Don Armbrust Wins on Lake DeGray
ABA American Fishing Tour D47 held its sixth 2019 season tournament on 16 Feb 2019 on Lake DeGray. Anglers were greeted with a cloudy and breezy day with temps in the 40’s. Recent rains pushed the lake level up about two feet and muddied/stained many creeks. Fishing was productive but larger fish where not present for this group today.
Don Armbrust topped the field with five fish for a total weight of 10.09-lbs. Don threw crankbaits in 8-10 feet to fill his livewell.
Allen Fullbright sacked up five fish for a total weight of 8.39-lbs throwing a spinner bait around shallow cover to finish in second place.
Rounding out the top three was John Simonof who caught five fish for a total weight of 8.21-lbs throwing a variety of baits throughout the day.
Bill Cerrato came in with the Big Bass of the day at 2.33-lbs caught flipping shallow cover.
PL Angler Fish Penalty Big Bass Total Points Payout 1 Donald A. Armbrust 5 0.00 0.00 10.09 188 288 2 Allen T. Fullbright 5 0.00 0.00 8.39 187 104 3 George John Simonof 5 0.00 0.00 8.21 186 0 4 William Bill Cerrato 5 0.00 2.33 6.61 185 0 5 Ray AOY-D47 Neighbors 3 0.00 0.00 4.46 184 0
The next tournament in this division is the 2-day divisional championship projected to be on The Arkansas River, Maumelle ram 16/17 Mar. You must have fished four 1-day events (in this or combination of divisions) to fish the 2-day event.
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For more information on this Division, event or any future event please contact Tom Bancroft at (843)697-6232.
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