Scott Victorious at ABA Event on Arkansas River

#American Bass Anglers' Division 47, Arkansas held its seventh and last one-day qualifying tournament of the 2012 season on the Arkansas River on March 17. Mostly cloudy skies and a 50,000+ CFS flow had anglers questioning how the day would go. Overall, the fishing was tough but a few anglers managed to catch a few quality fish. 15 anglers weighed in 19 fish with a total weight of 42.93 lbs.Robert Scott from Little Rock, Arkansas locked up first place and took home $388.00 with 5 fish bass that weighed 12.21 lbs. Robert locked up after a 2 hour wait for a barge and caught his fish on a jig. Jamey Black of Sheridan, Arkansas locked down and grabbed second place for $201.00 with a total weight of 10.82 lbs. Lance Pyle of Sherwood, Arkansas rounded out the top three for $71.00 with 9.93 lbs. John Simonof took Big Bass of day with a bass weighing 3.81 lbs and earned $75. John also earned an additional $100 as part of the Anglers Advantage Insurance Big Bass program.These anglers acquired valuable points to insure their entry into the division?s 2-day championship on Lake Ouachita in Apr 2012 and the American Fishing Tour National Championship that will be held on Grand Lake, OK in the fall of 2012. Anglers must have fished four 1-day events to qualify for the 2-day divisional championship on Lake Ouachita in April.Next Divisional Tournament: This division?s next tournament will be 21-22 April 2012 on Lake Ouachita launching out of the Mountain Harbor Marina.For more information on this or any future event in this division contact John Simonof at 501.772.4938 or by email at

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