinelli 11.70 Lbs.
  4. Jared Trimboli 10.91 Lbs.
  5. Dominic Gambardella 7.13 Lbs.
Winning Strategy: Most fish were caught using jerk baits and several variations of plastic baits and jigs.Next Divisional Tournament: This division?s next tournament will be May 5, 2012 on Lake Lillinonah at the Steel Bridge ramp.

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