John Simonof Wins District 42 Two-Day Divisional Championship on the Arkansas River
Story by John Simonof
The Ram American Fishing Tour Division 42 contested its Two-Day Divisional Championship of the 2015 season on the Arkansas River/Little Rock Pool on August, 22-23, 2015. Angling pressure was heavy over the weekend as multiple tournaments were also held on the small pool. Constantly changing weather conditions and fluctuations in the water level and river flow throughout the weekend required anglers to continuously adapt their strategies to catch fish.
John Simonof topped the field with a five fish limit both days for a total weight of 21.31 pounds. John relied on Temple Fork Outfitter rods and Lew's reels spooled up with Hi-Seas braided and Quattro Fluorocarbon line to catch his fish on a Spro popping frog and homemade football jigs poured on OWNER hooks.
Rob Stone hauled in eight fish over the weekend for a total weight on 15.80 pounds. Rob relied on a Berkley Pit Boss and trick worms to catch his fish.
Rounding out the top three was Amsoil pro Sean Ingalls. Sean relied on crankbaits to sack up seven fish over the weekend for a total weight of 13.27 pounds.
Big Bass on Day One caught by Sean Ingalls weighed 2.71 pounds. Big Bass caught on Day Two, a 3.19 pound fish was weighed in by Steve Smith.
1st place John Simonof 21.31 lbs
2nd place Rob Stone 15.80 lbs
3rd place Sean Ingalls 13.27 lbs
4th place Steve Smith 13.08 lbs
5th place Eric Turner 7.26 lbs
The most consistent D42 2015 angler was Rob Stone. Rob earned the opportunity to compete against all other divisional AOY's for a brand new 2015 Triton/Mercury package at the Ram American Fishing Tour National Championship on Lake Hartwell in October 2015.
I'd like to thank all of our local sponsors who provide great support throughout the year.
Fish N’ Stuff
H2O Sportz & Marine
Window World of Little Rock
Zimmerman’s Sports Center/Exxon
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].
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