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Thompson Wins on Potomac

Tom Thompson of Falls Church, Virginia takes the win on the AFT D11 Potomac River event that was held on September 17th. Tom topped the competition with a five fish limit weighing in at 14.60 pounds. "We fished two general areas on the day. One near the launch and the other a few miles away. Fished seemed to be active early even with the high water. First two in box came on frog.  Third on senko. fourth and fifth on pop r. Oddly enough fishing got worse as the tide got lower, for us at least. Did not make a cull all day," stated Thompson.

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Championship Season is Coming

The year is winding down and the Ram American Fishing Tour Championship is on the horizon. Weekend anglers from across the USA will descend on Barbour County Alabama and Lake Eufaula in October (16th-21st) and spend a week doing what they love, fishing, socializing with friends and competing for big prizes.

The Championship offers big prizes for the weekend angler.  Three Triton Boats with Mercury Outboards, Ram Truck Leases, cash, and many great giveaways from ABA sponsors.

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Pam and Ken Draskovic Win on Guntersville

Pam and Ken Draskovic from Scottsboro, Alabama topped the field in the Alabama North Couples Tour season opening event held on Lake Guntersville this past Saturday, September 17th. Their total weight of 12.76 pounds locked in the victory. Pam won ladies Big Bass with a 2.21 pound fish while Ken received men’s Big Bass honors with a 3.31 pound largemouth. Lake Guntersville has been very tough to fish lately and this tournament was no exception. The Draskovic's were the only team to weigh in a limit. Their success was credited to the use of frogs and topwater lures. 

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Smith Wins at Wequaquet Lake

George Smith of Bourne, Massachusetts captured the trophy as the "King for the Day" with his limit weighing 13.38 pounds for the AFT D5 event held on September 18th on Wequaquet Lake. He scored his win on jigs & tube baits, in the grass, and culled out just one fish, proving that it was a tough bite. Our congrats goes out to "GPS" for being crowned the Champion.

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Neal Takes Win On Russell

Kim Neal of Easley, South Carolina won the Ram American Fishing Tour South Carolina D25 season opener on Lake Russell on September 18th. Kim was the only angler to catch a five fish limit weighing 11.24 pounds. He reported catching fish on the upper part of the lake on a Shakey head worm. Kim earned a total of $430 for his efforts.

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Robertson & Sumner Take Win at Kentucky Lake

The team of Matthew Robertson of Central City, Kentucky and Billy Sumner of Hanson, Kentucky won big at the Ram 100% Team Tour event on September 17, 2016 at Kentucky Lake. Robertson and Sumner brought in the winning limit weighing 25.54 pounds with a 7.22-pound kicker to win a new 2016 Triton Boats 17TX with a Mercury 60hp four stroke outboard, Garmin Echomap units, Motorguide trolling motor, Power Pole, and a host of T-H Marine products valued at $20,000. They also took home $500 from the Triton Gold Contingency Program, $500 from Leer Cover Caps, and $750 from the Highstakes Option Pot making their total winnings over $21,000. Robertson and Sumner will both receive a new Simms Challenger rain suit for being the top team at this event. This victory also sealed the Anglers of the Year position for Robertson & Sumner and they will receive entry fees into the 2017 tournament season.

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Chester Wins Area 3 Championship

Mike Chester of Warner Robins, Georgia won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series Area 3 Championship between the Georgia and Alabama South divisions tournament held September 17th & 18th on Lake Eufaula.

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Wicker Wins on Lake Murray

Steve Wicker of Pomaria, South Carolina won the Ram American Fishing Tour South Carolina D96 1-day qualifier event held September 18th on Lake Murray running out of Dreher Island State Park near Prosperity, SC. Steve caught four fish with a total weight of 14.90 pounds. This also included the event Big Fish weighing 4.70 pounds. Steve walked away with a total of $1,044 for this efforts.

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FL Central and FL South Head to Kissimmee

ATHENS, Ala. – The Ram Truck Open Series Florida Central division and Florida South division will hold their final event of the 2016 season on September 24th and 25th on Lake Toho.

The competitors will launch from Kissimmee Lakefront Park landing in Kissimmee, Florida. Anglers may begin fishing at 7:00 a.m. or safe light on days one and two. The weigh in will begin at 3:00 p.m. each day. All anglers will compete both days of the event. There will NOT be a cut in the field.

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Grabbing the Brass Ring

By: George Kunkle,

Believe it or not, fall is almost here. I am already looking past this brutal summer and started to prepare for the annual Ram American Fishing Tour (AFT) National Championship. This year the event is to be held on the beautiful Lake Eufaula out of Lakepoint Resort State Park in Eufaula, AL. October 16th through the 21st is the grand culmination of the 2016 AFT qualifying tournament season. After over 30 years of competing at all levels, I can say no one does it better than American Bass Anglers and thought I would share with you some of what to expect from an angler’s perspective.

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American Fishing Tour September Events (2017 Season)

North Carolina - Piedmont 9/24/2016 Jordan Lake
Tennessee West 9/24/2016 Kentucky Lake
Maryland 9/24/2016 Potomac River
North Carolina Charlotte 9/25/2016 Lake Norman
Alabama West 9/25/2016 Bankead
Kentucky Lake 9/25/2016 Kentucky Lake
Georgia - West Point 9/25/2016 West Point
Massachusetts - Western 9/25/2016 Otis Reservoir
New York North 9/25/2016 Cross Lake

Ram Truck Open Series September/October Events

South Florida
9/24/2016 Toho
Southeast Texas
9/24/2016 Toledo Bend
East Tennessee
North Alabama
10/1/2016 Guntersville
Central Texas
10/29/2016 Lake Texoma

American Couples Series October Events (2017 Season)

Florida Northwest 10/15/2016 Choctahatchee River
Alabama Central 10/29/2016 Lay Lake
Georgia Couples 10/29/2016 Sinclair

Other News

Simms to Award Challenger Rain Gear to ABA Winners 
ABA Buyer's Club
Summer Clearence
T-H Marine announces the Mr. Crappie Hydrowaves and Crappie Care Products
T-H Marine and Wally Marshall Team Up for a Mr. Crappie Line of Products
Part of Wheeler Lake “Toxified”: What now
Hooked On Fusion
Deep Summer Bass and Their Survival
Meunier & Heckel Jig Their Way to TOT Victory
T-H Marine Acquires Tonka Customs Assets
GEICO Partners with the American Bass Anglers
Meet the Abu Garcia® Revo® MGXtreme
Triton 21Trx PATRIOT Edition!
T-H Marine Lowers HydroWave Prices
Hydrowave Joins ABA
Jimmy Mason Joins T-H Marine
More T-H Marine ATLAS Awards Opportunities in 2016
Now is the time to repower with Mercury!





Top 10 Ram American Fishing Tour
Big Bass - 2016

Joe Contreras Waco 10.74
George Hodges Jr Lake Hosston 10.65
Skip Floyd Toledo Bend 9.89
Robert E. Craft Jr Toledo Bend 9.85
David R. Moore Toho 9.46
Jim Zeitler Falls Lake (Open) 9.15
William NB Dowden Toledo Bend 9.15
Gary G. Wilt Istokpoga 8.83
Dustin L. Smith Harris Chain 8.80
Jason Craft Toledo Bend 8.77

Top 10 Ram Truck Open Series
Big Bass - 2016

Casey Gonzalez Toho 10.04
Eric D. Panzironi Toho 9.99
Norm Attaway Chickamauga 9.95
Norm Attaway Chickamauga 9.95
Jim Hayes Kentucky 9.77
Randy A. Childers Keowee 9.67
Dwain Burns Toledo Bend 9.54
Elton D. Brock Sam Rayburn 9.39
Thomas Toth Kissimmee Chain 9.25
Dusty Anders Toledo Bend 9.20

Top 10 Ram American Fishing Tour
Big String - 2016

Jeff Dobson Sooner Lake 26.64
Joe Contreras Waco 25.02
Evelio B. Moreno Jr Lake Of the Pines 24.98
Michael AOY V. Piccolo Northeast River 24.49
Lee AOY T. Williams Gaston Lake 24.39
George Hodges Jr Lake Hosston 24.31
Bobby W. Stanfill Clarks Hill 24.23
Jessie Ray R. Fitzgerald Clarks Hill 23.97
Tony Postell Clarks Hill 23.87
Richard M. Falcon Chaumont Bay 23.47

Top 10 Ram Truck Open Series
Big String - 2016

Ron Yentz Okeechobee 31.07
Steve T. Poland Okeechobee 29.68
Jessie J. Mizell Okeechobee 28.48
Dale Pelfrey Guntersville 28.47
Drew Boggs Kentucky 27.80
Anthony A. Jones Palestine 27.38
Ryan Ingram Eufaula 27.35
Bobby Wooten Kissimmee Chain 27.05
Steven Yeatts Okeechobee 26.39
Jeff Pate Black Lake Campti 26.19

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
Michael D. Stephens Wylie $10000
Andrew S. Getsy Raystown Lake $10000
Mike L. Chester Eufaula $10000
Tim C. Messer Kentucky $10000
Casey Gonzalez Toho $10000
Glen F. Freeman Toledo Bend $10000
Andy Wicker Lake Hartwell $9000

Welcome new ABA Members

Jeff Bouchard Warren, MA
Tom Jenkins Peachtree City, GA
Mark Watkins Port Jefferson Station, NY
Angela Simpson Chapel Hill, TN
David Milan Memphis, TN
Sean Hall North Augusta, SC
Sherry Farrow North Augusta, SC
Rick Vandiver Fort Worth, TX
Jerry Haselden Lexington, SC
Troy Lytle Lexington, SC
Curtis Sellers Panora, IA
Marshall Stevens Sylvania, AL
Roger Perkins Verbena, AL
Matt Dagostino Hillsborough, NJ
William Stewart Covington, GA
Luke Bradley Little Rock, AR
Dillon Fuller New Johnsonville, TN
Dallas McElroy Rainbow City, AL
Nestor Encarnacion Cocoa, Fl
Peter Landers Madison, AL
William Couick Monroe, NC
Kyle Carrier Kennesaw, GA
Jason Tyler Eastpoint, GA
Frank Gilman Sumter, SC
Harry Laubenthal Athens, AL
Andrew Latting Tuckerman, AR
Max Wilson Dallas, GA
Patterson Leeth Hopkins, MN
Steven Grudzinski Clarksville, TN
Richard Baldwin Huxley, IA
Jonathan Tubbs Birmingham, AL
Jeff Cooper Anderson, SC
Rick Wacht Swanzey, NH
Kevin Bates Acworth, GA
Mike Geiger Franklin, NC
Jeff Wood Franklin, NC
Shannon Zelma Dumont, NJ
Nathaniel Kilgore Virginia Beach, VA
Donvie Sanders Spring Lake, NC
Kay Choosakul Cameron, NC
Kevin Crutcher Collierville, TN
Eddie Henson Phila, MS
Shane Cade Clinton, MS
Jim Bob Brock Crystal Springs , MS
Eddie Soberoski Hatiesburg, MS
Tate Brumnett Wagoner, OK
Dale Coleman Hattiesburg, MS
Bryan Steele Chattanooga, TN
Amy Devening Chattanooga, TN
Austin Harris Jr Tarboro, NC