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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.  Weather was great but the fishing was tough for most as only two 5-fish limits crossed the scales.

Jamey Black of Sheridan, AR topped the field with five fish for a total weight of 14.27 lbs.  Jamey threw a Black’s custom buzz bait and a variety of other baits to catch his fish.

Cletus Gartman of Redfield, AR only needed to sack up three fish to take second place with a total weight of 10.69 lbs.  He also caught the days Big Bass at 5.56 lbs.  Cletus caught his fish on a variety of soft plastic baits.

Rounding out the top three was Curtis Massey of England, AR who sacked up four fish for a total weight of 8.48 lbs. throwing a variety of soft plastic baits to fill his livewell.

1st     Jamey Black         14.27 lbs    $423
2nd    Cletus Gartman    10.69 lbs    $223
3rd     Curtis Massey       8.48 lbs      $79
4th     John Simonof        8.14 lbs
5th     Ron Plate              6.70 lbs

BB    Cletus Gartman      5.56 lbs      $75

The final tournament of the D42 2017 season is on the Arkansas River/Maumelle Pool on 9-10 Sep 2017 launching out of Maumelle Park.

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

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

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. For more information on American Bass Anglers please visit www.americanbassanglers.com or call (256)232-0406.

American Bass Anglers, Inc. is supported by Ram Trucks, Triton Boats, Mercury Outboards, Carlisle Tires, GEICO, Berkley, Abu Garcia, T-H Marine, Livingston Lures, Best Western Hotels, Maui Jim, Power Pole, LiT Coolers, Simms, Garmin, and Divide-It. American Bass Anglers, Inc. can be contacted at (256) 232-0406 or by visiting americanbassanglers.com
 

 

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Divisional Two-Day Championship: $140
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