Only One Angler With Full Limit In ABA Tournament

aba fishingWinning angler Larry Coleman.ABA

Larry Coleman is one step closer to the ABA National Championship with a first place win and $468.00 in the American Fishing Tour bass tournament held on Newton Lake this past weekend.


Coleman's three-bass limit weighed in at 13.31 pounds. The winning formula for Coleman proved to be a lizard and other creature baits.

Mike Buchanan finished second with a two-fish weight of 6.55 pounds, while Dennis Carder took third with a huge fish that tipped the scales at 5.59 pounds. Carder's fish was also the BIG BASS of the tournament.

Only Coleman caught a three-fish limit on the day as bass just weren't biting hard due to a cold front that moved in days before the tournament. Although the weather was beautiful for the anglers the fish were still transitioning and were caught at a variety of depths and lure presentations.


These anglers are acquiring valuable points to determine divisional angler of the year and earn a berth in the American Fishing Tour National Championship that will be held this fall.

The top five anglers were:

  1. Larry Coleman 13.31
  2. Mike Buchanan 6.55
  3. Dennis Carder 5.59
  4. Rodney Wilson 4.27
  5. Ryan Fancher 4.04

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