Sandlin Wins on Lake Ouachita
Derek Sandlin of Mount Ida, Arkansas won the second event of the AFT D47 2017 season that was held on November 5th and contested on Lake Ouachita. 35 anglers came out and were greeted with unseasonably warm air and water temperatures. Bass have not moved into their typical fall patterns in central Arkansas. 126 limits crossed the scales and 111 fish were caught for a total weight of 200.11 pounds, less than a 2 pound average.
Derek Sandlin topped the field with five fish for a total weight of 18.41 pounds. Derek threw a swimbait to catch his fish. He also won Big Fish for the event with a weight of 3.98 pounds earning him a total of $900 for his efforts.
Allen Fullbright sacked up five fish for a total weight of 12.52 pounds. Allen relied on a horny toad to fill his livewell. Allen took home $461 for second place.
Rounding out the top three was Blake Wilson who threw a spinnerbait on a 7’ 3” medium-heavy Fitzgerald Stunner rod to catch five fish for a total weight of 12.24 pounds.
Top Five Finishers:
1. Derek Sandlin 18.41 lbs
2. Allen Fullbright 12.52 lbs
3. Blake Wilson 12.24 lbs
4. Brian Bean 11.97 lbs
5. Doug Thompson 11.26 lbs
The next tournament in this division is on Lake Maumelle on December 17, 2016 launching out of Jolly Rogers Marina.
The next tournament in the D42 division is on the Arkansas River/Pine Bluff November 19, 2016 launching out of Regional Park.
For more information on this or any future event in this division contact John Simonof at (501)772-4938 or by email at [email protected]
I’d like to thank our local sponsors who provide great support throughout the year.
Fish N’ Stuff
H2O Sportz & Marine
Temple Fork Outfitters
Window World of Little Rock
Zimmerman’s Sports Center/Exxon
These anglers are earning valuable points toward the divisional angler of the year title. The points champion from each division will compete in the annual Ram American Bass Anglers AFT Angler of the Year Final Round at the Ram American Fishing Tour National Championship.
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. The points advance the angler to their divisional championship and the top 500 anglers in the US are invited to the Ram 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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