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2015-07-19 00:00:00

Webster Wins Abu Garcia Revo Big Bass Bonus

John Webster of Bowie, MD won the Abu Garcia Revo Big Bass Bonus after using an Abu Garcia reel to catch his 4.81 pound Big Bass at the July 19th RAM Weekend Bass Series event at the Potomac River. He was awarded an Abu Garcia Revo SX reel valued at $159.99.

The Abu Garcia Revo Big Bass Bonus is an incentive program that applies to selected American Bass Anglers events. The Abu Garcia Revo Big Bass Bonus program applies to all RAM Weekend Bass Series events and RAM 100% Plus Team Tour events along with each competition day of the Military Team Bass Event, American Couples Series National Championship, RAM American Fishing Tour National Championship, and the Ray Scott Championship. There is no fee to participate in this program. Anglers that use any model Abu Garcia reel to catch the prevailing Big Bass at qualifying American Bass Anglers events will be awarded a new Abu Garcia Revo SX reel valued at $159.99. Abu Garcia has created an incentive program without any associated fees, registrations, or claim forms to be filled out.

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2015-07-11 00:00:00

Randall Wins Best Western Travel Card

 Jeffrey Randall of Lake Luzerne, NY was the winner of a $100 Best Western Travel Card at the July 11th, 2015 RAM Weekend Bass Series event at Lake Champlain.  Randall lodged at the host Best Western hotel during the event and he was entered into the Best Western Travel Card drawing.  There is a drawing for a $100 Best Western travel card at every RAM Weekend Bass Series event that has a Best Western host hotel. Anglers must bring their Best Western hotel receipts to registration to enter the drawing.

Best Western Hotels offers an incentive reward program to ABA anglers for staying at Best Western hotels during ABA events. Drawings will be held at all RAM Weekend Bass Series events and all ABA National Championships. At registration, anglers simply need to bring a copy of their receipt from the Best Western hotel that they are lodging at during the event to be entered into the drawing. This program will continue for the entire 2015 season. 

To learn how you can win a Best Western Travel Card visit this link.

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2015-07-19 00:00:00

Gardner Wins Two in a Row at Potomac River

Philip T. Hornsby of Hughesville, MD won the Maryland RAM Weekend Bass Series event on July 19th, 2015 at the Potomac River out of Smallwood State Park. Hornsby brought in a 14.01 pound limit to win $1745. "I found a spot during practice that had a lot of limit sized fish. That was my first stop this morning. After I got in there, I only caught two keepers. I moved on to a couple more spots and nothing panned out. I decided to run to D.C. where I’ve had luck at in the past. I got up there, started fishing some deeper structure with a Shakey Head, and started picking them off. After I came back down, I caught my biggest one," said Hornsby.

Michael R. Tippett of Lexington Park, MD finished in second place with 13.50 pounds winning $886. "It was a frog fishing day for sure. I caught about nine on the frog. In the last ten minutes, I caught a better keeper on a wacky rigged Senko," said Tippett.

Michael Roselle of Laplata, MD finished in third place with 12.76 pounds winning $600 for third place and $450 from the High Stakes Option Pot. 'I caught everything in the grass in 4-6 feet of water on a Hamilton Lures Thunder Jig and a black/blue swim jig. I only had six bites today," said Roselle.

Danny Moffat Jr of White Plains, MD brought in the boater Big Bass of the event weighing 3.89 pounds winning $240 from the Big Bass Pot. He used a jig to catch his Big Bass.

Cort W. Gardner of Jessup, MD won the co-angler side of the Potomac event with 9.58 pounds. This is Gardner's second win in a row in the Maryland division this year. Gardner won $872 for first place and $180 from the High Stakes Option Pot. "I'm just thankful that I got here to weigh in. I'd really like to thank Jason Tibbetts. My boater had broken down and I had this big bag of fish. I had already accepted that I wasn't going to make it in, but we waved at Jason as he came by and he stopped and picked me up, while only having a minute left to go himself," said Gardner.

Hart Hall of Alexandria, VA finished in second on the co-angler side with 8.63 pounds winning $443 for second place and $120 from the High Stakes Option Pot. "I caught two of my fish on a frog and one on a swim jig, all in the grass. I had my limit by 8:00 and the fish were fairly shallow," said Hall.

Marvin E. Reese of Gwynn Oak, MD finished in third place on the co-angler side with 7.72 pounds winning $300. "All of my fish today came on a Senko in 3-4 feet of water," said Reese.

John A. Webster of Bowie, MD had the 4.81 pound co-angler Big Bass of the event to win $90 from the Big Bass Pot. He also used an Abu Garcia reel to catch his Big Bass and he was awarded an Abu Garcia Revo SX reel valued at $159.99 through the Abu Garcia Big Bass Bonus program. "I caught my Big Bass on a swimbait in the grass using an Abu Garcia reel. It was hot," said Webster.   

Complete result can be found at this link

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2015-07-18 00:00:00

Singleton Takes Win at Kentucky Lake

Gary Singleton of Dickson, TN won the Tennessee Central Division RAM Weekend Bass Series event at Kentucky Lake on July 18th, 2015. Singleton weighed in 22.42 pounds to take home $1370 for first place and $420 from the High Stakes Option Pot. "I caught a limit on topwater. Then, I went to some ditches and started throwing a swimbait, a jig, and a worm. Most of my bites were before lunch," said Singleton.  

Todd Ruth of Waverly, TN finished in second place with 15.64 pounds and had the 5.83 pound boater Big Bass winning $698 for second place, $210 from the Big Bass Pot, and $280 from the High Stakes Option Pot. "I caught them on an Ultimate Swimbait, which I make. Most of them were in around six feet of water early in the day," said Ruth.

Brandon A. Eddings of Nashville, TN finished in third place with 15.62 pounds winning $473. Eddings used a crankbait and a swimbait for his catch.

Jason Pilkinton of Charlotte, TN was the co-angler champion of the Kentucky Lake event. Pilkinton had 10.65 pounds and had the 4.27 pound co-angler Big Bass winning $628 for first place and $80 from the Big Bass Pot. "A good friend of mine gave me a tip about a particular swimbait to use and it worked. We had a great day," said Pilkinton.

John Wilkerson of Nashville, TN finished in second place on the co-angler side with 7.98 pounds winning $303 for second place. "We caught all of them on a 10 inch watermelon colored worm in the grass. All of our bites were early in about 10 feet of water," Wilkerson.

Dianna Montgomery of Lebanon, TN was the third place co-angler with 5.00 pounds winning a total of $428 for second place and High Stakes Option Pot money. "I was using a green pumpkin Zoom Mag Trick Worm in about eight feet of water," said Montgomery.  

Complete results can be found at this link

The next Tennessee Central Division RAM Weekend Bass Series event will be held on September 19th & 20th, 2015 at Kentucky Lake, launching from Paris Landing State Park. More info on this upcoming event can be found at this link or by calling ABA tournament manager, Kristin Malott, at (256) 771-3709.

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2015-07-18 00:00:00

Jacobson Wins Best Western Travel Card

Russell "Jake" Jacobson of Lenoir City, TN was the winner of a $100 Best Western Travel Card at the July 18th, 2015 RAM Weekend Bass Series event at Lake Chickamauga.  Jacobson lodged at the host Best Western hotel during the event and he was entered into the Best Western Travel Card drawing.  There is a drawing for a $100 Best Western travel card at every RAM Weekend Bass Series event that has a Best Western host hotel. Anglers must bring their Best Western hotel receipts to registration to enter the drawing.

Best Western Hotels offers an incentive reward program to ABA anglers for staying at Best Western hotels during ABA events. Drawings will be held at all RAM Weekend Bass Series events and all ABA National Championships. At registration, anglers simply need to bring a copy of their receipt from the Best Western hotel that they are lodging at during the event to be entered into the drawing. This program will continue for the entire 2015 season. 

To learn how you can win a Best Western Travel Card visit this link.

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2015-07-18 00:00:00

Attaway Wins Tennessee East Event

Norm Attaway of Clearwater, SC won the Tennessee East Division RAM Weekend Bass Series event Lake Chickamauga on July 18th, 2015. Attaway weighed in a total of 16.73 pounds to win $1507 for first place and $350 from the High Stakes Option Pot. "I caught some fish this morning, but they were all small. The son got really high and I started flipping shallow hydrilla. I've tried to catch them out deep, but I'm not from here and there was a boat on every spot that looked like an obvious place for deep fish, so I looked for some places in between," said Attaway.

Greg Shaver of Dayton, TN finished in second place with 16.25 pounds winning $768. "I was fishing the upper end of the lake and I caught most of my fish on a jig and a worm," said Shaver.

Jeff A. Knight of Cleveland, TN finished in third place with 14.78 pounds winning $520 and $120 from the High Stakes Option Pot. "I went up to Hiwassee and stayed there all day," said Knight.

James "Andy" of Parkinson of Dalton, GA brought in the boater Big Bass weighing 8.36 pounds to win $210 from the Big Bass Pot and $373 for fourth place. "It was late in the day and I was around the mid-lake area when I caught the Big Bass. I had been offshore, but the offshore bite has been tough lately. Those fish are just really beat up. I moved over to a cove and flipped up under a dock and caught her. It was the only bite I got in there," said Parkinson.

Toby Steele of Ten Mile, TN was the co-angler champion of the event with 10.86 pounds winning $685 for first place and $175 from the High Stakes Option Pot. Steele use a Wobble Head, a Biffle Bug, and a jig. "It was just one here and one there throughout the day. I was just fortunate that I got four good bites and was able to cull one of them," said Steele.

Jared Sullivan of Hixson, TN finished in second place on the co-angler side with 10.85 pounds winning $345 for second place and $75 from the High Stakes Option Pot. "It was a later bite on some deeper fish for us," said Sullivan.

Russell ""Jake" Jacobson of Lenoir City, TN and Frank Lillig of Acworth, GA tied for the third place co-angler spot with 8.27 pounds winning $203 each. "I caught my two biggest ones on a Strike King 6XD crankbait around mid-lake in deeper water. It was a good time and I really enjoyed it,” said Jacobson. "We fished toward the south end and we both ended up throwing a 1/2 ounce green pumpkin jig with a Strike King Rage Craw trailer. It was a really light bite and the fish would just barely pick it up. With my St. Croix Avid X rod, I could feel the fish pick it up," said Lillig.

William "Lucas" Neal of Harriman, TN brought in the co-angler Big Bass of the tournament weighing 7.98 pounds.

Complete result can be found at this link.

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2015-07-11 00:00:00

Jones Wins Palestine Two-Day Event

Keith Jones of Texarkana, TX won the East Texas RAM Weekend Bass Series two-day event on July 11th & 12th, 2015 at Lake Palestine running out of Villages Marina. His winning two-day limit of 32.86 pounds was worth $2363 for first place and $547 from the High Stakes Option Pot. "I found some fish that were biting topwater early in the day in some lily pads.  I was able to catch a limit on a frog before 8:00 AM on both days, but they were smaller fish around two pounds each.  I had caught a four pounder in practice flipping some timber with a D Bomb and a few others casting a Chatterbait, so I hoped to use the timber for my better fish and it paid off.  It's always a good feeling to have a limit early in the morning and I was fortunate enough to do that on both days.  I culled all five of the fish I caught from the pads on Day One.  I wasn't sure that the fish I found in the timber were going to replenish after the first day, so I left them after a few hours and went back to the pads, but on Day Two the same patterns worked again, culling all five for a second time and with better fish than yesterday.  I was very fortunate with the way things played out.  I haven't been to this lake in about 10 years before this tournament," said Jones.

Albert Collins Nacogdoches, TX finished in second place with a two-day total of 29.76 winning $1204 and $279 from the High Stakes Option Pot.  

Jackie Jayroe of Royse City, TX finished in third place with a two-day total of 27.02 pounds winning $816 and $189 from the High Stakes Option Pot.

Bret McLendon of Gilmer, TX weighed in the 6.99 pound Big Bass of the event to win $240 from the Big Bass Pot.

Randy Keating of Plano, TX won the co-angler side of the two-day Lake Palestine event with total of 13.86 pounds. Keating won $1168 for first place. "I had a good day the first day.  I think in all I caught between 10-12 fish and had a limit before noon.  I caught a solid keeper just after 12:00 PM and culled once, then culled a second time right before we left to head for weigh in.  We spent the day fishing rip rap early and I was catching fish on a worm. Later on, we went to some docks and that's where I culled up throwing a jig.  My 10.03 pounds on the first day was a great start, but I was nervous on the second day because I didn't want to lose the lead.  I only had two keepers today for a little over three pounds, but the fishing was tough and it was just enough weight to win.  My boaters were great on both days and I can't say enough to thank them," said Keating. 

Joe Embry of Tyler, TX finished in second on the co-angler side with two-day total of 11.79 pounds winning $594 for second place and $200 from the High Stakes Option Pot.

Jared Gilbert of Grand Prairie, TX finished in third place on the co-angler side with a two-day total of 10.54 pounds winning $402 for third place and $120 from the High Stakes Option Pot. 

Anthony Watts of The Colony, TX brought in the 4.05 pound co-angler Big Bass winning $110 from the Big Bass Pot.

Complete result can be found at this link.

After the completion of the final 2015 event of the East Texas division, Albert Collins of Nacogdoches, TX is the boater division Angler of the Year and Todd Schnakenberg of Cedar Park, TX is the co-angler division Angler of the Year.  More to follow about these two East Texas anglers.

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2015-07-11 00:00:00

Willis Wins Abu Garcia Revo Big Bass Bonus

Damien Willis of Jacksonville, AL won the Abu Garcia Revo Big Bass Bonus after using an Abu Garcia reel to catch the 5.49 pound boater Big Bass at the July 11th RAM Weekend Bass Series event at Lake Weiss. He was awarded an Abu Garcia Revo SX reel valued at $159.99.

The Abu Garcia Revo Big Bass Bonus is an incentive program that applies to selected American Bass Anglers events. The Abu Garcia Revo Big Bass Bonus program applies to all RAM Weekend Bass Series events and RAM 100% Plus Team Tour events along with each competition day of the Military Team Bass Event, Couples Series National Championship, AFT National Championship, and the Ray Scott Championship. There is no fee to participate in this program. Anglers that use any model Abu Garcia reel to catch the prevailing Big Bass at qualifying American Bass Anglers events will be awarded a new Abu Garcia Revo SX reel valued at $159.99. Abu Garcia has created an incentive program without any associated fees, registrations, or claim forms to be filled out.

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2015-07-11 00:00:00

Tucker Takes Win at Weiss

Terry Tucker of Gadsden, AL won the Alabama North Division RAM Weekend Bass Series event at Lake Weiss on July 11th, 2015. Tucker weighed in 17.09 pounds to take home $1938 for first place and $400 from the High Stakes Option Pot. "I caught most of my fish in shallow grass in about eight inches of water using a homemade green pumpkin jig," said Tucker.

Bradley Jones of Aragon, GA finished in second place with 16.85 pounds winning $982 for second place and $240 from the High Stakes Option Pot. "I was using a Strike King 6XD cranking river ledges," said Jones.

Kent Keys of Anniston, AL finished in third place with 15.83 pounds winning $663. Keys caught his limit on mid-lake ledges in 10-15 feet of water using a gourd green football jig.

Damien Willis of Jacksonville, AL brought in the boater Big Bass weighing 5.49 pounds to win the $280 from the Big Bass Pot. Willis also won $472 for fourth place and $160 from the High Stakes Option Pot. He used an Abu Garcia reel to catch his Big Bass, so he was awarded a new Abu Garcia Revo XS reel valued at $159.99 from the Abu Garcia Revo Big Bass Bonus program. "I caught my Big Bass on an isolated stump out on a flat using a Excite Baits football jig and using an Abu Garcia reel," said Willis.

Nathan Blalock of Kingston, GA was the co-angler champion of the Weiss event. Blalock had 9.54 pounds winning $864 for first place. Blalock used a black/blue Senko in 14 feet of water.

Gregory Nunnelly of Ohatchee, AL finished in second place on the co-angler side with 9.17 pounds winning $438 for second place. Nunnelly used a Shaky Head with a trick worm in three different colors (red bug, watermelon, and green pumpkin). He caught his fish late in the tournament in 1-8 feet of water.

Chris Howell of Anniston, AL was the third place co-angler with 8.41 pounds winning $296. Howell used a Fat Sack jig with an Excite Baits Raptor Craw in 15 feet of water.

Ronald Ingram of New Hope, AL caught the 3.62 pound co-angler Big Bass to win $125 from the Big Bass Pot. Ingram used a black plastic bait on a Shakey Head to catch his Big Bass.

Complete results can be found at this link

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2015-07-11 00:00:00

Babineau Wins at Champlain

Glenn Babineau of Mechanicsville, NY won the New York division RAM Weekend Bass Series event on July 11th, 2015 at Lake Champlain launching from Ticonderoga State Ramp. Babineau's winning limit of 20.13 pounds was worth $2279 for first place and $499 from the High Stakes Option Pot. "I started off flipping grass this morning to catch a limit and get comfortable. My two bigger fish came later using a small crankbait around rocks and wood in 5-6 feet of water," said Babineau.

Mike C. Neilson of Ontario, Canada finished in second place with 18.91 pounds winning $1152 fo second place and $254 from the High Stakes Option Pot. "I started off throwing a wacky rigged Senko on a weed line and caught my limit. Then, I went down a shallow bank in 4-5 feet of water throwing a crankbait and caught a few fish. I finally caught a bigger one at the end of the day flipping mats," said Neilson.

Jason Stoddard of St. Albans, VT finished in third place with 18.56 pounds, including the boater Big Bass weighing 5.34 pounds, to win $777 for third place, $410 from the Big Bass Pot, and $172 from the High Stakes Option Pot. "I caught all of my fish flipping grass in nine feet of water with a tube," said Stoddard.

Joseph Vacanti of Mount Laurel, NJ won the co-angler side of the Champlain event with 11.27 pounds. Vacanti won a total of $950 for first place and $238 from the High Stakes Option Pot. "We headed south this morning and fished weed lines. We were in the same area pretty much all day," said Vacanti.

John K. Garavelli of Albany, NY finished in second place on the co-angler side with 10.92 pounds winning $482. "We went up north and fished grass. I had a great boater and had a great day," said Garavelli.

Rich Perez of Rotterdam, NY finished in third place on the co-angler side with 10.88 pounds winning $326 for third place and $121 from the High Stakes Option Pot. "We just hammered them all day," said Perez.

John J. Scipione of Brewerton, NY brought in the 4.70 pound co-angler Big Bass to win $140 from the Big Bass Pot.

Complete result can be found at this link

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