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Okeechobee Anglers Get Early Christmas Wish

Athens, AL. Anglers fishing the Ram Truck Open Series Area Championship on Lake Okeechobee next weekend will fish the highest water on Okeechobee in Ten Years.

The 8-10” of rain from Hurricanes this summer brought the lake up to 16.3 feet above sea level and today stands at 15.90 (source http://w3.saj.usace.army.mil/h2o/currentLL.shtml ).  The local anglers know this has a big impact on fish movement and the east shore is a hot area with high water. 

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Florida Central and Florida South Head to Lake Okeechobee for Area 5 Championship 

Athens, Ala. - The Ram Truck Open Series Florida Central Division and Florida South Division Area 5 Championship will be held December 16th -17th on Lake Okeechobee.  The First-Place Boater for this event is guaranteed a minimum of $10,000, and the First-Place Co-Angler is guaranteed a minimum of $5,000.  Also, the top 20 boaters and the top 20 co anglers from this two-day event will qualify for the Ray Scott Championship on the Red River in April 2018. 

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James and Heather Babb win on Lake Mitchell

ATHENS, Ala. –James and Heather Babb won the American Couples Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, Central Alabama Division 1 tournament, held December 2, 2017, on Lake Mitchell.
Running out of Higgin’s Ferry in Clanton, the team caught 5 bass weighing 11.87 pounds. For the victory, they earned a check for $630.00. The Babb’s caught their fish on spinner baits and shaky heads. 

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Ashley With a Solid Win on Lake Greenwood

Athens, Ala. Danny Ashley of Donalds, SC won the Ram American Fishing Tour, presented by American Bass Anglers, South Carolina Division 96 1-day qualifier held December 3, 2017 on Lake Greenwood running out of Greenwood State Park near Ninety Six, SC.

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Doug Davis Jr. Takes the win on Seminole

Doug Davis Jr from Chipley, FL is one step closer to the Ram American Fishing Tour National Championship with a first place win in the Ram American Fishing Tour Seminole Division 114 bass tournament held on Lake Seminole December 3, 2017. Doug’s limit weighed in at 14.38 pounds.  Big Bass was awarded to Steve Raines for catching a 6.65 pound largemouth bass.

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Web Version 
November/December 2017 ABA Magazine

All ABA Members have access to the ABA Magazine through the Members Only Area. This issue is available now to anyone.



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            Jason Burroughs wins on Lake Russell


Twenty-eight anglers fished the D25 AFT tournament at Lake Russell. The day started out with temps in the low 50’s and increased to just above 60 for the 3 pm weigh in. There were 105 fish weighed in and all were released alive, thanks to all the anglers for taking care of their fish so that they could be released and caught another day.

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Ford Wins on Weiss Lake

Division 88 of the American Fishing Tour held its latest tournament on Weiss Lake November 18, 2017. Weiss Lake (pronounced “Wice”) is an Alabama Power impoundment with approximately 30,000 acres. Known in the 80s as the crappie capital of the world is also a tremendous Bass Fishing Lake. It’s no surprise that Rhonda Ford of Cave Springs, GA brought in a limit of bass weighing 17.31 anchored by a big bass weighing 7.06 pounds.

The anglers had perfect weather for a bass tournament with overcast skies and temps in the mid-60s with 10 mph winds from the southwest.

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Christopher Chavis wins on the Savannah River

Chavis is one step closer to the ABA National Championship with a 1st place win and earned a total of $425.00, in the American Fishing Tournament, held on the Savannah River. Chavis weighed in five bass, which weighed 10.96 lbs, 2nd place went to Joe McDonie with a five bass weighing 10.00 lbs, 3rd place went to Robert Allen Sr with five bass weighing 7.76. Joe McDonie had big fish 3.59

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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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2018 Season Fall Schedule

Division Date Lake  
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
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
Texas - Central 1/06/2018 Lake Waco
Florida - West 1/06/2018 Toho
Florida Harris Chain 1/06/2018 Harris Chain
South Carolina - Greenwood 1/07/2018 Clarks Hill
Florida - Seminole 1/07/2018 Seminole
South Carolina - Savannah River 1/13/2018 Savannah River
Louisiana - Toledo Bend South 1/13/2018 Toledo Bend
Mississippi Gulf Coast 1/13/2018 Back Bay
Georgia Central 1/13/2018 Oconee
Alabama - Mobile 1/13/2018 Tensaw
Alabama North 1/13/2018 Guntersville
Florida - Istokpoga South 1/13/2018 Lake Istokpoga
Arkansas 1/13/2018 Hamilton
Alabama Northwest 1/13/2018 Wheeler Lake
Northeast Tennessee 1/13/2018 Norris
Florida - St Johns North 1/14/2018 Santa Fe
Louisiana - Shreveport 1/17/2018 Cross
North Central Louisiana 1/20/2018 Claiborne
Texas - Houston 1/20/2018 Conroe
Georgia - Blackshear 1/20/2018 Blackshear
Arkansas North 1/20/2018 Greers Ferry
Texas - Sam Rayburn North 1/21/2018 Sam Rayburn
Florida - Toho 1/21/2018 Toho
Alabama Lay Lake - Logan Martin 1/27/2018 Lay Lake
Georgia Central 1/27/2018 Sinclair
Georgia North 1/27/2018 Allatoona
Alabama Central 1/27/2018 Martin
Georgia East 1/28/2018 Clarks Hill

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

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 5 Championship 12/17/2017  Okeechobee

Ram Truck Open Series 2018 Upcoming Events

Register Division_Name: Dates: Lake/Info
Florida South 1/13/2018 Okeechobee
Florida Central 1/20/2018 Toho
South Carolina 1/27/2018 Keowee

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Conservation Cull System from T-H Marine


Other News

Okeechobee Anglers Get Early Christmas Wish
Florida Central and Florida South Head to Lake Okeechobee for Area 5 Championship 
James and Heather Babb win on Lake Mitchell
Ashley With a Solid Win on Lake Greenwood
Doug Davis Jr. Takes the win on Seminole
Web Version - November/December 2017 ABA Magazine
Jason Burroughs wins on Lake Russel
Ford Wins on Weiss Lake
Christopher Chavis wins on the Savannah River
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





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
Jody Wright Ellenboro, NC
Thomas Harper Loxahatchee, FL
Russell Clark Abbeville, SC
Jason Bell Lisbon, NY
Eric Richards Kannapolis, NC
Kent McPhail Jasper, TX
Martin Gainsbrugh West Park, FL
Chris Gren Falls Church, VA
Greg Milligan Dover, NC
Beth Maloch Pike Road, AL
Scott Maloch Pike Road, AL
Luke Plunkett Pinson, AL
Caylee Falcon Tarrant, AL
Kenneth Brewer South Lake, Texa
Jeff Lakey Lakewood, CO
Wesley Edge Shreveport, LA
Brad Vice Tanner, AL
Michael Ratz Hudson, WI
Jeff Dwyer Bartlett, TN
Ryan Sweeney Springville, AL
Greg DeCow Parsons, KS
Richard Beam Cherryville, NC
Parker Beam Cherryville, NC
Ralph Turgeon Mount Dora, FL
Jason Slot Montgomery, TX
Marcus Krutzky Lakeland, FL
David Lane Sanford, FL
Richard Turner Bunker Hill, WV
Kevin Senecal Southwick, MA
Gavin Hiers Quitman, GA
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
Andy Liles Littleton, NC
Travis Hall Sheridan, AR
Ed Gentle Hoover, AL
Ruby Neel Grand Ridge, FL