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7/20/2018

D23 Heads to Lake Toho

American Bass Anglers Division 23 will hold a tournament at Lake Toho on Saturday 28 July 2018. Launch site is the Kissimmee City Boat Ramp. Registration, morning meeting and safety briefing will start prior to blast off. Entry Fee is $70.  American Bass Anglers membership is $35.

If you have questions, please call or text local Director Craig Maxwell at 813-545-4279 

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7/19/2018

ABA COUPLES SERIES
Kentucky Lake

It was a hot, humid and at times stormy summer day on Kentucky Lake for the July 15 ABA Couples Series event.  I think those conditions kept many competitors home as we had our lowest turnout of the year.  Only 10 teams launched at 5:30 AM.  Five of the ten boats weighed in a total of 12 bass for 37.43 pounds.  We paid out two places for a total of $850.00, including big bass for both men and women.

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7/18/2018

D66 Heads to Yates Center Lake

American Bass Anglers Division 66 will hold a tournament at Yates Center Lake on Sunday 22 July 2018. Launch site is the Yates Center Lake Boat Ramp. Registration will start at 4:45 a.m. Morning meeting and safety briefing will start at 5:30 a.m. We will launch following the morning meeting and fish until 1:00 p.m. Entry Fee is $70, optional Big Bass pot is $10. American Bass Anglers membership is $35. Boaters are required to supply a backseat for their non-boaters.

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7/16/2018

2018 AFT Championship Registration Now Open

Registration for the 2018 American Fishing Tour Championship on Lake Hartwell October 24, 25 and 26 is now open. For more information visit: (Link)

Video with Neil Paul, Executive Director, Visit Anderson. (Link)

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7/16/2018

Fry Wins $5430.00 on the Ohio River

ATHENS, Ala. – Dan Fry of Marysville Ohio, won the American Bass Anglers Open Series Ohio Division tournament held on July 14th, 2018 on the Ohio River. Running out of Tanners Creek in Lawrenceburg IN, Fry weighed in a five-bass limit weighing 9.28-pounds. He anchored his catch with a bass weighing 4.10-pounds. For the boater division victory, he took home a check for $5000.00. For weighing in the largest bass caught by a boater, Fry also took home an additional $430.00. For using an ABU Garcia reel to catch the largest bass of the tournament, Fry also took home an ABU Garcia SX reel valued at $160.00.  

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7/16/2018

 Todd Rose wins on Candlewood Lake 


ATHENS, Ala. – Todd Rose won the American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held on Candlewood Lake. Running out of the Latins Cove ramp landing near the town of Danbury, Connecticut the Stafford Springs native caught a 5-fish limit of bass weighing 15.83-pounds.  He said he caught his fish flipping by targeting small isolated weed clumps. For the victory, he took home $478.00 in cash.

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7/16/2018

Kevin Hensley wins on Lake Gaston

It was a relatively tough bite on Gaston Saturday. Water temps were in the low to mid 80's. Sunshine, blue bird skies and heavy boat traffic were the order of the day.  Kevin Hensley found most of his fish in the scattered clumps of grass in secondary creeks along the shoreline, enticing them for the most part with jigs. He brought in the winning stringer of 13.33-pounds of bass anchored with a very nice 5.58-pound fish to also capture big fish honors for the day. The big fish came off wood adjacent to the grass, also on a jig. His win earned him $590 for the day of fishing.

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7/13/2018

Jason Dies Wins D31 2 Day Tournament  
                                  

ATHENS, Ala. – Jason Dies won the American Fishing Tour, presented by American Bass Anglers. Central Tenn. Division 31 2 Day tournament held 06/30/ and 07/01/2018 on Priest Percy lake, out of Fate Sanders Marina and then on Old Hickory Lake, out of Bull Creek Ramp near Gallatin TN. Day 1 showed to be a hot and exciting day, with Jason D. and Mickey Beck coming in with the same weight for 1st place on day 1, Both with 15.85 lbs. On a very hot day 2, The Lebanon, TN. angler answered the call in the heat taken 1st place and AOY for the season of 2018. In 2 days Jason caught ten bass weighing 28.75 Lbs. For the victory, Jason took home a check for $626.00. 

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7/13/2018

ABA Open Series NE heads to the 
1000 Islands in Clayton New York.

ATHENS, Ala. – The ABA Open Series NE will hold its next event of the season on July 21st 2018, on The St. Lawrence River Launching from French Creek in Clayton New York.

The competitors will launch from French Creek Marina, located at 250 Wahl St Clayton Ny 13624.  Anglers may begin fishing at 5:30 a.m. or safe light. The weigh-in will begin at 2:30 p.m. Registration begins at 4 p.m. July 20th at the ABA stage at French Creek Marina.

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7/12/2018

Mike Morrin wins on Cayuga Lake

ATHENS, Ala. – Mike Morrin of Waterloo, NY won the American Bass Anglers Open Series NE NY division tournament, held July 7th, 2018 on Cayuga Lake. Running out of Frontenac Park in Union Springs, NY. Mike caught five bass weighing 17.78 pounds. He anchored his bag with a 4.61-pound kicker. Morrin took home a check for $5000 for the Boater Division victory

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7/12/2018

ABA COUPLES SERIES
Kentucky Lake


It was another beautiful summer day on Kentucky Lake, June 24, 2018 for the ABA Couples Series.  There was lots of sunshine and a slight breeze, perfect conditions for the legendary ledge fishing on this lake.  The air and water temperatures were in the high 80s. Seventeen teams launched at 5:30 AM to conquer those ledges.  As usual, the bass cooperated with some competitors, while ignoring the efforts of others.  Ten of the 17 boats weighed in a total of 25 bass for 79.01 pounds, 23 of which were released alive, healthy and happy.  We paid out four places for a total of $1,435, including big bass for both men and ladies.

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7/12/2018

Nick Chaballa Takes the win on Hopatcong

Nick Chaballa won the American Fishing Tour New Jersey Division 10 tournament held on 07/7/2018 at Lake Hopatcong.  Division 10 was running out of Lee’s Park Marina in MT. Arlington, NJ.

Chaballa of Bridgewater, NJ caught 5 bass weighing 13.89 pounds. For the victory, Chaballa took home a check for $539.00 Nick caught most of his fish using Riot soft plastics in deep weeds, Drop Shotting.  

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7/12/2018

Larry Laney Guntersville Guru 

Division 29, Alabama North, Larry Laney of Bryant, Al notched his fifth AFT win of the season and is one step closer to the 2018 ABA National Championship with yet another 1st Place finish during the American Fishing Tour bass tournament held at Lake Guntersville on the 7ty of July. There were 17 anglers fishing this event with seven limits being caught.  The weather was, as usual here, hot and humid.  Larry brought 23.30 lbs of fish to the scales for the win. 2nd Place position with another great daily limit was Chuck Hemm who wrestled in 22.97 lbs and also landed the day’s big fish, an 8.15 lb grass gorilla.  Jim Atchley placed 3rd with 19.45 lbs.  These anglers credited a jig for the heavy lifting.

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7/03/2018

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7/03/2018

Colley and Tucker take the Win on Weiss Lake

Sunday, July 1, 2018 the ABA Triton 100% Plus Team Tour held its last tournament of the regular season that launched from Little River Marina on Weiss Lake located in Cedar Bluff, Alabama.  Sixty-seven 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 Marty Colley of Ashville, Alabama and Terry Tucker of Gadsden, Alabama took the victory by weighing in 5-fish for a total weight of 20.64-pounds.

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7/02/2018

Lee Takes Command On The Pines

ATHENS, Ala. – Russell Lee of Sachse, TX won the American Bass Anglers Open Series East Texas Division, held June 30th on Lake of the Pines, TX.  Russell came across the scales early during weigh-in, hauling a heavy bag with excitement. His bag of 5 fish, two of which were both over 7 pounds provided a total weight of 26.71. His largest of the two weighed in at 7.69 pounds. Lee walked away with a winning check for $5000.00, and he will be receiving an additional $1000 in contingency from Mercury Marine thanks to his brand new, one-week-old Mercury 4-stroke motor.

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7/02/2018

Logan wins on Lake Hickory

ATHENS, Ala. – Kelly Logan of Morganton North Carolina won the American Bass Anglers Open Series North Carolina Division tournament held on June 30th on Lake Hickory. Running out of Wittenberg Wildlife Access in Hickory North Carolina, Logan weighed in a five-bass limit weighing 20.03 pounds. He anchored his catch with a bass weighing 5.63 pounds. For the boater division victory, he took home a check for $5000.00.  

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7/02/2018

Legends of the Outdoors - August 24th and 25th Nashville, Tn

legendsoftheoutdoors.com for more information

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7/02/2018


Rick Holmberg wins on Lake Lillinonah 

ATHENS, Ala. – Rick Holmberg won the American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held on Lake Lillinonah.  Running out of the Steel Bridge ramp landing near the town of Brookfield Connecticut, the Bayport, New York angler caught a 5-fish limit of bass weighing 14.82-pounds helped by a 4.09-pound kicker largemouth.  Rick said he caught his fish on a two and a half inch Cabin Creek tube.  For the victory, he took home $451.00 in cash.

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6/26/2018

Dan Rose Wins Division 5 Championship

Dan Rose of Raynham, MA won the year-end Division 5 Two-Day Championship.  Running out of the State Ramp on Mashpee/Wakeby Pond near Mashpee, MA Dan brought back 4-fish that locked in the scales at 7.72-lbs.  He anchored his Day-One catch with a nice 5.79-lb largemouth.  On Day-Two the field launched from the State Ramp in South Watuppa Pond near Fall River, MA and Dan brought in limit of fish that locked in the scales at 11.37-lbs anchored with a 4.33 kicker.  Dan’s two-day total weight was 19.09-lbs sealing his victory and that gave him enough points to lock in the title of Division 5 Angler of the Year.  He also claimed big bass honors for both days.

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American Fishing Tour Upcoming Events

New Jersey 7/07/2018 Hopatcong
Georgia - Eufaula 7/07/2018 Lake Eufaula
KY Lake 7/07/2018 Kentucky Lake
Florida - West 7/07/2018 Toho
Kentucky Central 7/07/2018 Barkley
Florida Harris Chain 7/07/2018 Harris Chain
Arkansas River 7/07/2018 Little Rock
Alabama North 7/07/2018 Guntersville
New York North 7/08/2018 Wynetta/Lamoka
North Carolina East 7/14/2018 Neuse/Trent River
Virginia 7/14/2018 Gaston
Kansas - Big Hill 7/14/2018 Bone Creek
Connecticut 7/14/2018 Candlewood
Minnesota 7/14/2018 Koronis
Maryland 7/15/2018 Potomac
Illinois North 7/15/2018 Mississippi River Pool 19
Florida - Toho 7/15/2018 Toho
Minnesota 7/15/2018 Green Lake-Kandiyohi CO
New Hampshire 7/15/2018 Waukewan
New Jersey 7/21/2018 Greenwood
North Carolina Central 7/21/2018 Chowan
Alabama Northwest 7/21/2018 Wilson Lake
Missouri - Stockton 7/21/2018 Stockton
Southeast North Carolina 7/21/2018 Waccamaw River
Kentucky Central 7/21/2018 Kentucky Lake
Georgia - Westpoint 7/21/2018 West Point
Kansas South 7/22/2018 Yates Center
Massachusetts-Central New England 7/22/2018 Quaboag
Massachusetts - Western 7/27/2018 Longpond
North Carolina East 7/28/2018 Tar/Pamlico River
New York North 7/28/2018 Thousand Islands
Missouri 7/28/2018 Truman
Connecticut 7/28/2018 Ct River
Louisiana Central 7/28/2018 Toledo Bend
Ohio-Central 7/28/2018 O'Shaughnessy Reservoir
Lynchburg / Roanoke VA 7/28/2018 Smith Mountain
Alabama East Central 7/28/2018 Neely Henry
Oklahoma North 7/28/2018 Sooner Lake
KY Lake 7/28/2018 Kentucky Lake
New Jersey 7/29/2018 Hopatcong
Minnesota 7/29/2018 Forrest Lake
Virginia 8/04/2018 Chickahominy River

Plus Team Tour 2018 Schedule

Alabama

Dates Lake/Info Register
7/01/2018 Weiss

Tennessee/Kentucky

     
9/23/2018 Kentucky

 

 

 

 

American Couples Series

     
Tennessee Northeast 7/14/2018 Watts Bar
Kentucky 7/15/2018 Kentucky Lake
Alabama North 7/21/2018 Guntersville
Kentucky 8/5/2018 Kentucky Lake
Alabama North 8/11/2018 Guntersville
Oklahoma 8/11/2018 Keystone
Oklahoma 9/8/2018 Hudson

 

Open Series 2018 Upcoming Events

New York 7/07/2018 Cayuga
Ohio 7/14/2018 Ohio River/ Tanner's Creek
New York 7/21/2018 1000 Islands
Kentucky 7/28/2018 Kentucky Lake
Ohio 8/04/2018 Ohio River/Maysville
Virginia 8/11/2018 Gaston
New York 8/18/2018 Lake Champlain
Mississippi 8/18/2018 Pickwick
South Texas 8/25/2018 Lake Conroe
Kentucky 8/25/2018 Kentucky Lake
Area 3 Championship 9/08/2018 Eufaula
East Texas 9/08/2018 Toledo Bend
South East Texas 9/15/2018 Sam Rayburn
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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American Fishing Tour
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

Welcome New ABA Members

Jason Dubernas Old Forge , PA
Mike Allard Cardinal , ON
Scott Wedel Cape Vincent , NY
Derek Combs Richmond , MO
Benjamin Hodgson Columbus , KS
Matthew Keeble Lakeland , FL
Grant King St. Bonifacius , MN
William McFarlane Guelph , ON
Jonathan Patkus Columbia , MD
Jesse Spellicy Gouverneur , NY
James Maddox Pembroke , GA
Grant Ginther Minnetonka , MN
Kyle Hayden Monrovia , MD
Michael Redmond Shorewood , MN
Scott VanBuren Millmar , MN
Robert Norman Alexanderia , KY
Michael Powell Greendale , IN
David Spivey Hamilton , OH
Kevin Spivey Hamilton , OH
Corey Turner Oxford , NY
Layton Cummings Pittsford , NY
Joseph Gnaster Boca Raton , FL
Adam Hock Independence , KY
Kenny Mitchell Franklin , OH
Greg Shirley St Cloud , MN
Chris Wilkinson Farmersburg , IN
Trevor Windgasshem Alexandria , KY
Billy French Hamilton , OH
Mark Shirley St Cloud , MN
Patrick Connelly East Syracuse , NY
Donald Smyth Greenbrier , TN
Eric Turner Binghamton , NY
Bill Alexander Durhamville , NY
Ronald Hiles II Piketon , OH
Michael Kuchy Ashford , CT
Kent Mittelstaedt New Hope , MN
Eric Roussin Kitchener , ON
Travis Corbett Florence , AL
George McCormick Hendersonville , TN
Homer Satterfield Seymour , TN
Gary Bean Chickamauga , GA
Gary Bean Chickamauga , GA
Gary Bean Chickamauga , GA
Jeremiah Cochran Senoia , GA
Joe Woods Dallas , GA
Sam Gladden Icard , NC
Randall Marsh Indian Mound , TN
Rick Marsh Indian Mound , TN
Joe Mauldin Hallsville , TX
Jesse Rawls Brownsboro , TX

Other News

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 
SiriusXM Marine Weather
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
North Carolina Heads to Lake Hickory
Alabama Triton 100% Plus Team Tour heads to Weiss Lake
Robertson wins on Kerr Lake 
Mark Pack wins at Kentucky Lake
Justin Delk Wins Stockton Lake Tournament
Ken and Pam Draskovic Couples Tour Guntersville Winners
Jack and LaVonda Napier  Take Couples win on Guntersville
Antonio Gomez Takes the win on Hopatcong
Albert Hudson Takes the win on Lake Greenwood
Dorsett Wins on Logan Martin
Tim Messer wins at Old Hickory
ABA COMES TO STOCKTON LAKE JUNE 23
James E. Johnson Wins on the Roanoke River
Stearnes Qualified for $13,500 on Fort Gibson
Joseph S Tefft wins Big on Lake Champlain
Virginia Heads to Kerr Lake
Kentucky Division heads to Kentucky Dam Marina
 Anthony Kaylor wins on Lake Zoar
Donald Griffith Takes the win on Tensaw
Doug Shrum Wins the ABA District 42 Tournament on the Arkansas River
ABA Open Series NE heads to Lake Champlain 
Alabama South Heads to Logan Martin
Central Tennessee Division heads to Old Hickory Lake
Lawson Takes Round 3 at Sam Rayburn
Hayes Wins on Lake Oconee
Howell Takes the win on Clark’s Hill
Brantley Overcomes Heat for Win on Grand Lake
Joey and Michelle Miller Win on Lake Greenwood 
BRIAN BISHOP WINS D72 ON SINCLAIR
Edmondson takes the win on Weiss Lake
Father and Son Duo are Crowned Triton Owner’s Tournament Champions
Gallagher wins $5000.00 on Grand Lake/St. Mary’s
Reid McGinn Takes D12 Championship win
Cory and Meaghan York Take Couples win on Kentucky Lake
Floyd Vaughn & Denice Howard win on Logan Martin Lake
Mike Sims takes the win on Kerr Reservoir
Derek Johnson Takes the win  on Oconee for D72
Georgia Division Heads to Oconee
D66 Heads to El Dorado Lake
Dan Gonsalves wins at Long Pond
Ken Thompson wins Again on the Chesapeake Bay
Rhett Manus Wins a Big One at the AFT D-96 2-Day on Greenwood
2018 Triton Boat Owners Tournament Results Day 1
ABA Open Series NE heads to the Chesapeake Bay
Bill Wasden Gets the Win on Kentucky Lake
Rogers wins on Truman
Gene Childers Garners Win on Grand Lake
Ohio Heads to Grand Lake/St. Mary’s
Lake Eufaula to Host the 2019 Military Team Bass Tournament
Tricia and Bill Cain Victorious on Lake Russell
Terry Durham & Ann Boatright win on Lay Lake
Jay and Shari Holsapple Take Couples win on Kentucky Lake
Jason Dies Wins Tournament On Old Hickory Lake
Dan Rose wins at Long Pond