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.  

A total of 23 anglers were greeted with cold temps and a fog delay. Many anglers reported great fishing recently but the day turned out tougher than expected. But as always, someone finds the winning fish.

Spencer Shuffield topped the field with five fish for a total weight of 19.86 lbs., Spencer threw a jig and A-rig to fill his livewell.

Brian Bean sacked up five fish for a total weight of 14.10 lbs throwing a variety of baits to finish in second place.

Rounding out the top three was Derek Sandlin who caught five fish for a total weight of 13.09 lbs., throwing a Strike King 3/4oz structure jig.

Spencer Shuffield caught the big bass of the day at 5.81 lbs.

1st     Spencer Shuffield    19.68 lbs.    $579.00
2nd     Brian Bean              14.10 lbs.    $346.00
3rd     Derek Sandlin          13.09 lbs.    $115.00
4th     John Simonof           11.89 lbs.    $86.00
5th     Rick Duren               10.70 lbs.

BB    Spencer Shuffiled      5.81 lbs.    $115.00

The next tournament in this division is on Lake Hamilton on January 11, 2020 launching out of the AGFC ramp.

Thanking our local sponsors who provide great support throughout the year:

Fish N’ Stuff
H2O Sportz & Marine
I-40 Transmission
Window World of Little Rock
Zimmerman’s Sports Center/Exxon

For more information on this or any future events in this division contact John Simonof at 501.772.4938, by email, 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 (ABA) 

Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour (BPSFT) Angler of The Year (AOY) 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, BPSFT 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 (BPSFT) 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, Monster Energy, and Power-Pole. 

Mailing address: American Bass Anglers, Inc, PO Box 475, Athens, AL 35612 PH (256) 232-0406. 

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