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Chris Lynch Stays Consistent to Win

ATHENS, Ala. – Chris Lynch of Panama City, FL wins 2016 Ram Trucks American Fishing Tour National Champion with a three-day total of 54.75 pounds on Lake Eufaula Alabama.  He secured the victory with a 5-fish limit on the final day that weighed 17.58 pounds giving him 10-pound margin of victory over second place. 

“I wasn’t sure if my fish would hold up for three days but they did and it couldn’t have been better.  The wind, wow, it was brutal today and blowing like it was I knew it was going to be rough but I still made my run to the south end of the lake.  I was able to catch my fish and knowing how rough it was going to be, I left the area and gave myself 3 hours to get back.  I had these fish on a frog pattern and they stayed true all week.  The area I was in was somewhat protected from the wind, it was just getting to them today and getting back that had me worried.  I stayed in some grass areas all 3 days and tried my best to manage the fish and not catch too many each day. 

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Tidwell Bags 23.50 to Take the Lead

ATHENS, Ala. –Tony Tidwell of Horton, AL has a solid day landing 5 fish for 23.50 lbs to take the lead with a two-day total of 40.47 at of the AFT National Championship on Lake Eufaula Alabama. Tony is the North Alabama Division 29 Angler of the year and had big bass on day one of this championship.

“I struggled a lot more today.  At 11:30 I didn’t think I was going to catch a fish.  I had nothing but water in my live well. 5 min later caught my first keeper.  It wasn’t until 2 pm I caught my 2nd keeper.  One here and one there, no specific pattern.  I caught my last 3 with about an hour to go and had I not been in the last flight I know I wouldn’t have them.  I’m just blessed today.  

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Massachusetts Non-Boater Leads Day 1 with 20 Pounds

ATHENS, Ala. – Massachusetts Division 36 AOY Jeff Tibbits of Shrewsbury MA made a statement as a Non-Boater on Day 1 of the AFT National Championship on Lake Eufaula Alabama with a 5 fish limit that topped the  300 anglers at 20.01 lbs.

“I found these fish during practice with some of the guys I came down here with.  Luckily the fish I found were also where my boater ended up going today, and I was close enough to them to give it a try.  Something with the way I am fishing my bait is triggering the bites form the larger fish.  I had about 10 keepers today.  I was thinking I would have 10 lbs when we left out this morning but man was I surprised.”

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2017 Ram Truck Open Series Registration Now Open

Athens, AL - Registration is now open for the 2017 Ram Truck Open Series that will offer a guaranteed minimum first place to boaters of $5,000 at one-day bass tournaments. Priority will be given to package and linked entries, remaining slots are by date and time of registration. Registration will open at 8am CST both by phone (256)232-0406 and online registration at www.ramopenseries.com or www.americanbassanglers.com.

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Anderson Wins on Neely Henry 

From Division 88, Alabama East/Central  Charles Anderson of Rocky Face, Georgia won the AFT D88 event held on Neely Henry on October 8th in Gadsden, Alabama. Charles caught 14.85 pounds to secure the win. He also landed the largest bass of the day with a 4.64 pound largemouth.

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Fishing the Ram Trucks American Fishing Tour Championship

Ram Truck American Fishing Tour directors not only run tournaments for the weekend anglers they are also great competitors.

We asked a few of them about their experiences at past championships, here is what they told us.

Tom Dupuis - Director of Division 6, Connecticut

I’m a twenty-year retired Air Force Senior Master Sergeant and I joined the ABA just after I retired back in 1987.  Since then I’ve had the opportunity to fish all across a good portion of the US with this being my 14th National Championship tournament and I look forward to them every year.  I look forward to seeing old friends again and of course with the hopes of again walking up the weight scales with a big sack of bass like I did at Pickwick Lake a few year ago.  Although I’ve never won one, I always hope this could be the one.

This time I’ve got two shots at a boat as I’m this year’s District 6 AOY, so you never know.

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East TX and Oklahoma head to Lake Texoma

ATHENS, Ala. – Area 7 of the Ram Truck Open Series will hold its final event of the season on October 29th and 30th 2016, on Lake Texoma near Denison, Texas.

The competitors will launch at Highport Marina, located at 120 Texoma Harbor Dr. Pottsboro, TX. 75076. Anglers may begin fishing at safe light. The weigh-in will begin at 3 p.m. Registration begins at 4 p.m. on Friday October 28th at Highport Marina. To register for this tournament call (256)232-0406, ext 5.

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Hughes Wins Stockton Lake Tournament

New American Bass Angler member, David Hughes won the 2017 season opener held October 8, 2016 on Stockton Lake. He brought in a five fish limit that weighed 11.70 pounds and won $500 plus $170 for his 4.02 pound Big Bass. 

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American Fishing Tour Oct/Nov Events (2017 Season)

Georgia North 10/29/2016 Allatoona
Georgia - Eufaula 10/29/2016 Lake Eufaula
Alabama North 10/29/2016 Guntersville
Alabama Central 10/29/2016 Jordan
Texas - Wichita Falls 10/29/2016 Lake Possum Kingdom
Massachusetts - Western 10/30/2016 Webster
New York North 10/30/2016 Chaumont Bay
Kansas South 10/30/2016 El Dorado Lake
Florida - Istokpoga South 11/05/2016 Lake Istokpoga
Georgia Central 11/05/2016 Sinclair
Georgia - Eufaula 11/05/2016 Lake Eufaula
Texas - Alamo - San Antonio 11/05/2016 Canyon Lake
Missouri - Stockton 11/05/2016 Stockton
Kentucky Central 11/05/2016 Kentucky Lake
Arkansas 11/05/2016 Ouachita
Pennsylvania 11/05/2016 North East River
Missouri 11/05/2016 Truman
Florida - West 11/05/2016 Toho
New York North 11/05/2016 Onondaga Lake
South Carolina - Greenwood 11/06/2016 Greenwood
South Carolina Northwest 11/06/2016 Clarks Hill
Texas - Houston 11/06/2016 Canyon Lake
Texas - Wichita Falls 11/06/2016 Lake Graham
North Carolina Central 11/12/2016 Roanoke
Mississippi - Ross Barnett 11/12/2016 Ross Barnett
Mississippi Gulf Coast 11/12/2016 Jordan River
North Carolina Charlotte 11/12/2016 Badin Lake
Florida Harris Chain 11/12/2016 Harris Chain
Georgia North 11/12/2016 Allatoona
Alabama East Central 11/12/2016 Weiss Lake
Louisiana - Shreveport 11/12/2016 Cross Lake
Virginia 11/12/2016 Chickahominy
Pennsylvania 11/12/2016 North East River
Arkansas North 11/12/2016 Dardanelle
Virginia - Western 11/12/2016 Kerr Lake
Georgia - West Point 11/12/2016 West Point
North Central Louisiana 11/12/2016 Caney Lake
Kansan - Big Hill 11/12/2016 Big Hill
Alabama West 11/13/2016 Bankead
Florida - St. Johns North 11/13/2016 Lake Santa Fe
Mississippi - Ross Barnett 11/19/2016 Ross Barnett
North Carolina East 11/19/2016 Tar/Pamlico River
Texas - Central 11/19/2016 Lake Waco
Alabama North 11/19/2016 Guntersville
Louisiana - Toledo Bend South 11/19/2016 Toledo Bend
Alabama Central 11/19/2016 Lake Mitchell
Arkansas River 11/19/2016 Pine Bluff
Texas - Wichita Falls 11/19/2016 Lake Texoma
South Carolina - Savannah 11/19/2016 Savannah River
DFW - Texas 11/20/2016 Lake Texoma
Louisiana - Toledo Bend South 11/20/2016 Toledo Bend
Florida - Toho 11/20/2016 Toho
Kansas South 11/20/2016 El Dorado Lake
South Carolina Northwest 11/27/2016 Russell

Ram Truck Open Series October Events

Central Texas
10/29/2016 Lake Texoma

American Couples Series October/November Events (2017 Season)

Alabama Central 10/29/2016 Lay Lake
Georgia Couples 10/29/2016 Sinclair
Tennessee Northeast 10/29/2016 Melton Hill
Alabama North 11/5/2016 Lake Weiss
South Carolina 11/5/2016 Clarks Hill
Alabama Central 11/12/2016 Logan Martin
Florida Northwest 11/12/2016 Apalachicola RIver
North Carolina 11/12/2016 Lake Norman
Georgia Couples 11/19/2016 Jackson
Alabama Central 12/3/2016 Lake Mitchell
Alabama North 12/3/2016 Guntersville
Florida Northwest 12/3/2016 Choctahatchee River
North Carolina 12/17/2016 Mountain Island Reservoir

Other News

T-H Marine Snapflex LED Stern Nav Light Wins 2016 IBEX Innovation Award
LiT Coolers Partners with the American Bass Anglers
Simms to Award Challenger Rain Gear to ABA Winners 
ABA Buyer's Club
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





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 AOY R. Moore Toho 9.46
Jim Zeitler Falls Lake (Open) 9.15
William NB 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

Casey Gonzalez Toho 10.04
Eric D. Panzironi Toho 9.99
Norm Attaway Chickamauga 9.95
Norm Attaway Chickamauga 9.95
Jim Hayes Kentucky 9.77
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

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 AOY V. Piccolo Northeast River 24.49
Lee AOY 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
Michael D. Stephens Wylie $10000
Andrew S. Getsy Raystown Lake $10000
Mike L. Chester Eufaula $10000
Tim C. Messer Kentucky $10000
Casey Gonzalez Toho $10000
Glen F. Freeman Toledo Bend $10000
Andy Wicker Lake Hartwell $9000

Welcome new ABA Members

Steven Morris Sylacauga, AL
Archie Baldridge Claremore, OK
Todd Mortimer Woodstock, GA
April Morris Sylacauga, AL
Anita Calloway Sylacauga, AL
TJ Francis Irmo, SC
Christopher Fowler LaGrange, GA
Joe Williams Kissimmee, FL
Ben Brooks Murfreesboro, TN
Ryan Crawley Troy, AL
Steven Hunt Lakeland, FL
Paige Middleton Easley, SC
Doug Rardin Wills Point, TX
Keaton Posey Helena, AL
Michael Hoover Valrico, FL
Chris Forti Norwell, MA
Justin Estay Larose, LA
Anthony Thompson Shreveport, LA
Kyle Davenport Ruston, LA
Renando Bonner Ruston, LA
Bo Hanley Haughton, LA
Tom Welsh Pasadena, MD
Cory Hancox Groton, CT
James Tiernan Benton, KY
Julie Collins Townville, SC
Donald Chavis Prattville, AL
Jim Collins Townville, SC
Robert Laswell Vestavia, AL
Cathy Laswell Vestavia, AL
Jeff McWhorter Wichita Falls, TX
Malcolm Richardson Bon Aqua, TN
Randy Ragan Burns, TN
Virginia Major Lanexa, VA
David Hughes Olathe, KS
Justin Faucett Webb City, MO
Jason Swanigan Clever, MO
Terry Jones Pearl River, LA
Rory Jordan Bedford, TX
Brian McCleman Sicklerville, NJ
Teresa Clark Bradyville, TN
Louis Mandley Cobb Island, MD
Michael Madland Bridgeport, TX
Stacey Tuggle Malvern, AR
Michael Griblin Royal, AR
Jared Carter Warner Robins, GA
Lee Harrison Covington, GA
Riley Harris Nixa, MO
Colby Miller Elmer, LA
George Trosper Anacoco, LA
Scott Dickerson Sulphur, LA