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Director: John Simonof
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John Simonof Wins the ABA District 47 2-Day Championship on Lake Ouachita
The Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour D47 held its 2020 season 2-day Championship on 30-31 May 2020 on Lake Ouachita launching from the Crystal Springs ramp. Great weather had a lot of boats out on the water, but the fishing was a bit tough. Anglers struggled to find quality fish throughout the weekend with water temps in the low 70’s and water four feet above normal pool.
BJ Knowles Takes the win on Lake Maumelle
The Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour D47presented by American Bass Anglers held its last one day qualifying tournament of the 2020 season on 2 May 2020 on Lake Dardanelle.
BJ Knowles topped the field with five fish for a total weight of 12.47 lbs. BJ threw a a variety of baits to fill his livewell. BJ also caught the days Big Bass at 4.48 lbs.
Don Armbrust Takes the win on Lake Maumelle
The Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour D47 presented by American Bass Anglers held its latest tournament of the 2020 season on 18 Apr 2020 on Lake Maumelle launching from West Rock Landing. Don Armbrust topped the field with five fish for a total weight of 16.94 lbs. Don threw a crankbait and umbrella rig to fill his livewell.
Don Armbrust Wins on Arkansas River
March 14, 2020, Pine Bluff AR., Don Armbrust from Little Rock, AR., wins the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour Division 47 tournament held by American Bass Anglers.
Rob Stone Wins on DeGray
February 22, 2020, on Lake DeGray. Rob Stone from Cabot, AR wins the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour Division 47 tournament.
Shuffield Wins on Lake Ouachita
American Bass Anglers (ABA) Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour (BPSFT) Division 47 held its third tournament of the 2020 season on December 14, 2019 on Lake Ouachita.
Hedrick Wins on Lake Maumelle
Division 47 American Bass Anglers (ABA) Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour (BPSFT) held its second 2020 season tournament on November 2, 2019 on Lake Maumelle launching from West Rock Landing.
John Simonof Wins on Arkansas River
ABA American Fishing Tour Division 47 held its first tournament of the 2020 Season on September 28, 2019 on the Arkansas River launching from Maumelle Park in Little Rock.
Don Armbrust Wins on Lake DeGray
ABA American Fishing Tour D47 held its sixth 2019 season tournament on 16 Feb 2019 on Lake DeGray. Anglers were greeted with a cloudy and breezy day with temps in the 40’s. Recent rains pushed the lake level up about two feet and muddied/stained many creeks. Fishing was productive but larger fish where not present for this group today.
Larry Vaughan Take the Win on Lake Ouachita
ABA American Fishing Tour D47 held its fourth 2019 season tournament on 22 Dec 2018 on Lake Ouachita launching from the Mt. Harbor ramp. 21 anglers came out and were greeted with great weather and a full lake…uncommon for this time of year. Recent reports indicated the fish were biting and as usual, Lake Ouachita didn’t disappoint. Nine 5-fish limits crossed the scales including three over 4-lbs and a 2.32-lb average/fish.
John Simonof Wins on the Arkansas River
ABA American Fishing Tour D47 held its third 2019 season tournament on 17 Nov 2018 on the Arkansas River launching from the Regional Park ramp in Pine Bluff. Anglers were greeted with great mid-60 degree weather and a light wind after a frigid cold front came through the area days prior
Chris Huselton Wins on Lake Hamilton
ABA American Fishing Tour D47 held its second 2019 season tournament on 3 Nov 2018 on Lake Hamilton launching from the AGFC ramp. 27 anglers came out and were greeted with great weather and a lake with lots of muddy water due to recent heavy rains and a lake dropping 6 inches per day for the winter drawdown.
Dillion Roth Wins the ABA District 47 tournament on the Arkansas River
Eric Turner Wins the ABA District 47 tournament on Lake DeGray
The last 1-day qualifying tournament of the American Fishing Tour D47 was held on 10 Feb 2018 on Lake DeGray launching from the spillway ramp. 14 anglers came out and were greeted with rainy and foggy conditions. A recent warming trend had given way to cooler temps keeping the water temps in the mid 40’s across most of the lake. Lots of fish were caught, but not to many larger fished crossed the scales.
Eric Turner topped the field with five fish for a total weight of 9.40 lbs. Eric fished a homemade custom color jig with a Slider trailer on a Dobyns 743 HP and Lew’s reel spooled up with 17lb Vicious Pro Elite Fluorocarbon line.
Ray Neighbors Takes the win on Hamilton
An ABA American Fishing Tour D47 tournament was held on 13 Jan 2018 Lake Hamilton launching from the AGFC ramp. 13 anglers came out and braved the frigid temperatures. Recent cold weather had dropped the water temps into the low 40’s across most of the lake with some anglers reporting shad die-offs in areas they fished. As usual, Lake Hamilton was a limit-fest but not many large fish crossed the scales.