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.
A total of 21 anglers were greeted with post cold front conditions and morning temperatures in the low 30’s.
Water temps remained in the high 50’s to low 60’s with a light northerly breeze, expected as the day progressed.
Plenty of healthy fish crossed the scales with eight 5-fish limits coming in and all fish released alive.
Matt Hedrick topped the field with five fish for a total weight of 14.22 lbs., throwing a Tokyo rig to catch his fish.
Don Armbrust sacked up five fish for a total weight of 10.19 lbs. on a jerkbait.
Rounding out the top three was Doug Shrum who landed five fish for a total weight of 9.00 lbs., throwing a jig.
John Simonof caught the Big Bass of the day at 4.94 lbs. on a V&M Baits Thunder Shad.
1st Matt Hedrick 14.22 lbs $539
2nd Don Armbrust 10.19 lbs $317
3rd Doug Shrum 9.00 lbs $101
4th Larry Carter 8.12 lbs $72
5th Rob Stone 7.70 lbs Fish N’ Stuff Gift Pack
6th Larry Gragg 6.67 lbs Zimmerman’s Sports Center Gift Pack
BB John Simonof 4.94 lbs $105
The next tournament in this division is on Lake Ouachita on December 14,2019 launching out of Mt. Harbor ramp.
Division 47 local sponsors include:
Fish N’ Stuff
H2O Sportz & Marine
Window World of Little Rock
Zimmerman’s Sports Center/Exxon
For more information on this or any future event in this division contact John Simonof at 501.772.4938, by email at [email protected] or on Facebook.
These anglers earn valuable points toward the divisional Angler of the Year (AOY) title. The points champion from each division will compete in the annual American Bass Anglers Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour (BPSFT) Angler of The Year Final Round at the BPSFT National Championship.
In addition, the top 500 anglers from the various divisions will earn the right to compete in the three-day ABA, Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour National Championship tournament.
The Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour offers low cost, close to home bass tournaments that are designed for the weekend angler.
All anglers fish for both money and points. The points advance the angler to their divisional championship and the top 500 anglers in the U.S. are invited to the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour National Championship.
American Bass Anglers is sponsored by: Bass Pro Shops, Triton Boats, Mercury Marine, Nitro Boats, Tracker Boats, MotorGuide, Garmin, T-H Marine, Abu Garcia, Berkley, Engel Coolers, Four Roses Bourbon, Lucas Oil, Optima Batteries, Maui Jim, and Power-Pole.
Mailing address: American Bass Anglers, Inc, PO Box 475, Athens, AL 35612 PH (256) 232-0406.
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