Brian Bean Wins the ABA District 47 tournament on Lake Ouachita
Athens, Ala. - 20 anglers came out on a chilly morning to fish the second tournament of the 2018 ABA American Fishing Tour D47 season 16 Dec 2017 contested on Lake Ouachita. Lake Ouachita didn’t disappoint for many as plenty of Ouachita chunks came across the scales. 70 fish for a total weight of 166.39 pounds and 10 limits crossed the scales.
Brian Bean topped the field with five fish for a total weight of 18.95 pounds. Brian threw a jig to catch his fish.
Ray Neighbors sacked up five fish for a total weight of 17.02 pounds. Ray also relied on a jig to fill his livewell.
Eric Turner rounded out the top three with a total weight of 16.90 pounds. Eric fished a homemade custom color jig with a Slider trailer on a Dobyns 743 HP and Lew’s reel spooled up with 17lb Vicious Pro Elite Fluorocarbon line. Eric also caught the big bass of the day, a Ouachita monster weighing 7.45 lbs.
1st Brian Bean 18.95 lbs $543
2nd Ray Neighbors 17.02 lbs $329
3rd Eric Turner 16.90 lbs $208 (BB included)
4th Jamey Black 14.23 lbs $50 Geared Gift Card
5th Blake Wilson 13.06 lbs $50 Geared Gift Card
The next tournament in this division is on Lake Hamilton on 13 Jan 2018 launching from the AGFC Ramp.
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
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]
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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