Bruce Gandy Takes the win on Pomme De Terre
Bruce Gandy of Springfield, MO won the 2-day RAM American Fishing Tour, presented by American Bass Anglers Missouri Division 49 tournament, held on August 12th and 13th on lake Pomme De Terre. Blasting of from Hermitage ramp, near Hermitage, MO Bruce brought back a 2-day total of 22.55 lbs. to the scales. He sealed his victory with the big bass of the tournament which locked in at 5.96 lbs.
Taking second place was Tim Merkh of Bennington, KS with a 2-day total weight of 20.32 lbs. His second place victory was enough to win Division 49 Angler of the Year.
"What a wonderful day we had on our two-day tournament at Pomme De Terre Lake. These guys worked hard for their catch on this two-day tournament. We were blessed that Pizza Hut and Domino’s Pizza of Lebanon, Mo donated pizza for these guys, and together we had 13 pizzas to eat and to send home with them.
And thanks to our local spongers for the great gifts for the guys and to Fantastic Sam’s, for the gifts for the wives.
On the lake, the winds were 7 to 10 mph, but I’m sure it felt a lot more out on the lake. Temperature was 74-77 at sometimes and the clouds was on and off throughout the day. Lake temp was 78 and with this these guys were able to pull in over 70 pounds of fish in a two-day event. We just want to thank all the guys for coming we had a great day and had fun. We hope to see you all nest season." Said Rey Pena local director for Missouri D 49.
For more info on this event and the division call Director Ray Pena at 417-531-0682
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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