John Ogolik Wins Division 6 Two-Day and AOY
John Ogolik won the RAM American Fishing Tour Division 6 final two-day tournament presented by American Bass Anglers, held on Candlewood and Lillinonah Lakes. John also won the AOY award. The Terryville, Connecticut angler caught a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 25.47 pounds. In addition, he won the Big Bass of the event with a 4.27 largemouth caught at Candlewood Lake on the first day. He said he caught the majority of his fish on jigs and at times with a Super Fluke. For the victory, John took home a check for $568.00.
In second among the competitors, Gary McClarran from Stafford Springs Connecticut finished off the event with a two-day bass catch weighing in at 19.39 pounds. Gary said he caught the majority of his fish on plastics and fishing very slow. He pocketed a check for $188.00.
Taking third place, Jason Matinelli of Roxbury, Connecticut caught his two-day limit of bass weighing 19.33 pounds catching most of his fish flipping beaver plastic baits.
In fourth place, Tom Dupuis also from Terryville Connecticut, caught 14.78 pounds of bass which included a 4.26 pound smallmouth for the big fish on Day Two. Don Philpot rounded out the top five competitors with 12.05 pounds of bass.
John has now earned the right to compete in the annual American Bass Anglers AFT Angler of The Year Final Round at the RAM AFT Championship. In addition, the top 500 anglers from the various divisions will earn the right to compete in the three-day ABA, RAM AFT National Championship tournament. 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.
This concludes this year's Division 6 tournament season. For more information about Division 6 and future events visit www.americanbassanglers.com or contact the local Director for Connecticut, Tom Dupuis at 860-987-7371.
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