American Fishing Tour Division 42 - 2018 Schedules

Arkansas River - 42

Director: John Simonof
Phone: (501)772-4938

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Entry Fees: Divisional One Day: $70
Divisional Championship: $140
National Championship: $170

2018 Schedules Posted as they come available

Dates/Results Lake Launch Ramp Register
11/19/2016
AR River/Pine Bluff Regional Park
04/08/2017
AR River/Maumelle Maumelle Park
04/29/2017
AR River/Pine Bluff Regional Park
07/01/2017
AR River/Maumelle Maumelle Park
07/29/2017
AR River/Redfield Tar Camp
09/09/2017
09/10/2017
Arkansas River Maumelle Pool
Division News
2018 Schedule
(will be added over the summer)

Divisional News

John Simonof Wins the ABA District 42 Championship on the Arkansas River

The 2-day divisional championship tournament of the American Bass Anglers RAM American Fishing Tour D42 was held on September 9th-10th 2017 in the Maumelle Pool of the Arkansas River launching out of Maumelle Park.  Anglers were greeted with nice late-summer weather and a non-existent flow.  The weather was great and so was the fishing as plenty of fish crossed the scales.

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Jamey Black Wins on the Arkansas River

The final 1-day tournament of the ABA RAM American Fishing Tour D42 was held on 29 July 2017 in the Redfield Pool launching out of Tar Camp Park.  15 anglers came out and were greeted with nice mid-summer weather and a stronger river flow than expected

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Doug Thompson Wins on the Arkansas River

The fourth tournament of the ABA Ram American Fishing Tour D42 was held on July 1st 2017 in the Maumelle Pool. Launching out of Maumelle Park, 17 anglers came out and were greeted with the possibility of unstable weather

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Doug Shrum Takes the Wins on the Arkansas River

 

Doug Shrum of North Little Rock, AR crushed the field with five fish for a total weight of 7.54 pounds.

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Ellis Wins on Arkansas River

Mark Ellis of Malvern, Arkansas won the first event of the ABA American Fishing Tour D42 held on November 19th and contested on the Arkansas River in the Pine Bluff Pool. Mark topped the field with five fish for a total weight of 13.99 pounds. Mark threw a crankbait and Caroline-rig to catch his fish. Mark earned $500 for his efforts.

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Simonof Wins D42 Divisional Championship

John Simonof of Jacksonville, Arkansas wont the final two day event of the AFT D42 season held on September 10th and 11th on Lake Dardanelle. John topped the field with eight fish for a total weight of 18.55 pounds. He also caught the Big Bass for day one weighing in at 2.74 pounds. John threw a homemade vibrating jig and 1/2oz jig poured on Owner hooks and fished on Temple Fork Outfitter rods, Lew’s Speed Spools, and 20# Hi-Seas Quattro fluorocarbon line to haul in his fish. John took home a check for $576 for his efforts.

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Simonof Wins on Arkansas River/Pine Bluff Pool

John Simonof of Jacksonville, Arkansas wins the final 1-day qualifying event of the AFT D42 held on August 13th on the Arkansas River/Pine Bluff Pool. John topped the field with three fish for a total weight of 7.08 pounds. He threw a 3/8 oz homemade jig poured on an Owner hook on a GTS C736-1 Temple Fork Outfitter rod, Lew’s reel and 20 lb Hi-Seas Quattro Fluorocarbon line to catch his fish.

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Simonof Wins Arkansas River/Maumelle Pool

The fourth event of the ABA American Fishing Tour D42 was held on July 30, 2016 on the Arkansas River/Maumelle Pool. John Simonof of Jacksonville, Arkansas topped the field with five fish for a total weight of 14.91 lbs. John threw a 1/2 ounce homemade vibrating jig poured on an Owner hook and a Strike King 3XD with Owner Premium Point Position® treble hooks on Temple Fork Outfitter rods, Lew’s reels and Hi-Seas Quattro Fluorocarbon line to catch his fish. John also caught the days Big Bass at 4.76 pounds.

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Lance Pyle Wins on Arkansas River/Pine Bluff

Lance Pyle of Sherwood, Arkansas topped the field with four fish for a total weight of 12.02 pounds. Lance threw 7.5 inch and 10 inch Culprit worms to catch his fish. Lance also caught the days Big Bass at 4.96 pounds.

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Gary Hubble Wins the Ram AFT District 42 Tournament on Arkansas River

The first tournament of the ABA Ram American Fishing Tour D42 was held on March 26th 2016, on the Arkansas River in the Little Rock Pool.  28 anglers came out on a chilly morning and were greeted with a muddy river.  Some anglers mentioned catching some good fish over the preceding week and many good fish were brought to the scales, just not a lot of them as fishing was tougher than expected.  Only three five-fish limits were brought to the scales.

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John Simonof Wins District 42 Two-Day Divisional Championship on the Arkansas River

Story by John Simonof

The Ram American Fishing Tour Division 42 contested its Two-Day Divisional Championship of the 2015 season on the Arkansas River/Little Rock Pool on August, 22-23, 2015.  Angling pressure was heavy over the weekend as multiple tournaments were also held on the small pool.  Constantly changing weather conditions and fluctuations in the water level and river flow throughout the weekend required anglers to continuously adapt their strategies to catch fish.

John Simonof topped the field with a five fish limit both days for a total weight of 21.31 pounds.  John relied on Temple Fork Outfitter rods and Lew's reels spooled up with Hi-Seas braided and Quattro Fluorocarbon line to catch his fish on a Spro popping frog and homemade football jigs poured on OWNER hooks.

Rob Stone hauled in eight fish over the weekend for a total weight on 15.80 pounds.  Rob relied on a Berkley Pit Boss and trick worms to catch his fish.

Rounding out the top three was Amsoil pro Sean Ingalls.  Sean relied on crankbaits to sack up seven fish over the weekend for a total weight of 13.27 pounds.

Big Bass on Day One caught by Sean Ingalls weighed 2.71 pounds.  Big Bass caught on Day Two, a 3.19 pound fish was weighed in by Steve Smith.

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Rob Stone Wins the ABA District 42 Tournament at Pine Bluff

Story by John Simonof

The American Fishing Tour, Division 42 of American Bass Anglers held its latest 1-day Divisional Tournament of the 2015 season on the Arkansas River launching out of Regional Park 13 June 2015. 14 anglers produced 39 fish, including four 5 fish limits, for a total weight of 96.34 lbs.

Rob Stone topped the field with a 5 fish limit that weighed 16.77 lbs. Rob relied on a buzzbait and jig to catch his fish. Sean Ingalls threw a squarebill crankbait and sacked up 15.34 lbs including the days big bass, a 5.67lb brute. Rounding out the top three was Daniel Standridge with a 5 fish limit that weighed 12.48 lbs all caught on a buzzbait.

1st place: Rob Stone 16.77 lbs

2nd place: Sean Ingalls 15.34 lbs

3rd place: Daniel Standridge 12.48 lbs

4th place: Chris Miller 10.38 lbs

5th place: Tyler Powell 8.09 lbs

These anglers acquired valuable points to insure their entry into the American Fishing Tour National Championship that will be held on Lake Hartwell, South Carolina, in October 2015.

The next ABA tournament in Arkansas will be in Division 42 on the Arkansas River in the Maumelle Pool 25 July launching out of Maumelle Park.

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