Rob Stone Takes the win on Lake Maumelle
American Bass Anglers D47 Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour held its latest 2022 season tournament on Lake Maumelle. Anglers were greeted to a cool morning with overcast skies and a light breeze. Fishing had been on a downturn lately, so expectations weren’t high.
Rob Stone brought five fish to the scales, for a total weight of 11.32 lbs, which was good enough for first place.
Ray Neighbors sacked up five fish for a total weight of 10.53 lbs to finish in second place.
Rounding out the top three was John Simonof who caught five fish for a total weight of 8.44 lbs.
Chuck Ellis caught the big bass of the day at 4.04 lbs.
1st Rob Stone 11.32 lbs
2nd Ray Neighbors 10.53 lbs
3rd John Simonof 8.44 lbs
4th Brian Ray 8.20 lbs
5th Don Armbrust 8.18 lbs
BB Eric Turner 4.04 lbs
The next tournament in this division is on Lake DeGray on 11 Dec 2021 launching out of the spillway ramp.
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 accrue 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 Bass Pro AFT National Championship tournament at Lake Eufaula, Alabama in October.
American Bass Anglers commitment is to provide low cost, close to home tournaments for the weekend angler and at the same time offer each competitor an upward path for individual angler progression. For more information about American Bass Angers and the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour, the Bass Pro Shops Open Series, the Bass Pro Shops Team Tournament or the Bass Pro Shops Couples Series visit www.americanbassanglers.com.
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LES CHARLES WINS D72 on SINCLAIR
Les Charles of Milledgeville, GA took home the first place trophy and $813 cash for his 5 bass limit totaling 15.92 pounds at the D72 Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tournament held on November 27, 2021 at Lake Sinclair. Les said he caught his fish flipping docks with a homemade jig.
Tom and Missy take the win and the GLine Battery $100 Bounty on Cooper River
We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day on the Cooper River with mild temperatures and sunny skies! We had eight teams come out to compete with every team bringing fish to the scales. Several teams commented on how clear the water was and how many big bass they watched swimming but couldn’t get to bite. It seems that the most productive bite was on crank baits and worms.
Tom and Missy Bancroft took First Place with 5 largemouth bass weighing 8.15 lbs. earning $360. We caught our bass on crankbaits in the morning and shaky head worms in the afternoon.
2022 Open Series Registration Now Open
Registration is now open for the 2022 Open Series. The 2022 season offers 16 divisions, Alabama North, Alabama South, Florida Central, Florida South, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee Central, Tennessee East, Texas East, and Texas Southeast, and Virginia.
Each division offers four one-day qualifying events offering a boater/co-angler format,
Team Tour Championship Postponed
Out of an overabundance of caution The Team Tour Championship that was scheduled for 10/10-11/2020 on Wheeler Lake has be postponed. The National Weather Service is forecasting winds of 10-20 mph with gust up to 35mph for Saturday, and winds of 10-15 mph with gust up to 20 mph Sunday. The safety of our anglers is the number on concern and factor when making the tough decisions on postponing a tournament. The new dates for the Team Tour Championship will be November 21-22 on Wheeler Lak