Tyrone Phillips Wins Takes the on Lake Ouachita
American Bass Anglers D47 Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour held its latest 2021 season tournament on Lake Ouachita. Anglers were greeted to cool air temps, but warm water for the season. Fish were in all levels of the water column as indicated by the dock talk. Many fish were caught, and as usual, a few anglers found the better size fish.
Tyrone Phillips threw a jig and brought five fish to the scales, for a total weight of 14.75 lbs, which was good enough for first place.
Brian Ray sacked up five fish for a total weight of 13.37 lbs on a variety jig to finish in second place.
Rounding out the top three was Alex Allen who caught five fish for a total weight of 12.17 lbs throwing a crankbait.
Tyrone Phillips caught the big bass of the day at 4.58 lbs.
1st Tyrone Phillips 14.75 lbs $432
2nd Brian Ray 13.37 lbs $223
3rd Alex Allen 12.17 lbs $79
4th John Simonof 9.91 lbs
5th Marcellous Powe 8.97 lbs
BB Tyrone Phillips 4.58 lbs $60
The next tournament in this division is on Lake Maumelle on 9 Jan 2021 launching out of West Rock Landing.
I’d like to thank our local sponsors who provide great support throughout the year.
Fish N’ Stuff
H2O Sportz & Marine
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, by email at [email protected] or on Facebook
These anglers earn valuable points toward the divisional angler of the year title. The points champion from each division will compete in the annual American Bass Anglers AFT Angler of The Year Final Round at the AFT Championship. In addition, the top 500 anglers from the various divisions will earn the right to compete in the three-day ABA, AFT National Championship tournament.
The American Fishing Tour offers low cost, close to home bass tournaments that are designed for the weekend angler. All anglers fish for both 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 for this fall on Kerr Lake in Virginia.
American Bass Anglers is sponsored by Bass Pro Shops, Triton boats, Mercury Motors, Motor Guide, Berkley, Abu Garcia, TH Marine, Power Pole, Garmin, Lucas Oil, REKS Sunglasses, Engel Coolers, OPTIMA Batteries, and Maui Jim.
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Athens, AL January 22, 2020. Today American Bass Anglers announce new directors for American Fishing Tour Division 58 located in southeastern Kansas. Becky Minor and Mark Moody. Becky Minor has been running events in Kansas for over 20 years.
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Team Tour Championship Postponed
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