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5/24/2017

Childers Navigates High Water for Big Win on Grand Lake

Local angler Gene Childers from Vinita, OK, navigated extreme flooding on Grand Lake on May 20, 2017, to take first place in AFT Division #65’s fishing tournament.  Despite the high water, Childers found 5 nice “keeper” fish to weigh in for a total weight of 12.46 lbs, which also included “Big Bass” honors with a 3.34 lb. bass, and total cash prizes of $403.  

Mike Franks of Bartlesville, OK, took second place with 8.78 lbs. and a cash prize of $128.
 
Division #65 is part of the RAM Truck American Fishing Tour, the largest tournament trail for the weekend angler, and is the draw trail series for American Bass Anglers.  As a draw format, boaters and non-boaters -- from age 16 and up – are paired up on the morning of the event to compete together for cash prizes and points.   A $25 per year ABA membership is required to participate and allows anglers to fish any ABA tournament across the country.  

These anglers are qualifying to compete in the 2017 RAM Truck AFT National Championship on the Ouachita River in Monroe, LA, scheduled for October.  The next divisional qualifying event for Division #65 will be June 3, 2017, on Grand Lake using the Tera Miranda Ramp as launch site.  Interested anglers may pre-register by going to www.drawtrail.com and searching for Oklahoma Division #65 under “tournaments by state” or they may register at the ramp on the morning of the tournament.  The entry fee is $70/angler with a $10 “Big Bass” option pot offered.

For questions about ABA’s Ram Truck American Fishing Tour series on Grand, contact Division #65 Director Jeff Davison at 918/289-6993.  For more information about American Bass Anglers, go to: www.americanbassanglers.com or www.drawtrail.com .

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