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2015-08-27 00:00:00

Campbell Wins Best Western Travel Card

Cory Campbell of Malakoff, TX was the winner of a $100 Best Western Travel Card at the August 22-23, 2015 Ram Weekend Bass Series event at Sam Rayburn. Campbell 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.

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2015-08-27 00:00:00

Byrd Wins New Abu Garcia Revo

Matt Byrd of Kingwood, TX won the Abu Garcia Revo Big Bass Bonus after using an Abu Garcia reel to catch his 8.07 pound Big Bass at the August 22-23, 2015 Ram Weekend Bass Series event at Sam Rayburn. 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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2015-08-22 00:00:00

Collins Wins Two-Day Championship on Sam Rayburn

Albert Collins of Nacogdoches, TX won the Texas Southeast Ram Weekend Bass Series Two-Day Championship event on August 22-23, 2015 at Sam Rayburn running. His winning two-day limit of 41.92 pounds was worth $1950. "I really didn't figure I could beat Clayton after Day One and I thought he would catch 20 plus again today. I was fishing drop-offs with a Texas rigged worm and I threw a crankbait a little. Most everything came on a Missile Baits Tomahawk worm and a Mister Twister 10 inch worm," said Collins.

Clayton Boulware of Zavalla, TX finished in second place with a two-day total of 41.60 pounds winning $994. "It was a good weekend. I had everything I weighed in on Day One by 12:15. When you're culling four pounders, you tend to quit doing that, because you know you need those fish the next day. On Day One, I had four on a frog and one on a 6XD. On Day Two, I went back and threw a frog all day and had a five pounder pretty quick. They just didn't bite near as well as they did on Day One. I had one about five pounds on a frog that just came off. I knew what I had to have and who I needed to beat and what I had wasn't enough to beat Albert. I can't complain. When you have over 40 pounds and catch most of them on a frog, what can you say?” said Boulware.

John Maddox of Lufkin, TX finished in third place with a two-day total of 35.89 pounds winning $483 and $150 from the High Stakes Option Pot. "I caught them shallow, flipping trees yesterday. Today, I went and flipped trees this morning and had 15-16 pounds early. I culled all of those out later, deep cranking," said Maddox.

Matt Byrd of Kingwood, TX weighed in the 8.07 pound boater Big Bass of the event to win $190 from the Big Bass Pot. Byrd used an Abu Garcia reel to catch his Big Bass and he was awarded an Abu Garcia Revo SX valued at $159.99 through the Abu Garcia Revo Big Bass program.

Stephen Wells of Marshall, TX on the co-angler side of the two-day Sam Rayburn event with total of 23.48 pounds and the 6.04 pound co-angler Big Bass. Wells won $1028 for first place and $70 from the Big Bass Pot. "I had two great partners and I can't complain. They kept me on the fish and around the fish. I caught most of them shallow. I caught two on a frog yesterday and the rest on a Texas rig after that. On Day Two, I caught the six pounder on a frog and the frog bite quit, so I started Texas rigging. It was a good day," said Wells.

Joey Mason of Palestine, TX finished in second on the co-angler side with two-day total of 20.16 pounds winning $524 for second place and $135 from the High Stakes Option Pot. "I had a great weekend and had two great boaters. I fished shallow both days. On Day One, I had one frog fish and the rest were on Texas rigged speed worms. On Day Two, I threw a frog all day long," said Mason.  

Sammy Strong of Orange, TX finished in third place on the co-angler side with a two-day total of 19.97 pounds winning $355. "I had two great partners and they took me to the right places. Most of my fish were on an Ol' Monster," said Strong.

Complete result can be found at this link.

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2015-08-15 00:00:00

Fristik Claims Victory on St. Lawrence River

Henry Fristik of Chester, MA won the New York division Ram Weekend Bass Series event on August 15th, 2015 at the St. Lawrence River launching from Cape Vincent Town Ramp. Fristik's winning limit of 20.75 pounds, which included the 6.27 pound Boater Big Bass, was worth $1620 for first place, $220 from the Big Bass Pot, and $300 from the High Stakes Option Pot. He used an Abu Garcia reel to catch his Big Bass and he was awarded a new Abu Garcia Revo XS reel valued at $159.99 from the Abu Garcia Revo Big Bass Bonus. "I only caught about nine fish today. My weight makes it sound like I had a phenomenal day, but it really wasn't. I caught one fish on the first cast. It was almost six pounds and I went about an hour after that without a fish. We went to another spot and I caught four in12 or 13 minutes. One of those was the big one. I lost a bigger fish than that. Then, I didn't catch anything for about four hours and I rounded out my day with a largemouth. The smallies all came out of around 30 feet of water and the largemouth came flipping. They all came from the main river channel," said Fristik.

Aaron Stone of Rome, NY finished in second place with 18.84 pounds winning $823. Stone used a brown jig in 4-5 feet of water.

Tom Tarasoff of Ontario, Canada finished in third place with 17.16 pounds to win $557 for third place and $200 from the High Stakes Option Pot. "I was drop shotting. We caught them in 40 feet of water, 25, 10, all over. I caught eight fish and culled three times. I spent a lot of the day netting fish and positioning the boat so that my co-angler, Brian Depto, could win again. It slowed down for us in the afternoon. The morning was busier," said Tarasoff.

Brian Depto of Kane, PA won the co-angler side of the St. Lawrence event with 13.59 pounds and the 4.70 pound Co-Angler Big Bass. Depto won $810 for first place and $115 from the Big Bass Pot. "I caught all of my fish early on a drop shot, one shallow and the rest deep. I never culled all day," said Depto.

Danny Bush of Peekskill, NY finished in second place on the co-angler side with 11.54 pounds winning $412 for second place and $212 from the High Stakes Option Pot. "I had a long wet ride. We went out to the lake and I caught all of my fish shallow, throwing jigs. I got three bites," said Bush.

John Scipione of Brewerton, NY finished in third place on the co-angler side with 10.23 pounds winning $279 for third place and $127 from the High Stakes Option Pot. "We caught fish all day. My boater, Andy, put me on fish, so I caught them on a drop shot. We were in the lake. There were some big ones that took a long time to get in and some small ones that were really fighting hard. You think you have a six pounder on and it comes in to be a two, but that's just the fish swimming in the current. It's definitely different from Oneida, where I'm from. It was an all-around good day. It's the toughest time of the year to catch them and I was surprised to catch them all day. The bite was on," said Scipione.

Complete result can be found at this link

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2015-08-15 00:00:00

Conant Wins New Abu Garcia Revo

Eric Conant of Lakeland, FL won the Abu Garcia Revo Big Bass Bonus after using an Abu Garcia reel to catch his "monster" 9.62 pound Big Bass at the August 15th-16th, 2015 Ram Weekend Bass Series event at Lake Toho. 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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2015-08-15 00:00:00

Jones Wins Claims Co-Angler Victory at Toho

Bryan Jones Zephyrhills, FL was the co-angler champion of the Ram Weekend Bass Series Florida Division Two-Day Championshp event on August 15th-16th, 2015 at Lake Toho running out of Lakefront Park. Jones had a two-day total of 25.55 pounds winning $1679 for first place and $330 from the High Stakes Option Pot. "Yesterday, we went down to Kissimmee and today, we were in Toho. The main things that I was doing were throwing frogs and flipping hydrilla," said Jones.

Dan Fay of Orlando, FL finished in second place on the co-angler side with a two-day total of 20.61 pounds winning $850. Fay also won the points race after this event making him the Co-Angler Angler of the Year for 2015 in the Florida Division. "Yesterday, we were just worming shell beds and just grinding it out. I didn't have a fish until 12:30 and it was a small one. I put a culling tag on it for confidence that I would cull it out and it just started happening. I was catching one every 15-20 minutes and then, I caught a six pounder. Next thing I know, I'm tossing out the one with the culling tag. Today, it was kind of a slow process too, but we ended up going down to Kissimmee and I caught about eight pounds down there and another two pounds on the way up," said Fay.   

Jackie Barber of Coco, FL finished in third place co-angler side with a two-day total of 17.48 pounds winning $573 and $167 from the High Stakes Option Pot. "Yesterday, we made the long run down to Kissimmee and I caught two fish on a Senko. We came back up into to Toho and I caught two on a Fluke. Today, we stayed in Toho and I caught one off of topwater, one off of a big worm, and I caught an eight pounder off of a Senko," said Barber. He finished third in the points race qualifying for the 2016 Ray Scott Championship.

Joseph Horyza of Palm Harbor, FL brought in the 8.26 pound co-angler Big Bass to win $205 from the Big Bass Pot. "It was about 10 o'clock this morning and I caught it on a Big Dawg Senko type bait in June Bug color," said Horyza.

Complete result can be found at this link.

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2015-08-15 00:00:00

Olivier Wins Florida Two-Day Championship

Troy Olivier of Lakeland, FL won the Florida Division Ram Weekend Bass Series Two-Day Divisional Championship at Lake Toho on August 15th-16th, 2015. Olivier weighed in a two-day total of 38.18 pounds to win $3273 for first place and $523 from the High Stakes Option Pot. "I ran south today and threw a worm and a Chatter bait. My five fish came on five different baits today, about the same as yesterday," said Olivier. He landed in second place in the points race after this event sealing his birth into the 2016 Ray Scott Championship at Lake Hartwell.

Austin Schroeder of Zephyrhills, FL finished in second place with a two-day total of 36.65 pounds winning $1655 ad $267 from the High Stakes Option Pot. "I flipped grass all day today. Yesterday, I caught them in the pads flipping a Senko Today, it just didn't happen so, I made the run down to Kissimmee, flipped the grass, and got lucky with two big ones," said Schroeder. Schroeder's divisional championship finish guarantees his spot at the 2016 Ray Scott Championship.

James Watkins of Lakeland, FL finished in third place with a two-day total of 35.21 pounds winning $1116 and $181 from the High Stakes Option Pot. "I just sat back and casted a worm all day long. I caught some fish and lost some fish," said Watkins. Watkins has qualified for the Ray Scott Championship after his two-day championship finish.

Eric Conant of Lakeland, FL brought in the boater Big Bass weighing 9.62 pounds to win $400 from the Big Bass Pot, $792 for his fourth place finish with a two-day total of 34.93 pounds, and $129 from the High Stakes Option Pot. Contant used an Abu Garcia reel to catch his Big Bass and he was awarded a new Abu Garcia Revo XS reel valued at $159.99 from the Abu Garcia Revo Big Bass Bonus. "I stared out throwing Skinny Dippers, changed over to a Chatter Bait, and caught my Big Bass on a Chatter Bait using an Abu Garcia Revo SX reel. It was fun to catch and I really didn't think that it was that big until it got close to the boat, but it really helped me out," said Conant. Conant’s fourth place finish locks in his seat at the 2016 Ray Scott Championship.

Jeremy Smith of Plant City, FL won the points race to become the Boater Angler of the Year for the 2015 Florida Division.

Complete result can be found at this link.

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2015-08-08 00:00:00

Crowder Wins Maryland Event

Kermit Crowder of Matoaca, VA won the Maryland Ram Weekend Bass Series event on August 8th, 2015 at the Potomac River out of Smallwood State Park. Crowder brought in a 16.46 pound limit that included the 4.80 pound boater Big Bass to win $1620 for first place, $230 from the Big Bass Pot, and $450 from the High Stakes Option Pot. He was also awarded an Abu Garcia Revo XS reel valued at $159.99 through the Abu Garcia Revo Big Bass program for using an Abu Garcia reel to catch his Big Bass. "I'd like to thank my hero, David Williams. He put me on the fish this morning and told me where they were at. I sat the boat down, had five bites, put five fish in the boat, and that's the only five bites I had all day. I was using a black frog," said Crowder.

Brett Ewing of Waldorf, MD finished in second place with 15.62 pounds winning $823. "I caught the majority of my fish on a green pumpkin 4x4 jig and a black popping frog, fishing mainly hardline grass," said Ewing.

Jason Tibbetts of Centreville, VA finished in third place with 14.41 pounds winning $557. "I found these fish last weekend. I was out pre-fishing and found some fish. I caught them all on a drop shot today with a finesse worm in roughly 8-12 feet of water," said Tibbetts. 

Steve Duri of Hardy, VA won the co-angler side of the Potomac event with 8.09 pounds and the 4.59 pound co-angler Big Bass. Duri won $810 for first place and $105 from the Big Bass Pot. "We threw a little bit of topwater first thing this morning. We didn't see too many fish blowing up on them, so I changed over to a Chatter Bait and had a little bit of luck with that. Other than that, I threw a Senko and that's how I caught my Big Bass. I'm pretty happy about the day and I have to give credit to my boater for putting me on the fish," said Duri.

Dennis Jones of La Plata, MD finished in second on the co-angler side with 5.47 pounds winning $412. "We didn't run too far and I mainly used a swim jig in 4-6 feet of water, fishing the grass," said Jones.

Thomas Mclean of Reston, VA finished in third place on the co-angler side with 5.09 pounds winning $279 for third place and $180 from the High Stakes Option Pot.

Complete result can be found at this link

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2015-08-13 00:00:00

Gleason Wins Leer Cover Cash Bonus

Darold Gleason made some extra cash with the LEER Cover Cash bonus on his 11th place finish at the ABA Ram Weekend Bass Series event at Toledo Bend Lake.

Want to win some extra cash after you put 'em on the scales? Then you need to get registered for the LEER Cover Cash program. If you own a LEER Truck Cap Tonneau cover you need to check outhttp://leercovercash.com or call (918) 742-6424 and Kristie will sign you up.

 

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2015-08-11 00:00:00

Tennessee East Two-Day Championship Event Rescheduled

The Tennessee East Ram Weekend Bass Series event scheduled for September 12th-13th, 2015 has been rescheduled. The Tennessee East Two-Day Divisional Championship will now take place out of Dayton Boat Dock at Lake Chickamauga on October 10th-11th, 2015. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause our RAM Weekend Bass Series anglers. Anglers not able to participate in this event due to the schedule change are eligible for a full refund of his/her entry fee for this event. Any questions or concerns should be directed to tournament director, Billy Benedetti, at (256) 230-5632.

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