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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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For more information on this or any future event in this division contact John Simonof at 501.772.4938 or by email at Simonof@comcast.net

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 Fish-Off. 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. This year has come to a end with some good weights. Thanks to the National Championship being on Old Hickory Lake this year it helped the division 31's turn out. Look at 2015 schedule we have one tournament before the cut-off. 09/14/2014 coming out of Bull Creek Ramp near Gallatin Tn.

For more information, call ABA at (256) 232-0406. On line, see www.americanbassanglers.com.

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.

 

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