Brian Bean Wins the ABA District 47 Tournament on Lake Ouachita

Athens, Ala. – 20 anglers came out on a chilly morning to fish the second tournament of the 2018 ABA American Fishing Tour D47 season 16 Dec 2017 contested on Lake Ouachita.  Lake Ouachita didn’t disappoint for many as plenty of Ouachita chunks came across the scales.  70 fish for a total weight of 166.39 pounds and 10 limits crossed the scales.

Brian Bean topped the field with five fish for a total weight of 18.95 pounds.  Brian threw a jig to catch his fish.

Ray Neighbors sacked up five fish for a total weight of 17.02 pounds.  Ray also relied on a jig to fill his livewell.

 Eric Turner rounded out the top three with a total weight of 16.90 pounds.  Eric fished a homemade custom color jig with a Slider trailer on a Dobyns 743 HP and Lew’s reel spooled up with 17lb Vicious Pro Elite Fluorocarbon line. Eric also caught the big bass of the day, a Ouachita monster weighing 7.45 lbs.


1st       Brian Bean                  18.95 lbs          $543

2nd      Ray Neighbors            17.02 lbs          $329

3rd       Eric Turner                  16.90 lbs          $208 (BB included)

4th       Jamey Black                14.23 lbs          $50 Geared Gift Card

5th       Blake Wilson               13.06 lbs         $50 Geared Gift Card


The next tournament in this division is on Lake Hamilton on 13 Jan 2018 launching from the AGFC Ramp.


For more information on this or any future event in this division contact John Simonof at 501.772.4938 or by email at [email protected]

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 or call (256)232-0406.