Chris Bielert wins on Lake Lillinonah
Chris Bielert won the RAM American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held on Lake Lillinonah on July 1, 2017. Launching from the Steel Bridge ramp near the town of Bridgewater Connecticut, catching fish proved to be very difficult for most anglers, however not for nearby Danbury resident Chis Bielert. Chris caught the only limit of bass of the tournament weighing a heavy 17.08 pounds. Chris really blew everyone else away and his 4.65 pound largemouth was one of the reasons why. He said he was fishing in areas with current in about 18 feet of water. For the victory and big fish Chris took home $490.00 in cash.
Finishing in second place, AOY contender Jared Trimboli from St. James New York caught 3 bass weighing 7.06 pounds and he left with $212.00.
Taking third place, from Shirley,NY angler Nunzio Prado also caught 3 bass weighing 4.46 pounds.
Gary McClarran from Silver Springs, Connecticut finished in fourth place
The next division 6 tournament will be held on 7-15, 2017 at Lake Zoar, near the town of Southbury Connecticut. For more information about this Division and future events visit www.americanbassanglers.com or contact the local Director for Connecticut, Tom Dupuis at 860-987-7371 or Assistant Director Gary McClarran at 203-578-5012.
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. For more information on American Bass Anglers please visit www.americanbassanglers.com or call (256)232-0406.
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