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5/18/2018

AFT DIVISION 96   BRING–A–YOUTH TOURNAMENT


South Carolina Division 96 of the Ram American Fishing Tour is holding the 4th Annual Bring A Youth Fishing Tournament. It will be held again on Lake Greenwood out of Lake Greenwood State Park near Ninety Six, SC on Saturday, May 26th 2018 (the photo is of our last year winners).

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5/18/2018

Connecticut D6 5/19 Tournament Canceled

The Connecticut D6  tournament on Lillinonah on 5/19/18 has been canceled, due to hazardous weather conditions and tornado damage.  

The next event in this division will be held 06/02/2018 on Colebrook.

For full schedule click here

For more information about this Division and future events visit www.americanbassanglers.com or contact the local Director for Connecticut, Tom Dupuis at 860-987-7371 or Assistant Director Gary McClarran at 203-578-5012.

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5/17/2018

Richard Bates wins in a big way on the Chickahominy River


In what turned out to be a lopsided victory Richard Bates scored a four pound margin of victory on the Chickahominy River May 12.  “This was a personal best for me on this river.  Everything just fell into place today.  All my fish came fishing Zoom plastics shallow.  There had to be cover of some sort to find the fish.  Every bite came when my bait was in contact with wood of some sort.  The big fish followed the bait out from wood and struck a few feet after I had contacted the cover,” said Bates. 

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5/16/2018

Danny Flynn Wins on the Roanoke River

Danny Flynn, of Bethel, NC won the AFT Division 17, North Carolina Central tournament on the Roanoke River.  The event was held on the Roanoke on 12 May 2018, launching out of the Water Street Ramp in Plymouth, North Carolina.  Danny caught 5 bass weighing an impressive 21.09 lbs.  Danny said he ran to the Cashie River and caught his fish on worms.  Congratulation Danny.  Danny also had big fish of the tournament with a nice 7.17 kicker.  

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5/16/2018

American Bass Anglers Partners with Mastercard

Athens, AL – May 16, 2018, American Bass Anglers and Mastercard presents the ABA Platinum Mastercard for personal or business use.  Designed especially for ABA Members, you will be able to track all of your expenses and earn rewards points faster.  With either the personal or business classic, payback or preferred cards, members can enjoy no annual fees and a 3.99% promotional rate for balance transfers.  For the more ambitious traveler, the Personal World or the Personal World Elite card may be your choice.  

ABA members have always expressed the desire to have the necessary tools to use in their travel and to track fishing expenses for yearend reporting.  With low or no annual fees, cash back options, and rewards, members can reap the benefits of the American Bass Angler Mastercard whether it be for business or pleasure.

To apply for your card, please visit:
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5/15/2018

Army Team Beck/Anderson Won the 2018 Military Team Tournament

The Military Team Tournament is an annual team event where prior and active military meet to spend time with friends for a little healthy competition. This three-day event is not just for fun and fellowship, it’s also a big cash event and winners get a years’ worth of bragging rights. The Military Team Tournament was held on Old Hickory Lake launching out of Sanders Ferry Park in  Hendersonville, Tennessee on May 9-11. 

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5/15/2018

 Hughes wins on The Potomac River

ATHENS, Ala. – Jesepth Hughes of King George, VA won the American Bass Anglers Open Series NE region tournament, held May 12th on the Potomac River. Running out of Smallwood State park near Marbury, Maryland, Hughes caught five bass weighing 20.38 pounds. For the Boater Division victory Hughes took home a check for $5000.

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5/15/2018

Houston McSwain Takes D40 win on Kentucky Lake

American Fishing Tour Division 40’s last one day tournament was held on Kentucky Lake on Saturday May 12, out of Pebble Isle Marina.  Houston McSwain of Jackson, TN brought a limit to the scales that weighed 15.54 lbs. He took home $522 for his first place finish.

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5/15/2018

Reid McGinn Takes D14 win on Lake Norman

Athens, Al -  Reid McGinn of Fort Mill, SC won the American Fishing Tour division 14 tournament on Lake Norman in Mooresville, NC with five fish weighing 8.94 pounds held on 05/12/2018.

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5/15/2018

Ken and Pam Draskovic win on Lake Guntersville 

Ken and Pam from Scottsboro, Alabama won the Couples Tour Alabama North event held Saturday May 12th, 2018 on Lake Guntersville.  Seven teams competed, and every team caught a five fish limit.  The Draskovics weighed in 14.52 lbs for the win.  Scott and Marylin Dalton claimed second place with a limit weighing 13.18 pounds.  Scott claimed a defective new net resulted in a lost fish that would have helped their cause.   Ladies Big bass pot was won by Joyce Cooper with a 2.66 lb largemouth.  Ken won the men’s big bass with his 3.66 pounder.  Bass were caught using  Swimbaits, Crankbaits and Texas rigged creature Baits. The temperature soared up to 91 degrees.

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5/15/2018

Weir Takes It Home on Grand

ATHENS, Ala. – Patrick Weir of Broken Arrow, OK won the American Bass Anglers Open Series Oklahoma Division, held May 12th on Grand Lake. Launching from Wolf Creek Park in Grove, OK the anglers went out for the day with steady but brisk winds that stayed around all day long.  Clear skies with no rain made for a dry day for the anglers when they came back to the launch for weigh-in at 3 pm. Of the nearly 100 participants, almost every angler brought in fish to the scales.

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5/14/2018

Terescenko Wins Florida South Event on Lake Okeechobee

ATHENS, Ala. –  Alex Terescenko of West Palm Beach, FL won the American Bass Anglers Open Series Florida South tournament, held May 12th on Lake Okeechobee.

Running out of Roland Martin Marina & Resort in Clewiston, FL Alex caught five bass weighing 27.77 pounds including a 6.64-pound kicker. For the Boater Division victory, Terescenko took home a check for $5000.

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5/14/2018

Nesbitt Wins on Indian Lake

ATHENS, Ala. – Michael Nesbitt of St. Paris Ohio, won the American Bass Anglers Open Series event held 5/12/2018 on Indian Lake. Running out of Moundwood Park in Huntsville Ohio, Nesbitt weighed in a five bass limit weighing 12.99 pounds. His catch was anchored by a bass weighing 3.71 pounds. Michael took home a check for $5000.00 for the win.  

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5/14/2018

Alabama South Heads to Lake Jordan

ATHENS, Ala. – The Alabama South Division of the ABA Open Series will host the third event of the 2018 season May 19, 2018, on Lake Jordan in Wetumpka, AL.

The competitors will launch at Bonners Landing, located at Bonners Point Road, Wetumpka, AL 36092.  Anglers may begin fishing at 5:30a.m. or safe light. The weigh-in will begin at 2:30p.m. Registration begins at 4 p.m. local time at Bonners Landing with the tournament briefing to begin at 7:00 p.m. Friday evening. To register for this tournament, click here 

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5/14/2018

Triton 100% Plus Team Tour Heads to Wheeler

ATHENS, Ala. – The Triton 100% Plus Team Tour will hold its Third event of the season on May, 20 2018, on Wheeler Lake in Decatur, AL.  The competitors will launch at Ingalls Harbor, located at 701 Market St NW Decatur, AL 35903. Anglers may begin fishing at 5:30 a.m. or safe light. The weigh-in will begin at 3:00 p.m. Registration begins at 4 p.m at the stage trailer at Ingalls Harbor located at 701 Market St NW Decatur, AL 35903.

To register for this tournament, click here

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5/14/2018

The Team of Hargis & Bell win at Old Hickory

Sunday, May 6, 2018 was a clear and sunny day for the ABA 100% Plus Team Tour event that launched from Sanders Ferry Park on Old Hickory Lake located in Hendersonville, Tennessee.  Fifty-Six teams went to battle to try and win the 2018 Triton 17TX powered by a 60HP Mercury four-stroke with Garmin Echo-map plus 93SV valued at 20K, but James “Randy” Hargis & David Bell would prevail with the victory by weighing in 5 fish at 13.75lbs. They also won $1,000 for being 1st place in the high-stakes option pot. 

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5/11/2018

Mike Franks Dominates on Grand Lake

Division 65 American Bass Anglers’ third tournament out of Tera Miranda occurred on Sunday, May 6, 2018, with a beautiful, balmy day in the 80’s.  Mike Franks of Bartlesville, OK, came in first place with five fish and a total weight of 8.56 lbs.  Kenny Reedy of Joplin, MO, garnered big bass honors with a fish weighing 2.52 lbs.   

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5/11/2018

Billy Barrett wins at Mashpee/Wakeby

A full field of anglers ventured out on Sunday, May 6, 2018 on Mashpee/Wakeby Pond, Mashpee, MA. Cool air temps greeted all at registration but as the sun rose, air temps went to the mid 60s and bright sunny skies and a SSE wind at 10-15 mph was the order for most of the day. However, the mid afternoon skies darkened, the wind shifted to the north and the rain showers dominated the weigh in.

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5/11/2018

Clemen Throttles Pomme

Another beautiful weekend and a full field graced the waters of Pomme De Terre for the Ozark Rush. Several limits and 20 out of 22 anglers brought fish to the scales!

Ricky Clemen got on a great bite on the main lake catching keepers all day long. He culled through several fish and brought in a nice limit of bass weighing 12.31 lbs. for the win. Robert Hime gave him a run for his money with a close bag of 11.91 lbs. Jeremiah Gandy joined us from Division 126 and had a nice bag of 11.65 lbs as well. The cash field was finished up by another newcomer to our division. Dennis Maggart had a nice 4 fish bag weighing 8.55 lbs. for 4th place.

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5/10/2018

Michael Wasden Takes D32 On Kentucky Lake

Michael Wasden of Paris, TN won the American Fishing Tour Division 32 on Kentucky Lake out of Paris Landing April 29th. His five fish bag weighed 21.51 lbs. He won $543 for his first place finish. His big fish was 5.94 lbs. Taking second place was Andy Tyler with 5 fish for 13.71 lbs. He took home $329.  Matt Campbell was third with 5 fish for 13.65 lbs. He took home $108. Harold Troutt was fourth with 5 fish for 12.84 lbs and Tom O’Bryant was fifth with 4 fish for 10.95 lbs.

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2018 Upcoming Schedule

       
North Carolina Piedmont 5/19/2018 Gaston
Mississippi Gulf Coast 5/19/2018 Pearl/ Pascagoula
North Central Louisiana 5/19/2018 Ouachita River
New Mexico 5/19/2018 Conchas
South Carolina Northwest 5/19/2018 Russel
Virginia - Western 5/19/2018 Kerr Lake
Texas - Wichita Falls 5/19/2018 Amon Carter
Florida - Seminole 5/19/2018 Seminole
Missouri 5/19/2018 Truman
Southeast North Carolina 5/19/2018 Sutton Lake
Tennessee - West 5/19/2018 Kentucky Lake
Arkansas North 5/19/2018 Greers Ferry
Connecticut 5/19/2018 Lillinonah
Oklahoma 5/19/2018 Grand Lake
Alabama North 5/19/2018 Guntersville
Pennsylvania 5/19/2018 North East River
Oklahoma North 5/19/2018 Sooner Lake
South Carolina - Greenwood 5/20/2018 Clarks Hill
New Mexico 5/20/2018 Conchas
Tennessee Central 5/20/2018 Old Hickory
Florida - St Johns North 5/20/2018 Rodman
Kansas South 5/20/2018 El Dorado
Illinois North 5/20/2018 Cal Sag/Lake Michigan
Florida - Toho 5/20/2018 Toho
Alabama West 5/20/2018 Bankhead
Massachusetts - New England 5/20/2018 Long Pond-Harwich
Massachusetts-Central New England 5/20/2018 Manchaug

Plus Team Tour 2018 Schedule

Alabama

Dates Lake/Info Register
5/20/2018 Wheeler
7/01/2018 Weiss

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5/13/2018 Old Hickory
9/23/2018 Kentucky

 

 

 

 

American Couples Series

       
Georgia 5/19/2018 West Point
Tennessee Northeast 5/19/2018 Douglas
South Carolina 5/19/2018 Lake Russell
Alabama Central 5/19/2018 Lay Lake
Kentucky 5/20/2018 Kentucky Lake
North Carolina 5/20/2018 TBA
Alabama Central 6/02/2018 Logan Martin
Oklahoma 6/02/2018 Ft Gibson
Kentucky 6/03/2018 Kentucky Lake
Oklahoma 6/03/2018 Ft Gibson
Tennessee Northeast 6/09/2018 Watts Bar
Florida Northwest 6/09/2018 Seminole
South Carolina 6/09/2018 Lake Greenwood
North Carolina 6/10/2018 Lake Hickory
Alabama North 6/16/2018 Guntersville
Georgia 6/23/2018 Sinclair
Tennessee Northeast 6/23/2018 Chickamauga
Alabama North 6/23/2018 Guntersville
Kentucky 6/24/2018 Kentucky Lake

 

Open Series 2018 Upcoming Events

North Carolina 5/19/2018 High Rock
Alabama South 5/19/2018 Jordan
South Texas 5/19/2018 Lake Conroe
Ohio 6/02/2018 St. Mary's
Maryland 6/02/2018 Chesapeake Bay
South Carolina 6/09/2018 Clark's Hill
Georgia 6/09/2018 Oconee
South East Texas 6/09/2018 Sam Rayburn
Alabama North 6/10/2018 Weiss
New York 6/16/2018 Lake Champlain
Alabama South 6/16/2018 Logan Martin
Oklahoma 6/16/2018 Ft Gibson
Tennesee Central 6/16/2018 Old Hickory
Virginia 6/23/2018 Kerr
South Texas 6/23/2018 Lake Conroe
Kentucky 6/23/2018 Kentucky Lake
North Carolina 6/30/2018 Hickory
East Texas 6/30/2018 Lake of the Pines

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Top 10 Big Bass - 2018 Season

Jason K. Miller Kentucky Lake 7.81
Mitch H. Smith Guntersville 7.47
Michael Sims Chickahominy River 7.33
Elmer E. J. J. Nocon Whitehall Reservoir 6.80
Jason K. Miller Kentucky Lake 6.70
Gary Eldred Hubbard Creek 6.65
Anthony Thomas Ross Barnett 6.11
Michael J. Wallace Hopatcong 5.99
Andy Lake Clarks Hill 5.91
Alfred Williams Ross Barnett 5.76

Open Series
Top 10 Big Bass - 2018 Season

Eric Fisher Kissimmee Chain 10.71
Jeff Mathews Kissimmee Chain 10.18
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

Colby Miller Toledo Bend 20.95
Brian T. Owen Toledo Bend 20.95
Donnie Boudreaux Toledo Bend 20.15
Kevin E. Fulmer Murray 19.50
Anthony Thomas Ross Barnett 19.35
Shannon Denson Ross Barnett 18.81
Dustin Wood Lake Eufaula 17.86
Gary Singleton Kentucky Lake 16.83
Michael Sims Chickahominy River 16.69
Jeremy Conrad Kentucky Lake 16.51

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

Micah Silverman Toho $6000
Robert Beatty Kissimmee Chain $6000
Jay D. Bennett Sam Rayburn $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
Doug Easton Norman $5530

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Other News

AFT DIVISION 96   BRING–A–YOUTH TOURNAMENT
Connecticut D6 5/19 Tournament Canceled
Richard Bates wins in a big way on the Chickahominy River
Danny Flynn Wins on the Roanoke River
American Bass Anglers Partners with Mastercard
Army Team Beck/Anderson Won the 2018 Military Team Tournament
 Hughes wins on The Potomac River
Houston McSwain Takes D40 win on Kentucky Lake
Reid McGinn Takes D14 win on Lake Norman
Ken and Pam Draskovic win on Lake Guntersville
Weir Takes It Home on Grand
Terescenko Wins Florida South Event on Lake Okeechobee
Nesbitt Wins on Indian Lake
Alabama South Heads to Lake Jordan
Triton 100% Plus Team Tour Heads to Wheeler
The Team of Hargis & Bell win at Old Hickory
Mike Franks Dominates on Grand Lake
Billy Barrett wins at Mashpee/Wakeby
Clemen Throttles Pomme
Michael Wasden Takes D32 On Kentucky Lake
 Brad Fuller and Aaron Commons Leads After Day One
Justin Odom Wins Tournament On Old Hickory Lake 
Waters wins on Truman
Wells Takes the Win at Old Hickory
Ken Thompson wins on the Chesapeake Bay
North Carolina Heads To High Rock Lake
ABA Open Series NE heads to Lake the Potomac River
BJ Knowles Wins the ABA District 42 Tournament on the Arkansas River
Brian Gunn wins the Division 94 two-day Tournament on the Savannah River on May 5th & 6th.
Ross Barnett Round Two
Smith Catches over 32 pounds to Win Florida Central Event on Lake Toho
Pete Byrnes wins on Gardner Lake
Kenny Reedy Takes Win on Grand Lake
Florida South Returns to Lake Okeechobee
Mark O’Brien and Allison Sullivan Take Couples win on Barkley
Ohio Division To Open Season On Indian Lake
Florida Central Returns to Lake Toho
Collins Chases More Triton Gold
Tennessee Central Division Heads to  Old Hickory Lake
Triton 100% Plus Team Tour heads to  Old Hickory Lake
Seaborn gets it done on Neely Henry
RODNEY SORENSEN WINS ON JACKSON
Gregg Sanders Takes D40 win on Kentucky Lake
Souther Couple Wins on Lake Hartwell
Eric Self Wins on Kerr Lake
Mike Roberson Wins on Chowan River
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Laney wins on Lake Guntersville 
Division 54 Heads to Eagle Mountain Lake
Jason Dies Wins Tournament on Percy Priest Lake 
Alabama North Division Rolls into Neely Henry for the third stop
Division 10 Heads to Sam Rayburn
Nethery wins on Allatoona
Penn and Schroeder Take the win on Kentucky Lake
Matt & Emily Dean win on the Alabama River
Larry Franklin Takes D40 win on Kentucky Lake
Billy Roe Takes the win on Wequaquet Lake
D66 Heads to El Dorado
Jason Burroughs takes the win on Lake Hartwell
ABA Open Series NE heads to the  Chesapeake Bay- rescheduled from April 14th
Jones to Bank 13k from Lake Eufaula OK
Thomas Guthke Wins $5000.00 on Lake Hartwell
Mike Rinaldi wins on Candlewood
Stracner Wins $12,000 on Lake Martin
Plan now to attend the 2018 Military Team Event
South Carolina Heads To Lake Hartwell
Alabama South Heads to Lake Martin
Cory and Meagan York Take the win in Kentucky
Al Pallavinci Takes the win on Lake Hopatcong on 04/13/2018
TN/KY Triton100% Plus Team Tour Heads to Kentucky Lake
Georgia Division Heads to Sinclair
North Carolina Heads to Kerr Lake
Milby Takes the Win at Kentucky Lake
CARL HAYES WINS AFT D72 ON OCONEE