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Kevin Thompson Takes the Win at Lake Hamilton

The fourth tournament of the 2016 Ram American Fishing Tour Division 47 season was held on Lake Hamilton December 19th, 2015.  A recent cold front dropped air temperatures into the lower 30's, but the water remained in the mid to upper 50's due to the warmer than normal December; keeping some quality fish up shallow and many fish scattered.  Lake Hamilton, usually a very clear lake, was stained due to recent heavy rains but that didn’t stop the parade of limits crossing the scales. Thirty-one anglers caught 124 fish for a total weight of 220.59 pounds, nearly a two pound average. Twenty limits were brought to the scales.

Kevin Thompson topped the field with a five fish limit with a total weight of 18.30 pounds. Kevin threw a jig to haul in his limit.

Fred Martin, placing second, sacked up five fish for a total weight of 12.34 pounds. Fred relied on a dropshot rig to fill his livewell.

Rounding out the top three was Bill Cerrato. Bill threw a jig to sack up five fish for a total weight of 11.90 pounds. Bill also caught the days Big Bass at 5.51 pounds.

1st     Kevin Thompson  18.30 pounds
2nd    Fred Martin          12.36 pounds
3rd     Bill Cerrato           11.90 pounds
4th     Josh Ray              11.37 pounds
5th     Robert Scott         11.29 pounds

The next division 47 tournament is January 16th, 2016 on Lake Hamilton launching out of the fish hatchery ramp.

I’d like to thank our local sponsors who provide great support throughout the year.

Fish N’ Stuff
Floral Express
H2O Sportz & Marine
I-40 Transmission
NIFE Marine
Window World of Little Rock
Zimmerman’s Sports Center/Exxon

For more information on this or any future event in this division contact John Simonof at 501.772.4938 or by email at Simonof@comcast.net

These anglers are earning valuable points toward the divisional angler of the year title. The points champion from each division will compete in the annual Ram American Bass Anglers AFT Angler of The Year Final Round at the Ram American Fishing Tour National Championship.

The Ram American Fishing Tour offers low cost, close to home bass tournaments that are designed for the weekend angler. All ABA anglers fish for money and points. The points advance the angler to their divisional championship and the top 500 anglers in the US are invited to the Ram American Fishing Tour National Championship.



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Membership - $35 Annually
Entry Fees:
Divisional One-Day: $70 
Divisional Two-Day Championship: $140
National Championship: $170


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2018 Spring Tournaments

Division Date Lake Register
Louisiana - Toledo Bend South 3/24/2018 Toledo Bend
North Carolina East 3/24/2018 Neuse/Trent River
Virginia 3/24/2018 Chickahominy River
Georgia Central 3/24/2018 Sinclair
Georgia - Eufaula 3/24/2018 Lake Eufaula
Texas - Wichita Falls 3/24/2018 Ray Roberts
Missouri 3/24/2018 Lake Ozark
Kentucky Central 3/24/2018 Kentucky Lake
Florida Harris Chain 3/24/2018 Harris Chain
Oklahoma East 3/24/2018 Fort Gibson
Alabama East Central 3/24/2018 Neely Henry
Louisiana - Toledo Bend South 3/25/2018 Toledo Bend
South Carolina Northwest 3/25/2018 Clarks Hill
Tennessee Central 3/25/2018 Old Hickory
DFW - Texas 3/25/2018 Ray Roberts
North Carolina Piedmont 3/31/2018 Gaston
North Carolina Charlotte 3/31/2018 Lake Norman
New Mexico 3/31/2018 Elephant Butte
North Carolina Central 3/31/2018 Roanoke
Virginia - Western 3/31/2018 Kerr Lake
Alabama Central 3/31/2018 Alabama River
Alabama Northwest 3/31/2018 Wheeler Lake (Open Event)
Texas - Sam Rayburn North 3/31/2018 Sam Rayburn
Southeast North Carolina 3/31/2018 Northeast Cape Fear River
Tennessee - West 3/31/2018 Kentucky Lake
Kansas - Big Hill 3/31/2018 Big Hill
Louisiana Central 3/31/2018 Bisteneau
Alabama North 3/31/2018 Guntersville


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