Doug Thompson Wins on the Arkansas River
The fourth tournament of the ABA Ram American Fishing Tour D42 was held on July 1st 2017 in the Maumelle Pool. Launching out of Maumelle Park, 17 anglers came out and were greeted with the possibility of unstable weather. There was a heavier river flow and higher water compared to recent days, but that didn’t stop some anglers from finding some solid keepers to bring to the scales.
Doug Thompson topped the field with five fish for a total weight of 16.03 lbs. Doug threw a variety of baits to catch his fish.
Allen Stewart also sacked up five fish for a total weight on 13.17 lbs on a jig to finish in second place.
Rounding out the top three was BJ Knowles who sacked up five fish for a total weight of 11.24 lbs throwing a variety of baits to fill his livewell.
Rob Stone the big bass of the day at 4.70 lbs.
The next tournament in this division is on the Arkansas River/Tar Camp Pool on 29 Jul 2017 launching out of Tar Camp Park.
Tournament Change: The 2-day division 42 tournament originally scheduled for 12-13 Aug has been moved to 9-10 Sep launching from Maumelle Park on the Arkansas River.
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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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