John Simonof Take the Win on Lake Maumelle
American Bass Anglers D47 Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour held its latest 2021 season tournament on Lake Maumelle. Anglers were greeted to dropping air temperatures, and water temps in the low 40’s making the conditions a bit challenging. John Simonof threw a Strike King Red Eye Shad with Owner replacement hooks on a Temple Fork Outfitters medium heavy rod and Lew’s reel spooled up with 15lb Hi-Seas Quattro fluorocarbon line and brought five fish to the scales, for a total weight of 12.12 lbs, which was good enough for first place.
Rob Stone sacked up five fish for a total weight of 11.49 lbs on a jerkbait and lipless crankbait to finish in second place.
John Simonof caught the big bass of the day at 4.01 lbs.
1st John Simonof 12.12 lbs $376
2nd Rob Stone 11.49 lbs $163
3rd Eric Turner 9.37 lbs
4th Cody Bryant 8.58 lbs
5th Larry Beckowitz 5.90 lbs
BB John Simonof 4.01 lbs $50
The next tournament in this division is on Lake DeGray on 13 March 2021 launching out of the spillway ramp.
I’d like to thank our 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 title. The points champion from each division will compete in the annual American Bass Anglers BPSFT Angler of The Year Final Round at the BPSFT 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 US are invited to the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour National Championship.
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