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Doug Shrum Wins on Lake Maumelle

The Ram American Fishing Tour, Division 47 of American Bass Anglers contested its final one day tournament of the 2016 season at Lake Maumelle on February 13, 2016.  Fishing conditions were tough as a recent cold front dropped air and water temperatures and left a strong easterly wind blowing the morning of the tournament.  The bass had a good case of lock jaw but a few anglers managed to break the code.

Doug Shrum topped the field with a five fish limit for a total weight of 1.73 pounds.  Doug relied on a jerkbait and jig to haul in his limit.

Josh Ray took second place and also brought in a five fish limit weighing 10.68 pounds.  Josh relied on a jig and crankbait to fill his livewell.

Rounding out the top three was John Simonof who reeled in four fish for 9.07 pounds all caught on a homemade jig. John also caught the days big bass at 3.42 pounds.

1st place     Doug Shrum   10.73 pounds
2nd place    Josh Ray      10.68  pounds
3rd place    John Simonof   9.07 pounds
4th place    Rob Stone        6.06 pounds
5th place    Chris Miller       3.61 pounds

I’d like to thank our local sponsors who provide great support throughout the year.

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Next Divisional Tournament: This division’s next tournament will be March 12th.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 are earning valuable points toward the divisional angler of the year title. The points champion from each division will compete in the annual Ram American Bass Anglers AFT Angler of The Year Final Round at the Ram American Fishing Tour National Championship.

The Ram 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 Ram American Fishing Tour National Championship.



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Membership - $35 Annually
Entry Fees:
Divisional One-Day: $70 
Divisional Two-Day Championship: $140
National Championship: $170


Starting an American Fishing Tour Division on Your Home Lake for 2018

2018 Spring Tournaments

Division Date Lake Register
Louisiana - Toledo Bend South 3/24/2018 Toledo Bend
North Carolina East 3/24/2018 Neuse/Trent River
Virginia 3/24/2018 Chickahominy River
Georgia Central 3/24/2018 Sinclair
Georgia - Eufaula 3/24/2018 Lake Eufaula
Texas - Wichita Falls 3/24/2018 Ray Roberts
Missouri 3/24/2018 Lake Ozark
Kentucky Central 3/24/2018 Kentucky Lake
Florida Harris Chain 3/24/2018 Harris Chain
Oklahoma East 3/24/2018 Fort Gibson
Alabama East Central 3/24/2018 Neely Henry
Louisiana - Toledo Bend South 3/25/2018 Toledo Bend
South Carolina Northwest 3/25/2018 Clarks Hill
Tennessee Central 3/25/2018 Old Hickory
DFW - Texas 3/25/2018 Ray Roberts
North Carolina Piedmont 3/31/2018 Gaston
North Carolina Charlotte 3/31/2018 Lake Norman
New Mexico 3/31/2018 Elephant Butte
North Carolina Central 3/31/2018 Roanoke
Virginia - Western 3/31/2018 Kerr Lake
Alabama Central 3/31/2018 Alabama River
Alabama Northwest 3/31/2018 Wheeler Lake (Open Event)
Texas - Sam Rayburn North 3/31/2018 Sam Rayburn
Southeast North Carolina 3/31/2018 Northeast Cape Fear River
Tennessee - West 3/31/2018 Kentucky Lake
Kansas - Big Hill 3/31/2018 Big Hill
Louisiana Central 3/31/2018 Bisteneau
Alabama North 3/31/2018 Guntersville


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