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5/11/2017

Weaver wins on Clarks Hill

Evan Weaver of Lexington, SC won the Ram American Fishing Tour South Carolina Division 96 1-day qualifier tournament held May 7, 2017 on Clarks Hill Lake running out the Dorn Boating Facility near McCormick, SC.
 
The day started out at 49 degrees and was at 73 degrees by the 3 pm weigh-in. Sunny skies with the wind out of the SW at 10 to 15mph. Clarks Hill Lake was down about 7.5 feet with surface temp in the 70s. There were 14 anglers fishing this tournament out of the Dorn Boating Facility near McCormick, SC.
 
First place, Evan Weaver of Lexington, SC had a 5 fish limit weighing 21.85 pounds that was anchored with the tournament big fish of 5.96 pounds. Evan was fishing the lower part of the lake on main lake points with topwater baits. All his fish came on the topwater bite. Evan took home $556 for first place, first place option and big fish.
 
Andy Lake of Batesburg, SC was second with 5 fish weighing 21.07 pounds. Andy was fishing the upper part of the lake. He caught his fish on a buzzbait and spinnerbait, all in shallow water. Andy won $200 for second place.
 
Paul Tickerhoof of Appling, Ga. was third with 5 fish weighing 19.14 pounds Paul took home $129 for third place and second place in the option pot.
 
Top 5 finishers:           
1 – Evan Weaver - 5 fish 21.85 pounds 194 points
2 – Andy Lake – 5 fish 21.07 pounds 193 points
3 – Paul Tickerhoof – 5 fish 19.14 pounds 192 points
4 – Randy Ables – 5 fish 16.70 pounds 191 points
5 – James Pinson – 5 fish 16.03 pounds 190 points
 
These anglers are qualifying to compete in the 2017 Ram AFT National Championship on the Ouachita River, Monroe La. in October 2017. 

The next Division 96 tournament qualifier for Division 96 will be the Division 2-Day Championship May 20-21, 2017 on Lake Murray out of Dreher Island State Park near Prosperity, SC.

For more information, contact D-96 Director Phil Morris at 864-993-0346; email plmorris109@embarqmail.com  or call ABA at (256) 232-0406. On-line, see www.americanbassanglers.com or www.aba-sc.com for complete results. Also check out our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/D-96-American-Fishing-Tour-452371888132781/.

The 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 American Fishing Tour National Championship. 

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