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11/07/2017

Ray Neighbors Wins the ABA District 47 2018 season opener on Lake Hamilton


The first tournament of the ABA American Fishing Tour D47 2018 season was held on 4 Nov 2017 and contested on Lake Hamilton.  29 anglers came out on a dreary day in the hopes of filling their livewells with hungry Hamilton bass.  A limit-fest as usual, 17 5-fish limits and a total of 99 bass for 159.84lbs were weighed.

Ray Neighbors topped the field with five fish for a total weight of 12.21 lbs.  Ray threw a Rat-L-Trap & jig to catch his fish.

Brian Bean sacked up five fish for a total weight of 10.77 lbs.  Brian relied on a Carolina Rig and caught some breaking fish to fill his livewell.  

Blake Wilson rounded out the top three with a total weight of 10.52 lbs.  Blake used a jig and caught some schooling fish to fill his limit. Blake also caught the big bass of the day at 3.26 lbs.

1st      Ray Neighbors     12.21 lbs     $666
2nd     Brian Bean           10.77 lbs     $414 
3rd      Blake Wilson        10.52 lbs     $292 (BB included)
4th      Don Armbrust         9.54 lbs     $115
5th      Spencer Shuffield   9.19 lbs     $79
6th      Zack Talbert            9.18 lbs     $50 Geared gift card

The next tournament in this division is on Lake Maumelle on 2 Dec 2017 launching from the Jolly Rogers ramp.

The next tournament in the D42 division is on the Arkansas River/Pine Bluff 18 Nov 2017 launching from the Regional Park ramp.

The ABA AFT National Championship for the 2018 season will be on Lake Hartwell in October 2018.

I’d like to thank our local sponsors who provide great support throughout the year.

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For more information on this or any future event in this division contact John Simonof at 501.772.4938 or by email at Simonof@comcast.net

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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American Fishing Tour Upcoming Events (2018 Season)

 

       
New York North 8/25/2018 Oneida
Illinois North 8/25/2018 Mississippi River Pool 12
Louisiana Central 8/25/2018 Cross
Ohio-Central 8/25/2018 Delaware Reservoir
Arkansas River 8/25/2018 Maumelle Pool
Lynchburg / Roanoke VA 8/25/2018 Smith Mountain
South Louisiana 8/25/2018 Pearl River
Oklahoma North 8/25/2018 TBD
New Hampshire 8/25/2018 Ossipee/Conway
New York North 8/26/2018 Fairhaven
Virginia 9/08/2018 Chickahominy River
Kansas South 9/08/2018 TBA
New Mexico 9/15/2018 Ute
Maryland 9/15/2018 Potomac
South Louisiana 9/15/2018 Blind River
Minnesota 9/15/2018 White Bear/Big Marine
New York North 9/15/2018 Black Lake
New Mexico 9/16/2018 Ute
Massachusetts - New England 9/16/2018 Wequaquet Lake-Centerville
Lynchburg / Roanoke VA 9/22/2018 Smith Mountain
South Louisiana 10/06/2018 Pearl River
Massachusetts - New England 10/14/2018 Long Pond-Harwich

Plus Team Tour 2018 Schedule

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9/23/2018 Kentucky

 

 

 

 

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Oklahoma 9/8/2018 Hudson

 

Open Series 2018 Upcoming Events

       
Kentucky 8/25/2018 Kentucky Lake
Area 3 Championship 9/08/2018 Eufaula
East Texas 9/08/2018 Toledo Bend
South East Texas 9/15/2018 Sam Rayburn
Area 8 Championship 9/22/2018 Kerr
Area 9 Championship 9/29/2018 Chautauqua
Area 5 Championship 9/29/2018 Kissimmee Chain
Area 7 Championship 10/06/2018 Lake Texoma
Area 1 Championship 10/06/2018 Pickwick
Area 4 Championship 10/06/2018 Norman
Area 2 Championship 10/13/2018 Kentucky Lake
Area 6 Championship 10/20/2018 Toledo Bend