Rhett Manus wins a Close One on Lake Murray
Athens, Ala. Rhett Manus of Gilbert, SC won the Ram American Fishing Tour, presented by American Bass Anglers, South Carolina Division 96 1-day qualifier held November 12, 2017 on Lake Murray running out of Dreher Island State Park near Prosperity, SC.)
The day started out at 43 degrees and was at 52 degrees by the 3 pm weigh-in. Cloudy skies all day long with the wind out of the NNE at 5 to 15 mph. Lake Murray is at 4.5 feet below full pool with surface temp in the high 50s. (There were no dead fish in this tournament.
There were 27 anglers fishing this Division 96 1-day qualifier tournament out of the Dreher Island State Park near Prosperity, SC.
First place, Rhett Manus had 5 fish weighing 15.56 pounds that was anchored by a kicker fish of 4.29 pounds. Rhett caught his fish on crankbaits and jigs on middle part of the lake. The combined payback for first place and first place option pot gave Rhett $815.
Paul Selle was second with 5 fish weighing 15.49 pounds. His sack was anchored by a 4.34-pound kicker fish. He also caught his fish on the middle area of the lake using crankbaits and jigs. Paul took home $509 for second place and second place option pot.
George Berry took third place and the tournament big fish (ALX Rod Big Fish) with 5 fish weighing 15.14 pounds. George caught his fish on spinnerbaits on the upper part of the lake. His tournament big fish was 5.04 pounds. He won a total of $279 for third place and big fish.
Fourth place was Matt Mollohan with 5 fish weighing 13.91 pounds. Matt took home $115 for his fourth-place finish.
Fifth place was Sean Anderson with 5 fish weighing 13.41 pounds. Sean won a Level Rod Hat.
Joey Miller finished sixth with 5 fish weighing 12.45 pounds. Joey won an ALX Rod Hat and a $50 off coupon from ALX Rods.
Top 5 finishers:
1 – Rhett Manus - 5 fish 15.56 pounds 200 points
2 – Paul Selle – 5 fish 15.49 pounds 199 points
3 – George Berry – 5 fish 15.14 pounds 198 points
4 – Matt Mollohan – 5 fish 13.91 pounds 197 points
5 – Sean Anderson – 5 fish 13.41 pounds 196 points
The next Division 96 tournament for Division 96 will be on Lake Greenwood out of Greenwood State Park near Ninety Six, SC on December 3, 2017.
For more information, contact D-96 Director Phil Morris at 864-993-0346; email [email protected] or call ABA at (256) 232-0406. On-line, see www.americanbassanglers.com or www.aba-sc.com for complete results. Also check out our Facebook page at D-96 American Fishing Tour.
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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