Mark Matthews Wins the ABA Division 42 Championship on the Arkansas River

The last ABA American Fishing Tour D42 tournament of the 2018 season was held 25-26 Aug 2018 on the Arkansas River launching from the Maumelle Park ramp. The river flow had picked up in the past week which also helped the fishing by positioning fish in more predictable places.  13 five-bass limits were weighed in over the weekend.

Mark Matthews topped the field with two five-fish limits for a total weight of 22.81-lbs.  Ray threw a square-bill to fill his live-wells.

Don Armbrust sacked up two five-fish limits for a total weight of 18.21-lbs on a square-bill and a Rage Craw to finish in second place.

Rounding out the top three was John Simonof who sacked up two five-fish for a total weight of 14.70-lbs throwing crankbaits and spinnerbaits on TFO rods spooled with Hi-Seas Quattro fluorocarbon line to fill his live-well.

Mark Matthews hauled in big bass on both days; a 3.53-lb bass on day 1 and a 4.23-lb bass on day 2.

1st     Mark Matthews     22.81 lbs      $626
2nd     Randy Plyler        18.21 lbs      $256
3rd     Blake Wilson         14.70 lbs      $50 Gift card to Geared
4th     Jamie Black           14.43 lbs      
5th     John Simonof        14.30 lbs

BB    Mark Matthews       3.53/4.19 lbs      $90

Doug Shrum earned the title of the D42 Angler of the Year and will get an opportunity to compete for the National Angler of the Year title in Oct 2018 at Lake Hartwell.

I’d like to thank our local sponsors who provide great support throughout the year.

Fish N’ Stuff
Geared
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 [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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