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Brian Owen Takes win on Toledo Bend

Athens, AL - Brian Owen of Shreveport, LA won the RAM American Fishing Tour, presented by American Bass Anglers Louisiana – Toledo Bend South Division 111. Running out of the Military Rec. near Florien, LA Brian brought back a five-fish limit that locked in the scales at 20.95 pounds.  He anchored his bag with a nice 5.57-pound kicker, that fish broke the tie for first and took Big Bass for the tournament. Brian took home $755 for the victory, and an additional $360 from the Big Bass Pot.

“I fished shallow all day, throwing a jerk bait and trick worm.  I probably caught 30 fish all day,” said Owen.

Second Place was claimed by Colby Miller of Elmer, LA with a five-fish limit that weighed 20.95 pounds.  He anchored his bag with a 5.19-pound kicker.  Cody took home $478 for his second-place finish.

“I was targeting scattered wood in 10-16 feet close to deeper water, throwing a V&M football jig with a jbug trailer,” said Miller.

Third place was claimed by Donnie Boudreaux of Hornbeck, TX with a five-fish limit that went 20.15 pounds at the scales anchored by a 4.68 pound largemouth.  He took home $212 for his efforts.

“I caught some fish early on a spinner bait, then moved out to the edge of the hydrilla after the sun got up, and worked a V&M jig very slow,” said Boudreaux.

Fourth place went to Brain Martin of Crowley, LA with a weight of 13.92 pounds. Rounding out the top five was Cole Moore of Anacoco, LA with a weight of 13.82 lbs.

The next Louisiana – Toledo Bend South Division 111 tournament will be held 11/04/2017 on Toledo Bend.

For more information on this event or Division contact local Director Galen Bennett at (337)208-1858 or American Bass Anglers at (256)232-0406 

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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