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2015-03-21 00:00:00

Lamberth Wins at Percy Priest

Jeff Lamberth of Mount Juliet, TN won the Tennessee Central RAM Weekend Bass Series opener at Percy Priest on March 21st, 2015. Lamberth weighed in a 16.55 pound limit to take the win and collect $3205. He used a Shad Rap and shallow crankbait on points outside of pockets in the mid lake area to catch his winning limit.

Billy Hinson of Mount Juliet, TN finished second with 16.12 pounds winning $1622 and $475 from the High Stakes Option Pot. He used a Strike King 1.5 in blue/chartreuse for his catch. "I caught my bigger fish early and my last fish about 30 minutes before weigh in," said Hinson.

Daniel Johnson of Lebanon, TN finished third with 14.35 pounds winning $1094 and $283 from the High Stakes Option pot. He used a Rat-L-Trap and a square bill in sallow areas.

Jayson Johnson had the 6.16 pound boater Big Bass of the event worth $370. Johnson caught the Big Bass in shallow water on a Zorro spinnerbait.

John Howell of Murfreesboro, TN was the co-angler champion of the event with 12.54 pounds winning $1130. "I had two on a topwater Spook later in the afternoon and one on a Carolina rig about 10:00 am this morning," said Johnson.

Matt Simcox of Carthage, TN finished in second on the co-angler side with 9.90 pounds winning $575 and $200 from the High Stakes Option Pot. "I pretty much got lucky and caught them all on a jig," said Simcox.

Brennon Binkley of Franklin, TN was the third place co-angler with 8.83 pounds winning $390.

Jerry Hauck of Portland, TN had the 4.70 pound co-angler Big Bass worth $75. He caught the Big Bass on a Strike King spinnerbait.

Complete result can be found at this link

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2015-03-29 00:00:00

Robertson Takes Kentucky Opener

Matthew Robertson of Central City, KY won the Kentucky division opener of the Ram Weekend Bass Series on March 29th, 2015 at Kentucky Lake. Robertson weighed in a 25.25 pound limit to win $1727 and $420 from the High Stakes Option Pot. He used a Rat-L-Trap and a square bill to catch his fish off of secondary points.

Carlisle pro David Gnewikow of Mount Juliet, TN finished in second place with 18.49 pounds including the 7.40 pound boater Big Bass of the event. Gnewikow won $876 for second place and $250 for Big Bass. He stated that his pattern from the previous day fell through and he ended up catching his fish on a Strike King spinnerbait.

Carlisle pro Mickey Beck of Lebanon, TN finished in third place with 17.80 pounds winning $592 and $280 from the High Stakes Option Pot. Beck caught a few on topwater, but the majority of his fish came swimming a 3/8 ounce Hoppy's Flippin Jig.

David Carroll of Manitou, KY won the co-angler side of the event with 9.49 pounds including the 4.66 pound co-angler Big Bass. Carroll won $872 for first place, $125 for Big bass, and $213 from the High Stakes Option Pot. He said that he did not get a bite until after 1;00 pm. His fish all came on a Chatterbait.

William Walsh of Bon Aqua, TN was the second place co-angler with 6.58 pounds winning $443 for second and $128 from the High Stakes Option Pot. Walsh caught his fish later in the day with a chrome/blue Rat-L-Trap.

David Leever of Mount Orab, OH finished in third with 3.54 pounds winning $300 for third and $85 from the High Stakes Option Pot.

Complete result can be found at this link

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2015-03-28 00:00:00

Robicheaux Takes Title at Atchafalaya Basin

Tommy Robicheaux of Erath, LA won the second Louisiana RAM Weekend Bass Series event of the season on March 28th, 2015 at the Atchafalaya Basin. His winning weight of 11.80 pounds was worth $1644 and $330 from the High Stakes Option Pot. Despite a breakdown on Friday, Tommy pulled out his win by fishing the backs of canals looking for mixed water. "It was very tough today, but I had to grind it out and I got a couple of good bites to help me," said Robicheaux.

Brett Sellers of Denham Springs, LA  finished in second place with 9.95 pounds winning $838.

Leroy Keating of Ponchatoula, LA won the co-angler side with 10.50 pounds and the co-angler Big Bass weighing 3.98 pounds. Keating won $651 and $85 for Big Bass. His fish came on topwater and plastics.

John Jacobs of Mansura, LA finished in second on the co-angler side with 6.71 pounds winning $332 and $150 from the High Stakes Option Pot.

Complete result can be found at this link

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2015-04-04 00:00:00

RAM Weekend Bass Series at Guntersville This Saturday

The Alabama North division of the RAM Weekend Bass Series will have its first event of the season on Saturday, April 4th at Lake Guntersville. Alabama North anglers will be launching from Guntersville State Park for the event. Onsite registration and safety briefing will be held at the Guntersville State Park Lodge Camellia Room on Friday, April 3rd. Registration will be from 4:00-6:30pm CST and the safety briefing will follow promptly at 7:00pm CST. All participating anglers must be registered by 6:30pm CST on Friday, April 3rd in order to participate in this event. Anglers can register for this event online at http://www.americanbassanglers.com or by calling ABA at (256) 232-0406. More information on this event can be found at this link or by calling tournament manager, Kristin Malott at (256) 771-3709.

This event is hosted by the Marshall County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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2015-03-28 00:00:00

Two in a Row for Taylor

Brock Taylor of Pendleton, SC won his second South Carolina RAM Weekend Bass Series event of the year on March 28th, 2015 at Lake Hartwell. Taylor weighed in a 21.37 pound limit for the win, as well as, the 6.09 pound boater Big Bass of the event. He won $1,785 for first place finish. Taylor used a jerkbait in 10 feet of water near ditch lines for his win. He also won the first event of the year at Murray and he said, "I hope my luck keeps going."

Brian Gunn of Savannah, GA finished in second place with 19.80 pounds winning $905 for second place, $280 from the Big Bass Pot, and $350 from the High Stakes Option Pot. "I started on the Georgia side and caught a limit there. I was primarily fishing shallow, cranking and throwing a Chatterbait targeting docks and bank cover," said Gunn.

Vince Smith of Westminster, SC finished third with 17.71 pounds winning $612. "I was mid lake around Andersonville Island and I caught all of my fish bedding, except for my big fish that came on a Senko," said Smith.

Charles "Chuck" Padgett of Greenwood, TN won the co-angler side of the event with 11.59 pounds and the 4.67 pound co-angler Big Bass. He won $719 for first place, $90 from the Big Bass Pot, and $225 from the High Stakes Option Pot. "We were fishing mid to lower lake targeting spawning pockets and we figured out that the fish were pulling out. We started running docks in pre spawn pockets to find the fish. I’d just like to thank the good Lord for letting me fish," said Padgett.

Robert Lytton of Moncks Corner, SC finished second with 7.45 pounds winning $366 for second place and $100 from the High Stakes Option Pot. "We were in the mid lake area. I caught my biggest fish on a shallow running square bill and the rest on a Shakey Head," said Lytton.

Clint Jackson of Seneca, SC finished in third place with 7.33 pounds winning $248. "We were fishing mid lake to down lake. I caught two on a jerkbait early. We fished docks the rest of the day and I caught a couple more on a jig," said Jackson.

Complete result can be found at this link

This event was hosted by Visit Anderson.

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2015-03-21 00:00:00

Hahne Takes Oklahoma Opener

Darren Hahne of Ottawa, IL won the Oklahoma division opener of the RAM Weekend Bass Series at Lake Tenkiller on March 21st, 2015. Hahne weighed in a 14.79 pound limit to take the win and claimed $3000 for first place and $563 from the High Stakes Option Pot. He used a Megabass jerkbait in 10-12 feet of water around the mid lake area to catch his limit of smallmouth. "I had a good time and a great co-angler. It was a lot of fun, especially since I haven't fished Tenkiller in 23 years," said Hahne.

Mark Johnson of Weleetka, OK finished in second place with 12.41 pounds to win $1351. "It was really tough with slick water and no wind. I keyed in on dirty water in the mid lake area using a red craw pattern medium crankbait," said Johnson.

Brandon Mosely of Choctaw, OK finished third with 11.76 pounds winning $910 for third place and $286 from the High Stakes Option Pot "I started in a clear water pocket with 50-51 degree water using a jerkbait and couple a couple of fish. Later, I moved to a dock line where I caught some fish with a spinnerbait on Friday. My first pass on the docks produced nothing, but I caught them on the second pass," Mosley.

Don Turner of Wagner, OK caught the boater Big Bass. His 5.99 pound bass and 10th place finish was worth $852.

Anthony Harris of Westville, OK took home the co-angler trophy for catching 7.17 pounds and the 4.46 pound co-angler Big Bass. He collected $1129 for hid day's work. "I caught my first one right off the bat and I didn't catch another one for six hours. My Big Bass came on a jig, but I did use a jerkbait as well throughout the day," said Harris.

Steven Houchin of Oklahoma City, OK finished second with 6.91 pounds winning $491. "We went way up river, started flipping, and I caught one there. Then, we moved back to the main lake and threw a jerkbait. I used a Missile Baits D-Bomb and a Texas rig while flipping," said Houchin.

Justin Newell of Muskogee, OK finished in third with 4.62 pounds winning $332 for third place and $212 from the High Stakes Option Pot.

Complete result can be found at this link

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2015-03-28 00:00:00

Atchafalaya Basin is Second Stop for Louisiana

The Louisiana division of the RAM Weekend Bass Series will have its second event of the season on Saturday, March 28th at the Atchafalaya Basin. Louisiana anglers will be launching from Doiron's Landing for the event. Onsite registration and safety briefing will be held at Doiron's Landing on Friday, March 27th. Registration will be from 4:00-6:30pm CST and the safety briefing will follow promptly at 7:00pm CST. All participating anglers must be registered by 6:30pm CST on Friday, March 27th in order to participate in this event. Anglers can register for this event online at http://www.americanbassanglers.com or by calling ABA at (256) 232-0406. More information on this event can be found at this link or by calling tournament manager, Chris Wayand at (256)-230-5627.

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2015-03-28 00:00:00

South Carolina at Hartwell This Weekend

The South Carolina division of the RAM Weekend Bass Series will have its second event of the season on Saturday, March 28th at Lake Hartwell. South Carolina anglers will be launching from the new Green Pond Landing for the event. Onsite registration and safety briefing will be held at Green Pond Landing on Friday, March 27th. Registration will be from 4:00-6:30pm EST and the safety briefing will follow promptly at 7:00pm EST. All participating anglers must be registered by 6:30pm EST on Friday, March 27th in order to participate in this event. Anglers can register for this event online at http://www.americanbassanglers.com or by calling ABA at (256) 232-0406. More information on this event can be found at this link.

This event is hosted by Visit Anderson.

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2015-03-21 00:00:00

Ray Takes the Win at Eufaula

Chandler Ray of Arlington, GA took the win on Lake Eufaula at the Georgia division RAM Weekend Bass Series event on March 21st, 2015. Ray weighed in 22.87 pounds to earn his first place finish and $3000 along with $680 from the High Stakes Option Pot. "I started out fishing the south end of the lake using a Buddha swim jig with a Big Bite Swimming Craw trailer. After the sun came up, I moved offshore to brush piles and natural staging points in 10-17 feet of water using a Texas rigged 5" Big Bite Fighting Frog with a ½ ounce weight," said Ray.

Patrick Fisher of Colbert, GA came in second with 22.56 pounds winning $1259 and $349 from the High Stakes Option Pot.  "I caught three fish early this morning on a Senko and then, went sight fishing. It was a fun day and I caught a lot of fish," said Fisher.

Ryan Ingram of Phenix City, AL finished in third place with 21.19 pounds. He took home $848 and $233 from the High Stakes Option Pot. "I mainly fished the mid lake area with a Ledgebuster spinnerbait, targeting brush piles that I put out," said Ingram.

Boater Big Bass honors went to William Sheffield of Hawkinsville, GA for catching a 7.40 pound largemouth worth $490. "It was mid-morning when I caught the Big Bass. The fish actually missed a swim jig on the first pass. I threw a popping frog into the same spot as we passed back by and she just ate it," said Sheffield.

Wesley Rushing of Elba, AL won first place on the co-angler side with 12.18 pounds winning $921 and $275 from the High Stakes Option Pot. "I was swimming a black/blue Swimtastic Jig from Strikezone Lures on the edges of the grass lines," said Rushing.

Jordan McDonald of Jackson, GA finished in second place with 10.23 pounds winning $467. "I caught my early fish really shallow on a Senko and later my boater moved offshore and I used a 5" Big Bite Fighting Frog," said McDonald.

Eric Shamburger of Leesburg, GA finished in third place with 9.45 pounds winning $316 and $125 from the High Stakes Option Pot. "I caught all of my fish on a Zoom trick worm on the south end of the lake," said Shamburger.

Michael Price of Conyers, GA won co-angler Big Bass honors with a 5.22 pound bass worth $140. "I caught it on a junebug Senko off of a cypress tree about 7:30 this morning," said Price.

Complete result can be found at this link

 

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2015-03-14 00:00:00

LeBrun Conquers Sam Rayburn

Nick LeBrun of Tyler, TX won the Southeast Texas RAM Weekend Bass Series event at Sam Rayburn on March 14th, 2015. Lebrun caught 18.90 pounds for his win. He collected $3000 for first place and $620 from the High Stakes Option Pot. "I was on a good Rat-L-Trap bite, but there was a boat on it when I got there this morning. Then, I went to some other Trap fish and couldn't get a bite. At 9:00 am I didn’t have a fish. I had some flipping fish that I had found yesterday. I went there and I was punching a one ounce Elite Tungsten Punch Rig and a Zoom Speed Craw. I only had two fish at noon, but I caught them this afternoon. It wasn't a phenomenal fish catching day, but I did have the right ones," said LeBrun.

Finishing second was Bob Vote of Kingwood, TX with 15.94 pounds winning $1544.

Third place went to Todd Driscoll of Jasper, TX. Driscoll weighed in 15.33 pounds, including the 6.88 pound boater Big Bass. He took home $1511 for third place and Big Bass.

Cory Campbell of Kerens, TX won the co-angler side of the Sam Rayburn event with 7.79 pounds, taking home $996.

The second place co-angler, Michael Burch of Broaddus, TX, caught a 7.67 pound limit winning $847.

Patrick Robinson of Seabrook, TX won $341 for his third place catch of 7.32 pounds.   

Complete result can be found at this link

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Info 03/21
Eufaula
Lakepoint Resort State Park
Info 03/21
Lake Tenkiller
Chicken Creek Landing
Info 03/21
Percy Priest
Fate Sanders Marina
Info 03/28
Hartwell
Green Pond
Info 03/28
Atchafalaya Basin
Doiron's Landing
Info 03/29
Kentucky Lake
Paris Landin
Info 04/04 Guntersville
Guntersville State Park
Info 04/11
Guntersville
The Bait, Tackle, and Grill at Goose Pond
Info 04/11
Toledo Bend
Fin & Feather Resort
Info 04/11
Lake Norman
Pinnacle Access Area
Info 04/18
Eufaula
Lakepoint Resort State Park
Info 04/18
Red River
Grand Ecore
Info 04/18
Center Hill
Ragland Bottom
Info 04/25
Wateree
Clearwater Cove Marina
Info 04/25
Lake Eufaula
Eufaula Cove
Info 05/02
Harris Chain
Hickory Point Recreational Facility
Info 05/02
Bob Sandlin
Public Ramp #1
Info 05/02
Wheeler
Riverwalk Marina
Info 05/03
Wheeler
Joe Wheeler State Park
Info 05/09
Old Hickory
Sanders Ferry
Info 05/16
Oconee
Sugar Creek Marina
Info 05/16
Kentucky Lake
Moors Resort
Info 05/16
High Rock Lake
Tamarac Marina
Info 05/23
Grand Lake
Wolf Creek
Info 05/30
Atchafalaya Basin
Doiron's Landing
Info 05/30
Potomac
Smallwood State Park
Info 06/06
Harris Chain
Hickory Point Recreational Facility
Info 06/06
Kentucky
Birdsong Resort & Marina
Info 06/13
Hartwell
Green Pond
Info 06/13
Ft. Gibson
Taylor's Ferry North
Info 06/13
Neely Henry
Coosa Landing
Info 06/13
Lake Champlain
Plattsburg
Info 06/20
Chickamauga
Dayton Boat Dock
Info 06/20
Ray Roberts
Johnson Branch State Park
Info 06/20
Pickwick
McFarland Park
Info 06/20
Potomac
Smallwood State Park
Info 06/27
Logan Martin
Lakeside Park
Info 06/27
Chautauqua Lake
Long Point State Park
Info 06/27
High Rock Lake
Tamarac Marina
Info 07/11
Lake Champlain
Ticonderoga State Ramp
Info 07/11
07/12
Lake Palestine
Villages Marina
Info 07/11
Weiss
Little River Marina
Info 07/18
07/19
Red River
Grand Ecore
Info 07/18
Kentucky Lake
Paris Landing Marina
Info 07/19
Potomac
Smallwood State Park
Info 07/25
Oneida Lake
Oneida Shores Camp Ground
Info 07/25
Sam Rayburn
Umphrey Pavillion
Info 08/01
Cayuga Lake
Union Springs Town Ramp
Info 08/01
Guntersville
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Info 08/01
Wheeler
Joe Wheeler State Park
Info 08/08
Kentucky Lake
Paris Landing State Park
Info 08/08
Potomac
Smallwood State Park
Info 08/15
St Lawrence 1000 Islands
Cape Vincent Town Ramp
Info 08/15
08/16
Toho
Lakefront Park
Info 08/22
Oneida Lake
Oneida Shores Camp Ground
Info 08/29
Lake Erie
Dunkirk Town Ramp
Info 08/29
08/30
Clarks Hill
Dorn Facility
Info 09/12
09/13
Chickamauga
Dayton Boat Dock
Info 09/12
09/13
Kentucky Lake
Moors Resort
Info 09/12
09/13
Potomac
Smallwood State Park
Info 09/19
09/20
Oneida Lake
Oneida Shores County Park
Info 09/19
09/20
Eufaula
Lakepoint Resort State Park
Info 09/19
09/20
Kentucky Lake
Paris Landing Marina
Info 09/26
09/27
Eufaula
Lakepoint Resort State Park
Info 09/26
09/27
Chautauqua Lake
Long Point State Park Park
Info 09/26
09/27
Sam Rayburn
Umphrey Pavillion
Info 09/26
09/27
Wheeler
Joe Wheeler State Park
Info 10/03
10/04
Grand Lake
Wolf Creek
Info 10/03
10/04
Guntersville
Guntersville State Park
Info 10/03
10/04
Lake Wylie
South Point Access

 


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