Simonof Wins on Arkansas River/Pine Bluff Pool

John Simonof of Jacksonville, Arkansas wins the final 1-day qualifying event of the AFT D42 held on August 13th on the Arkansas River/Pine Bluff Pool. John topped the field with three fish for a total weight of 7.08 pounds. He threw a 3/8 oz homemade jig poured on an Owner hook on a GTS C736-1 Temple Fork Outfitter rod, Lew’s reel and 20 lb Hi-Seas Quattro Fluorocarbon line to catch his fish.

Duane Paquette locked up second place with four fish for a total weight of 6.67 pounds. Duane relied on a variety of baits to catch his fish.

Rounding out the top three was Gary Hubble who caught two fish for a total weight of 5.02 pounds. Gary also caught the days Big Bass at 3.49 pounds.

Top Five Finishers
1. John Simonof          7.08 lbs
2. Duane Paquette      6.67 lbs
3. Gary Hubble           5.02 lbs
4. Tommy Hibdon        4.75 lbs
5. Ron Plate               3.06 lbs     

Cloudy and windy conditions with some light showers prevailed throughout the day and kept the temps in the 80’s but the weather didn’t help the fishing. Fishing was brutal despite the weather and a good flow out on the river.

The next event in this division will be the 2-day Divisional Championship scheduled for September 10th and 11th on Lake Dardanelle launching out of the state park in Russellville. Any anglers who have fished at least four 1-day qualifying events are welcome to come fish this event. 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]

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

Fish N’ Stuff
H2O Sportz & Marine
I-40 Transmission
NIFE Marine
Temple Fork Outfitters
Window World of Little Rock
Zimmerman’s Sports Center/Exxon

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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