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6/16/2018

Virginia Heads to Kerr Lake

ATHENS, Ala. – The Virginia Division of the ABA Open Series will hold its next event of the season on 6/23/2018 on Kerr Lake in Henderson, North Carolina.

The competitors will launch at Nutbush Park located on Jack Wade Farm Road in Henderson, North Carolina. Anglers may begin fishing at 5:30 a.m. or safe light. The weigh-in will begin at 2:00 p.m. Registration begins at 4:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. with the pairings meeting to follow at 7:00 p.m. To register for this tournament, click here.

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6/16/2018

Kentucky Division heads to Kentucky Dam Marina

The Kentucky Division will hold its next tournament of the 2018 season on Kentucky Lake at Kentucky Dam Marina in Gilbertsville, Kentucky on Saturday, June 23, 2018.

Boats will launch from Kentucky Dam Marina, Ramp Address: 466 Marina Drive Gilbertsville, KY 42044. Anglers will blast off at 5:15 a.m. or safe light. The weigh-in will be at 2:00 p.m. Registration will be held at the tournament trailer at Kentucky Dam Marina on Friday June 22, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. with a meeting following at 6:30 p.m.

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6/15/2018

 Anthony Kaylor wins on Lake Zoar


ATHENS, Ala. –  Anthony Kaylor won the American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament, held on 6-9-18 at Lake Zoar.

Running out of the State ramp landing near the town of Southbury Connecticut, the West Point, New York active duty marine angler caught a 5-fish limit of smallmouth bass weighing 13.82-pounds.  He said he caught his fish with a Fish Styx custom rod, ardent reel and a weightless Gambler Little Easy swimbait with a 1.0 wide gap hook fishing in 4 to 14 feet of water.  Included in his bag was a 3.99 smallmouth that proved to be the big fish of the day.   For the victory, he took home $490.00 for both awards.

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6/14/2018

Donald Griffith Takes the win on Tensaw

Donald Griffith of Robertsdale, AL takes the Alabama Mobile Division 41 Two-Day Championship win.  Running out of Cliff’s Landing near Bay Minette, AL, Donald brought back a five-fish limit both days for a total weight of 23.68 pounds.  He anchored his catch and sealed his victory with the biggest fish of the tournament, that bass locked in the scales at 3.99 pounds.  Donald also sealed his spot as the Angler of the Year for Alabama-Mobile Division 41, earning his spot to compete in the annual American Bass Anglers AFT Angler of the Year Final Round at this years AFT National Championship to be held on Lake Hartwell in Anderson, SC October 21-26. 

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6/13/2018

Doug Shrum Wins the ABA District 42 Tournament on the Arkansas River


The third D42 tournament of the 2018 season was contested on the Arkansas River/Pine Bluff Pool launching out of Regional Park.  14 anglers came out and were greeted with high humidity and heat indexes in excess of 100 degrees making fishing conditions tough.  A breeze started up mid-morning making the day almost bearable.

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6/12/2018

ABA Open Series NE heads to Lake Champlain 

ATHENS, Ala. – The ABA Open Series NE will hold its next event of the season on June 16, 2018, on Lake Champlain in Ticonderoga.

The competitors will launch at the Ticonderoga Ferry Boat Launch on Route 74 at Ticonderoga Ferry. 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. on Friday June 15th at the stage. To register for this event click here

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6/12/2018

Alabama South Heads to Logan Martin

ATHENS, Ala. – The Alabama South Division of the ABA Open Series will host the fourth event of the 2018 season June 16, 2018, on Logan Martin in Pell City, AL.

The competitors will launch at Lakeside Park, located at 2801 Stemley Bridge Road, Pell City, AL 35128.  Anglers may begin fishing at 5:15a.m. or safe light. The weigh-in will begin at 2:30p.m. Registration begins at 4 p.m. local time at Pell City Civic Center with the tournament briefing to begin at 7:00 p.m. Friday evening. To register for this tournament, click here

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6/12/2018

Central Tennessee Division heads to Old Hickory Lake

The Central Tennessee Division will hold its last tournament of the 2018 season on Old Hickory Lake in Hendersonville, Tennessee on Saturday, June 16, 2018.  

Boats will launch from Sanders Ferry Park at 513 Sanders Ferry Rd., Hendersonville, TN 37075. Anglers will blast-off will be at 5:15 a.m. or safe light. The weigh-in will be at 2:00 p.m. Registration will be held at Sanders Ferry Park on Friday, June 15, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. with a meeting following at 6:30 p.m.

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6/12/2018

Lawson Takes Round 3 at Sam Rayburn

ATHENS, Ala. – Jason Lawson of Corrigan, TX won the American Bass Anglers Open Series Texas East Division, held June 9th at Sam Rayburn. Running from the Umphrey Pavilion near Brookeland, TX, the field of 71 boats and 66 co-anglers left at 5:45 AM with calm and still waters. For the boaters, 14 places took home a check with 13 co-anglers taking home earnings as well. The direct sun with little wind overall added extra heat to the day, but the anglers managed to bring through some quality fish to the scales. 

Jason Lawson took the top prize home for the boater side with five fish weighing in at a total of 24.11 lbs, held down with a 5.96-pound anchor. With just over two pounds separating him from the runner-up, Lawson managed to take home the check for $5000.

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6/12/2018

Hayes Wins on Lake Oconee

ATHENS, Ala. –  Scott Hayes of Newnan, GA won the American Bass Open Series Georgia Division tournament, held June 9TH on Lake Oconee. Running out of Sugar Creek Marina in Buckhead, GA Scott caught five bass weighing 18.83 pounds. For the Boater Division victory, took home a check for $5000 for his win.

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6/12/2018

Howell Takes the win on Clark’s Hill

ATHENS, Ala. – Daniel Howell of Prosperity, South Carolina won the American Bass Anglers Open Series event held 6/9/2018 on Clark’s Hill Lake. Running out of the Dorn Facility in McCormick South Carolina, Howell weighed in a five bass limit weighing 15.37 pounds. His catch was anchored by a bass weighing 6.85 pounds. For the win Howell took home a check for $5000.00. Howell’s kicker fish was the largest bass weighed in for the boaters. He collected an additional $410.00. For weighing in the largest bass of the tournament and for catching the bass on an ABU Garcia reel, Howell also took home an ABU Garcia SX reel valued at $160.00.  

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6/12/2018

Brantley Overcomes Heat for Win on Grand Lake

Division 65 American Bass Anglers’ fifth tournament out of Tera Miranda occurred on Saturday, June 2, 2018, with another unusually hot, steamy day for spring fishing in Oklahoma.  Crawford Brantley of Grove, OK, took first place honors and the cash prize with an impressive five fish limit and a total weight of 16.22 lbs.  

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6/12/2018

Joey and Michelle Miller Win on Lake Greenwood 

Saturday, June 9, proved a challenging day as 30 teams showed up for South Carolina’s Couples Tournament on Greenwood.  A calm 70-degree morning led to a hot and humid afternoon.  But these summer conditions did not deter Michelle and Joey Miller.  They handily won the event with a solid 5-fish limit weighing 17 pounds.  Their success came fishing deeper brush with a “big” worm.  

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6/12/2018

BRIAN BISHOP WINS D72 ON SINCLAIR

Brian Bishop of Haddock, Ga brought the winning sack of five bass weighing 15.05 pounds to the scale for the AFT D72 tournament at Lake Sinclair on June 10, 2018. Brian concentrated his efforts on flipping docks with a big Zoom worm.  He won $735 cash, and a first place trophy.

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6/12/2018

Edmondson takes the win on Weiss Lake


The Alabama North Division held its last event for the 2018 regular season at Little River Marina on Weiss Lake in Cedar Bluff, Alabama. With a field of 63 boats hitting the water we had a great day despite the temperature being in the mid 90’s.  Jeff Edmondson of Gadsden, Alabama caught 5 bass weighing 18.91lbs for the boater division victory. Edmondson took home a check for $5000.00 for the win.

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6/06/2018

Father and Son Duo are Crowned Triton Owner’s Tournament Champions

Joe and Allen Leonard claimed their first Triton Owner’s Tournament victory on June 2, 2018. The father and son team have fished the Triton Owner’s Tournament for the last five years with their highest finish being 11th place. This year, however, the pair stayed consistent both days weighing in a 15.94-pound bag on day one and a 16.79-pound bag on day two to give them an overall tournament weight of 32.73 pounds allowing them to be crowned the 2018 champions.

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6/05/2018

Gallagher wins $5000.00 on Grand Lake/St. Mary’s

ATHENS, Ala. – Darrell Gallagher of Maplewood, Ohio won the American Bass Anglers Open Series event held 6/2/2018 on Grand Lake/St. Mary’s. Running out of the West Bank in Celina, Ohio Gallagher weighed in a five-bass limit weighing 13.14-pounds. His catch was anchored by a bass weighing 3.61-pounds. Gallagher took home a check for $5000.00 for the win. 

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6/05/2018

Reid McGinn Takes D12 Championship win

Athens, Al -  Reid McGinn of Fort Mill, SC won the American Fishing Tour division 14 Championship tournament on Lake Norman in Mooresville, NC with ten-fish weighing 25.06-pounds held on June 2nd and 3rd 2018.

It was hot and muggy throughout the two-day championship on Lake Norman, with mostly sunny conditions and light and variable winds.  A field of 18 anglers turned out to fish and face yet another change in the weather and fishing patterns.  The heavy downpours throughout the two weeks preceding the championship had the lake level full to the brim with lots of debris floating down the lake from the effort to control the massive amounts of water dumping into the river system. 

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6/05/2018

Cory and Meaghan York Take Couples win on Kentucky Lake

It was one rough day on Kentucky Lake, June 3, 2018 for the ABA Couples Series. The wind was in excess of 20 mph most of the day and the rollers were nearing 5 feet nearly all day.  Eighteen very good and determined teams were up to the challenge.  Other than the wind it was a beautiful day.  The air and water temperatures were in the low 80s.  The bass were in a biting mood if you could locate them!  The wind made that very difficult for many.  Thirteen of the eighteen boats weighed in a total of 28-bass for 91.19-pounds, all released alive, healthy and happy.  We paid out four places for a total of $1,530, including big bass for both men and ladies.

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6/05/2018

Floyd Vaughn & Denice Howard win on Logan Martin Lake 

ATHENS, Ala. – Floyd Vaughn & Denice Howard won the American Couples Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, Central Alabama Division 1 tournament, held June 2, 2018, on Logan Martin Lake. Running out of Clear Creek Harbor near Pell City, AL  the team caught 5-bass weighing 12.49-pounds. For the victory, they earned a check for $450.00. They caught their fish on topwater baits. Floyd won Man’s Big Fish with a 4.88-pound kicker.

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American Fishing Tour Upcoming Events

North Carolina Piedmont 6/16/2018 Kerr/Gaston
North Carolina Central 6/16/2018 Roanoke River
Virginia - Western 6/16/2018 Kerr Lake
Alabama Central 6/16/2018 Alabama River
Florida - St Johns North 6/16/2018 St Johns/Rodman
Georgia - Blackshear 6/16/2018 Blackshear
Missouri 6/16/2018 Pomme De Terre
Oklahoma North 6/16/2018 Keystone Lake
New Jersey 6/17/2018 Hopatcong
Florida - Toho 6/17/2018 Toho
New York North 6/17/2018 Delta Lake
New Hampshire 6/17/2018 Squam lake
Virginia 6/23/2018 Chickahominy River
New Jersey 6/23/2018 Greenwood
Georgia Central 6/23/2018 Oconee/Sinclair
North Central Louisiana 6/23/2018 Claiborne/D'Arbonne
New Mexico 6/23/2018 Santa Rosa
New York North 6/23/2018 Sodus Bay
Georgia - Eufaula 6/23/2018 Lake Eufaula
Alabama Northwest 6/23/2018 Wheeler Lake
Missouri - Stockton 6/23/2018 Stockton
Southeast North Carolina 6/23/2018 Cape Fear
Maryland 6/23/2018 Potomac
Alabama West 6/23/2018 Bankhead
Oklahoma 6/23/2018 Grand Lake
Louisiana Central 6/23/2018 Red River
South Louisiana 6/23/2018 Blind River
Massachusetts - New England 6/23/2018 Mashpee-Wakeby-Mashpee/South Watuppa-Fall River
Pennsylvania 6/23/2018 North East River
New Mexico 6/24/2018 Santa Rosa
Illinois North 6/24/2018 Illinois River(Morris Pool)
Ohio-Central 6/24/2018 Ohio River Gallipolis
Massachusetts - Western 6/24/2018 Whitehall
Minnesota 6/24/2018 Waconia
Virginia - Western 6/30/2018 Kerr Lake
Tennessee Central 6/30/2018 Percy Priest/Old Hickory
KY Lake 6/30/2018 Kentucky Lake
Alabama Lay Lake - Logan Martin 6/30/2018 Logan Martin
Kansas - Big Hill 6/30/2018 Bone Creek
Kentucky Central 6/30/2018 Kentucky Lake
New York North 6/30/2018 Cayuga
Connecticut 6/30/2018 Lillinonah
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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
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 6/16/2018 Lake Champlain Ticonderoga
Alabama South 6/16/2018 Logan Martin Lakeside Park
Oklahoma 6/16/2018 Ft Gibson Taylor's Ferry North
Tennesee Central 6/16/2018 Old Hickory Sanders Ferry
Virginia 6/23/2018 Kerr Nutbush
South Texas 6/23/2018 Lake Conroe Lakeview Marina
Kentucky 6/23/2018 Kentucky Lake Kentucky Dam Marina
North Carolina 6/30/2018 Hickory Wittenburg
East Texas 6/30/2018 Lake of the Pines Johnson Creek
New York 7/07/2018 Cayuga Union Springs
Ohio 7/14/2018 Ohio River/ Tanner's Creek Lawrenceburg City Ramp
New York 7/21/2018 1000 Islands French Creek Marina
Kentucky 7/28/2018 Kentucky Lake Kentucky Dam Marina

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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

5 P 17.41
5 P 16.68
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
3 A 9.73
Gary Niemi Okeechobee 9.47
Jeremy D. Smith Kissimmee Chain 9.37

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

3 A 250.00
5 P 250.00
5 P 249.00
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

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

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
Weldon Wins on Lake Jordan
Close Finish on Lake Conroe
Doug Davis wins D114 Two-Day Championship
Gary Singleton Claims D40 Championship Title
Kameron Harbin gets the win on Clarks Hill Lake
Mason and Walker take the win on Wheeler Lake
Travis Williams Wins On High Rock
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.