Bean wins ABA AFT D47 Event on Lake Hamilton

Brian Bean of Hot Springs, Arkansas won the fourth tournament of the AFT D47 2017 season that was held on January 14, 2017 and contested on Lake Hamilton. Brian Bean topped the field with five fish for a total weight of 15.63 pounds. Brian threw a swimbait and spoon to catch his fish. He collected $666 for his efforts.

Ray Neighbors sacked up five fish for a total weight of 15.56 pounds. Ray relied on a crankbait to fill his livewell. Ray also caught the big bass of the day at 5.40 pounds and took home a total of $554.

Spencer Shuffield rounded out the top three with a total weight of 14.95 pounds. Spencer used a crankbait to catch his fish.

29 anglers came out on a dreary day in the hopes of filling their livewells with hungry Hamilton bass. Hamilton was a bit stingy today as only 90 bass, for a total weight of 164.81 pounds, were brought to the scales with only 12 five fish limits being weighed. However, a few anglers found some good fish.

Top Five Finishers:
1. Brian Bean             15.63 lbs
2. Ray Neighbors        15.56 lbs
3. Spencer Shuffield    14.95 lbs
4. Matthew Maynard    13.84 lbs
5. Luke Bradley            9.51 lbs

The next tournament in this division is on Lake Ouachita on February 11, 2017 launching out of the Mt. Harbor ramp.

The next tournament in the D42 division is on the Arkansas River/Little Rock Pool April 8, 2017 launching from the Verizon ramp.

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

Fish N’ Stuff
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 or by email at [email protected].

These anglers are earning valuable points toward the divisional angler of the year title. The points champion from each division will compete in the annual Ram American Bass Anglers AFT Angler of the Year Final Round at the Ram American Fishing Tour National Championship.

The Ram 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 Ram American Fishing Tour National Championship. For more information on American Bass Anglers please visit or call (256)232-0406.