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6/05/2017

Sink Tops The Field On High Rock Lake

Steve Sink of Winston Salem, North Carolina won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series North Carolina Division tournament held 06/03/2017 on High Rock Lake.

Running out of Tamarac Marina, Steve weighed in five bass for 21.19 pounds. He anchored his catch with a bass that weighed 6.03 pounds. For the Boater Division victory, Sink took home a check for $5000.00. Sink collected an additional $470.00 for weighing in the largest bass for the boaters.

“I caught probably 10-12 keepers today. I caught a couple shallow and then I moved out to catch the rest. I caught most of them on a Carolina rigged worm.” Said Sink.

In second for the boaters, Travis Williams of Salisbury, North Carolina weighed in a five bass limit weighing 18.11 pounds. He anchored his limit with a bass that weighed in at 5.32 pounds.  He collected $800.00 for the effort. 

“I caught about seven keepers today. I caught a couple off of docks, a couple off of points and I caught a 5 pounder off a creek channel bend with a jig within the last hour.” Said Williams.  

Louis “Skip” Kraft of Salisbury, North Carolina took third place with a five bass limit weighing in at 15.82 pounds. He anchored his catch with a bass that weighed  5.87 pounds. Kraft collected $600.00   

“I Caught about 7-8 fish today. All of my fish came on a Bizz bait Sassy stick on a jig head.” Said Kraft.   

Finishing fourth, Terry Wike of China Grove, North Carolina weighed in a five bass limit weighing 15.04 pounds.

Rounding out the top five Ladd Whicker of Winston Salem, North Carolina weighed in a five bass limit weighing 10.14 pounds.
 

In the Co-Angler Division, Ed Douthit of Mooresville, North Carolina won with three bass weighing 11.67 pounds. Douthit sealed his victory with a 5.05 pound kicker to pocket a check for $1200.00 

“I want to thank my boater today for pointing out specific areas I should cast to. I caught 8 fish today all on a worm.” Said Douthit.    

Taking second for the co-anglers, Martin Rushing of Midland, North Carolina weighed in a co angler limit of three bass weighing  9.73 pounds. He anchored his catch with a bass that weighed in at 6.56 pounds. Martin collected $500.00 for his catch. For weighing in the biggest bass for the co anglers Rushing collected an additional $205.00.
Also for weighing in the biggest bass of the tournament Rushing was presented a Revo SX spinning reel valued at $160.00 for catching the 6.56 pound largemouth on an ABU Garcia reel.

“I probably caught 20 fish today. I caught them on a worm and a crankbait.” Said Rushing.

Placing third on the co angler side was Hunter Harwell of Hickory, North Carolina. Harwell weighed in three bass that weighed 7.86 pounds. He collected $350.00 for the effort. 

“I caught four fish today culling once. All of my fish came on a worm.” Said Harwell. 

In fourth place among the co-anglers, Jerry Pruitt of Vale, North Carolina weighed in three bass weighing 7.78 pounds. 

Rounding out the top five, Lawrence Dickerson of Durham, North Carolina weighed in three bass weighing 7.36 pounds.

Slated for 10/07-10/08/2017 the next tournament for the North Carolina Division will be the area championship on Lake Hartwell. At the end of the season, the best anglers from across the nation advance the 2018 Ray Scott Championship, slated for the Red River in Shreveport-Bossier Louisiana in April 2018. 

For more information on this tournament, call Rodney Michael, tournament manager, at 256-497-0967 or ABA at 256-232-0406. On line, see www.ramopenseries.com .

About American Bass Anglers: American Bass Anglers is committed to providing low cost, close to home tournaments for the weekend angler and at the same time offer each competitor an upward path for individual angler progression. For more information about American Bass Anglers, the Ram Truck Open Series, the American Fishing Tour or the American Couples Series, visit www.americanbassanglers.com.

American Bass Anglers, Inc. is supported by Ram Trucks, Triton Boats, Mercury Outboards, Carlisle Tires, GEICO, Berkley, Abu Garcia, T-H Marine, Livingston Lures, Best Western Hotels, Maui Jim, Power Pole, LiT Coolers, Simms, Garmin, and Divide-It. American Bass Anglers, Inc. can be contacted at (256) 232-0406 or by visiting americanbassanglers.com

 

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