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BJ Knowles Wins the ABA District 42 Tournament on the Arkansas River

The second D42 tournament of the 2018 was contested on the Arkansas River/Maumelle Pool launching out of Maumelle Park.  18 anglers came out and were greeted with great weather, but a fast moving and muddy river.  Despite the tough fishing conditions due to the recent rains, anglers were able to haul in some fish. 42 fish for a total weight of 84.32 lbs, with only four 5-fish limits crossed the scales.

BJ Knowles topped the field with a 5-fish limit totaling 13.23 lbs.  BJ also hauled in the days Big Bass, a nice 4.95 lb river chunk.  BJ junk fished all day to catch his fish.

Chuck Ellis sacked up five fish for a total weight of 12.33 lbs.  Chuck threw a crankbait to catch his fish.

Rounding out the top three was Corey Ruff who sacked up five fish for a total weight of 10.01 lbs.  Corey caught his fish on a buzzbait.

1st       BJ Knowles        13.23 lbs     $500
2nd     Chuck Ellis          12.33 lbs     $288
3rd      Corey Ruff          10.01 lbs      $94
4th      Doug Shrum         7.92 lbs      $50 Gift Card from Geared
5th      Travis Hall            7.02 lbs

BB      BJ Knowles          4.95 lbs      $90

The next tournament in D42 is on 2 Jun 2018 on the Arkansas River/Pine Bluff Pool launching from the Regional Park.

I’d like to thank our local sponsors who provide great support throughout the year.

Fish N’ Stuff
Geared
H2O Sportz & Marine
I-40 Transmission
NIFE Marine
Temple Fork Outfitters
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 Simonof@comcast.net or on Facebook

These anglers accrued valuable points toward the Divisional Angler of the Year title. The points champion from each division will compete in the annual American Bass Anglers AFT Angler of The Year Final Round at the AFT Championship.  In addition, the top 500 anglers from the various divisions will earn the right to compete in the three-day ABA, AFT National Championship tournament.

The 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 American Fishing Tour National Championship for this fall on Lake Hartwell near Anderson SC.

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Starting an American Fishing Tour Division on Your Home Lake for 2018


Upcoming Events (2018 Season)

       
Virginia 8/18/2018 Kerr
New Jersey 8/18/2018 Greenwood/Hopatcong
Missouri 8/18/2018 Lake Ozark/Truman
Southeast North Carolina 8/18/2018 Northeast Cape Fear River
Kentucky Central 8/18/2018 Kentucky Lake
Florida - Toho 8/18/2018 Toho
Alabama East Central 8/18/2018 Neely Henry/Weiss
KY Lake 8/18/2018 Kentucky Lake
Kansas South 8/19/2018 Eureka
Maryland 8/19/2018 Potomac
New York North 8/25/2018 Oneida
Illinois North 8/25/2018 Mississippi River Pool 12
Louisiana Central 8/25/2018 Cross
Ohio-Central 8/25/2018 Delaware Reservoir
Arkansas River 8/25/2018 Maumelle Pool
Lynchburg / Roanoke VA 8/25/2018 Smith Mountain
South Louisiana 8/25/2018 Pearl River
Oklahoma North 8/25/2018 TBD
New Hampshire 8/25/2018 Ossipee/Conway
New York North 8/26/2018 Fairhaven
Virginia 9/08/2018 Chickahominy River
Kansas South 9/08/2018 TBA
New Mexico 9/15/2018 Ute
Maryland 9/15/2018 Potomac
South Louisiana 9/15/2018 Blind River
Minnesota 9/15/2018 White Bear/Big Marine
New York North 9/15/2018 Black Lake
New Mexico 9/16/2018 Ute
Massachusetts - New England 9/16/2018 Wequaquet Lake-Centerville
Lynchburg / Roanoke VA 9/22/2018 Smith Mountain
South Louisiana 10/06/2018 Pearl River
Massachusetts - New England 10/14/2018 Long Pond-Harwich

 

Upcoming Events (2019 Season)

 

Divison: Date: Lake: Register
Pennsylvania 8/11/2018 Delaware River
South Carolina - Greenwood 8/19/2018 Clark Hill
Pennsylvania 8/25/2018 Delaware River
Mississippi- Ross Barnett 8/25/2018 Ross Barnett
Massachusetts - Central New England 9/02/2018 Barton's Cove
North Carolina Piedmont 9/08/2018 Gaston Lake
Alabama - Mobile 9/08/2018 Tensaw River
Tennessee West 9/08/2018 Kentucky Lake
North Carolina Charlotte 9/08/2018 Lake Norman
South Carolina- Savannah River 9/08/2018 Savannah River
Pennsylvania 9/15/2018 North East River
North Carolina Southeast 9/15/2018 NE Cape Fear River
Alabama Lay Lake- Logan Martin 9/15/2018 Logan Martin
Mississippi- Ross Barnett 9/15/2018 Ross Barnett
South Carolina-Greenwood 9/16/2018 Hartwell
North Carolina Charlotte 9/16/2018 Lake Norman
North Carolina Piedmont 9/22/2018 Falls Lake (Open)
North Carolina Central 9/22/2018 Roanoke River
Louisiana Central 9/22/2018 Bisteneau Lake
Texas- Sam Rayburn- North 9/22/2018 Sam Rayburn
South Carolina- Northwest 9/23/2018 Hartwell
Dallas Fort Worth Texas 9/23/2018 Bridgeport
Tennessee West 9/29/2018 Kentucky Lake
North Carolina East 9/29/2018 Tar River
Georgia North 9/29/2018 Allatoona
North Carolina Central 10/06/2018 Tar/Pamlico River
Alabama - Mobile 10/06/2018 Tensaw River
Massachusetts - Central New England 10/07/2018 Quinsigamond
Alabama Northwest 10/13/2018 Wilson Lake
Pennsylvania 10/13/2018 Delaware River
Louisiana Central 10/13/2018 Caddo Lake
South Carolina- Savannah River 10/13/2018 Savannah River
Mississippi- Ross Barnett 10/13/2018 Ross Barnett
Alabama Lay Lake- Logan Martin 10/13/2018 Lay Lake
Mississippi Gulf Coast 10/13/2018 Back Bay
South Carolina- Northwest 10/14/2018 Russell
Dallas Fort Worth Texas 10/14/2018 Lewisville
South Carolina-Greenwood 10/17/2018 Murray
Georgia North 10/20/2018 Allatoona
South Carolina Central 10/20/2018 Wylie
Alabama Central 10/27/2018 Jordan
Texas- Sam Rayburn- North 10/27/2018 Toledo Bend

 

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