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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.

Fish N’ Stuff
Floral Express
H2O Sportz & Marine
I-40 Transmission
NIFE Marine
Norman Lures
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




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


Starting an American Fishing Tour Division on Your Home Lake for 2018

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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