Leon Dykas wins on Lake Zoar
Leon Dykas won the RAM American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament held on Lake Zoar. Running out of the State ramp landing near the town of Southbury Connecticut, the Torrington Connecticut angler caught his 5 fish limit of both smallmouth and largemouth bass weighing 10.97 pounds. Leon said he caught some of his fish with a topwater bait in the early morning and then switched over to various plastic and swimbait presentations for the rest of day. For his first victory of the year Leon left the ramp with $376.00 in cash.
In second among the competitors, Tom Sweeney from Glastonbury Connecticut caught his 5 fish bass limit weighing 10.11 pounds anchored down with a nice 4.48 pound largemouth. Tom said he caught his fish on a black worm and small plastic grubs fished at various depths. He pocketed cash for $163.00.
Taking third place Tom Dupuis of Terryville Connecticut caught 5 bass for 9.14 pounds all caught on a topwater bait early in the morning.
In fourth place John Ogolik, also from Terryville, weighted in 8.45 pounds and Gary McClarran from Stafford Springs Connecticut caught a 4.55 largemouth for the big fish of the tournament.
The last one-day Division 6 tournament will be held on 29 July, 2017 at the Connecticut River.
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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