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Toth Wins on Savannah River

Joe Toth of Richmondhill, Georgia is one step closer to the ABA National Championship with a first place win on the AFT D94 event held on July 30th on the Savannah River. Joe came in with a total weight of 9.67 pounds. Joe earned $294 for his first place win. 

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Garlen and Ford Win on Lake Guntersville

Rhonda Ford of Rome, Georgia and Mike Garlen of Athens, Alabama won the final Alabama North Couples Trail event held on Lake Guntersville this past weekend, on August 20th. They landed 13.97 pounds of fish with Mike winning men’s Big Bass pot with a 4.63 pound largemouth.

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Luka Wins D10 Divisional Championship

Mike Luka of East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvannia won the D10 Championship held on Hopatcong and Greenwood lakes, August 20th and 21st. Luka’s weight for both days came in at 27.86 pounds. For the victory Mike collected a check for $812. He also collected an additional $140 for the Big Bass of the event weighing 4.98 pounds. Luka was pitching soft plastics to docks.

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Theis Wins on Tar River

Jason Theis of Hubert, North Carolina took the win for the AFT D15 event held on August 13th on Tar River. Jason caught five bass weighing 12.35 pounds. Jason took home a check for $432 for first place. Bass Boat Instant Shine for Capt. Gary’s, and $84 for the TWT 1st place, all totaling $516.

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$10,000 First Place On the Line at Lake Wylie

ATHENS, Ala. – The Ram Truck Open series will hold an Area Championship on August 27th & 28th on Lake Wylie for North and South Carolina Anglers.

The competitors will launch from Buster Boyd Landing in Lake Wylie, South Carolina. Anglers may begin fishing at 6:30 a.m. or safe light on days one and two. The weigh in will begin at 2:30 p.m. each day. Registration begins at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 26th at Buster Boyd Landing. 

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Scott Wins on Sacandaga Lake

Robert D. Scott of Rutland, Vermont won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series NE tournament, held August 20th on Sacandaga Lake.

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Poland Wins on Okeechobee

Steve Poland of Port St. Lucie, Florida won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series Florida South tournament, held August 20th on the Lake Okeechobee.

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New “Big Bass” Record for AFT D44 

During an AFT D44 event on Lake Waconia located in the west metro area of the Twin Cities in early August, Bob Schill of Ramsey, Minnesota caught, weighted, and released a record breaking largemouth weighing 6.91 pounds.

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James Takes Win at D39 Championship

Scott James of Wilmington, Illinois won the AFT D39 two day Divisional Championship held on Mississippi Pool 13 on August 20th and 21st. High water, fast current, and muddy water slowed a normally great bass catching river, but the conditions didn't slow Scott who caught three fish each day with a total weight of 13.25 pounds.

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American Fishing Tour August Events

Division Date Lake
Illinois North 8/20/2016 Mississippi Pool 13
Maryland 8/20/2016 Potomac River
New Jersey 8/20/2016 Hopatcong/Greenwood
Iowa East 8/20/2016 Mississippi River Davenport/ Muscatine
Virginia 8/20/2016 Chickahominy River
Georgia - Blackshear 8/20/2016 Blackshear
Iowa - SW/Missouri - NW 8/20/2016 Mozingo
New Mexico 8/20/2016 Abiquiu
Florida - Toho 8/20/2016 Toho
Ohio - Central 8/20/2016 O'Shaughnessy Reservoir
Kansas - Big Hill 8/20/2016 Big Hill/Bone Creek
Oklahoma East 8/20/2016 Ft. Gibson
Louisiana - Shreveport 8/20/2016 Hosston
New Mexico 8/21/2016 Abiquiu
Illinois Mississippi River 8/21/2016 Pool 14
Maine 8/21/2016 Crescent Lake/Panther Pond
North Carolina East 8/27/2016 Tar River
Indiana Central 8/27/2016 Wawasee/Dallas Chian
Pennsylvania 8/27/2016 Northeast River
New York North 8/27/2016 Fairhaven
Missouri - Stockton 8/27/2016 Stockton Lake
New Hampshire 8/27/2016 Squam
Virginia - East 8/27/2016 Lake Gaston
Minnesota 8/28/2016 Sylvia Twin
Illinois Mississippi River 8/28/2016 Pool 14

Ram Truck Open Series August Events

Division Date Lake
Tennessee Central 8/27/2016 Old Hickory
Oklahoma 8/27/2016 Ft. Gibson
Area 4 Championship 8/27/2016 Wylie

American Couples Series August Events

Division Date Lake
Central Kentucky 8/20/2016 Lake Barkley
Alabama North 8/20/2016 Guntersville
Tennessee East 8/27/2016 Chickamauga

Ram 100% Plus Team Tour

Division Date Lake
8/6/2016 Kentucky Lake Paris Landing State Park


Other News

Summer Clearence
T-H Marine announces the Mr. Crappie Hydrowaves and Crappie Care Products
T-H Marine and Wally Marshall Team Up for a Mr. Crappie Line of Products
Part of Wheeler Lake “Toxified”: What now
Hooked On Fusion
Deep Summer Bass and Their Survival
Meunier & Heckel Jig Their Way to TOT Victory
T-H Marine Acquires Tonka Customs Assets
GEICO Partners with the American Bass Anglers
Meet the Abu Garcia® Revo® MGXtreme
Triton 21Trx PATRIOT Edition!
T-H Marine Lowers HydroWave Prices
Hydrowave Joins ABA
Jimmy Mason Joins T-H Marine
More T-H Marine ATLAS Awards Opportunities in 2016
Now is the time to repower with Mercury!





Top 10 Ram American Fishing Tour
Big Bass - 2016

Joe Contreras Waco 10.74
George Hodges Jr Lake Hosston 10.65
Skip Floyd Toledo Bend 9.89
Robert E. Craft Jr Toledo Bend 9.85
David R. Moore Toho 9.46
Jim Zeitler Falls Lake (Open) 9.15
William Dowden Toledo Bend 9.15
Gary G. Wilt Istokpoga 8.83
Dustin L. Smith Harris Chain 8.80
Jason Craft Toledo Bend 8.77

Top 10 Ram Truck Open Series
Big Bass - 2016

Norm Attaway Chickamauga 9.95
Norm Attaway Chickamauga 9.95
Randy A. Childers Keowee 9.67
Dwain Burns Toledo Bend 9.54
Elton D. Brock Sam Rayburn 9.39
Thomas Toth Kissimmee Chain 9.25
Dusty Anders Toledo Bend 9.20
Austin Schroeder Kissimmee Chain 9.09
Jerry E. Dubose Sam Rayburn 9.00
John Wilkerson Chickamauga 9.00

Top 10 Ram American Fishing Tour
Big String - 2016

Jeff Dobson Sooner Lake 26.64
Joe Contreras Waco 25.02
Evelio B. Moreno Jr Lake Of the Pines 24.98
Michael V. Piccolo Northeast River 24.49
Lee T. Williams Gaston Lake 24.39
George Hodges Jr Lake Hosston 24.31
Bobby W. Stanfill Clarks Hill 24.23
Jessie Ray R. Fitzgerald Clarks Hill 23.97
Tony Postell Clarks Hill 23.87
Richard M. Falcon Chaumont Bay 23.47

Top 10 Ram Truck Open Series
Big String - 2016

Ron Yentz Okeechobee 31.07
Steve T. Poland Okeechobee 29.68
Jessie J. Mizell Okeechobee 28.48
Dale Pelfrey Guntersville 28.47
Drew Boggs Kentucky 27.80
Anthony A. Jones Palestine 27.38
Ryan Ingram Eufaula 27.35
Bobby Wooten Kissimmee Chain 27.05
Steven Yeatts Okeechobee 26.39
Jeff Pate Black Lake Campti 26.19

Top 10 Ram Truck Open Series
Top Payouts - 2016 (not including contingencies)

Jason Burroughs Lake Hartwell $141000
Kevin M. Crum Lake Hartwell $95500
Brock L. Taylor Lake Hartwell $11000
Andy Wicker Lake Hartwell $9000
Chad Foster Lake Hartwell $7000
James Watkins Toho $6350
Darold W. Gleason Toledo Bend $6300
Chris C. Long Neely Henry $6300
Dennis McNeal Potomac $6000
William Bill E. Schroeder Lake Hartwell $6000

Welcome new ABA Members

Dale Coleman Hattiesburg, MS
Bryan Steele Chattanooga, TN
Amy Devening Chattanooga, TN
Austin Harris Jr Tarboro, NC
Eric Phillips Warrior, AL
David Russell Athens, AL
Pete Spaulding Athens, AL
Ryan Belk Lexington, SC
Paul Smith Ninety Six, SC
Steve Gilstrap Greer, SC
Matthew Gregory Alma, AR
Zachary Green Elberton, GA
Zach West Gurley, AL
Sarah West Gurley, AL
Chad Woodard Tulsa, OK
Randy Fulford Okeechobee, FL
Buck Durrance Okeechobee, FL
Chad Burr Okeechobee, FL
Tanner Rougeau JBSA Lackland, TX
John Conner Okeechobee, FL