Posted 8/11/15 (Tue)
A Crosby man has taken top honors in the final American Bass Anglers of North Dakota (ABA) regular season tournament.
The tournament was held on the canals and lakes of New Johns Lake, in Burleigh County, on Aug. 1.
The weather was perfect and the big bass cooperated, reports Dick Roland, who hit a “mother lode” of big smallmouth during the tournament, ending the day with his three bass limit weighing 12.25 pounds.
The catch won Roland top tournament honors and also represents the heaviest smallmouth catch in a North Dakota ABA tournament. Roland’s largest fish tipped the scales at 4.51 pounds, and he reports that all of his fish were caught tight to the bottom on a Dry Creek Outfitters double-dipped, green pumpkin and orange tube jig.
Other tournament winners included Darren Dewitt, of Ray, who used a crankbait to catch his three fish limit of 6.74 pounds; and Cory Bosch of Mandan.
The two-day ABA championship will be held Aug. 15 and 16 at Lake Audubon, famous for its smallmouths. At stake are Angler of the Year awards and an opportunity to attend ABA’s National Championship in South Carolina.
For further information contact Roland at (701) 570-0598.