Welcome to the ABA Division 2 Website
2014 Season - Bow - October 6, 2013
Michael Vining Wins on Bow
Strafford, NH – Michael Vining won the American
Fishing Tour, presented by American Bass Anglers, Division 2 New
Hampshire 2014 Early Bird Tournament, held October 6, 2013 on Bow
Lake. Mike caught 5 bass weighing 15.78 pounds with a 3.91-pound
kicker. For the victory, Mike took home a check for $294. In second
Don Mayer with 5 fish for 10.98 pounds. In third place was
Jim McGuire with 3 fish
for 8.72 pounds. Mike Vining had lunker largemouth at 3.91 pounds.
Jim McGuire had lunker smallmouth at 2.62 pounds.
2014 Season - To Be Determined - Likely Late April 2014
Click Here for Directions
NOTE: If you tell me that you are coming and
don't show up without telling me in advance then you will have to pay
the $5 late fee at future tournaments. If you preregister on the ABA
site, please let me know that you're fishing and if you will be a
Please launch, park your trailer, and then register . We'll draw boat numbers
when you register.
We'll do the pools again.
We'll do random drawings for limited
Registration time is 6:00 am to 6:30 am
Tournament briefing and pairings after we are all assembled at the start
area. Boat numbers will be reversed for Day 2. Co-anglers will have a
different boater for day 2 as well.
Launch time is at 7:00am.
Weigh-in at 3:00pm.
2 fish limit with a 12" minimum.
Registration is $70. Late fee $5 if not preregistered. $5 split lunker
pool. $5 first loser pool. Total is $80 per angler or $85 if not
2014 Season Summary
We've just completed our second 2014 season
tournament at Bow Lake. We had a turnout with 6 anglers showing up. A special thanks to Don Mayer for the
help with the
tournament! Thanks to everyone that showed up and helped out with launching,
weigh-in, and fish release!
Don Mayer is currently leading the 2014 AOY points.
The 2014 Standings in the biggest rankings:
|Largest 1-day bag
We have permits approved for the first 2 early bird 2014 season
tournaments. We are currently working on a pending schedule for 2014.
Right now, we will not have tournaments at Bow Lake during the summer
months due to the parking regulations.
And don’t forget if you want to fish as a boater with us or in NH, then you’ll need to have your safe boater
Thanks to John DiGennaro at
Precision Powersports & Marine in Amesbury, MA. They are sponsoring
our 2-day with some Quicksilver Premium Plus 2-Stroke oil and a $100
gift certificate for the Angler of the Year. Also, ABA members get 15
percent off all marine product. They are tournament anglers too, so they
understand our boating needs.
Welcome to new members Mary Seaborne (Newfound) and Bayard
Lohmiller (Winnisquam). Also welcome to new member, Robert Bifsha, who
signed up at Ossipee.
We signed up a 4 anglers at the Rockingham Fishing and Hunting Expo.
It was a busy show this year thanks to the great weather. We had a lot
of interest in the tournaments, hopefully we'll get some new and
additional returning anglers this year.
as sponsor for the division at the
Rockingham Fishing and Hunting Expo. They sent us a bunch of
their great baits for our tournaments. Check out their website at
www.grizzbaits.net and be sure
to check out all of their products. These guys are local fishermen like
us that are producing a quality product that really catches fish, just
check out the pictures on their website.
Director: Garry Woodruff
Assistant Director: Don Mayer