Doug Shrum Wins the ABA District 42 Tournament on the Arkansas River
The third D42 tournament of the 2018 season was contested on the Arkansas River/Pine Bluff Pool launching out of Regional Park. 14 anglers came out and were greeted with high humidity and heat indexes in excess of 100 degrees making fishing conditions tough. A breeze started up mid-morning making the day almost bearable.
Doug Shrum topped the field with a 5-fish limit totaling 9.94 lbs. Doug threw a jig all day to catch his fish.
Trey Grubbs sacked up five fish for a total weight of 9.38 lbs. Trey threw topwater and crankbaits to catch his fish.
Mark Matthews rounded out the top three was who sacked up three fish for a total weight of 8.64 lbs. Mark caught his fish on topwater and jigs.
Todd Grubbs threw a whopper plopper in the morning and hauled in the days big bass at 4.82 lbs.
1st Doug Shrum 9.94 lbs $406
2nd Trey Grubbs 9.38 lbs $200
3rd Mark Matthews 8.64 lbs $79
4th John Simonof 7.79 lbs $50 Gift Card from Geared
5th Doug Thompson 7.61 lbs
BB Todd Grubbs 4.82 lbs $70
The next tournament in D42 is on 7 Jul 2018 on the Arkansas River/Little Rock Pool launching from the Verizon Ramp.
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, by email at [email protected]cast.net or on Facebook
These anglers accrued valuable points toward the Divisional Angler of the Year title. The points champion from each division will compete in the annual American Bass Anglers AFT Angler of The Year Final Round at the AFT Championship. In addition, the top 500 anglers from the various divisions will earn the right to compete in the three-day ABA, AFT National Championship tournament.
The 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 American Fishing Tour National Championship for this fall on Lake Hartwell near Anderson SC.
American Bass Anglers, Inc. is supported by Triton Boats, Mercury Outboards, Optima Batteries, GEICO, Berkley, Abu Garcia, T-H Marine, Best Western Hotels, Maui Jim, Power Pole, Garmin, and SiriusXM Marine Weather. American Bass Anglers, Inc. can be contacted at (256) 232-0406 or by visiting americanbassanglers.com
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