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9/13/2017

John Simonof Wins the ABA District 42 Championship on the Arkansas River

The 2-day divisional championship tournament of the American Bass Anglers RAM American Fishing Tour D42 was held on September 9th-10th 2017 in the Maumelle Pool of the Arkansas River launching out of Maumelle Park.  Anglers were greeted with nice late-summer weather and a non-existent flow.  The weather was great and so was the fishing as plenty of fish crossed the scales.

John Simonof topped the field with two 5-fish limits totaling 28.18 lbs.  John threw a variety of lures and V&M baits on Owner hooks with Temple Fork Outfitters rods and Hi-Seas Quattro Fluorocarbon line to catch his fish.  John also locked up the angler of the year position for D42 and will compete against all other divisional anglers of the year at the National Championship for a new Triton/Mercury package.

BJ Knowles sacked up a total of nine fish for a total weight of 18.76 lbs.  BJ caught his fish on a Sweet Beaver.

Rounding out the top three was Donald Armbrust who sacked up a total of nine fish for a total weight of 13.92 lbs. throwing soft plastic baits.

1st      John Simonof         23.18 lbs.    $752
2nd     BJ Knowles            18.76 lbs.    $326
3rd      Don Armbrust         13.92 lbs.
4th      Chris Miller              12.95 lbs.
5th      Todd Grubbs            12.76 lbs.

BB D1    Todd Grubbs         4.10 lbs.    $55
BB D2    John Simonof        4.90 lbs.    $55

The next tournament in D42 will be in the 2018 season on the Arkansas River/Pine Bluff Pool on 19 Nov 2017 launching out of Regional Park.

D47 will start with a tournament on 4 Nov 2017 at Lake Hamilton launching from the AGFC ramp.

More tournament information will be posted soon to ABA Arkansas American Bass Anglers Facebook page.

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

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

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.

American Bass Anglers, Inc. is supported by Ram Trucks, Triton Boats, Mercury Outboards, Carlisle Tires, GEICO, Berkley, Abu Garcia, T-H Marine, Livingston Lures, Best Western Hotels, Maui Jim, Power Pole, Simms, Garmin, Divide-It, and SiriusXM Marine Weather. American Bass Anglers, Inc. can be contacted at (256) 232-0406 or by visiting americanbassanglers.com
 

 

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