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.

John Simonof topped the field with five fish limit each day for a total weight of 14.41 lbs.  John threw a crankbait, with Owner replacement hooks, on a TFO crankbait rod spooled up with 10# Hi-Seas Quattro Fluorocarbon line to fill his livewell.  Additionally, John earned the Angler of the Year title for D47.

Moose McCoy sacked up six fish weighing 10.45 lbs.  Moose fished a Zoom Brush Hog to catch his fish.

Moose McCoy caught the big bass of day 1 at 2.74 lbs.
John Simonof caught the big bass of day 2 at 4.38 lbs.

1st     John Simonof        14.41 lbs
2nd     Moose McCoy        10.45 lbs
3rd     Doug Shrum          8.59 lbs
4th     Don Armbrust          7.10 lbs      
5th     Eric Turner          6.95 lbs

This tournament concluded the 2020 season for D47 of the American Bass Anglers American Fishing Tour.  The 2021 season will start around Sep/Oct 2020.

I cannot thank our local sponsors enough for their continued support for many years.  Thank you for supporting and recognizing our anglers.

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 event in this division contact John Simonof at 501.772.4938, by email at [email protected] or on Facebook

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, 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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