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Clark Cowley Wins on Old Hickory Lake

Clark Cowley of Lebanon, Tennessee won the AFT Central TN D31 tournament, held 05/21/2017 on Old Hickory Lake

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Stoffers Wins on Lake Sugema

We held our 2nd ABA District 73 of 2017 on Lake Sugema.  The conditions were cold and very windy with temps in the low 50’s. The bass are in early post-spawn conditions with a few being seen in the shallows.  Water temps were in the low 60’s and a bit stained!

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Marilyn and Scott Dalton Couples Tour  Lake Guntersville Winners

Marilyn and Scott Dalton from Jasper Tn, bagged 16.00 lbs and Ladies Big fish of 4.17 lbs on their way to winning the Lake Guntersville Couples tournament this past weekend.

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Bob Jennett Wins on Badin Lake

Bob Jennett of Kernersville, NC won the RAM American Fishing Tour division 14 tournament on Badin Lake in Stanley County, NC with five fish weighing 13.90 pounds held on 05/20/2017.

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Tim Boughan wins on Highland

Tim Boughan won the RAM American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held on Highland Lake .

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Lake Russell Victory for Sherri and Jaris McGee

South Carolina’s Couples Series hosted a tournament on Lake Russell on Saturday, May 20.  Twenty-two teams showed up for the 6:00 am safe-light blast-off.

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Secret and Cory York win on Kentucky Lake

The fishing was exceptional on Kentucky Lake this weekend.  Thirteen teams, our largest turnout to date, participated this Sunday and the results were outstanding.

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Childers Navigates High Water for Big Win on Grand Lake

Local angler Gene Childers from Vinita, OK, navigated extreme flooding on Grand Lake on May 20, 2017, to take first place in AFT Division #65’s fishing tournament.  Despite the high water, Childers found 5 nice “keeper” fish to weigh in for a total weight of 12.46 lbs, which also included “Big Bass” honors with a 3.34 lb. bass, and total cash prizes of $403

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Attention Couples Championship Qualifiers:

There has been a change to the 2017 Couples Championship off-limits. The off-limits period is now from sunset on September 24th to safe light on October 1st. The change was made because there is a Ram Truck Open Series event on Eufaula the weekend of September 23rd-24th and we have anglers that will be fishing both events.

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Membership Special

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American Fishing Tour Upcoming Events

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
North Carolina - Piedmont 6/3/2017 Gaston Lake
Texas - Central 6/3/2017 Lake Whitney
Connecticut 6/3/2017 Candlewood
Louisiana - Toledo Bend South 6/3/2017 Toledo Bend
Texas - Houston 6/3/2017 Coleto Creek
Texas - Wichita Falls 6/3/2017 Lake Possum Kingdom
Virginia - Western 6/3/2017 Kerr Lake
Georgia - Blackshear 6/3/2017 Blackshear
Missouri - Stockton 6/3/2017 Stockton Lake
Tennessee Central 6/3/2017 Old Hickory
Ohio - Central 6/3/2017 O' Shaughnessy Reservoir
Georgia - West Point 6/3/2017 West Point
Oklahoma 6/3/2017 Grand Lake
Georgia East 6/4/2017 Clarks Hill
Minnesota 6/4/2017 White Bear
Massachusetts - New England 6/4/2017 Whitehall Reservoir
Illinois Mississippi River 6/4/2017 Mississippi Pool 13
North Carolina Central 6/10/2017 Roanoke
North Carolina Charlotte 6/10/2017 Lake Norman
Florida Harris Chain 6/10/2017 Harris Chain
Georgia Central 6/10/2017 Sinclair
Louisiana - Shreveport 6/10/2017 Toledo Bend
Virginia 6/10/2017 Kerr Lake
Iowa - SW/Missouri - NW 6/10/2017 Mozingo
Florida - St. Johns North 6/10/2017 St. Johns River/Rodman
Florida - West 6/10/2017 Toho
Maryland 6/10/2017 Potomac River
Alabama East Central 6/10/2017 Weiss Lake
Arkansas North 6/10/2017 Lake Dardanelle
Alabama Lay Lake - Logan Martin 6/10/2017 Lay Lake
Alabama West 6/10/2017 Bankhead
DFW- Texas 6/10/2017 Ray Roberts
Florida - Toho 6/11/2017 Toho
Maryland 6/11/2017 Potomac River
Iowa East 6/11/2017 Mississippi River Pool 12
Illinois North 6/11/2017 Lake Cal/Sag
Massachusetts - New England 6/11/2017 Mashpee-Wakeby
Massachusetts - Western 6/11/2017 Whitehall Reservoir
North Carolina Central 6/17/2017 Pamlico
Alabama Central 6/17/2017 Alabama River
Pennsylvania 6/17/2017 North East River
Virginia - Western 6/17/2017 Kerr Lake
Indiana Central 6/17/2017 Sylvan Lake
New York North 6/17/2017 Otisco Lake
North Central Louisiana 6/17/2017 Lake D'Arbonne/Lake Claiborne
New Mexico 6/17/2017 Santa Rosa
Alabama - Mobile 6/17/2017 Tensaw River
Missouri 6/17/2017 Pomme De Terre
Kansas - Big Hill 6/17/2017 Bone Creek
Oklahoma - North 6/17/2017 Sooner Lake
Illinois Mississippi River 6/17/2017 Mississippi Pool 13
New Jersey 6/18/2017 Hopatcong
New York North 6/18/2017 Port Bay
Minnesota 6/18/2017 Clearwater
Kansas South 6/18/2017 El Dorado Lake
New Mexico 6/18/2017 Santa Rosa
New Hampshire 6/18/2017 Ossipp
North Carolina - Piedmont 6/24/2017 Kerr Lake
North Carolina East 6/24/2017 Neuse/Trent River
Georgia Central 6/24/2017 Oconee/Sinclair
Connecticut 6/24/2017 McDonough
Kentucky Central 6/24/2017 Lake Barkley
Georgia - Blackshear 6/24/2017 Blackshear
Missouri - Stockton 6/24/2017 Stockton
Georgia - Eufaula 6/24/2017 Lake Eufaula
Oklahoma 6/24/2017 Grand Lake
Oklahoma East 6/24/2017 Ft. Gibson
Tennessee Northeast 6/24/2017 Douglas
Pennsylvania 6/25/2017 North East River
New Jersey 6/25/2017 Greenwood
Maryland 6/25/2017 Potomac River
Minnesota 6/25/2017 Forest
Ohio - Central 6/25/2017 Ohio River Gallipolis OH
Massachusetts - New England 6/25/2017 Cochituate Lake

Ram Truck Open Series Upcoming Events

Texas Southeast 5/27/2017 Toledo Bend
Maryland 6/3/2017 Chesapeake Bay
North Carolina 6/3/2017 High Rock
Florida South 6/3/2017 Okeechobee
New York 6/10/2017 Lake Champlain
Oklahoma 6/10/2017 Ft Gibson
Ohio 6/10/2017 Indian
Tennessee Central 6/11/2017 Kentucky Lake
Alabama North 6/17/2017 Weiss
Georgia 6/17/2017 Oconee
Texas East 6/17/2017 Bob Sandlin
Virginia 6/17/2017 Kerr
Alabama South 6/24/2017 Logan Martin
Mississippi 6/24/2017 Ross Barnett

American Couples Series Upcoming Events

Georgia Couples 6/3/2017 Sinclair
Tennessee Northeast 6/3/2017 Watts Bar
Alabama North 6/3/2017 Guntersville
South Carolina 6/3/2017 Lake Greenwood
Alabama Central 6/3/2017 Lake Guntersville
Florida Northwest 6/10/2017 Lake Seminole
Tennessee East Couples 6/10/2017 Nickajack
North Carolina 6/10/2017 Lake Hickory
Oklahoma 6/10/2017 Tenkiller
Kentucky Central 6/17/2017 Kuttawa
Georgia Couples 6/17/2017 West Point
Georgia Couples 6/18/2017 West Point
Tennessee Northeast 6/24/2017 Ft. Loudon/Tellico
Kentucky Lake 6/25/2017 Kentucky Lake

Ram Team Series

Kentucky 6/10/2017 Kentucky Lake
Alabama 6/24/2017 Guntersville, Goose Pond


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Other News

Clark Cowley Wins on Old Hickory Lake
Stoffers Wins on Lake Sugema
Marilyn and Scott Dalton Couples Tour Lake Guntersville Winners
Bob Jennett Wins on Badin Lake
Tim Boughan wins on Highland
Novak Wins on Tensaw River
Lake Russell Victory for Sherri and Jaris McGee
Secret and Cory York win on Kentucky Lake
Childers Navigates High Water for Big Win on Grand Lake
Couples Championship Off-Limits Change
Sellers Wins District 40 Two Day on Kentucky Lake
Berry Takes the Win at AFT Division 96 2-Day on Murray
Parks Wins $5000.00 on Lake Russell
Smith Wins at Lake Toho
Thomas Svec Wins on Chowan River
LeBrun Shines on Lake of the Pines
Gnewikow & Woodside Take home a New Triton Boat on Kentucky
Couples North Carolina Division 4 Date Change
Mike Dill Wins Stockton Lake ABA Tournament
Bateman wins on the Potomac
Curtis Leggett wins on Tar River
Wallace Wins on Kentucky Lake
Troncatti Wins on the Potomac River
Florida Central Returns to Lake Toho
Bolton Takes the Title at Columbus Pool
Palmore Wins $5,000 on Lake Gaston
Robertson Takes Home Another Win on Kentucky
Dusty and Jessica Robinson Win on Lay Lake
Lee & Hummel Take Win at Military Team Event
South Carolina Division Heads To Lake Russell
Weaver wins on Clarks Hill
Military Day Two
Jared Trimboli wins on Lillinonah
Jarrett & Schnupp Take Early Lead
Misplay Wins D94 Championship on Savannah River
Jason Dies Wins on Old Hickory Lake
Winters Wins On Lake Wylie
Kimbrough Wins $5000 on Lake Jordan
Kilgore Take home 13K on Neely Henry
George Smith Wins at Long Pond
Maryland Heads to the Potomac River
Barry Stokes Wins on Oconee 
Virginia Heads to Lake Gaston
Mike Colbert Wins on Lake Gaston
Virginia Heads to Lake Gaston
Creciun Wins on Percy Priest Lake
Barclays Win on Kentucky Lake
Shrum Takes the win on the Arkansas River
Hall Wins on The Potomac River
Carpenter Takes First At Black Lake
Deakins & Gregory Dominates at Guntersville
Brooks Takes First on Lake Seminole
Shafer Wins Season Opener on St. Mary's
Wiley Wins Georgia Event on Lake Sinclair
American Couples Team Series comes to Oklahoma
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






Ram American Fishing Tour
Top 10 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
Patrick Wilbricht Somerville 9.02
Cole Moore Toledo Bend 8.81
Colby Miller Toledo Bend 8.78
Vincent Repola Arrowhead 8.71
Colby Miller Toledo Bend 8.70

Ram Truck Open Series
Top 10 Big Bass - 2017 Season

Darrell Cranor Toho 11.54
Robert Walser Badin 10.63
Jeremiah Hitt Toho 10.33
Yogi Kenneth S. Norris Toho 10.31
Alan Fitts Toledo Bend 9.79
Mark Clark Pickwick 9.56
Troy P. Olivier Toho 9.45
Andrew Cason Toho 9.22
Charles Tucker Toho 9.06
Steve Stinson Okeechobee 9.02

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
Justin B. Weatherly Sooner Lake 25.11
Bradley A. Enfinger Seminole 24.49
Terry W. Helgeson Toledo Bend 23.86

Top 10 Ram Truck Open Series
Big String - 2017

Matthew T. Robertson Kentucky Lake 33.55
Nathan Thomas Okeechobee 30.17
Alan Fitts Toledo Bend 28.88
Alan Fitts Sam Rayburn 27.96
Kevin McMahan Guntersville 27.43
Troy P. Olivier Toho 27.24
Jeremy D. Smith Toho 26.68
Yogi Kenneth S. Norris Toho 26.03
Brock L. Taylor Murray 25.94
Jerry Kotal Clarks Hill 25.79

Top 10 Payouts Ram Truck Open Series - Divisionals

Casey Martin Guntersville $6300
Mike L. Jones Okeechobee $6000
Nathan Thomas Okeechobee $5850
Tim Howell West Point $5810
Richard H. Troncatti II Potomac River $5680
Eric D. Panzironi Harris Chain $5660
Ryan Harrell Gaston $5650
Alan Fitts Sam Rayburn $5630
Sterling Brenneis Old Hickory $5550
Matthew T. Robertson Kentucky Lake $5530

Welcome New ABA Members

Jack Howard Abbeville, AL
Richard Quinn Elberton, Ga
Boone Simmons Hendersonville, TN
Troy Rollins Mont Eagle, TN
Chad Buzard Delphos, OH
Hunter Ward Rockford, AL
Mike Allen Crystal Springs, MS
Garrett Pike Mascotte, FL
Russell Clark Abbeville, SC
Greg Milligan Dover, NC
Karem Anabtawi Groves, Texa
Jay Pirollo Warwick, MD
Travis Craig Fairview, PA
Eric Royster Stem, NC
Eric Guffey Edmond, OK
Robert Clark Goose Creek, SC
Kyle McGibbeny Toledo, OH
Dustin Lindsey Bay Minette, AL
Jacob Gardner Lenoir City, TN
Glenn Cash Azle, Tx
Rachel Gertz Oakland Park, FL
James Hamm Jefferson, TX
Jamie Small Arab, AL
Robert Froedge Franklin, TN
William Stewart Murray, KY
Clayton Bobo Kirksey, KY
Lee Anderson Benton, KY
Kevin Allen Gilbertsville, KY
Jeff Marianetti Ontario, NY
Warren Windham Benton, LA
Chad Hunnell Ashland City, TN
Ted Peck Stone Ridge, NY
David Fuller Muskogee, OK
Wayne Smelser Rural Retreat , VA
Frank Parr Auburn, IN
Qwen Windham Little Elm, TX
Danny Spires Macon, GA
Payton Couillard Warner Robins, GA
Stephen Byers Kingston, OK
Billy Vandergriff Paducah, KY
Lance Jackson Starkville, MS
Lance Jackson Starkville, MS
Shelton Jenkins Roanoke Rapids, NC
Cale Benard Willow Street, PA
John Cash Spotsylvania, VA
Kevin Linza Locust Grove, VA
Kevin Nicely Ethellsville, AL
Andrew Gordon Columbus, MS
TJ Free Pickensville, AL
Francis Amend Pleasant Garden, NC