Doug Orazine Wins on Weiss Lake
From Division 88, Alabama East/Central, Doug Orazine of Springville, Alabama is one step closer to the Ram American Fishing Tour National Championship with a first place win in the American Fishing Tour bass tournament held on Weiss Lake the 4th of June 2016. Doug caught his limit flipping bank grass and hard cover with heavy equipment. Doug’s weight of 10.11 pounds secured the victory.
Second place with 9.46 pounds was taken by Charles Anderson. Charles used a buzzbait for his significant catches.
Alvin Parish took big fish honors for the second tournament in a row. Alvin used a jig to catch a 4.07 pound largemouth.
These anglers are acquiring valuable points to insure their birth in this division’s two-day championship and the American Fishing Tour National Championship that will be held this fall at Lake Eufaula. Their points are also being used to determine the divisional angler of the year. The top angler by points earned in this division will represent the division in the Angler of the Year final round.
Top five anglers
1. Doug Orazine 10.11 lbs.
2. Charles Anderson 9.46 lbs.
3. Ken Draskovic 9.29 lbs
4. Alvin Parish 7.93 lbs.
5. Jerry MCcullough 7.34 lbs
Next Divisional Tournament: This division’s next tournament will be The Divisional Championship July 16th-17th. Day 1 Neely Henry, Day 2 Lake Weiss.
For more information on this or any future event in this division contact Doug Orazine at (205)910-6694.
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.
American Bass Anglers is the largest tournament organization for the weekend angler. American Bass Anglers operates the Ram American Fishing Tour, The Ram Truck Open Series, and the American Couples Series. Each tour is designed specifically for the weekend angler offering low cost and close to home events so the anglers can qualify for larger championship. For more information on American Bass Anglers visit www.americanbassanglers.com or call (256)232-0406.
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