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Ram American Fishing Tour 
Ram Truck Open Series
Team Tour 
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David Griswold wins Tough One on Lake Greenwood

Athens, Ala. David Griswold of Woodruff, SC won the Ram American Fishing Tour, presented by American Bass Anglers, South Carolina Division 96 1-day qualifier tournament, for the 2016 AFT season held May 1, 2016, on Lake Greenwood running out of Greenwood State Park near Ninety Six, SC.

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AOY Cameron "The California Kid" Smith Wins at Long Pond

Faced with an air temperature of 37 degrees, at registration, warming to 47 degrees by mid afternoon, a lingering cold front & showery conditions, Cameron put his shallow pattern together and was determined to overcome any obstacle that came his way

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Long Day at Braidwood

In our divisions 2nd event of the year, Greg Long, from Orland Park, blasted the scales with a nearly 9-pound bag, with a three fish limit. Greg was fortunate enough to be able to cull fish most of the day while the rest of the field struggled.

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Worsham and Rutler Win on Chickamauga

Saturday was an amazing day to fish, the team of Greg Worsham and Kaitlin Rutler placed first out of 17 teams in the April 23rd American Couples Series tournament on Chickamauga.

Top Finishers
1st Place - Greg Worsham and Katilin Rutter - 26.26 pounds Five Fish
2nd Place - David and Pat Dennis - 16.08 Five Fish
3rd Place - Seth Davis and Brittney Pelfrey - 15.11 Five Fish

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Matthew Oakley Wins on Tar River


On April 23rd, 2016 Division 15 of the Ram American Fishing Tour held its fourth tournament of the season out of Washington City Havens Garden Landing in Washington, NC. Taking first place was Matthew Oakley of Farmville, NC; he caught five bass weighing 14.48 pounds. Matt also had the Big Bass of the tournament weighing in at 3.80 pounds. Mat took home a check for $425 for first place, Bass Boat Instant Shine for Capt. Gary’s, $130 for Big Bass, and $91.00 for the 1st Place TWT, all totaling $646. Matt caught his fish on a little of everything.

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Joey Shelton Wins On Lake Wheeler

From the Ram American Fishing Tour Division 29, Alabama North April 23rd, Joey Shelton wins lake wheeler event with 13 pounds.  Joey located some deeper fish using finesse tactics to secure his victory.  The stringer included Smallmouth, Spotted and Largemouth bass, including a 4.06-pound fish to win the big bass pot.  14 Anglers applied their skills on a very tough day with only five limits being caught.  Water level was at full pool.

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Mike Rinaldi wins on Candlewood Lake


Mike Rinaldi won the RAM American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held on Candlewood Lake April 23rd. The North Haledon, New Jersey angler caught five bass weighing 15.95 pounds. Mike really earned the win as the day proved to be a challenge with rain in the morning followed by white capped windy lake conditions in the afternoon. Mike said he caught his fish with three different lures and presentations. Two keepers came on a jerkbait, one on a crankbait and the other two on a jig. For the victory Mike took home a check for $543.

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Amanda and Vince Smith Win on Lake Keowee

Thirty South Carolina Couples enjoyed pleasant conditions in their Lake Keowee tournament on April 23.   All of the 112 fish weighed were released healthy and happy.

First place was taken by Amanda and Vince Smith with 5 fish weighing 12.6 pounds.  Their limit included Vince’s 4.2 pound Men’s Big Bass.  Their fish were caught on two different patterns.  Three fish came on a “Scrounger” in three feet of water.  Two fish were caught sight fishing.  The Smiths live in Westminster, South Carolina.

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Jason Dies Wins on Old Hickory Lake

Jason Dies won the Ram American Fishing Tour Central Tennessee tournament, held April 24th on Old Hickory Lake. The Lebanon, Tennessee angler caught five bass weighting 11.00 pounds for the victory, Jason took home a check for $337.

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Chip Rodgers Wins on Weiss Lake

From Division 88, Alabama East/Central Chip Rodgers of High Point, GA is one step closer to the ABA National Championship with a First Place win in the American Fishing Tour bass tournament held on Weiss Lake April 16th. Chip visited numerous brush piles he had located with his side imaging unit and landed four fish that weighed in at a whopping 22.55 pounds.  A Secret Lures 2XHD jig was credited for his day’s catch. 

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American Fishing Tour May Events

South Carolina - Greenwood 5/01 Greenwood
Kansas South 5/01 Eldorado
Massachusetts - Western 5/01 Quaboag Pond
Louisiana - Shreveport 5/01 Caddo Lake
Massachusetts - New England 5/01 Long Pond, Harwich
Maine 5/01 Little Ossipee Lake
Kentucky Lake 5/01 Kentucky Lake
North Carolina Piedmont 5/07 Jordan Lake
North Carolina East 5/07 Neuse/Trent River
Pennsylvania 5/07 Northeast River
Florida West 5/07 Toho
Arkansas North 5/07 Greers Ferry Lake
Tennessee Northeast 5/07 Loudon
Virginia - East 5/07 Lake Gaston
Georgia - Eufaula 5/07 Lake Eufaula
North Dakota 5/07 Nelson Lake
Oklahoma - North 5/07 Sooner Lake
Massachusettes - Central New England 5/08 Manchaug Pond
Tennessee Central 5/08 Old Hickory
New Hampshire 5/08 Winnisquam
Maine 5/08 Milton 3 Ponds
Louisiana - Toledo Bend South 5/14 Toledo Bend
North Carolina Charlotte 5/14 Badin
Connecticut 5/14 Lake Zoar
North Carolina Central 5/14 Chowan River
South Carolina Northwest 5/14 Hartwell
Georgia Central 5/14 Sinclair
Mississippi-Gulf Coast 5/14 Pearl River/Pascagoula
Florida Harris Chain 5/14 Harris Chain
Texas - Central 5/14 Richland Chambers
Texas - Alamo - San Antonio 5/14 Coleto Creek
Indiana Central 5/14 Barbee Chain
Texas East 5/14 Lake Texoma
Tennessee - West 5/14 Kentucky Lake
Missouri 5/14 Pomme De Terre
Iowa East 5/14 Lake Geode
Virginia 5/14 Gaston
Texas - Wichita Falls 5/14 Possum Kingdom
Iowa - SW/Missouri - NW 5/14 Mozingo
Florida - Seminole 5/14 Seminole
Louisiana - Shreveport 5/14 Black Lake Hosston
South Carolina - Savannah 5/14 Savannah River
Alabama Lay Lake- Logan Martin 5/14 Logan Martin
Ohio - Central 5/14 Clear Fork Reservoir
Florida- St. Johns North 5/15 St. Johns River
Georgia Central 5/15 Oconee
Maryland 5/15 Potomac River
Iowa East 5/15 Lake MacBride
Texas - Wichita Falls 5/15 Possum Kingdom
Oklahoma 5/15 Grand Lake
Florida - Toho 5/15 Toho
Illinois Mississippi River 5/15 Pool 13
Alabama West 5/15 Bankhead
South Carolina - Greenwood 5/21 Clarks Hill
North Carolina Charlotte 5/21 High Rock
Connecticut 5/21 Highland
North Carolina Piedmont 5/21 Gaston Lake
Alabama Central 5/21 Lake Jordan
Alabama North 5/21 Guntersville
Louisiana - North Central 5/21 Lake D'Arbonne
Tennessee Northeast 5/21 Douglas
Missouri - Stockton 5/21 Stockton Lake
Arkansas River 5/21 Dardanelle
Ohio - Central 5/21 Alum Creek
North Dakota 5/21 New Johns
Florida - Istokpoga 5/21 Lake Istokpoga
Pennsylvania 5/22 Northeast River
Illinois North 5/22 Cal Sag/Lake Michigan
Tennessee Central 5/22 Old Hickory
Alabama - Mobile 5/22 Tensaw River
Massachusetts - Western 5/22 Webster
Kentucky Lake 5/22 Kentucky Lake
Kansas South 5/22 Eldorado
Florida - Istokpoga 5/22 Lake Istokpoga
Georgia West Point 5/22 West Point
Alabama East Central 5/28 Weiss Lake
Massachusettes - Central New England 5/28 Quaboag Pond
Indiana Central 5/28 Dallas Chain
Tennessee - West 5/28 Kentucky Lake
Virginia - Western 5/28 Kerr Lake
Georgia - Blackshear 5/28 Blackshear
New Mexico 5/28 Abiquiu
South Carolina - Savannah 5/28 Savannah River
Kansas - Big Hill 5/28 Bone Creek
Georgia East 5/29 Clarks Hill
New Mexico 5/29 Abiquiu
Massachusetts - New England 5/29 Mashpee-Wakeby Lake

Ram Truck Open Series May Events

Kentucky 5/07 Kentucky Moors Resort  
Tennessee East 5/07 Chickamauga Dayton Boat Dock  
North Carolina 5/07 High Rock Tamarac Marina  
North Alabama 5/14 Guntersville Guntersville State Park  
Maryland 5/14 Potomac Smallwood State Park  
Oklahoma 5/14 Lake Eufaula Eufaula Cove North  
Alabama South 5/14 Jordan Bonner's Landing  
Texas East 5/21 Cedar Creek Log Cabin  
Florida South 5/21 Okeechobee Scott Driver

American Couples Series May Events

Alabama North 5/7 Guntersville Mink Creek
Tennessee Northeast 5/14 Melton Hill Melton Hill Dam
Central Kentucky 5/14 Lake Beshear State Ramp
Florida Northwest 5/14 Choctawhatchee River Black Creek Landing
Kentucky Lake 5/15 Kentucky Lake Paris Landing
Georgia Couples 5/21 Sinclair Little River Marina
South Carolina 5/21 Russell Richard B Russell St Park
Tennessee East 5/21 Chickamauga Chester Frost
Alabama Central 5/21 Alabama River Swift Creek
Georgia Couples 5/22 Oconee Sugar Creek Marina
Kentucky Lake 5/28 Kentucky Lake Paris Landing

Ram 100% Plus Team Tournament May Events





Top 10 Ram American Fishing Tour
Big Bass - 2016

Joe Contreras Waco 10.74
Skip Floyd Toledo Bend 9.89
Robert E. Craft Jr Toledo Bend 9.85
Jim Zeitler Falls Lake (Open) 9.15
William Dowden Toledo Bend 9.15
Dustin L. Smith Harris Chain 8.80
Jason Craft Toledo Bend 8.77
Allen G. Murray Clarks Hill 8.71
Charles E. Ross Jr. Toledo Bend 8.65
Steven McLaurin Nickajack 8.63

Top 10 Ram Truck Open Series
Big Bass - 2016

Randy A. Childers Keowee 9.67
Dwain Burns Toledo Bend 9.54
Elton D. Brock Sam Rayburn 9.39
Dusty Anders Toledo Bend 9.20
Jerry E. Dubose Sam Rayburn 9.00
Bob J. Grosso Toho 8.97
Kenneth Newt Norris Toho 8.60
Michael D. Stephens Lake Hartwell 8.52
Garrett C. Hilton Sam Rayburn 8.43
Doug Conklin Okeechobee 8.36

Top 10 Ram American Fishing Tour
Big String - 2016

Jeff Dobson Sooner Lake 26.64
Joe Contreras Waco 25.02
Michael V. Piccolo Northeast River 24.49
Lee T. Williams Gaston Lake 24.39
Jessie Ray R. Fitzgerald Clarks Hill 23.97
Tony Postell Clarks Hill 23.87
Richard M. Falcon Chaumont Bay 23.47
Bobby W. Stanfill Clarks Hill 23.47
Bobby W. Stanfill Murray 22.85
Paul Tony A. Tidwell Guntersville 22.79

Top 10 Ram Truck Open Series
Big String - 2016

Dale Pelfrey Guntersville 28.47
Drew Boggs Kentucky 27.80
Ryan Ingram Eufaula 27.35
Steven Yeatts Okeechobee 26.39
Jeff Pate Black Lake Campti 26.19
John Kremer Harris Chain 25.34
Greg DiPalma Chesapeake Bay 24.80
Jessie J. Mizell Okeechobee 24.58
Darold W. Gleason Toledo Bend 24.37
Scott Montgomery Eufaula 24.16

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

Georges Fattal Suwanee, GA
Peyton Porter Gilbertsville, KY
Mark Smith Chattanooga, TN
Travis Deal Hartwell, GA
Cameron Kirkland Knoxville, TN
Chase Faimon Valley Center, KS
Tom Bertrand Wellington, KS
Benjamin Smith Jr Summerville, SC
Jarred Woodard Coushatta, LA
Dennis Steverson Davenport, IA
Landry Cooper Vonroe, TN
Jackson Odom Enterprise, AL
Quincy Hebert Houma, LA
Rodney Childerson Pocohontas, IL
Kaye Adams Maryville, TN
Stephen Hiott Trussville, AL
Chris Hiott Trussville, AL
Craig Mathews Punta Gorda, FL
Stephanie Crowley 17274 61st Pl N, FL
Bryce Clark LaGrange, GA