Atchafalaya Basin Next Stop for Louisiana South
Louisiana South anglers of the ABA Weekend Bass Series will make their third stop of the year at Atchafalaya Basin on May 3rd, 2014. The event launch and weigh in will take place at Doiron’s Landing in Morgan City, LA. Registration for the event will, also, take place at Doiron’s Landing on Friday, May 2nd from 4:00 to 6:30 pm. More information on the event is available by contacting Tournament Manager Porter Trimble at (318) 201-3474 or by going to this link.
Last year’s Louisiana South event at Atchafalaya Basin was held on May 4, 2014. Brett Foret of Houma, LA won that event with 11.38 pounds that he caught pitching Zoom plastics with 3/8 ounce and 1.25 ounce weights in shallow cover. The co-angler winner was Travis Kelehan of Brousssard, LA. Travis caught 8.46 pounds throwing spinnerbaits early and flipping a Zoom Z-Hog with a one ounce weight in the afternoon.
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 the opportunity to advance to the WBS Regional Championship to compete for two new Triton Boats on the Red River in Alexandria, LA on October 10 & 11, 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, and North American Fishing Club. American Bass Anglers, Inc. can be contacted at (256) 232-0406 or visit AmericanBassAnglers.com.