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Wilson Wins Division 47 Two-Day Championship on Lake DeGray

Division 47 of the Ram American Fishing Tour contested its two-day Divisional Championship of the 2016 season on Lake DeGray March 12th and 13th, 2016.  Recent heavy rains raised the water level five feet in the course of a few days and muddied many areas.  The bass were scattered and difficult to pattern.  However, a few anglers were able to figure out how to make the catch.

Blake Wilson topped the field with nine fish for a total weight of 18.67 pounds.  Blake relied on a jig and spinnerbait to catch his fish, bringing home a check for $850.

Doug Shrum took second place with eight fish for a total weight of 15.85 pounds.  Doug caught his fish on a jig and jerkbait.

Rounding out the top three, Dennis LaGrange reeled in seven fish for 15.75 pounds. Dennis used a jig and crankbait to catch his fish.

Big Bass of Day One weighed 3.79 pounds and was caught by Don Armbrust.  Dennis LaGrange caught Day Two’s Big Bass, weighing in at 3.55 pounds.

The most consistent angler from D47 this year was Blake Wilson, and named the Angler of the Year. Blake is eligible to compete against all other divisional AOYs for a new Triton/Mercury package at the National Championship on Lake Eufaula AL, in Oct 2016.

1st      Blake Wilson        18.67 pounds
2nd     Doug Shrum          15.85 pounds
3rd      Dennis LaGrange   15.75 pounds
4th      Napoleon Ellis       14.76 pounds
5th      Ray Neighbors      14.49 pounds

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.

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

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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

 

 

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Divisional One-Day: $70 
Divisional Two-Day Championship: $140
National Championship: $170


 

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