Don Armbrust Wins on Arkansas River
March 14, 2020, Pine Bluff AR., Don Armbrust from Little Rock, AR., wins the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour Division 47 tournament held by American Bass Anglers.
Division 47 held its latest tournament of the 2020 season on March 14, 2020 on the Arkansas River launching from Regional Park in Pine Bluff.
A late winter warming trend had the fish on the move and heading shallow.
A cloudy and cool day didn’t stop some quality fish coming to the scales.
Don Armbrust topped the field with five fish for a total weight of 16.70 lbs.
Don threw a crankbait to fill his livewell.
John Simonof sacked up five fish weighing 13.44 lbs fishing a jig and a V&M Baits Flatwild thrown on Owner hooks and Hi-Seas 20# Quattro Fluorocarbon line.
Rounding out the top three was Shannon Pierce who caught five fish for a total weight of 11.30 lbs.
John Simonof caught the big bass of the day at 4.70 lbs.
1st Don Armbrust 16.70 lbs
2nd John Simonof 13.44 lbs
3rd Shannon Pierce 11.30 lbs
4th BJ Knowles 9.39 lbs
5th Lance Pyle 5.52 lbs
BB John Simonof 4.70 lbs
The next tournament in this division is on Lake Maumelle on April 18,2020 launching out of West Rock Landing.
Divison 47 thanks local sponsors who provide great support throughout the year.
Fish N’ Stuff
H2O Sportz & Marine
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@outlook.com or on Facebook.
These anglers earn valuable points toward the divisional Angler of the Year (AOY) title.
The points champion from each division will compete in the annual American Bass Anglers (ABA) Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour (BPSFT) Angler of The Year (AOY) Final Round at the BPSFT National Championship.
In addition, the top 500 anglers from the various divisions will earn the right to compete in the three-day ABA, BPSFT National Championship tournament.
The Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour offers low cost, close to home bass tournaments that are designed for the weekend angler.
All anglers fish for both money and points. The points advance the angler to their divisional championship and the top 500 anglers in the U.S. are invited to the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour (BPSFT) National Championship.
American Bass Anglers is sponsored by: Bass Pro Shops, Triton Boats, Mercury Marine, Nitro Boats, Tracker Boats, MotorGuide, Garmin, T-H Marine, Abu Garcia, Berkley, Engel Coolers, Lucas Oil, Optima Batteries, Maui Jim, Monster Energy, and Power-Pole.
Mailing address: American Bass Anglers, Inc, PO Box 475, Athens, AL 35612 PH (256) 232-0406.
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