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2011-10-21 09:10:20

Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series
2012 Season Details

ATHENS, Ala. – American Bass Anglers today announced the 2012 season details for the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series. The series will feature 20 divisions in 2012 each division offering 4 one-day Saturday tournaments and a two-day regional qualifier. Anglers advance from their division’s regional qualifier to one of 4 Regional qualifiers, and the top anglers will advance to the National Championship. The series champion will be invited to compete in the 2013 Bassmaster Classic®.

Divisional One-Day: Each division holds four one-day open Saturday tournaments. The tournament can pay up to $13,000 to the winning boater and has a total purse of up to $52,000. Entry fees are $200 for Boaters and $100 for Co-anglers.

Divisional Two-Day: Each division’s final event is a two-day Saturday/Sunday tournament. The tournament can pay up to $16,000 to the winning boater and has a total purse of up to $74,500. Entry fees are $300 for Boaters and $150 for Co-anglers. The top 40 boaters and co-anglers from each division advance to one of 4 Regional Qualifying tournaments.

Regional Qualifiers: Regional Qualifiers are two-day Friday/Saturday tournaments and first-place boater will take home a Triton/Mercury boat package. Regional Qualifiers have an optional entry fee. The top 50 boaters and top 50 co-anglers advance to the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series Championship.

National Championship: The first place boater of the National Championship wins $100,000 and a slot in the 2013 Bassmaster Classic® and the co-angler champion wins $50,000. Both boater and co-anglers can be eligible for additional sponsor bonuses. The National Championship has no entry fee and will be held on Lake Sam Rayburn in Jasper, Texas November 7-10, 2012

Priority registration for the season begins Monday Oct. 24, 2011, at 8 a.m. CST. For more information, visit or call toll free (888) 203-6222. ABA will offer for a limited time (during early registration) a Freedom Pass at no charge ($25.00 savings) for members signing up for all 5 divisional events within their respective division.

B.A.S.S. and ABA lifetime members, as well as Federation Nation members and Triton Boat Owners receive priority registration into the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series.

The Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series is sponsored by: Toyota, Triton Boats, Mercury Marine, Busch Beer, Royal Purple, ODYSSEY Batteries, Early Times Whisky, Carlisle Tire and Wheel, U.S. Reels, Simms Fishing Products, SiriusXM Weather, Hobie Polarized, Probass Networks, and Rejuvenade.

About American Bass Anglers
American Bass Anglers is the largest tournament organization for the weekend angler. American Bass Anglers operates the American Fishing Tour, The Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series and the American Couples Series. Each tour is designed specifically for the weekend angler, offering low-cost and close-to-home events where anglers can qualify for a larger championship. For more information on American Bass Anglers, visit

2012 Season Schedules - Also available online at

Alabama North - Division - 1
02/18 Guntersville
04/14 Weiss
05/12 Neely Henry
07/14 Weiss
08/25-26 Guntersville

South Alabama - Division - 2
02/11 Martin
03/10 Lay Lake
05/19 Eufaula
06/16 Logan Martin
09/15-16 Eufaula

Arkansas - Division - 12
02/04 Degray
03/03 Ouachita
05/12 Dardanelle
06/02 Greer`s Ferry
09/15-16 Ouachita

Florida - Division - 6
01/21 Toho
02/25 Okeechobee
03/24 Harris Chain
04/21 Kissimmee Chain
09/22-23 Okeechobee

Georgia - Division - 8
02/04 Seminole
03/03 Sinclair
04/28 Oconee
06/23 Eufaula
09/08-09 Lanier

Indiana - Division - 7
03/31 Patoka Lake
06/09 Monroe Lake
07/21 Ohio River, Rocky Point
08/11 Ohio River, Tanners Creek
09/15-16 Ohio River, Rocky Point

Kentucky - Division - 15
03/10 Kentucky Lake
05/05 Lake Barkley
06/30 Kentucky Lake
08/18 Kentucky Lake
09/22-23 Kentucky Lake

Louisiana - Division - 13
01/28 Atchafalaya Basin
02/18 Louisiana Delta
03/31 Red River
04/28 Bayou Black
09/29-30 Red River

Maryland - Division - 21
03/17 Potomac River
04/28 Potomac River
06/30 Potomac River
07/21 Potomac River
09/15-16 Potomac River

Missouri - Division - 16
03/24 Table Rock
04/21 Table Rock (Updated)
05/19 Lake of the Ozarks (Updated)
06/23 Pomme DeTerre
09/29-30 Lake of the Ozarks

New York - 23
06/16 Champlain
07/07 Oneida
08/11 Ontario
09/08 Cayuga
09/22-23 Oneida

North Carolina - Division - 5
03/24 Norman
04/21 High Rock
05/19 Jordan
06/02 Kerr
08/18-19 High Rock

Oklahoma - Division - 14
03/24 Tenkiller
04/21 Grand
05/19 Eufaula
06/16 Ft. Gibson
09/08-09 Grand

Ohio - Division - 20
03/31 Rocky Fork
05/05 Indian
06/23 Mosquito
07/28 Alum Creek
08/25-26 Erie

SC - Division - 9
01/28 Murray
03/31 Santee Cooper
05/05 Wateree
06/30 Hartwell
08/18-19 Wiley

Tennessee Central - Division - 3
03/17 Center Hill
04/28 Percy Priest
06/16 Old Hickory
07/28 Kentucky
09/08-09 Old Hickory

Tennessee East - Division - 4
03/17 Guntersville
04/14 Chickamauga
05/12 Chickamauga
06/09 Loudon/Tellico
08/25-26 Watts Bar

Texas Southeast - Division - 10
03/17 Sam Rayburn
04/14 Toledo Bend
05/26 Sam Rayburn
06/30 Sam Rayburn
09/22-23 Sam Rayburn

Texas East - Division - 11
02/11 Palestine
03/10 Tyler
05/05 Richland Chambers
06/09 Cedar Creek
07/14-15 Tawakoni

Virginia - Division - 19
03/10 Kerr
04/14 Anna
06/09 Smith Mountain
07/14 James River
09/29-30 Kerr

Regional Qualifiers (locations pending permits)

10/05-06 Clarks Hill
Divisions attending: Alabama North, Alabama South, Florida, East Tennessee and South Carolina
10/12-13 Chickamauga (Updated)
Divisions attending: Central Tennessee, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky and Missouri
10/12-13 Wright-Patman
Divisions attending: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Central Texas, and Southeast Texas
10/19-20 Smith Mountain
Divisions attending: New York, North Carolina, Maryland, Ohio and Virginia

Series Championship

11/07-10 Sam Rayburn, Jasper Texas

Payout amounts are based on full fields, entry fees, sponsor bonuses and season participation.

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