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Chris Bishop wins on Lake Gaston

Chris Bishop, of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina won the AFT Division 17, North Carolina Central tournament on Lake Gaston.  The event was held on Lake Gaston on 18 November 2017, launching out of Stonehouse Creek Ramp (Salmon Landing) off of 903 in Littleton, North Carolina.  It was a tough day of fishing starting off in the lower 30’s, warming to around 63 with strong winds in the afternoon.  Chris caught 4 bass weighing 12.60 lbs.  Chris also had big fish of the tournament with a hefty 4.94 kicker.  He said he caught his fish on the lower half of the lake on jigs, fishing mostly boat docks.  Congratulation Chris.  

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George Smith Takes the win on Mashpee Wakeby Pond

On Sunday, November 5, 2017, George Smith of Bourne, MA won the AFT Division 5 event held on Mashpee/Wakeby Pond, Mashpee, MA. It was a cold, cloudy and windy day with a brisk Northwest wind at 10- 20 mph. These conditions made for a tough bite and only one 5 fish limit was brought to the scales. George was the angler who did that and his limit weighed in at 11.29 lbs. George caught his fish in a grass covered isolated flat and used a floating Senko when the wind was slack. However, when the wind picked up, he'd cast a weighed tube bait, into that same flat, and that was the pattern that enticed the bass to eat. When the scales were closed, George was declared the Champion of this event.

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Jamie Novak Takes the win on Tensaw

Jamie Novak of Daphne, AL won the RAM American Fishing Tour, presented by American Bass Anglers, Alabama - Mobile Division 41 1-day qualifier held November 11th, 2017 on Lake Tensaw.  Blasting off from Cliffs Landing near Bay Minette, AL Jamie brought back a five-fish limit that locked in the scales at 11.72 lbs.  He anchored his bag and sealed his victory with a 4.35 lb. kicker.

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AFT Championship Returns to Lake Hartwell in 2018

ATHENS, Ala. – The 2018 Ram Trucks American Fishing Tour Championship, presented by American Bass Anglers, will be hosted by the Anderson Convention & Visitors Bureau and will take place Oct. 21-26, 2018 at Green Pond Landing and Event Center on Lake Hartwell in Anderson, SC. The onsite registration and dinner will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018.

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Rhett Manus wins a Close One on Lake Murray

 Athens, Ala. Rhett Manus of Gilbert, SC won the Ram American Fishing Tour, presented by American Bass Anglers, South Carolina Division 96 1-day qualifier held November 12, 2017 on Lake Murray running out of Dreher Island State Park near Prosperity, SC.)

The day started out at 43 degrees and was at 52 degrees by the 3 pm weigh-in. Cloudy skies all day long with the wind out of the NNE at 5 to 15 mph. Lake Murray is at 4.5 feet below full pool with surface temp in the high 50s. (There were no dead fish in this tournament.

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Division 66 Heads to El Dorado Lake

Division 66 will hold the 2nd tournament of the 2018 season at El Dorado Lake on Sunday 19 Nov 2017. Launch site is the Blue Stem #1 boat ramp. Registration will start at 7:00 a.m., Morning meeting and safety briefing will start at 7:30 a.m. We will launch following the morning meeting and fish until 3:30 p.m. Entry Fee is $70, optional Big Bass pot is $10. All Division 66 tournaments held at El Dorado Lake will have a 4-fish limit of 15 inches or longer. Boaters are required to supply a backseat for their non-boaters.

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Joey & Rhonda Vanzant win on Logan Martin Lake 

ATHENS, Ala. –Joey and Rhonda Vanzant won the American Couples Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, Central Alabama Division 1 tournament, held November 11, 2017, on Logan Martin Lake. Running out of Clear Creek Harbor near Pell City, AL the team caught 5 bass weighing 15.58 pounds. For the victory, they earned a check for $495.00. The Vanzant’s caught their fish on spinner baits in shallow water. Joey won Man’s Big Fish with a 5.01-pound kicker.

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Kevin Thomas Takes Win on High Rock

Athens, Al -  Kevin Thomas won the RAM American Fishing Tour division 14 Championship on High Rock Lake in Lexington, NC with five fish weighing 8.06 pounds held on Nov 4, 2017.

Kevin Thomas of Indian Trail, NC is one step closer to the RAM American Fishing Tour National Championship with a first place win on High Rock this past weekend. Thomas weighed in five bass, which weighed 8.06 pounds. Second place went to Jack Fraser of Rock Hill, SC with three bass weighing 6.80 pounds.  

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Ray Neighbors Wins  opener on Lake Hamilton

The first tournament of the ABA American Fishing Tour D47 2018 season was held on 4 Nov 2017 and contested on Lake Hamilton.  29 anglers came out on a dreary day in the hopes of filling their livewells with hungry Hamilton bass.  A limit-fest as usual, 17 5-fish limits and a total of 99 bass for 159.84lbs were weighed.

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Scotty Bartley Claims First Place on Clarks Hill

Thirty teams turned out for South Carolina Couple’s 2018 season opener on November 4.  The Clarks Hill tournament launched from the excellent Dorn facility. The weather was comfortable as the predicted scattered showers did not develop.  Half of the field weighed solid 5-fish limits.

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2018 Season Fall Schedule

South Carolina - Savannah River 11/18/2017 Savannah River
Alabama Lay Lake - Logan Martin 11/18/2017 Lay Lake
DFW - Texas 11/18/2017 Ray Roberts
Georgia Central 11/18/2017 Sinclair
North Central Louisiana 11/18/2017 D'Arbonne
Alabama North 11/18/2017 Guntersville
Louisiana - Shreveport 11/18/2017 Caddo
North Carolina Central 11/18/2017 Lake Gaston
Georgia - Eufaula 11/18/2017 Lake Eufaula
Pennsylvania 11/18/2017 North East River
Georgia North 11/18/2017 Allatoona
Alabama Central 11/18/2017 Mitchell
Alabama East Central 11/18/2017 Weiss
Georgia - Blackshear 11/18/2017 Blackshear
Southeast North Carolina 11/18/2017 Northeast Cape Fear River
Northeast Tennessee 11/18/2017 Cherokee
Kansas - Big Hill 11/18/2017 Big Hill
Arkansas River 11/18/2017 Arkansas/Pine Bluff
Arkansas North 11/18/2017 Maumelle
Georgia East 11/19/2017 Clarks Hill
South Carolina Northwest 11/19/2017 Russel
Kansas South 11/19/2017 El Dorado
Georgia Central 11/25/2017 Oconee
Alabama Northwest 11/25/2017 Wheeler Lake
North Carolina East 12/02/2017 Neuse/Trent River (Open)
Mississippi - Ross Barnett 12/02/2017 Ross Barnett
Texas - Houston 12/02/2017 Sam Rayburn
Texas - Wichita Falls 12/02/2017 Graham
Georgia - West Point 12/02/2017 West Point
Arkansas 12/02/2017 Maumelle
Northeast Tennessee 12/02/2017 Cherokee
Florida - West 12/02/2017 Toho
Kansas - Big Hill 12/02/2017 Big Hill
South Carolina - Greenwood 12/03/2017 Greenwood
Texas - Houston 12/03/2017 Sam Rayburn
Florida - Seminole 12/03/2017 Seminole
DFW - Texas 12/09/2017 Lake Lewisville
Louisiana - Toledo Bend South 12/09/2017 Toledo Bend
Mississippi Gulf Coast 12/09/2017 Jordan
Alabama - Mobile 12/09/2017 Tensaw
Florida - Istokpoga South 12/09/2017 Lake Istokpoga
Georgia - Eufaula 12/09/2017 Lake Eufaula
Missouri - Stockton 12/09/2017 Stockton
Georgia North 12/09/2017 Allatoona
Virginia - Western 12/09/2017 Kerr Lake
Alabama East Central 12/09/2017 Neely Henry
Alabama Northwest 12/09/2017 Pickwick Lake
Georgia East 12/10/2017 Clarks Hill
Alabama West 12/10/2017 Bankhead
Mississippi - Ross Barnett 12/15/2017 Ross Barnett
South Carolina - Savannah River 12/16/2017 Savannah River
Alabama Lay Lake - Logan Martin 12/16/2017 Logan Martin
Georgia Central 12/16/2017 Sinclair
Alabama North 12/16/2017 Guntersville
Louisiana - Shreveport 12/16/2017 Caddo
Arkansas 12/16/2017 Ouachita
Georgia - Blackshear 12/16/2017 Blackshear
Northeast Tennessee 12/16/2017 Norris
Arkansas North 12/16/2017 Dardanelle
South Carolina Northwest 12/17/2017 Clarks Hill
Florida - St Johns North 12/17/2017 St. Johns
Kansas South 12/17/2017 Coffey Co. SFL
Alabama Northwest 12/23/2017 Wilson Lake
Alabama Central 12/30/2017 Martin
Northeast Tennessee 12/30/2017 Cherokee

Ram 100% Plus Team Tour 2018 Schedule


Dates Lake/Info Register
2/11/2018 Guntersville
3/04/2018 Neely Henry
5/20/2018 Wheeler
7/01/2018 Weiss


2/18/2018 Kentucky
4/22/2018 Kentucky
5/13/2018 Old Hickory
9/23/2018 Kentucky



American Couples Series Fall/Winter Events

Georgia 11/18/2017 Hartwell
Florida Northwest 11/18/2017 Apalachicola River
Georgia 11/19/2017 Hartwell
Alabama North 12/2/2017 Weiss
Florida Northwest 12/2/2017 Choctawhatchee River
Alabama Central 12/2/2017 Lake Mitchell
Georgia 12/9/2017 Jackson

Ram Truck Open Series 2017 Upcoming Events

Area 7 Championship 10/28/2017 Texoma
Area 5 Championship 12/17/2017  Okeechobee

Ram Truck Open Series 2018 Upcoming Events

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Florida South 1/13/2018 Okeechobee
Florida Central 1/20/2018 Toho
South Carolina 1/27/2018 Keowee

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Other News

Chris Bishop wins on Lake Gaston
George Smith Takes the win on Mashpee Wakeby Pond
Jamie Novak Takes the win on Tensaw
AFT Championship Returns to Lake Hartwell in 2018
Rhett Manus wins a Close One on Lake Murray
Division 66 Heads to El Dorado Lake
Ray Neighbors Wins the ABA District 47 2018 season opener on Lake Hamilton
Scotty Bartley Claims First Place on Clarks Hill
Draskovic wins on Guntersville
2018 Military Team Bass Tournament Scheduled for Old Hickory Lake
Steve Phillips Take Win on Seminole
Kleindle Squeaks Out Win On Stockton Lake
Blake Wilson Takes the AFT Championship Victory
Smallmouth Bite at Texoma Seals a Victory
Donathan & Sherry Jacks win on Lay Lake 
Jimmie Troxell Takes the win on Blackshear
Danny and Myra Taylor Take the win on Oconee
Jason Burroughs wins on Lake Hartwell
Mark Inman wins VA AFT Event on Kerr Lake
2018 Ram Truck Open Series Early Registration October 20th
Kevin D. Jennings Leads on the Ouachita River
Ram AFT Comes to NE Tennessee
Kevin Whitmire Wins Entry Fee Sponsorship
Bill Hamilton Takes the win on the Potomac
Ram AFT Comes to North Sam Rayburn
Jerry Kotal wins $18,500.00 in Area 4 Championship on Lake Hartwell
AFT Comes to Southeast North Carolina
Michael Simms wins on the Chickahominy River
Brian Owen Takes win on Toledo Bend
Taylor Odom Lands a Monster to Seal Victory
Joel and Tracy Zalewski are the 2017 Couples Champions
Jeremy Conrad Takes the win on Kentucky Lake
Day one is in the Books
2018 Ram Truck Open Series Schedules
Anthony Stoffer Wins Ram Truck Entry Fee Sponsorship
Andy Lake Takes the win on Clarks Hill
New Ram American Fishing Tour Directors
Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s join forces
ABA Jersey/Membership Special Offer
Steven Marshall Wins Ram Truck Entry Fee Sponsorship
Gary Singleton and Edward Gettys are the new RAM 100 Plus Team Tour Champions 
LeBrun Takes Win on Toledo Bend
Tracy Webb Takes the win on Clarks Hill
North Carolina and South Carolina Head to Lake Hartwell for Area 4 Championship
Mike Roberson Takes the Win On the Chowan River
Ingram Wins $10,000 in Area 3 Championship on Lake Eufaul
Eli Delany Wins at Long Pond
Ram 100% Plus Team Tour Championship Heads to Chickamauga
John Simonof Joins SiriusXM Marine Weather Pro Staff Team
Jerry Quick Takes the win on Lake Tensaw
Paul Spoon wins D65 Two-Day on Grand Lake
Russell Lee Takes the win on Cedar Creek
Lance Eckford Takes the win on Norman
Don Sprinkle wins D14 Second Event on Norman
David Hendrick Wins Ram Truck Entry Fee Sponsorship
Berry wins the Lake Greenwood D-96 AFT Tournament
Conservation Cull System Saves Fish and Time
Curtis Leggett Wins on Tar River
Wallace wins on Lake Hopatcong
John Simonof Wins the ABA District 42 Championship on the Arkansas River
Florida Central and Florida South Area 5 Championship Rescheduled Due to Hurricane Irma
Michael Nutter wins Area 8 Championship on the Potomac
Eric Silverstrim wins Area 1 Championship on Chickamauga
Gary Singleton wins on Kentucky Lake
Georgia and Alabama South head to Lake Eufaula for Area 3 Championship
Team Tour Registration Open
Randy Vires Wins Ram Truck Entry Fee Sponsorship
The Ram American Fishing Tour
Tripoli wins on Area Championship on  Lake Erie
Registration Opens Monday with Savings
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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
Greg B. Terzia Lake D'Arbonne/ Lake Claiborne 8.85
Larry Blount Lake Eufaula 8.83
Cole Moore Toledo Bend 8.81
Colby Miller Toledo Bend 8.78

Ram Truck Open Series
Top 10 Big Bass - 2017 Season

Darrell Cranor Toho 11.54
Robert Walser Badin 10.63
Joel J Duck Hawkins Bob Sandlin 10.39
Joel J Duck Hawkins Bob Sandlin 10.39
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

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
Brent L. Carpenter Black Lake Campti 26.39
Nick LeBrun Lake of the Pines 26.29
Kail Stevens Okeechobee 26.17

Top 10 Payouts Ram Truck Open Series - Divisionals

Tracy D. Robinson Old Hickory Lake $50000
Timothy Tim P. Adams Old Hickory Lake $25000
Ryan Ingram Eufaula $10750
Donald Tripoli Lake Erie $10000
Eric Silverstrim Chickamauga $10000
Michael B. Nutter Potomac River $10000
David R. Hendrick Old Hickory Lake $10000
Nick LeBrun Toledo Bend $10000
Bryan New Old Hickory Lake $8000
Casey Martin Guntersville $6300

Welcome New ABA Members

Jack Howard Abbeville, AL
Travis Edwards Edmond, OK
Ronnie Gill Indianapolis, IN
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
David Smith St Augustine, FL
Ashley Arthur Monroe, GA
Michael Seely Dunnellon, FL
John Morgan Jacksonville, FL
Paul Roach Orlando, FL
Scott Flowe Lexington, NC
Alexander Phillips Boaaier City, LA
David Freeman Hixson, TN
Chad Woods Waycross, GA
Joshua Migues West Point, NY
Taylor Vindinha Crestview, FL
Raymond Arthur Monroe, GA
Jerry Draper Greensboro, NC
Heather Babb Clanton, AL
James Babb Clanton, AL
Steve Reynolds Charlotte, NC
Zachary Martin Opelika, AL
Anthony Caruso Manalapan, NJ
Timothy Denmark Lake Alfred, FL
Tandon Waller Frisco, TX
Matthew Abelino Plano, TX
Doug Davis Chipley, FL
Jo McDaniel Neosho, MO
Morgan Wright West Union, SC
Jerry Willoughby Kernersville, NC
Dennis Parks Jr Lincolnton, GA
Jennifer Parks Lincolnton, GA
Brad Smith N Augusta, SC
Rhonda Berryman Norwood, GA
Will Collins Townville, SC
Jacob Johnson Lake Charles, LA
Terry Bass Diamond, MO
Seth Glynn Nevada, MO
Derek Gander Joplin, MO
Robert Moore Jr Leesville, LA
Noah Gordy Haughton, LA
Gregory Lindquist Bethleham, GA
Michael Briggs Pawtucket, RI