Ray Neighbors Wins the ABA District 47 2018 season opener on Lake Hamilton
The first tournament of the ABA American Fishing Tour D47 2018 season was held on 4 Nov 2017 and contested on Lake Hamilton. 29 anglers came out on a dreary day in the hopes of filling their livewells with hungry Hamilton bass. A limit-fest as usual, 17 5-fish limits and a total of 99 bass for 159.84lbs were weighed.
Ray Neighbors topped the field with five fish for a total weight of 12.21 lbs. Ray threw a Rat-L-Trap & jig to catch his fish.
Brian Bean sacked up five fish for a total weight of 10.77 lbs. Brian relied on a Carolina Rig and caught some breaking fish to fill his livewell.
Blake Wilson rounded out the top three with a total weight of 10.52 lbs. Blake used a jig and caught some schooling fish to fill his limit. Blake also caught the big bass of the day at 3.26 lbs.
1st Ray Neighbors 12.21 lbs $666
2nd Brian Bean 10.77 lbs $414
3rd Blake Wilson 10.52 lbs $292 (BB included)
4th Don Armbrust 9.54 lbs $115
5th Spencer Shuffield 9.19 lbs $79
6th Zack Talbert 9.18 lbs $50 Geared gift card
The next tournament in this division is on Lake Maumelle on 2 Dec 2017 launching from the Jolly Rogers ramp.
The next tournament in the D42 division is on the Arkansas River/Pine Bluff 18 Nov 2017 launching from the Regional Park ramp.
The ABA AFT National Championship for the 2018 season will be on Lake Hartwell in October 2018.
I’d like to thank our local sponsors who provide great support throughout the year.
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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 please visit www.americanbassanglers.com or call (256)232-0406.
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