New York Division Opens at Champlain
New York anglers of the ABA Weekend Bass Series will make their opening stop of the year at Lake Champlain on June 14, 2014. The event launch and weigh in will take place at Plattsburg, NY. Registration for the event will take place at the Naked Turtle in Plattsburg, NY on Friday, June 13 from 4:00 to 6:30 pm. More information on the event is available by contacting Tournament Manager Joe Angelone at (256) 777-6152 or going to this link.
This event is hosted by the City of Plattsburg and the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau.
The Champlain event held on June 15, 2013 was won by J.J. Judd of Sheldon, VT. Judd brought in 18.24 pounds to win the event by using a dropshot in 30 feet of water and throwing a crankbait over grass. Randy E. Depto of Kane, PA won the co-angler side of that event with 11.91 pounds. More information on last year’s Champlain event can be found at this link.
Entry fees for ABA Weekend Bass Series one-day events are $200 for boaters and $100 for co-anglers. Weekend Bass Series events are open to all ABA members. Memberships may be purchased onsite at tournament registration, by calling ABA at (256) 232-0406, or by going to www.americanbassanglers.com. ABA membership dues are $25 per year and include a new member gift packet along with a subscription to American Bass Anglers magazine.
Anglers that finish the season in the top 40 points rankings will have opportunity to advance to the WBS Regional Championship to compete for two new Triton Boats at High Rock Lake in Salisbury, NC on September 26 and 27, 2014. Anglers can advance from the WBS Regional Championship to the Ray Scott Championship on Lake Wheeler in Decatur, AL November 12 – 15, 2014 to compete for a $100,000 first place boater prize and a $50,000 first place co-angler prize.
Anglers can also cash in on contingency programs such as Triton Gold, Atlas Awards, Royal Purple Awards, and Mercury/Motorguide bonus money.
American Bass Anglers, Inc. is supported by Triton Boats, Mercury Outboards, Royal Purple Lubricants, Carlisle Tires, Odyssey Batteries, TH Marine, Livingston Lures, Best Western Hotels, Simms Clothing, Garmin, and North American Fishing Club. American Bass Anglers, Inc. can be contacted at (256) 232-0406 or visit AmericanBassAnglers.com.