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9/21/2018

Burroughs and Tellock Lead Couples Championship After Day-One

Sixty-five teams blasted off Thursday morning from Green Pond Landing in Anderson, SC.  The couples were greeted with pleasant temperatures in the morning with a slight breeze, by the weigh in the temperature had raised to hot 93 degrees.  62 teams brought fish to the scales, but the team of Jason Burroughs and Samantha Tellock brought in the biggest bag, locking in the scales at 12.91-lbs. Jason anchored their bag with men’s big bass of the day with a 3.71-lb kicker. They will go into day two with the lead, but the second place team is hot on their heels.

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9/18/2018

D17 RESCHEDULES ROANOKE TOURNAMENT FROM 9/22/18 FOR 11/3/18

For the safety of all our anglers, the North Carolina Central AFT D17 Tournament on the Roanoke River scheduled for this next weekend September 22nd has been rescheduled due to Hurricane Florence. The tournament has been rescheduled for November 3rd out of the Water Street Ramp in Plymouth, NC.

For more information on this Division, event or any future event please contact Mike Colbert at (252)725-1504

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9/18/2018

Woodward Takes the Win on Tensaw

September 8, 2018, Mobile, AL. Barry Woodward of Mobile, Alabama won the American Fishing Tour Division 41 tournament presented by American Bass Anglers.  Running out of Cliff’s Landing near Stockton, Alabama, Woodward brought back five-fish that locked in the scales at 9.20 pounds anchored by a 3.25-pound big fish weight.  For the victory, Woodward took home a check for $461, including Big Bass.

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9/18/2018

Ronald Welch wins the Division 94, 2019 Season Opener on the Savannah River

Welch, is one step closer to the ABA National Championship with a 1st place win and earned a total of $401.00, in the American Fishing Tournament, held on the Savannah River. Welch weighed in four-bass, which weighed 8.76-lbs. Welch also had the biggest fish of the tournament locking in the scales at 4.01-lb.

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9/17/2018

Tennessee/Kentucky Triton 100% Plus Team Tour
 Heads to Kentucky Lake

The Tennessee/Kentucky Triton 100% Plus Team Tour will hold its final tournament of the 2018 regular season on Sunday, September 23, 2018 on Kentucky Lake out of Paris Landing State Park in Buchanan, Tennessee. Anglers may begin fishing at 6:00 a.m. or safe light.  The weigh-in will begin at 3:00 p.m.  Registration begins at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at the tournament trailer at Paris Landing State Park 16055 Highway 79 N, Buchanan, TN 38222

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9/17/2018

Virginia/Maryland Division Area Championship (Rescheduled For November 3-4 2018)

ATHENS, Ala. – Due to the hurricane that has and is producing heavy rain, the NC Park Ranger at Nutbush has closed the ramp and the Corp of Engineers has predicted lake levels above 312ft.   The Virginia/Maryland area championship has been rescheduled for November 3-4 2018.

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9/17/2018

American Fishing Tour NC Division 17 Event Rescheduled

For the safety of all our anglers, the North Carolina Central AFT D17 Tournament on the Roanoke River scheduled for this next weekend September 22nd has been rescheduled due to Hurricane Florence. The tournament has been rescheduled for November 3rd out of the Water Street Ramp in Plymouth, NC.

For more information on this Division, event or any future event please contact Mike Colbert at (252)725-1504

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9/12/2018

Buddy Wallace Takes the win on Kentucky Lake

Buddy Wallace of Cedar Grove, TN won the American Fishing Tour Division 40 tournament presented by American Bass Anglers on Sept 8, 2018.  Running out of Lucas Harbor near New Johnsonville, TN, Buddy brought back 5-fish that locked in the scales at 18.03-lbs. anchored by a 6.29-lbs. kicker.  For the victory, Buddy took home $539.

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9/12/2018

Gary Rogers Claims Victory on Lake Norman

Garry Rogers of Statesville, NC is one step closer to the American Fishing Tour National Championship with a first-place win on Lake Norman this past weekend. Rogers bested the field by weighing in five-bass, which weighed 11.35 pounds, worth $432.00. 

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9/12/2018

AFT D11 Reschedules Two-Day

For the safety of all our anglers, the Maryland AFT D11 Two Day Divisional Championship on the Potomac River scheduled for this weekend September 15 & 16 has been rescheduled due to Hurricane Florence. The tournament has been rescheduled for September 22 & 23 out of Smallwood State Park.

For more information on this Division, event or any future event please contact Scott Randall at (540)421-1120.

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9/12/2018

D102 Cancels 9/15 Tournament on Kerr

For the safety of all our anglers, the Virginia-Western Divison 102 event on Kerr Lake scheduled for September 15th has been canceled due to Hurricane Florence. 

For more information on this Division, event or any future event please contact Elvin Jennings at (434)907-2393.

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9/11/2018

Richard Bates Claims the D13 Championship Victory

Richard Bates of Yorktown, Virginia takes the win on the Chickahominy River for AFT D13 on September 8th and 9th, 2018. By winning the Virginia Division Championship, Richard Bates became the division Angler of the Year.  This was his third victory for the season.  On day 1 Richard caught the biggest stringer of the tournament with five-fish that went 14.58 pounds.   He went into the second day with a one- and one-half pound lead over the eventual second place angler James Funk who netted exactly 13 pounds Saturday. On Sunday Richard caught a second limit of bass that went 9.95 pounds and sealed a margin of victory of 1 3/4 pounds and won him the $1000 first place prize.

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9/10/2018

FRANK BURRIS WINS AFT D72 ON SINCLAIR

Frank Burris of Jackson, Ga takes the win at Lake Sinclair for AFT D72 on September 8, 2018.  Frank brought 5-bass to the scale weighing 13.35 pounds to finish first place out of 43 anglers.  It was a very hot day, and the fishing was tough, but Frank was happy to put $796 in his pocket at the end of the day!  He caught fish in the morning using a popper on points mid-lake.  After the sun got up, Frank found a little wind and caught fish using a spinnerbait on blowdowns.  He also caught keepers using a shaky head on brush piles and culled keepers several times. 

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9/10/2018

Gambill Strikes Again

ATHENS, Ala. – Brian Gambill of Sachse, TX won the American Bass Anglers Open Series East Texas Division, held Sept 7th on Toledo Bend.

Consistency is key to staying on top and Brian has found himself there 3 times in the last 3 years winning an event in each of them.  The 2-time AOY landed another victory on Saturday at the 4th divisional event before the area championship, placing himself in contention to claim yet another at Lake Texoma next month. His bag of five-fish came across the scales early during weigh in at 18.20-lbs and held up for the win.  Gambill walked away with a winning check for $5000.00.

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9/10/2018

Ingram Wins $10,000 in Area 3 Championship on Lake Eufaula

ATHENS, Ala. –Ryan Ingram of Phenix City, AL won the American Bass Anglers Open Series Area 3 Championship tournament, held September 8TH & 9TH, 2018 on Lake Eufaula.

Running out of Lakepoint Resort State Park in Eufaula, Ryan caught five-bass on day one weighing 22.02 pounds. On day two, Ingram weighed in another five-bass limit that weighed 22.65 pounds including a 5.93-pound kicker and that sealed the deal for his victory by almost a four-pound margin with a total weight of 44.67 pounds. For the Boater Division victory, Ingram took home a check for $10,000.

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9/07/2018

New Season but Same Result for Larry Laney on Guntersville 

Larry Laney of Bryant, Al won Alabama North Division 29 season opener Saturday, September the 1st on Lake Guntersville.  Larry carried the momentum as Division AOY into the new season and is one step closer to the 2019 ABA National Championship with his 1st Place finish. Larry brought in 14.99 pounds to the scales for the win.  There were 17 anglers fishing this event on Lake Guntersville which is becoming very difficult to figure out. Only four fishermen found their limit, and six anglers either zeroed or only had one keeper bite.   The weather was, as usual here, hot and humid.  Shane Harris placed 2nd with 13.47 lbs including the big bass weighing 5.39 lbs.   Tony Tidwell won 3rd place with 12.85 lbs. 

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8/30/2018

D66 Heads to El Dorado Lake

ABA Division 66 will hold its two-day championship at El Dorado Lake on September 8th and 9th. The launch site is Blue Stem #1. Registration will start at 5:30 a.m. the morning meeting will start at 6:00 a.m. We will fish until 2:00 p.m. Entry Fee is $140, optional big bass $10 per day. The daily limit will be 4 bass 15 inches or longer. All boaters are required to supply a seat for their non-boaters

If you have questions, please call or text local Director Ed Watson at 316-214-8968 

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8/30/2018

Mark Matthews Wins the ABA Division 42 Championship on the Arkansas River

The last ABA American Fishing Tour D42 tournament of the 2018 season was held 25-26 Aug 2018 on the Arkansas River launching from the Maumelle Park ramp. The river flow had picked up in the past week which also helped the fishing by positioning fish in more predictable places.  13 five-bass limits were weighed in over the weekend.

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8/29/2018

Billy Schroeder wins on Kentucky Lake

Billy Schroeder of Paducah, Kentucky took home the win on Saturday, August 25, 2018 in the Kentucky division.  This division held its last tournament of the regular season on Kentucky Lake out of Paris Landing State Park in Buchanan, Tennessee.  Schroeder brought five-fish to the scales weighing 20.82 pounds. For his victory, he took home a check of $5000.

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8/29/2018

Jim Rivenbark wins D130 Championship

ABA Southeastern Division 130 held its 2-day championships on  August 18th & 19th. First place went to Jim Rivenbark with a 2-day weight of 17.52-lbs. Second place went to Jeremie Lane with a 2-day total of 16.06-lbs. Jeremie is the division 130's Angler of the Year!  In third place is David Sasser with a combined weight of 11.89-lbs. Fourth place was claimed by Chris Gainey weighing in 11.66-lb. Congrats to everyone for a very competitive season! 

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American Fishing Tour Upcoming Events (2018 Season)

 

       
Lynchburg / Roanoke VA 9/22/2018 Smith Mountain
South Louisiana 10/06/2018 Pearl River
Massachusetts - New England 10/14/2018 Long Pond-Harwich

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American Couples Series

     
Oklahoma 9/8/2018 Hudson

 

Open Series 2018 Upcoming Events

       
Area 8 Championship 9/22/2018 Kerr
Area 9 Championship 9/29/2018 Chautauqua
Area 5 Championship 9/29/2018 Kissimmee Chain
Area 7 Championship 10/06/2018 Lake Texoma
Area 1 Championship 10/06/2018 Pickwick
Area 4 Championship 10/06/2018 Norman
Area 2 Championship 10/13/2018 Kentucky Lake
Area 6 Championship 10/20/2018 Toledo Bend

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Top 10 Big Bass - 2018 Season

Open Series
Top 10 Big Bass - 2018 Season

Eric Fisher Kissimmee Chain 10.71
Jeff Mathews Kissimmee Chain 10.18
Donald Donald Tripoli Kissimmee Chain 10.15
John L. Stahl Kissimmee Chain 10.09
Aaron Freeman Conroe 9.79
Gary Niemi Okeechobee 9.47
Jeremy D. Smith Kissimmee Chain 9.37
Clint Sterling Kissimmee Chain 9.26
Kenneth Newt Norris Kissimmee Chain 9.25
Gabe Alanis Conroe 9.09

Top 10 American Fishing Tour
Big String - 2018 Season

Top 10 Open Series
Big String - 2018

Robert Beatty Kissimmee Chain 36.41
Christian Greico Kissimmee Chain 34.09
Dustin L. Smith Toho 32.52
Kenneth Newt Norris Kissimmee Chain 29.36
Marlon Crowder Kissimmee Chain 29.32
John W. Adkinson Kissimmee Chain 29.11
Levi A. Brown Toho 28.69
Donny Beck Wheeler 27.80
Alex Terescenko Okeechobee 27.77
Yogi Kenneth S. Norris Toho 26.82

Top 10 Payouts Open Series - Divisionals

Ryan Ingram Eufaula $10000
Jay D. Bennett Sam Rayburn $6000
Micah Silverman Toho $6000
Robert Beatty Kissimmee Chain $6000
Flash Butts Gaston $5920
Chad Prough Seminole $5860
Dustin L. Smith Toho $5790
Terry T. Whittington Ross Barnett $5680
Adam M. Wagner Center Hill $5670
Trevor Fitzgerald Okeechobee $5630

Welcome New ABA Members

Bryan Brown Channelview , TX
Shawn Milow Humble , TX
Carl Barkman Senoia , GA
Zac Bennett Loganville , GA
Bradley Gardner Zebulon , GA
Scott Hutchings Weatherford , TX
Chris Keel Hampton Cove , AL
Hunter Kenway Griffin , GA
Stephen Key Bowie , TX
Shawn Reed Bossier City , LA
Todd Tait Theodore , AL
John Cockrell Leesville , LA
David Mitchell Mansfield , GA
Rocky Daughtry Norman , OK
Kristina Cothran Anderson , SC
Timothy Cothran Anderson , SC
Douglas Green Houston , TX
Leslie Gresham Athens , GA
David Hudson Wichita Falls , TX
Michael Wall Shreveport , LA
Kenneth Kemp Weatherford , TX
River Lee Normangee , TX
John Lott Sumrall , MS
David Martin Benton , AR
Eric Morehead Chatsworth , GA
Billy White St.Cloud , FL
Kaley Wicks Roberta , GA
Brett Jones Evans , GA
Brian Wileman Huntsville , AL
Derrell Hunter Lena , MS
Joe Toney Braxton , MS
Caleb Beaudette Bogalusa , LA
Allen Shoemaker Laurel , MS
Dylan Torrence Crystal Springs , MS
Nolan Quinn Henrietta , NY
William Deese Walhalla , SC
John Harrison Greenbrier , TN
Clay Gagnon Andover , KS
Cole Harris Essex Junction , VT
Tim Keith Memphis , TN
Britt Lindley Ripley , MS
Mark Lindley Ripley , MS
Jack Little Jr Dallston Spa , NY
McKinley Smith Savannah , TN
Rudy Worley Savannah , TN
Wayne Magee Mendenhall , MS
Elijah Allen III Greenville , MS
William Burt Brandon , MS
Brock Lindley Ripley , MS
Kris McCarter Pheba , MS

Other News

Burroughs and Tellock Lead Couples Championship After Day-One
D17 RESCHEDULES ROANOKE TOURNAMENT FROM 9/22/18 FOR 11/3/18
Woodward Takes the Win on Tensaw
Ronald Welch wins the Division 94, 2019 Season Opener on the Savannah River
Tennessee/Kentucky Triton 100% Plus Team Tour  Heads to Kentucky Lake
Virginia/Maryland Division Area Championship (Rescheduled For November 3-4 2018)
American Fishing Tour NC Division 17 Event Rescheduled
Buddy Wallace Takes the win on Kentucky Lake
Gary Rogers Claims Victory on Lake Norman
AFT D11 Reschedules Two-Day
​​​​​​​D102 Cancels 9/15 Tournament on Kerr
Richard Bates Claims the D13 Championship Victory
FRANK BURRIS WINS AFT D72 ON SINCLAIR
Gambill Strikes Again
Ingram Wins $10,000 in Area 3 Championship on Lake Eufaula
New Season but Same Result for Larry Laney on Guntersville 
D66 Heads to El Dorado Lake
Mark Matthews Wins the ABA Division 42 Championship on the Arkansas River
Billy Schroeder wins on Kentucky Lake
Jim Rivenbark wins D130 Championship
Chevelier wins ABA 49 Divisional; Hime wins AOY
Jamey Collette Wins Division 88 Championship and AOY
Georgia and Alabama South head to Lake Eufaula for Area 3 Championship
Buddy Wallace Wins Division 32 Championship and Angler of the Year
Kentucky Division Heads to Paris Landing
Labelle wins on Lake Champlain
Choosakul wins on Kerr Lake
Nick Chaballa wins Div. 10 Championship & wins AOY
Tom Dupuis wins Two Day, Rick Holmberg takes AOY
Robertson and Sumner Take the win on Kentucky Lake
Delk Wins Championship; Carter Take AOY
Robertson Makes it Two in a Row
Mississippi Division heads to Pickwick
Larry Laney AOY and wins Guntersville Division 29 Championship 
Butch Yarbrough and Kathy Lerma  win Final Lake Guntersville Couples 2018
ABA Open Series NE heads to Lake Champlain 
ABA COUPLES SERIES Kentucky Lake
Tennessee/Kentucky Triton 100% Plus Team Tour  Heads to Kentucky Lake
Bobby Clark Wins D17, 2 Day Championship on Chowan River
Squire Wins $5250.00 on the Ohio River
Virginia Division Heads to Lake Gaston
Eric Turner Wins the ABA District 42 tournament on the Arkansas River
 Triton Boats 100% Plus Team Tour 2019 Schedule
Wally Peer Takes the win on Hopatcong
2019 Triton Boats 100% Plus Team Tour
Frank Vida wins at the Connecticut River 
Ronny Webb takes the win on Kentucky Lake
American Fishing Tour Alabama Northwest
Ken and Pam Draskovic Win Two in a Row  
Spellicy wins on 1000 Islands
Kentucky Division Heads to Kentucky Dam Marina
Jay Carter Wins Stockton ABA Tournament
Bobby Clark Wins on Chowan River
Bryan Mantie Takes D10 win on Greenwood Lake
D23 Heads to Lake Toho
ABA COUPLES SERIES Kentucky Lake
D66 Heads to Yates Center Lake
2018 AFT Championship Registration Now Open
Fry Wins $5430.00 on the Ohio River
 Todd Rose wins on Candlewood Lake 
Kevin Hensley wins on Lake Gaston
Jason Dies Wins D31 2 Day Tournament  
ABA Open Series NE heads to the  1000 Islands in Clayton New York.
Mike Morrin wins on Cayuga Lake
ABA COUPLES SERIES Kentucky Lake
Nick Chaballa Takes the win on Hopatcong
Larry Laney Guntersville Guru 
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Colley and Tucker take the Win on Weiss Lake
Lee Takes Command On The Pines
Logan wins on Lake Hickory
Legends of the Outdoors
Rick Holmberg wins on Lake Lillinonah 
Dan Rose Wins Division 5 Championship
CARL HAYES WINS AFT D72 CHAMPIONSHIP TO TAKE AOY