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8/23/2016

$10,000 First Place On the Line at Lake Wylie

ATHENS, Ala. – The Ram Truck Open series will hold an Area Championship on August 27th & 28th on Lake Wylie for North and South Carolina Anglers.

The competitors will launch from Buster Boyd Landing in Lake Wylie, South Carolina. Anglers may begin fishing at 6:30 a.m. or safe light on days one and two. The weigh in will begin at 2:30 p.m. each day. Registration begins at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 26th at Buster Boyd Landing. 

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8/22/2016

Scott Wins on Sacandaga Lake

Robert D. Scott of Rutland, Vermont won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series NE tournament, held August 20th on Sacandaga Lake.

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8/22/2016

Poland Wins on Okeechobee

Steve Poland of Port St. Lucie, Florida won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series Florida South tournament, held August 20th on the Lake Okeechobee.

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8/22/2016

New “Big Bass” Record for AFT D44 

During an AFT D44 event on Lake Waconia located in the west metro area of the Twin Cities in early August, Bob Schill of Ramsey, Minnesota caught, weighted, and released a record breaking largemouth weighing 6.91 pounds.

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8/22/2016

James Takes Win at D39 Championship

Scott James of Wilmington, Illinois won the AFT D39 two day Divisional Championship held on Mississippi Pool 13 on August 20th and 21st. High water, fast current, and muddy water slowed a normally great bass catching river, but the conditions didn't slow Scott who caught three fish each day with a total weight of 13.25 pounds.

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8/22/2016

NE Heads to Raystown For Two-Day Championship

ATHENS, Ala. – The North East Division of the Ram Truck Open Series will hold its two-day Area Championship on September 10th and 11th, 2016 on Raystown Lake near Huntingdon, Pennsylvannia.

The competitors will launch both days at 7 Points Marina, located at 5922 Seven Points Marina Dr. Hesston, PA. 16647. Anglers may begin fishing at 6:00 a.m. or safe light. The weigh-in will begin at 3:00 p.m. each day. Registration begins at 4:00 p.m. Friday, September 9th, at the stage at Seven Points Marina. 

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8/22/2016

Lake Wins on Greenwood

Andy Lake of Batesburg, South Carolina won the AFT  South Carolina D96 1-day qualifier event for the 2017 season held August 21, 2016 on Lake Greenwood running out of Greenwood State Park near Ninety Six, South Carolina. Andy caught four fish weighing 7.90 pounds. He fished the upper part of the lake and caught his fish on soft plastic worms by flipping docks in 3 to 5 feet of water. Andy took home $825 for first place and first place option.

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8/22/2016

Pelfrey Wins on Chickamauga

Dale Pelfrey of Rockwood, Tennessee won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series TN East tournament, held August 20, 2016 on Chickamauga. Running out of Dayton Boat Dock in Dayton, Tennessee, Pelfrey caught five bass weighing 21.63 pounds. He anchored his bag with a 5.73-pound kicker. He took home $5,000 for his victory, $500 from Mercury contingency, $500 from Triton Gold, and a new Simms Challenger rain suit valued at $400.

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8/19/2016

ABA Announces the 2017 Ram 100% Plus Team Tour

August 19, 2016, Athens, AL - American Bass Anglers announced the 2017 Ram 100% Plus Team Tour season details today. The Ram 100% Plus Team Tour provides team tournament competition that includes a Triton/Mercury boat package for first place at each divisional event.  The year-end championship will offer two (2) Triton/Mercury boat package to the winning team and a combined payout of up to $80,000 in cash, prizes and bonuses based on a full field. Registration for the 2017 season will begin on August 22, 2016 at 8:00 am online at www.teamtrail.com or by phone at (256) 232-0406.

Alabama Division 2017 schedule

Date                 Lake                 Ramp
March 25          Guntersville       Goose Pond
April 29            Guntersville       Goose Pond
June 24             Guntersville       Goose Pond
July 8                Guntersville       Goose Pond

Kentucky/Tennessee Division 2017 schedule

Date                 Lake                 Ramp
April 1             Kentucky Lake   Paris Landing State Park
April 22           Old Hickory      Sanders Ferry
May 20            Kentucky Lake   Moors
June 10            Kentucky Lake   Paris Landing State Park

Ram 100% Plus Team Tour Championship - September 23/24, 2017 Lake Chickamauga

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8/17/2016

Hartley Wins on Neely Henry

Joe Hartley of Alexandria, Alabama won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series AL North tournament, held August 13, 2016 on Neely Henry. Running out of Coosa Landing in Gadsden, Hartley caught five bass weighing 16.01 pounds. He anchored his bag with a 4.26-pound kicker. “I caught all of my fish today flipping a ½ ounce black and blue jig around docks. I was able to cull a little today but had all of my weight caught by 11 o’clock,” stated Hartley. He took home $5,000 for his victory, $1,000 from Mercury contingency, and a new Simms Challenger rain suit values at $400.

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American Fishing Tour August Events

Division Date Lake
Illinois North 8/20/2016 Mississippi Pool 13
Maryland 8/20/2016 Potomac River
New Jersey 8/20/2016 Hopatcong/Greenwood
Iowa East 8/20/2016 Mississippi River Davenport/ Muscatine
Virginia 8/20/2016 Chickahominy River
Georgia - Blackshear 8/20/2016 Blackshear
Iowa - SW/Missouri - NW 8/20/2016 Mozingo
New Mexico 8/20/2016 Abiquiu
Florida - Toho 8/20/2016 Toho
Ohio - Central 8/20/2016 O'Shaughnessy Reservoir
Kansas - Big Hill 8/20/2016 Big Hill/Bone Creek
Oklahoma East 8/20/2016 Ft. Gibson
Louisiana - Shreveport 8/20/2016 Hosston
New Mexico 8/21/2016 Abiquiu
Illinois Mississippi River 8/21/2016 Pool 14
Maine 8/21/2016 Crescent Lake/Panther Pond
North Carolina East 8/27/2016 Tar River
Indiana Central 8/27/2016 Wawasee/Dallas Chian
Pennsylvania 8/27/2016 Northeast River
New York North 8/27/2016 Fairhaven
Missouri - Stockton 8/27/2016 Stockton Lake
New Hampshire 8/27/2016 Squam
Virginia - East 8/27/2016 Lake Gaston
Minnesota 8/28/2016 Sylvia Twin
Illinois Mississippi River 8/28/2016 Pool 14

Ram Truck Open Series August Events

Division Date Lake
Tennessee Central 8/27/2016 Old Hickory
Oklahoma 8/27/2016 Ft. Gibson
Area 4 Championship 8/27/2016 Wylie

American Couples Series August Events

Division Date Lake
Central Kentucky 8/20/2016 Lake Barkley
Alabama North 8/20/2016 Guntersville
Tennessee East 8/27/2016 Chickamauga

Ram 100% Plus Team Tour

Division Date Lake
8/6/2016 Kentucky Lake Paris Landing State Park

 

Other News

NEW FOR 2017ABU GARCIA® REVO® MGXTREME® REEL
T-H Marine announces the Mr. Crappie Hydrowaves and Crappie Care Products
T-H Marine and Wally Marshall Team Up for a Mr. Crappie Line of Products
Part of Wheeler Lake “Toxified”: What now
Hooked On Fusion
Deep Summer Bass and Their Survival
Meunier & Heckel Jig Their Way to TOT Victory
T-H Marine Acquires Tonka Customs Assets
GEICO Partners with the American Bass Anglers
Meet the Abu Garcia® Revo® MGXtreme
Triton 21Trx PATRIOT Edition!
T-H Marine Lowers HydroWave Prices
Hydrowave Joins ABA
Jimmy Mason Joins T-H Marine
More T-H Marine ATLAS Awards Opportunities in 2016
Now is the time to repower with Mercury!

 

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Top 10 Ram American Fishing Tour
Big Bass - 2016

Joe Contreras Waco 10.74
George Hodges Jr Lake Hosston 10.65
Skip Floyd Toledo Bend 9.89
Robert E. Craft Jr Toledo Bend 9.85
David R. Moore Toho 9.46
Jim Zeitler Falls Lake (Open) 9.15
William Dowden Toledo Bend 9.15
Gary G. Wilt Istokpoga 8.83
Dustin L. Smith Harris Chain 8.80
Jason Craft Toledo Bend 8.77

Top 10 Ram Truck Open Series
Big Bass - 2016

Norm Attaway Chickamauga 9.95
Norm Attaway Chickamauga 9.95
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
Austin Schroeder Kissimmee Chain 9.09
Jerry E. Dubose Sam Rayburn 9.00
John Wilkerson Chickamauga 9.00

Top 10 Ram American Fishing Tour
Big String - 2016

Jeff Dobson Sooner Lake 26.64
Joe Contreras Waco 25.02
Evelio B. Moreno Jr Lake Of the Pines 24.98
Michael V. Piccolo Northeast River 24.49
Lee T. Williams Gaston Lake 24.39
George Hodges Jr Lake Hosston 24.31
Bobby W. Stanfill Clarks Hill 24.23
Jessie Ray R. Fitzgerald Clarks Hill 23.97
Tony Postell Clarks Hill 23.87
Richard M. Falcon Chaumont Bay 23.47

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
Andy Wicker Lake Hartwell $9000
Chad Foster Lake Hartwell $7000
James Watkins Toho $6350
Darold W. Gleason Toledo Bend $6300
Chris C. Long Neely Henry $6300
Dennis McNeal Potomac $6000
William Bill E. Schroeder Lake Hartwell $6000

Welcome new ABA Members

Lawrence Sciberras Dade City, FL
Derck Lehtonen Woodruff, SC
Georges Fattal Suwanee, GA
Ryan Belk Lexington, SC
Paul Smith Ninety Six, SC
Steve Gilstrap Greer, SC
Matthew Gregory Alma, AR
Chad Woodard Tulsa, OK
Randy Fulford Okeechobee, FL
Buck Durrance Okeechobee, FL
Buck Durrance Okeechobee, FL
Chad Burr Okeechobee, FL
Tanner Rougeau JBSA Lackland, TX
John Conner Okeechobee, FL
Rick Eldridge Jacksonville, NC
Ron Young Lake Wales, FL
Robert Davis Rensselaer, NY
Scott Caravella Port Jervis, NY
Ernest Martinez Los Lunas, NM
Michael Krause Jr Clewiston, FL