Lance Pyle Wins on Arkansas River/Pine Bluff
Lance Pyle of Sherwood, Arkansas topped the field with four fish for a total weight of 12.02 pounds. Lance threw 7.5 inch and 10 inch Culprit worms to catch his fish. Lance also caught the days Big Bass at 4.96 pounds.
Doug Shrum of North Little Rock, Arkansas locked up second place with four fish for a total weight of 9.20 pounds. Doug relied on a jig, and soft plastics to catch his fish.
Rounding out the top three was John Simonof who caught five fish for a total weight of 9.19 pounds. John caught his fish on a homemade vibrating jig poured on an Owner hook fished on a Temple Fork Outfitter rod, Lew’s reel and 20lb Hi-Seas Quattro fluorocarbon line.
1. Lance Pyle 12.02 lbs
2. Doug Shrum 9.20 lbs
3. John Simonof 9.19 lbs
4. Arnie Hanson 7.56 lbs
5. David Lea 5.86 lbs
The third tournament of the ABA American Fishing Tour D42 was held on 18 Jun 2016 on the Arkansas River/Pine Bluff Pool. Several days of oppressive heat and humidity led up to the event, but a “cold front” swept through the area dropping daytime air temperatures into the low 90’s. Fishing was tough for most despite a decent river flow that was very fishable and should have put the fish in a feeding mood. A big thank you to all the anglers for taking care of their catches as there was a 100% live release rate for this event. Seventeen anglers came out on a warm and breezy late spring day. Only (1) five fish limit was brought to the scales.
The next tournament scheduled for AFT D42 is on the Arkansas River/Maumelle Pool on July 30, 2016 launching out of Maumelle Park.
I’d like to thank our local sponsors who provide great support throughout the year.
Fish N’ Stuff
H2O Sportz & Marine
Temple Fork Outfitters
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]
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, visit our website www.americanbassanglers.com or call (256)232-0406.
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