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2/16/2018

Eric Turner Wins the ABA District 47 tournament on Lake DeGray

The last 1-day qualifying tournament of the American Fishing Tour D47 was held on 10 Feb 2018 on Lake DeGray launching from the spillway ramp.  14 anglers came out and were greeted with rainy and foggy conditions.  A recent warming trend had given way to cooler temps keeping the water temps in the mid 40’s across most of the lake. Lots of fish were caught, but not to many larger fished crossed the scales.

Eric Turner topped the field with five fish for a total weight of 9.40 lbs.  Eric fished a homemade custom color jig with a Slider trailer on a Dobyns 743 HP and Lew’s reel spooled up with 17lb Vicious Pro Elite Fluorocarbon line.

Don Armbrust sacked up five fish for a total weight of 9.01 lbs. on a Rat-L-Trap to finish in second place.

Rounding out the top three was Rob Stone who sacked up five fish for a total weight of 8.43 lbs. throwing Rat-L-Trap to fill his livewell.

Bill Cerrato caught the big bass of the day at 4.59 lbs.

1st  Eric Turner 9.40 lbs. $406
2nd  Don Armbrust 9.01 lbs. $200
3rd  Rob Stone 8.43 lbs. $79
4th  Bill Cerrato 8.19 lbs. $50 Gift card to Geared
5th  Ray Neighbors 7.22 lbs. $50 Gift card to Geared
BB Bill Cerrato 4.56 lbs. $70


The next tournament in this division is the 2-day Divisional Championship on Lake Maumelle on 7-8 Apr 2018 launching out of Jolly Rogers Marina.

I’d like to thank our local sponsors who provide great support throughout the year.

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For more information on this or any future event in this division contact John Simonof at 501.772.4938, by email at Simonof@comcast.net or on Facebook

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

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. For more information on American Bass Anglers please visit www.americanbassanglers.com or call (256)232-0406.

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American Fishing Tour Upcoming Events (2018 Season)

 

       
Massachusetts - New England 10/14/2018 Long Pond-Harwich

American Fishing Tour 2019 Upcoming Events

       
Alabama Northwest 10/13/2018 Wilson Lake
Pennsylvania 10/13/2018 Delaware River
Louisiana Central 10/13/2018 Caddo
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Mississippi- Ross Barnett 10/13/2018 Ross Barnett
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Texas- Wichita Falls 10/13/2018 Amon Carter
New Mexico 10/13/2018 Brantley
Arkansas 10/13/2018 Maumelle Pool
South Carolina- Northwest 10/14/2018 Russell
Dallas Fort Worth Texas 10/14/2018 Lewisville
Massachusetts- Western 10/14/2018 Congamond
New Mexico 10/14/2018 Brantley
Georgia North 10/20/2018 Allatoona
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Alabama North 10/20/2018 Guntersville
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Alabama Central 10/27/2018 Jordan
Texas- Sam Rayburn- North 10/27/2018 Toledo Bend

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Area 2 Championship 10/13/2018 Kentucky Lake
Area 6 Championship 10/20/2018 Toledo Bend