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Ram 100% Plus Team Tour Championship Heads to Chickamauga

The Ram 100% Plus Team Tour will hold its Championship on September 23-24, 2017 on Lake Chickamauga.

Anglers in both the AL Division and the TN/KY Division have fished different lakes all year to qualify for this event where first place is guaranteed two Triton/Mercury Package decked out with two Garmin Units, Carlisle Tires, and a TH Marine prize pack, valued at $20k. The competitors will launch at Dayton Boat Dock, located at 175 Lakeshore Dr. Dayton, TN 37321. Anglers may begin fishing safe light both days. The weigh-in will begin at 3:00 p.m. EST on day 1 and 2:00 p.m. EST on day 2. Registration begins at 4 p.m. EST at Dayton Boat Dock. The entry fee for this event is $250 per team. This event offers a High Stakes Option Pot of $100 per team as well as a Big Bass Option Pot of $10 per team. 

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John Simonof Joins SiriusXM Marine Weather Pro Staff Team

September 20, 2017 (Athens, AL). John Simonof of Jacksonville, AR will promote SiriusXM Marine Weather and satellite radio as a Pro Staff angler through the American Bass Anglers Pro Staff program. John is running a SiriusXM wrapped Triton 21TrX boat and will fish events in multiple divisions in the Ram Open Series and Ram American Fishing Tour.

John retired from the Air Force after serving 30 years. In his last assignment, John was Chief of Quality Assurance for aircraft maintenance at Little Rock AFB. John is now teaching business courses at Pulaski Technical College and administers the Armed Forces Vocational Aptitude Battery to high school students throughout central Arkansas. If John wasn’t busy enough, he also attends college full time and is in the dissertation phase of his Doctorate of Business Administration degree. John is also very busy with fishing, social media, and even produces his own YouTube videos. John has contributed quite often to both the ABA Magazine and social media websites with articles.  

“I was excited when I got the call, and the more I learn about SiriusXM Marine Weather, the more I can leverage their technology to win more tournaments”, said John Simonof. “Adding the SiriusXM Marine Weather feature overlay.....................Read More

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Jerry Quick Takes the win on Lake Tensaw

Jerry Quick of Loxley, AL won the RAM American Fishing Tour, presented by American Bass Anglers, Alabama - Mobile Division 41 1-day qualifier held September 16th, 2017 on Lake Tensaw.  Blasting off from Cliffs Landing near Bay Minette, AL Jerry brought back a five-fish limit that locked in the scales at 11.96 lbs.  He anchored his bag and sealed his victory with a 3.07 lb. kicker.  Jerry took home $363 for his first-place finish

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Paul Spoon wins D65 Two-Day on Grand Lake

Paul Spoon of Edmond, OK won the Ram American Fishing Tour, presented by American Bass Anglers Oklahoma Division 65 2-day Championship held September 16th-17th, 2017 on Grand Lake. Blasting off from Tera Miranda near Afton, Ok Paul brought back a five-fish limit on day one that locked in the scales at 10.42 lbs. He anchored his first days catch with the big bass of the tournament, that went for 3.52 lbs.

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Russell Lee Takes the win on Cedar Creek

Russell Lee of Sachse, TX won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series Texas East Division, held September 16th, 2017 at Cedar Creek.  Running out of Log Cabin Public Ramp near Malakoff, TX the 51-boat field left at 6:44 AM. For the boaters, 10 places were paid out and it took 13.09 pounds to make the cut.  

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Lance Eckford Takes the win on Norman

Lance Eckford of Troutman, NC won the RAM American Fishing Tour, presented by American Bass Anglers North Carolina – Charlotte Division 14 tournament held September 16th ,2017 on Lake Norman.  Blasting off from McCrary Creek Access Area Lance brought back a five fish limit that locked in the scales at 8.74 lbs. Lance took home $249 for his first place finish, and moved one step closer to the RAM American Fishing Tour National Championship.

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Don Sprinkle wins D14 Second Event on Norman

Don Sprinkle of Lexington, NC won the RAM American Fishing Tour, presented by American Bass Anglers North Carolina - Charlotte division 14 tournament help September 17th, 2017 on Lake Norman.  Blasting off from McCrary Creel Access Area near Mooresville, NC.  Don brought back a five-fish limit that locked in the scales at 6.64 lbs.  He took home $245 for his victory and moved one step closer to  the RAM American Fishing Tour National Championship.

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David Hendrick Wins Ram Truck 
Entry Fee Sponsorship

David Hendrick of Cherryville, North Carolina, is the second winner of four drawn Ram Entry Fee Sponsorships. Drawn on Friday, September 15th, David will receive five entry fee entries into the ABA Tour of his choice.

Two more Ram Truck owner winners will be selected this month and the next winner will be drawn this Friday, September 22nd.

To be in the drawing: 

Fill out the Ram Truck Survey completely, submit it, and you will be placed in a drawing for a full season of entry fees in the Division of their choice of one of the following tours: Ram American Fishing Tour, Ram Truck Open Series, The American Couples Tour, The Ram 100% Plus Team Tour or the Military Team Bass Tournament

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Berry wins the Lake Greenwood D-96 AFT Tournament

George Berry of Saluda, SC won the Ram American Fishing Tour, presented by American Bass Anglers, South Carolina Division 96 1-day qualifier held September 17, 2017 on Lake Greenwood running out of Lake Greenwood State Park near Ninety-Six, SC.

The day started out at 67 degrees and was at 82 degrees by the 3 pm weigh-in. Sunny skies with the wind out of the NE at 5 to 15 mph. Lake Greenwood is at 2 feet below full pool with surface temp in the mid to high 70s.There were 27 anglers fishing this Division 96 1-day qualifier tournament out of the Lake Greenwood State Park near Ninety-Six, SC.

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Conservation Cull System Saves Fish and Time

To serious bass anglers, conservation is everything! T-H Marine has produced one of the best ways to reduce damage to bass while using a culling system. Called “G-Force Conservation Cull System” it provides a great culling system that uses non-penetrating clips to securely hold fish.

The balance beam approach is simply the fastest way to cull your catch. This system allows you to spend more time fishing and less time culling at the same time you protect the catch. Pair this up with G-Juice and a good livewell system and you have a winning combination.

If you are protecting your catch you are already winning!

Get yours today!

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2018 Season Fall Schedule

Alabama North 9/23/2017 Guntersville
Missouri - Stockton 9/23/2017 Stockton
Pennsylvania 9/23/2017 Delaware River
Texas - Wichita Falls 9/23/2017 Bridgeport
DFW - Texas 9/24/2017 Bridgeport
Massachusetts - Western 9/24/2017 Congamond
South Carolina Northwest 9/24/2017 Clarks Hill
Alabama Lay Lake - Logan Martin 9/30/2017 Lay Lake
Louisiana - Toledo Bend South 9/30/2017 Toledo Bend
Tennessee West 9/30/2017 Kentucky Lake
Virginia 9/30/2017 Chickahominy River
Virginia - Western 9/30/2017 Kerr Lake
Alabama East Central 9/30/2017 Weiss
Georgia - West Point 9/30/2017 West Point
South Carolina - Greenwood 10/01/2017 Clarks Hill
Massachusetts - Western 10/01/2017 Stockbridge Bowl
North Carolina Piedmont 10/07/2017 Falls
DFW - Texas 10/07/2017 Grapevine
New Jersey 10/07/2017 Greenwood
North Carolina Central 10/07/2017 Roanoke River
Georgia - Eufaula 10/07/2017 Lake Eufaula
Pennsylvania 10/07/2017 Delaware River
North Carolina East 10/07/2017 NE Cape Fear (Open)
Georgia North 10/07/2017 Allatoona
Massachusetts - New England 10/08/2017 Whitehall Reservoir
Massachusetts - New England 10/08/2017 Wequaquet Lake
Texas - Wichita Falls 10/08/2017 Hubbard Creek
Mississippi Gulf Coast 10/14/2017 Pascagoula
Mississippi - Ross Barnett 10/14/2017 Ross Barnett
Georgia East 10/15/2017 Clarks Hill
Alabama West 10/15/2017 Bankhead

Ram Truck Open Series Upcoming Events

2017 National Championship


Area 5 Championship   Okeechobee (Rescheduled)
Area 3 Championship 9/23/2017 Eufaula
Area 6 Championship 9/23/2017 Toledo Bend
Area 2 Championship 10/7/2017 Pickwick
Area 4 Championship 10/7/2017 Hartwell
Area 7 Championship 10/28/2017 Texoma

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Other News

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
Eric Silverstrim wins Area 1 Championship on Chickamauga
Gary Singleton wins on Kentucky Lake
Georgia and Alabama South head to Lake Eufaula for Area 3 Championship
Team Tour Registration Open
Randy Vires Wins Ram Truck Entry Fee Sponsorship
The Ram American Fishing Tour
Tripoli wins on Area Championship on  Lake Erie
Registration Opens Monday with Savings
Get Bass Engaged!
ABA Announces the 2018 Ram 100% Plus Team Tour
Tennessee Central and Alabama North head to Lake Chickamauga for Area 1 Championship
D66 Heads to El Dorado Lake for 2-day
Maryland and Virginia Head to the Potomac River for two-day Championship
Loewy wins AFT D11 Championship on the Potomac
Ram Truck Owners - Win one of 4 Tour Sponsorships
Ram Open Series NE Heads to Lake Erie for 2 Day Championship
Scott Randall wins final Division 13 Qualifier
Dusty & Jessica Robinson win on Lake Eufaula
Jason Theis wins 2 Day Championship and AOY DIV 15 on Neuse River
TX SE Reschedule
Drew Boggs Takes the win on Kentucky Lake
Take the Survey Win A Tournament Sponsorship
Orazine Early Bird Win
Kevin Fulmer Dominates Lake Murray AFT Tournament
Thompson wins on Lake Champlain
Sheron Brown Takes the win on Quaboag Pond
Jay and Shari Holsapple win on Kentucky Lake
Bruce Gandy Takes the win on Pomme De Terre
Pam and Ken Draskovic  Clean Sweep August Guntersville Couples Event
SiriusXM® Marine Weather and Audio Being Highlighted at American Bass Anglers Events
The Ram Open Series NE heads to  Lake Champlain Ticonderoga
 Jared Trimboli wins Two Day and AOY 
Harmon Davis Wins on Grand
Kentucky Division Heads to Kentucky Lake
Kansas South D66 Heads to Eureka
Rick West Wins the Two Day Championship on the Roanoke River
Draskovic Jumps Ahead in Guntersville Division 29 Championship 
Louie Bernardo Captured the Division 5 Championship
Sean Lloyd Takes the win on Quaboag Pond
Greg Parson wins Tough one on Kerr Lake
Couples Championship Registration Open
Jamey Black Wins on the Arkansas River
Manson wins on 1000 Islands
Chris Cox wins on Tar River
 Tom Dupuis wins on the Connecticut River
James Johnson wins on the Roanoke River
Gallagher Wins on Indian Lake
Morris Sheehan to be Inducted into the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame
Nick Chaballa Takes Win on Lake Hopatcong
Marilyn and Scott Dalton Win Again!
Carlisle Promo Video
Ohio Division Heads To Indian Lake
Simms 2017 Lineup
Mike and Donna Roe Take the win on Kentucky Lake
Thomas TJ Svec takes third win
Dennis Prickett Takes Win on Tensaw River
Leon Dykas wins on Lake Zoar
Miller wins a Tough One on Lake Russell
Seeger wins $5000 On The Ohio River
Louie Bernardo wins on Long Pond





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
Donald Tripoli Lake Erie $10000
Eric Silverstrim Chickamauga $10000
Michael B. Nutter Potomac River $10000
David R. Hendrick Old Hickory Lake $10000
Bryan New Old Hickory Lake $8000
Casey Martin Guntersville $6300
Mike L. Jones Okeechobee $6000
Matthew T. Robertson Old Hickory Lake $6000

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
Russell Clark Abbeville, SC
Greg Milligan Dover, NC
Daniel Roselle LaPlata, MD
Rylon Ganey Pineville, LA
Richard Cantrell Anderson, SC
Donald Hameson Princeton, LA
Garret Thomas Malakoff, Texa
Bill Coward Chocowinity, NC
Dallas Williams Nocona, TX
Joe Johnson Clarksville, TN
Ted Vaughan Maypearl, TX
Brian Williams Blue Springs, MS
John Poulin Raynham, MA
Sean Killam Mendon, MA
Mike St Clair Germantown, TN
Tony Douglas Springfield, TN
Tim Nobles Garner, NC
Bradley Virgillito Bossier City, LA
Trent Toups Shreveport, LA
Judah Morris Forrest Hill, LA
Christopher Voorhies Ragley, LA
Aaron Freeman The Woodlands, Texa
Josh St John Mulga, AL
Robert Sparks Heflin, LA
Keith Hawkins Missouri City, TX
Jim Williams Griffin, GA
Daniel Barrick Weirsdale, Fl
Jeremy Montgomery Mansfield, TX
Steven Dorsey Warick, RI
Dusty Nomey Jonesboro, LA
Larry Whitt Newport News, VA
Clay Phillips Huntington, TX
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George Cole Atlanta, TX
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Kyle Hall Rio Vista, TX
Tim Kelley Lugoff, SC
Dan Lewis Edmond, OK
Ronda Lewis Edmond, OK
Brandon Wigginton Fort Worth, TX