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9/19/2017

Don Sprinkle wins D14 Second Event on Norman

Don Sprinkle of Lexington, NC won the RAM American Fishing Tour, presented by American Bass Anglers North Carolina - Charlotte division 14 tournament help September 17th, 2017 on Lake Norman.  Blasting off from McCrary Creel Access Area near Mooresville, NC.  Don brought back a five-fish limit that locked in the scales at 6.64 lbs.  He took home $245 for his victory and moved one step closer to  the RAM American Fishing Tour National Championship.

Second place went to William Sipe of Albemarle, NC with five bass weighing in at 6.13 pounds.

Third place went to Lance Eckford of Troutman, NC with four bass weighing 5.98 pounds.  

At launch time the temperatures were in the upper 60's with cloudy skies and light variable winds. The day’s conditions continued with partly cloudy skies, north northwest winds at 5 mph, and temperatures topping out in the low 80's. Water temperatures were in the mid to upper 70's.

The winning pattern came fishing soft plastics on brush and docks in various depths of water. Don used a Zoom trick worm, texas rigged on 12lb test line to sift through a dozen of more bites, to put together his winning limit. 

Congratulations to our winners. 

Top three Anglers:
1. Don Sprinkle           8.74lbs
2. William Sipe            6.13lbs
3. Lance Eckford         5.98lbs

Big bass honors went to Lance Eckford of Troutman, NC who caught a 2.53 pound largemouth, that was worth $25.00.

The next tournament in division 14 is scheduled for Nov 4th on High Rock Lake out of Southmont Access off of NC Hwy 8.

For information about this division and future events visit Americanbassanglers.com or contact the local director for North Carolina-Charlotte – Lance Eckford at (919)628-3383.

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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