Ray Neighbors Takes the win on Hamilton
An ABA American Fishing Tour D47 tournament was held on 13 Jan 2018 Lake Hamilton launching from the AGFC ramp. 13 anglers came out and braved the frigid temperatures. Recent cold weather had dropped the water temps into the low 40’s across most of the lake with some anglers reporting shad die-offs in areas they fished. As usual, Lake Hamilton was a limit-fest but not many large fish crossed the scales.
Ray Neighbors topped the field with five fish for a total weight of 12.21 lbs. Ray threw a jig to catch his fish.
Randy Plyler sacked up four fish for a total weight of 10.22 lbs. on a jig to finish in second place.
Rounding out the top three was Blake Wilson who sacked up four fish for a total weight of 10.20 lbs. throwing crankbaits and jigs to fill his livewell.
Blake Wilson caught the big bass of the day at 4.19 lbs.
1st Ray Neighbors 12.21 lbs $478
2nd Randy Plyler 10.22 lbs $212
3rd Blake Wilson 10.20 lbs $50 Gift card to Geared
4th Jamie Black 9.85 lbs $50 Gift card to Geared
5th John Simonof 8.85 lbs
BB Rob Stone 4.19 lbs $65
The next tournament in this division is on Lake DeGray on 10 Feb 2018 launching out of the spillway ramp.
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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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