Eric Turner Wins the ABA District 42 tournament on the Arkansas River
Tough conditions prevailed at the last1-day event for the Division 42 anglers fishing the Arkansas River/Tar Camp Pool. No river flow with hot and humid conditions made for tough fishing. No five-fish limits were weighed in.
Eric Turner topped the field with four-fish for a total weight of 5.16-lbs. Eric threw a Slider Ringmaster worm on a homemade shakey-head on a Dobyns 743 HP rod and Lew’s reel spooled up with Vicious Pro Elite Fluorocarbon line. Eric stated using Bait Mate attractant helped catch his fish.
Marl Matthews sacked up three-fish for a total weight of 5.06-lbs caught throwing a worm and a crankbait to finish in second place.
Rounding out the top three was Doug Shrum who sacked up three-fish for a total weight of 4.43-lbs throwing a variety of baits.
Mark Matthews caught the big bass of the day at 2.49-lbs.
The next tournament in this division is the 2-day championship on the Maumelle Pool on 25-26 Aug 2018 launching out of Maumelle Park ramp.
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] 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.
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