Derrick Shoffit Takes D53 win on Rayburn
Derrick Shoffit won the American Fishing Tour, presented by American Bass Anglers. Texas - Sam Rayburn North Division 52 tournament, held 02/25/2018 on Sam Rayburn Reservoir. With the tournament running out of Monterey Public ramp near Zavalla Tx. The Lufkin, Tx. angler caught five-bass weighting 21.02 Lbs. For the victory, Derrick took home a check for $376.00. Derrick said that his fish came from flipping soft plastics in the flooded brush.
In second amongst the competitors, James Lee from Lufkin, Tx. caught five-bass weighing 20.24 Lbs. James also had the big bass of the tournament with a 10.97-pound lunker. James reported catching his big fish with a wacky worm fished in the bushes.
3rd place went to William Marshall with 15.18 lbs. 4th place went to Jaden Parrish with 12.23 lbs.
The next event in this division is March 31st, 2018 on Sam Rayburn. Launching from Monterey public ramp. For more info on this event or division call local director Wesley Conn at (936)596-8339
These anglers are qualifying to compete in the 2018 AFT National Championship on Lake Hartwell in Anderson, SC on October 21-26, 2018.
The 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 American Fishing Tour National Championship.
About American Bass Anglers: American Bass Anglers is committed to providing low cost, close to home tournaments for the weekend angler and at the same time offer each competitor an upward path for individual angler progression. For more information about American Bass Anglers, the ABA Open Series, the American Fishing Tour or the American Couples Series, visit www.americanbassanglers.com.
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