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4/28/2017

Virginia Division 13 event moved

Athens, AL. The Virginia Division 13 AFT event scheduled for April 29 has been moved to Chickahominy Riverfront Park.  In the interest of safety, the location of this event had to be changed due to excessively high tides and extensive floating debris brought on by four days of rain earlier in the week.  

Riverfront park is located at 1350 John Tyler Highway (Route 5), at the mouth of the Chickahominy River.  

For more information contact the tournament director for the Virginia division, Gary Conner, 757-293-8651.

To follow the Ram American Fishing Tour Virginia Division 13 visit www.drawtrail.com 

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4/28/2017

Alabama South Heads to Lake Jordan

ATHENS, Ala. – The Alabama South Division of the Ram Truck Open Series will host the third event of the 2017 season May 6, 2017, on Lake Jordan in Wetumpka, AL.

The competitors will launch at Bonners Landing, located at Bonners Point Road, Wetumpka, AL 36092.  Anglers may begin fishing at 5:45a.m. or safe light. The weigh-in will begin at 2:30p.m. Registration begins at 4 p.m. local time at Bonners Landing with the tournament briefing to begin at 7:00 p.m. Friday evening. To register for this tournament, see 

http://www.ramopenseries.com/EventDetails.php?id=8832

To enter, anglers fishing the Boater Division pay $200 with co-anglers paying $100. First place is guaranteed a minimum $5,000 first place for boaters. To learn more about the payout visit www.ramopenseries.com/payout.php ​​​​​​​

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4/28/2017

Burchill Takes Win on South Watuppa

Joe Burchill of Upton, MA took first place in the first event for AFT D5, held on April 23rd going out of South Watuppa Pond. 

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4/26/2017

North Carolina Heads To Lake Wylie

ATHENS, Ala. – The North Carolina Division will hold its third tournament of the season on Lake Wylie near Belmont North Carolina.

The competitors will launch from The South Point launch facility located  at 199 Boat Launch Road Belmont North Carolina. Anglers will begin fishing at 6:30 am or safe light until 2:30 pm. Registration will be at the ABA stage trailer at the South Point Launch facility. To register for this tournament, see www.ramopenseries.com/EventDetails.php?id=8815.

To enter, anglers fishing the Boater Division pay $200 with co-anglers paying $100. First place is guaranteed a minimum $5,000 first place for boaters. To learn more about the payout visit www.ramopenseries.com/payout.php ​​​​​​​

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4/25/2017

Griffith wins on Neuse River

Roger Griffith won the AFT D15 event held on April 22, 2017 ran out of Lawson Creek in New Bern, NC. Roger caught five bass weighing 17.53 pounds. Roger also had the Big Bass of the tournament weighing in at 4.88 pounds. Roger took home a check for $432 for first place and $130 for Big Bass, all totaling $562. Roger caught his fish on a little of bit everything.

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4/25/2017

Howell Wins on Pomme De Terre

Stacy Howell of Waynesville, Missouri took the win for the AFT D49 Missouri event held on April 15th going out of Pomme De Terre. Stacy took first place with a total weight of 15.37 pounds along with a big fish weighing 6.05 pounds. He also took home a first place payout of $522 for his efforts.

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4/25/2017

Larry Laney Wins on Lake Guntersville

Larry Laney of Bryant, Alabama is one step closer to the 2017 ABA National Championship with a first place win during the Ram AFT D29 event held at Lake Guntersville on the 15th of April. Larry caught one of the three limits brought to the scales on this increasingly stingy fishery. His weight of 15.70 pounds was anchored by the biggest bass of the day, a 6.46 pound hawg! Larry used reaction baits to catch fish throughout the day.

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4/25/2017

Shinn wins on the Chesapeake Bay

James K. Shinn of New Castle, Delaware won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series Maryland tournament, held April 22nd on the Chesapeake Bay.

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4/25/2017

David Foshee Wins On Tensaw

David Foshee of Pensacola, Florida won the Ram AFT D41 event on Tensaw River in Mobile, Alabama held on April 22nd. Foshee brought in five fish weighing 13.28 pounds and also caught the Big Bass of the event weighing 4.82 pounds. Congratulations David!

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4/25/2017

Brenneis Dominates on Old Hickory

 

Sterling Brenneis of Goodlettsville, TN won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series Tennessee Central tournament, held April 23, 2017 at Old Hickory. Running out of Flipper’s Bait and Tackle in Gallatin, TN. Brenneis caught five bass weighing 23.22 pounds with a 7.79 - pound kicker

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American Fishing Tour Upcoming Events

North Carolina Central 4/29/2017 Gaston Lake
South Carolina Northwest 4/29/2017 Clarks Hill
Tennessee West 4/29/2017 Kentucky Lake
Virginia 4/29/2017 James River
Indiana Central 4/29/2017 Jimmerson Lake
North Central Louisiana 4/29/2017 Lake D'Arbonne
Alabama East Central 4/29/2017 Neely Henry
Florida - Seminole 4/29/2017 Seminole
Arkansas River 4/29/2017 AR River/Pine Bluff
Missouri - Stockton 4/29/2017 Stockton
Oklahoma East 4/29/2017 Ft. Gibson
Florida - Istokpoga South 4/29/2017 Lake Istokpoga
Kentucky Lake 4/30/2017 Kentucky Lake
Kansas South 4/30/2017 El Dorado Lake
Alabama West 4/30/2017 Bankhead
New Hampshire 4/30/2017 Wentworth
Massachusetts - Western 4/30/2017 Long Pond
North Carolina - Piedmont 5/06/2017 Kerr Lake
Florida - Istokpoga South 5/06/2017 Lake Istokpoga
North Carolina East 5/06/2017 Tar/Pamlico River
Connecticut 5/06/2017 Lillinonah
Georgia North 5/06/2017 Allatoona
Kentucky Central 5/06/2017 Kentucky
Pennsylvania 5/06/2017 North East River
Florida - West 5/06/2017 Toho
South Carolina - Savannah 5/06/2017 Savannah River
Ohio - Central 5/06/2017 Alum Creek Reservoir
Oklahoma 5/06/2017 Grand Lake
Tennessee Northeast 5/06/2017 Cherokee
Texas - Wichita Falls 5/06/2017 Arrowhead
South Carolina - Greenwood 5/07/2017 Clarks Hill
Florida - Toho 5/07/2017 Toho
Maryland 5/07/2017 Potomac River
Tennessee Central 5/07/2017 Old Hickory
Massachusetts - New England 5/07/2017 Long Pond, Harwich
Georgia - West Point 5/07/2017 West Point
Maine 5/07/2017 Arrowhead lake
Massachusetts - New England 5/07/2017 Manchaug
Illinois Mississippi River 5/07/2017 Mississippi Pool 13
North Carolina Central 5/13/2017 Chowan
Mississippi Gulf Coast 5/13/2017 Jordan River/ Back Bay
Florida Harris Chain 5/13/2017 Harris Chain
Tennessee West 5/13/2017 Kentucky Lake
Georgia Central 5/13/2017 Oconee
Louisiana - Toledo Bend South 5/13/2017 Toledo Bend
Louisiana - Shreveport 5/13/2017 Red River Pool 5
Alabama East Central 5/13/2017 Weiss Lake
Missouri 5/13/2017 Ozark
Arkansas North 5/13/2017 Greers Ferry Lake
Alabama Lay Lake - Logan Martin 5/13/2017 Logan Martin
Missouri - Stockton 5/13/2017 Stockton
Oklahoma - North 5/13/2017 Keystone Lake
Kentucky Lake 5/14/2017 Kentucky Lake
Florida - St. Johns North 5/14/2017 Lake Santa Fe
New Hampshire 5/14/2017 Winnisquam
Maine 5/14/2017 Milton Three Ponds
South Carolina - Greenwood 5/20/2017 Murray
North Carolina Charlotte 5/20/2017 Badin Lake
Tennessee West 5/20/2017 Kentucky Lake
Connecticut 5/20/2017 Highland
Alabama Central 5/20/2017 Jordan
Texas - Alamo - San Antonio 5/20/2017 Coleto Creek
Texas - Wichita Falls 5/20/2017 Lake Amon G Carter
Iowa - SW/Missouri - NW 5/20/2017 Mozingo
North Central Louisiana 5/20/2017 Lake Claiborne
Alabama - Mobile 5/20/2017 Tensaw River
Ohio - Central 5/20/2017 Clear Fork Reservoir
Illinois Mississippi River 5/20/2017 Mississippi Pool 13
Georgia East 5/21/2017 Clarks Hill
Pennsylvania 5/21/2017 North East River
Florida - Toho 5/21/2017 Toho
Kansas South 5/21/2017 El Dorado Lake
Iowa East 5/21/2017 Lake Sugema
Illinois North 5/21/2017 Lake Vermillion
Tennessee Central 5/21/2017 Old Hickory
Alabama West 5/21/2017 Bankhead
Massachusetts - Western 5/21/2017 Pontussic
Illinois Mississippi River 5/21/2017 Mississippi Pool 13
Virginia 5/27/2017 Chickahominy
Virginia - Western 5/27/2017 Kerr Lake
Indiana Central 5/27/2017 Dallas Lake
New Mexico 5/27/2017 Abiquiu
Alabama North 5/27/2017 Guntersville
Kansas - Big Hill 5/27/2017 Bone Creek
Oklahoma East 5/27/2017 Ft. Gibson
New Mexico 5/28/2017 Abiquiu
Massachusetts - New England 5/28/2017 Wequaquet Lake
Massachusetts - New England 5/28/2017 Brimfield Reservoir

Ram Truck Open Series Upcoming Events

Georgia 4/29/2017 Sinclair  
Louisiana 4/29/2017 Black Lake Campti  
Ohio 4/29/2017 Grand/St Mary's  
Alabama North 5/06/2017 Neely Henry  
North Carolina 5/06/2017 Wylie  
Alabama South 5/06/2017 Jordan  
Oklahoma 5/06/2017 Eufaula  
Kentucky 5/13/2017 Kentucky Lake  
Maryland 5/13/2017 Potomac River  
Mississippi 5/13/2017 Columbus Pool  
Virginia 5/13/2017 Gaston  
South Carolina 5/20/2017 Russell  
Florida Central 5/20/2017 Toho  
Texas East 5/20/2017 Lake of the Pines  
Texas Southeast 5/27/2017 Toledo Bend

American Couples Series Upcoming Events

Tennessee Northeast 4/29/2017 Douglas
Kentucky Lake 4/30/2017 Kentucky Lake
Georgia Couples 5/6/2017 Sinclair
Georgia Couples 5/7/2017 Oconee
Military Team Bass Tournament 5/10/2017 Hartwell
Florida Northwest 5/13/2017 Choctahatchee River
Tennessee East Couples 5/13/2017 Watts Bar
Alabama Central 5/13/2017 Lay Lake
Tennessee Northeast 5/20/2017 Melton Hill
Alabama North 5/20/2017 Guntersville
South Carolina 5/20/2017 Lake Rusell
Oklahoma 5/20/2017 Grand
Kentucky Lake 5/21/2017 Kentucky Lake

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Other News

Virginia Division 13 event moved
Alabama South Heads to Lake Jordan
Burchill Takes Win on South Watuppa
North Carolina Heads To Lake Wylie
Griffith wins on Neuse River
Howell Wins on Pomme De Terre
Larry Laney Wins on Lake Guntersville
Shinn wins on the Chesapeake Bay
David Foshee Wins On Tensaw
Brenneis Dominates on Old Hickory
Warren Wins On Kerr Lake
Pedigo Tops the Field at Ft. Gibson
Gross & Albert Win on Old Hickory
Matt and Emily Dean Win on Lake Mitchell
Holmberg Wins on Candlewood
Georgia Heads to Sinclair
Arkansas River Event Moved to Ft Gibson
Randall Takes Win on Potomac
Maryland Heads to Chesapeake Bay
Ohio Opens on Grand Lake
Beckley Wins on Kentucky Lake
Alan Fitts Hits Homerun at Sam Rayburn
Oklahoma Kicks Off on the Arkansas River
James Bean Wins Couples Event Solo on Lake Guntersville
Mitchell Conquers Win on Grand Lake
Jason Miller Wins on Kentucky Lake
Robinson Goes Wire to Wire at Ray Scott Championship
Ables Wins on Lake Wateree
Lake Keowee Win for Hanna and T.J. Souther
Barry and April Stokes Win at Oconee 
Robinson Takes Lead at Ray Scott Championship
Ray Scott Championship Day 2
Quest to Win Ray Scott Championship Begins Today
AFT D96 Bring–A–Youth Tournament
Gloden Takes Win on Potomac 
Barry Stokes Wins on Sinclair
Day One of the Ray Scott Championship Cancelled
Ray Scott Championship Competitors
Holsapples Take the Win on Kentucky Lake
Schultz Takes First D39 Event for 2017
Raines Wins on Seminole
Larry Thomas wins on the Roanoke River
Postell Takes Win on Clark's Hill
Cherry and Kirby Come Out Victorious at Kentucky
Terry Durham and Ann Boatright Win on the Alabama River
Rutland Wins $5,000 on Lake Mitchell
Harrell Wins On Lake Gaston
Charles Watts On Top at Pickwick
Simms Pledges To Save Our Streams
Brian Bean Wins D47 Championship on Ouachita

 

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Top 10 Ram American Fishing Tour
Big Bass - 2017 Season

Peter Pete J. Lewis Lake Waco 10.91
Tom A. McGinnis Lake Istokpoga 10.57
Eric Bennett Toledo Bend 10.56
Courtney Hobgood Lake Waco 9.71
Lawrence S. Thomas Roanoke 9.10
Cole Moore Toledo Bend 8.81
Colby Miller Toledo Bend 8.70
William Dowden Toledo Bend 8.68
Justin Delk Stockton Lake 8.26
Jeff Morey Blackshear 8.16

Top 10 Ram Truck Open Series
Big Bass - 2016 Season

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 - 2017 Season

Lawrence S. Thomas Roanoke 30.04
Brad Day Lake Istokpoga 27.39
Tom A. McGinnis Lake Istokpoga 25.87
Glen Hughes Sooner Lake 25.70
Charles T. Hill Seminole 25.53
James F. Conner Jr Lake Grapevine 25.44
Richard M. Falcon Chaumont Bay 25.19
Bradley A. Enfinger Seminole 24.49
Terry W. Helgeson Toledo Bend 23.86
Tony Postell Clarks Hill Makeup 23.21

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
Lee L. Sanders Texoma $10000

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Greg Milligan Dover, NC
Joseph Anderson Burns, TN
Cole Williams Fayette, AL
Christopher Baker Wesley Chapel, FL
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Jeremy Clark Spavino, OK
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Ben Wright Peru, NY
Brian Cox Convoy, Ohio
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Bob Logan Waynesfield, Ohio
Thomas Melanson Watham, MA
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David Starling Valley Head, AL
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