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4/21/2017

Georgia Heads to Sinclair

ATHENS, Ala. – The Georgia Division of the Ram Truck Open Series will host the third event of the 2017 season April 29, 2017 on Lake Sinclair in Milledgeville, GA

The competitors will launch at Little River Park, located at 3069 North Columbia Street, Milledgeville, GA. 31061. Anglers may begin fishing at 7:00 a.m. or safe light. The weigh-in will begin at 3:00 p.m. Registration begins at 4 p.m. local time at Little River Park 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=8816

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4/21/2017

Arkansas River Event Moved to Ft Gibson

(ABA Tournament Alert) Due to safety issues on the Arkansas River the tournament has been moved to Ft. Gibson at the Taylor Ferry North Ramp. Registration for this event will be at Taylor Ferry North 34179 Marina Dr Wagoner, OK 74467 today from 4-6:30, Safety briefing at 7 PM. Direct all inquiries to Chris Wayand (256)230-5627

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4/21/2017

Randall Takes Win on Potomac

Scott Randall of King George, VA takes first place in the AFT D11 tournament held on the Potomac River on April 15th. Scott brought a five fish limit weighing in at 21.06 pounds. "I fished a community hole using a Bill Hamilton Custom swim jig on a Denali Kovert rod. I had to fish slow letting the jig get down in the grass the rod gave me the right amount of backbone to get the fish out of grass," stated Randall.

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4/18/2017

Maryland Heads to Chesapeake Bay

ATHENS, Ala. – The Maryland division of the Ram Truck Open Series will hold its next event of the season on April 22, 2016, on the Chesapeake Bay.

The competitors will launch at Anchor Boats Marina, located at 36 Iroquois Dr, North East, MD 21901.  Anglers may begin fishing at 6 a.m. or safe light. The weigh-in will begin at 3:00 p.m. Registration begins at 4 p.m. Friday, April 21 at Anchor Boats Marina. To register for this tournament, see Jeff Randall.

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. Anglers fishing the Boater division may weigh in up to five bass, each at least 15 inches long. Co-anglers may weigh in up to three bass.To learn more about the payout visit www.ramopenseries.com/payout.php

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4/18/2017

Ohio Opens on Grand Lake

ATHENS, Ala. – The Ohio Division will hold its season opener on April 29, 2017 on Grand Lake/St. Mary’s near Celina Ohio.

The competitors will launch from The West Bank launch facility located on West Bank road Celina Ohio. Anglers will begin fishing at 6:45 until 3:00pm. Registration will be at the ABA stage trailer at the West Bank Launch facility located on West Bank road Celina Ohio. To register for this tournament, see:

www.ramopenseries.com/EventDetails.php?id=8859

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4/18/2017

Beckley Wins on Kentucky Lake

Don Beckley of Paducah, KY won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series Kentucky tournament, held April 1, 2017 at Lake Kentucky Lake. Running out of Moors Resort in Gilbertsville, KY, Beckley caught five bass weighing 19.04 pounds with a 6.04-pound kicker. He took home $5,000 for his efforts. 

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4/17/2017

Alan Fitts Hits Homerun at Sam Rayburn

Alan Fitts of Hemphill, Texas won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series Louisiana tournament, held April 15th on Sam Rayburn.

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4/17/2017

Oklahoma Kicks Off on the Arkansas River

 

Arkansas River Event Moved to Ft Gibson

(ABA Tournament Alert) Due to safety issues on the Arkansas River the tournament has been moved to Ft. Gibson at the Taylor Ferry North Ramp. Registration for this event will be at Taylor Ferry North 34179 Marina Dr Wagoner, OK 74467 today from 4-6:30, Safety briefing at 7 PM. Direct all inquiries to Chris Wayand (256)230-5627

 

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4/14/2017

James Bean Wins Couples Event Solo on Lake Guntersville
James Bean from Weaver, AL had to fish by himself during the Alabama North Couples Tour event held on Lake Guntersville April 8th,2017.  Fishing alone and having his trolling motor quit on him mid-day didn’t keep James from victory. 

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4/13/2017

Mitchell Conquers Win on Grand Lake

Tracy Mitchell from Springfield, Missouri conquered another windy day on Grand Lake to take first place in the AFT D65 event held on April 8th. With afternoon winds in excess of 30 miles an hour, he was still able to land four nice fish with a total weight of 14.26 pounds.

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American Fishing Tour April Events

North Carolina - Piedmont 4/22/2017 Gaston Lake
North Carolina Charlotte 4/22/2017 Lake Tuckertown
North Carolina East 4/22/2017 Neuse/Trent River
Georgia Central 4/22/2017 Oconee
Texas - Central 4/22/2017 Limestone
Connecticut 4/22/2017 Candlewood
Texas - Alamo - San Antonio 4/22/2017 Somerville
Texas - Wichita Falls 4/22/2017 Lake Bridgeport
Virginia - Western 4/22/2017 Kerr Lake
Iowa - SW/Missouri - NW 4/22/2017 Mozingo
New Mexico 4/22/2017 Conchas
Alabama - Mobile 4/22/2017 Tensaw River
Georgia - Eufaula 4/22/2017 Lake Eufaula
Kansas - Big Hill 4/22/2017 Big Hill
Tennessee Northeast 4/22/2017 Douglas
Georgia Central 4/23/2017 Sinclair
Texas - Houston 4/23/2017 Somerville
Georgia East 4/23/2017 Clarks Hill
Florida - St. Johns North 4/23/2017 Rodman
Florida - Toho 4/23/2017 Toho
Maryland 4/23/2017 Potomac River
Iowa East 4/23/2017 Lake MacBride
New Mexico 4/23/2017 Conchas
Massachusetts - New England 4/23/2017 South Watuppa
Massachusetts - New England 4/23/2017 Lake Quinsigamond
Illinois Mississippi River 4/23/2017 Mississippi Pool 13
Tennessee Central 4/23/2017 Percy Priest
North Carolina Central 4/29/2017 Gaston Lake
South Carolina Northwest 4/29/2017 Clarks Hill
Tennessee West 4/29/2017 Kentucky Lake
DFW - Texas 4/29/2017 Ray Roberts
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

Ram Truck Open Series April Events of 2017

Maryland 4/22/2017 Chesapeake Bay
Oklahoma 4/22/2017 Arkansas River
Virginia 4/22/2017 Kerr
Tennessee Central 4/23/2017 Old Hickory
Georgia 4/29/2017 Sinclair
Louisiana 4/29/2017 Black Lake Campti
Ohio 4/29/2017 Grand/St Mary's

American Couples Series April (2017 Season)

Kentucky Central 4/22/2017 Lake Malone
Alabama Central 4/22/2017 Lake Mitchell
Tennessee Northeast 4/29/2017 Douglas
Kentucky Lake 4/30/2017 Kentucky Lake

Other News

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
Butler and Tate Come Out Victorious at Guntersville
Lake Hartwell Victory for Sherry Farrow and Sean Hall
Hughes Wins on Potomac River
Cromer Wins on Clarks Hill Lake
Panzironi Wins at Harris Chain
Kotal Wins on Clark’s Hill
Mississippi Heads to Lake Pickwick
Alabama South Heads to Lake Mitchell
Virginia Heads to Lake Gaston
Tsioklas Wins on Norman
Woodward Wins on Tensaw
Thomas Dominates on Lake Okeechobee
Michael Allen Wins at Palestine
Wall Wins on Badin Lake
Maryland Heads to the Potomac River

 

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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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