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9/18/2017

Berry wins the Lake Greenwood D-96 AFT Tournament

George Berry of Saluda, SC won the Ram American Fishing Tour, presented by American Bass Anglers, South Carolina Division 96 1-day qualifier held September 17, 2017 on Lake Greenwood running out of Lake Greenwood State Park near Ninety-Six, SC.

The day started out at 67 degrees and was at 82 degrees by the 3 pm weigh-in. Sunny skies with the wind out of the NE at 5 to 15 mph. Lake Greenwood is at 2 feet below full pool with surface temp in the mid to high 70s.There were 27 anglers fishing this Division 96 1-day qualifier tournament out of the Lake Greenwood State Park near Ninety-Six, SC.

First place, George Berry had 5 fish weighing 12.09 pounds that was anchored by a 3.92-pound kicker fish. George caught all his fish on buzz baits and fished on the middle and upper parts of the lake. The combined payback for first place and first place option gave George $810 in take home money.

Andy Lake was second with 5 fish weighing 11.79 pounds. His sack was anchored with a 3.64-pound kicker fish. Andy caught most of his fish flipping soft plastic around docks on the middle and upper part of the lake. Andy won $404 for second place.

Third place was Don Branham with 5 fish weighing 11.61 pounds. Don caught most of his fish fishing Texas rigged worms on seawalls on the middle and upper parts of the lake. The rest of his fish came on shaky head worms. Don took home $244 for his third-place finish and second place in the option pot.

Paul Selle caught the ALX Rod Big Fish of the tournament at 3.97 pounds. His fish came on a Gunfish at the lower part of the lake. Paul took home $135 for big fish.
 
Top 5 finishers:           
1 – George Berry -          5 fish 12.09 pounds 200 points
2 – Andy Lake –              5 fish 11.79 pounds 199 points
3 – Don Branham –         5 fish 11.61 pounds 198 points
4 – Patrick Hobson –       5 fish 11.21 pounds 197 points
5 – Rodney Chastain –    5 fish 10.77 pounds 196 points
 
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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