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Bozman Wins on Harris Chain

ATHENS, Ala. – Bruce Bozman won the American Bass Anglers Open Series Florida Central tournament, held March 17th on the Harris Chain of Lakes.

Running out of Hickory Point Recreational Facility in Tavares, FL the Saint Cloud, FL angler caught five bass weighing 20.59 pounds including a 5.33-pound kicker. Bozman took home $5000 for his efforts.

“I caught most of my fish on a worm and a chatter-bait. We had about an hour run this morning to get to the fish. I lost one fish this morning but came back later in the day and caught it” stated Bozman,   

In second for the boaters was Eric Conant of Lakeland, FL. He landed a five-bass tournament limit going 20.21 pounds. He collected $1500 for the effort.

“I caught my fish throwing a Yo-Zuri rattling vibe trap in chome/black all day through eel grass. I was fishing Lake Eustis and I lost one fish that was probably 6 or 7 pounds and one fish that was about 5 pounds earlier in the day. I culled out my smaller fish with a Gambler Bait Why-Not in black/blue with a glitter blue tail flipping holes in Kissimmee grass in Lake Eustis” Conant said.

Justin Neal of West Melbourne, FL took third for the boaters with five bass going 19.77 pounds. He earned $1000 for his catch.

“I also had a long drive this morning. I caught my fish on a chatter-bait and a swim-jig. I lost one fish about 5 pounds in the last hour that would have helped me. It was a grind out there today” Neal said.

Finishing fourth, John Kremer of Sanford, FL landed a five-bass limit for 19.62 pounds.  Ed Tucker of Deland, FL rounded out the top five boaters with five bass at 17.98 pounds topped by a -pound kicker.

The largest bass of the tournament for the boaters was caught by Gino Losi of Clermont, FL that weighed 8.44 pounds. Losi pocketed a check for $750 for his catch and was awarded an Abu Garcia Revo X reel for the big bass award.

In the Co-Angler Division, Adam Sangster of Sanford, FL won with three bass going 12.45 pounds. He pocketed a check for $2100 for his win.

“I was fishing a jerk-bait and a speed worm in offshore grass on Lake Griffin. I only caught five fish today and I was able to cull up once today”  Sangster said.  

Taking second for the co-anglers was Eric Andrews of Davenport, FL. He brought in a three-bass division limit weighing 12.16 pounds with a 5.67-pound kicker. He collected $750 for the effort.

“I caught my fish on a chatter-bait in about 10ft to 12ft of water. I think I caught about seven fish today” Andrews said. “

Jeremy Whitmer of Thonotosassa, FL placed third among the co-anglers with three bass going 11.99 pounds. He earned $475 for his catch.

“This was my first time fishing the Harris Chain of Lakes. I caught my fish flipping buggy-whips and Kissimmee grass. “ Whitmer said.

In fourth place among the co-anglers, Wes Whitfield of Davenport, FL brought in three bass for 10.91 pounds. John Smith of Orlando, FL finished in fifth place with three bass at 10.86 pounds that included the largest bass of the tournament for the co-anglers that weighed 6.96 pounds. Smith pocketed a check for $300 for his catch and an additional $380 for the big bass.

Slated for May 5th, the next tournament will be held on Lake Toho out of Kissimmee Lakefront Park in Kissimmee, FL. At the end of the season, the best anglers from across the nation advance the 2019 Ray Scott Championship to be held at Lake Eufaula in Eufaula, Alabama.

For more information on this tournament, call Billy Benedetti, tournament manager, at 256-230-5632 or ABA at 256-232-0406. On line, see www.abaopenseries.com .

About American Bass Anglers: American Bass Anglers is committed to providing low cost, close to home tournaments for the weekend angler and at the same time offer each competitor an upward path for individual angler progression. For more information about American Bass Anglers, the Open Series, the American Fishing Tour or the American Couples Series, visit www.americanbassanglers.com.



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