Chris Huselton Wins on Lake Hamilton
ABA American Fishing Tour D47 held its second 2019 season tournament on 3 Nov 2018 on Lake Hamilton launching from the AGFC ramp. 27 anglers came out and were greeted with great weather and a lake with lots of muddy water due to recent heavy rains and a lake dropping 6 inches per day for the winter drawdown. Anglers reported catching a great number of large fish prior to the rains…but conditions changed and so did the fish. As usual, Lake Hamilton was a limit fest with 17 5-fish limits crossing the scales.
Chris Huselton topped the field with five-fish for a total weight of 12.42-lbs. Chris threw a bladed jig and spinnerbaits to catch his fish.
Ray Neighbors sacked up five-fish for a total weight of 11.88-lbs on a Rat-L-Trap and jig to finish in second place.
Rounding out the top three was John Simonof who also sacked up five-fish for a total weight of 11.60-lbs throwing bladed jigs poured on Owner hooks and through on TFO rods and Hi-Seas Quattro fluorocarbon line to fill his live well.
Ray Neighbors caught the big bass of the day at 4.06-lbs.
1st Chris Huselton 12.42 lbs 2nd Ray Neighbors 11.88 lbs 3rd John Simonof 11.60 lbs 4th Jay Myers 10.04 lbs 5th Donald Armbrust 9.25 lbs BB Ray Neighbors 4.06 lbs
The next tournament in this division is on the Arkansas River on 17 Nov 2018 launching out of the Regional Park ramp.
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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
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. For more information on American Bass Anglers please visitwww.americanbassanglers.com or call (256)232-0406.
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