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2/09/2017

Florida South Returns to Lake Okeechobee

ATHENS, Ala. – The Florida South Division of the Ram Truck Open Series will return for the second event of the 2017 season February 18, 2017, on Lake Okeechobee in Okeechobee, FL.

The competitors will launch at Scott Driver Park, located at 10100 W Hwy 78, Okeechobee, FL. 34974. Anglers may begin fishing at 6:45 a.m. or safe light. The weigh-in will begin at 3:00 p.m. Registration begins at 4 p.m. local time at Scott Driver Park with the tournament briefing to begin at 7:00 p.m. Friday evening. To register for this tournament, see 

www.ramopenseries.com/EventDetails.php?id=8822

To enter, anglers fishing the Boater division pay $200 with Co-Anglers paying $100. First place is guaranteed a minimum $5,000 first place for Boaters. To learn more about the payout visit www.ramopenseries.com/payout.php 

Anglers fishing the Boater division may weigh in up to five bass, each at least 12 inches long with an exemption permit available at registration. Co-Anglers may weigh in up to three bass. 

In addition to cash and prizes for top finishers, boater and co-angler competitors fishing this tournament and Ram Truck Open Series events throughout the season may also win contingency bonuses from such sponsors as Triton Boats, Mercury Outboards, MotorGuide, T-H Marine, and ABU Garcia. See the manufacturer web sites for specific details on how to qualify for these bonuses.

Tournament Information: 
Limit: 5 bass for Boaters / 3 bass for Co-Anglers
Size Limit: 12" with a Signed Exemption Permits. Exemption Permits will be available at registration.
Take Off: 6:45am or Safe Light
Weigh In: 3:00pm
Time Zone: Eastern
Locking is allowed EXCEPT to Kissimmee River, Caloosahatchee River and Port St. Lucie Canal.

Registration Location: 
C. Scott Driver Park
10100 West Highway 78
Okeechobee FL 34972
Phone: (863) 763-3959
Fax: (863) 763-5785

Host Hotel: 
Best Western Lake Okeechobee
3975 Highway 441 S
Okeechobee, FL. 34974
Phone: (863)357-7100

Event Host: 
Okeechobee County Tourism Department Council
499 Northwest 5th Ave
Okeechobee, FL. 34972
Phone: (863)763-3959
Fax: (863) 763-5785
www.okeechobee-tdc.com

Registration will be held on Friday February 17, 2017 at the ABA Stage Trailer under the pavilion at Scott Driver Park from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm with the meeting and partner pairing at 7:00 pm.

Additional Information: 
Host Dealers:
 
OKEECHOBEE DODGE CHRYSLER JEEP RAM
4224 US Highway 441 S 
Okeechobee, FL 34974
(863) 357-0500
 
Lake Placid Marine
310 US 27 SOUTH
LAKE PLACID, FL 33852
863-465-2335
863-465-9550 (fax)
www.lakeplacidmarine.com

License Information: 
All anglers are required to have in their possession a valid FL Freshwater Fishing License. Florida licenses may be purchased by phone by calling (888) 347-4356.

The best Ram Truck Open Series anglers from across the nation can advance to the no entry fee 2018 Ray Scott Championship, location to be announced in April 2017. 

For more information on this tournament, call Billy Benedetti, tournament manager, at (256)230-5632 or ABA at (256)232-0406. On line, see www.ramopenseries.com .

American Bass Anglers commitment is to provide low cost, close to home tournaments for the weekend angler and at the same time offer each competitor an upward path for individual angler progression. For more information about American Bass Anglers and the Ram American Fishing Tour, the Ram Truck Open Series, the Ram 100% Plus Team Tour, or the American Couples Series visit www.americanbassanglers.com.

ABA is sponsored by: Ram Trucks, Triton Boats, Mercury Marine, Best Western Hotels, Livingston Lures, GEICO, Garmin, Carlstar Group, Power-Pole, T-H Marine, Hydrowave, Maui Jim, Abu Garcia, Berkley, LiT Coolers, Simms, MotorGuide, and Dr. Dans.

 

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American Fishing Tour Upcoming Events

Virginia 5/27/2017 Chickahominy
Virginia - Western 5/27/2017 Kerr Lake
Indiana Central 5/27/2017 Dallas Lake
New Mexico 5/27/2017 Abiquiu
Alabama North 5/27/2017 Guntersville
Kansas - Big Hill 5/27/2017 Bone Creek
Oklahoma East 5/27/2017 Ft. Gibson
New Mexico 5/28/2017 Abiquiu
Massachusetts - New England 5/28/2017 Wequaquet Lake
Massachusetts - New England 5/28/2017 Brimfield Reservoir
North Carolina - Piedmont 6/3/2017 Gaston Lake
Texas - Central 6/3/2017 Lake Whitney
Connecticut 6/3/2017 Candlewood
Louisiana - Toledo Bend South 6/3/2017 Toledo Bend
Texas - Houston 6/3/2017 Coleto Creek
Texas - Wichita Falls 6/3/2017 Lake Possum Kingdom
Virginia - Western 6/3/2017 Kerr Lake
Georgia - Blackshear 6/3/2017 Blackshear
Missouri - Stockton 6/3/2017 Stockton Lake
Tennessee Central 6/3/2017 Old Hickory
Ohio - Central 6/3/2017 O' Shaughnessy Reservoir
Georgia - West Point 6/3/2017 West Point
Oklahoma 6/3/2017 Grand Lake
Georgia East 6/4/2017 Clarks Hill
Minnesota 6/4/2017 White Bear
Massachusetts - New England 6/4/2017 Whitehall Reservoir
Illinois Mississippi River 6/4/2017 Mississippi Pool 13
North Carolina Central 6/10/2017 Roanoke
North Carolina Charlotte 6/10/2017 Lake Norman
Florida Harris Chain 6/10/2017 Harris Chain
Georgia Central 6/10/2017 Sinclair
Louisiana - Shreveport 6/10/2017 Toledo Bend
Virginia 6/10/2017 Kerr Lake
Iowa - SW/Missouri - NW 6/10/2017 Mozingo
Florida - St. Johns North 6/10/2017 St. Johns River/Rodman
Florida - West 6/10/2017 Toho
Maryland 6/10/2017 Potomac River
Alabama East Central 6/10/2017 Weiss Lake
Arkansas North 6/10/2017 Lake Dardanelle
Alabama Lay Lake - Logan Martin 6/10/2017 Lay Lake
Alabama West 6/10/2017 Bankhead
DFW- Texas 6/10/2017 Ray Roberts
Florida - Toho 6/11/2017 Toho
Maryland 6/11/2017 Potomac River
Iowa East 6/11/2017 Mississippi River Pool 12
Illinois North 6/11/2017 Lake Cal/Sag
Massachusetts - New England 6/11/2017 Mashpee-Wakeby
Massachusetts - Western 6/11/2017 Whitehall Reservoir
North Carolina Central 6/17/2017 Pamlico
Alabama Central 6/17/2017 Alabama River
Pennsylvania 6/17/2017 North East River
Virginia - Western 6/17/2017 Kerr Lake
Indiana Central 6/17/2017 Sylvan Lake
New York North 6/17/2017 Otisco Lake
North Central Louisiana 6/17/2017 Lake D'Arbonne/Lake Claiborne
New Mexico 6/17/2017 Santa Rosa
Alabama - Mobile 6/17/2017 Tensaw River
Missouri 6/17/2017 Pomme De Terre
Kansas - Big Hill 6/17/2017 Bone Creek
Oklahoma - North 6/17/2017 Sooner Lake
Illinois Mississippi River 6/17/2017 Mississippi Pool 13
New Jersey 6/18/2017 Hopatcong
New York North 6/18/2017 Port Bay
Minnesota 6/18/2017 Clearwater
Kansas South 6/18/2017 El Dorado Lake
New Mexico 6/18/2017 Santa Rosa
New Hampshire 6/18/2017 Ossipp
North Carolina - Piedmont 6/24/2017 Kerr Lake
North Carolina East 6/24/2017 Neuse/Trent River
Georgia Central 6/24/2017 Oconee/Sinclair
Connecticut 6/24/2017 McDonough
Kentucky Central 6/24/2017 Lake Barkley
Georgia - Blackshear 6/24/2017 Blackshear
Missouri - Stockton 6/24/2017 Stockton
Georgia - Eufaula 6/24/2017 Lake Eufaula
Oklahoma 6/24/2017 Grand Lake
Oklahoma East 6/24/2017 Ft. Gibson
Tennessee Northeast 6/24/2017 Douglas
Pennsylvania 6/25/2017 North East River
New Jersey 6/25/2017 Greenwood
Maryland 6/25/2017 Potomac River
Minnesota 6/25/2017 Forest
Ohio - Central 6/25/2017 Ohio River Gallipolis OH
Massachusetts - New England 6/25/2017 Cochituate Lake

Ram Truck Open Series Upcoming Events

Texas Southeast 5/27/2017 Toledo Bend
Maryland 6/3/2017 Chesapeake Bay
North Carolina 6/3/2017 High Rock
Florida South 6/3/2017 Okeechobee
New York 6/10/2017 Lake Champlain
Oklahoma 6/10/2017 Ft Gibson
Ohio 6/10/2017 Indian
Tennessee Central 6/11/2017 Kentucky Lake
Alabama North 6/17/2017 Weiss
Georgia 6/17/2017 Oconee
Texas East 6/17/2017 Bob Sandlin
Virginia 6/17/2017 Kerr
Alabama South 6/24/2017 Logan Martin
Mississippi 6/24/2017 Ross Barnett

American Couples Series Upcoming Events

Georgia Couples 6/3/2017 Sinclair
Tennessee Northeast 6/3/2017 Watts Bar
Alabama North 6/3/2017 Guntersville
South Carolina 6/3/2017 Lake Greenwood
Alabama Central 6/3/2017 Lake Guntersville
Florida Northwest 6/10/2017 Lake Seminole
Tennessee East Couples 6/10/2017 Nickajack
North Carolina 6/10/2017 Lake Hickory
Oklahoma 6/10/2017 Tenkiller
Kentucky Central 6/17/2017 Kuttawa
Georgia Couples 6/17/2017 West Point
Georgia Couples 6/18/2017 West Point
Tennessee Northeast 6/24/2017 Ft. Loudon/Tellico
Kentucky Lake 6/25/2017 Kentucky Lake

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Kentucky 6/10/2017 Kentucky Lake
Alabama 6/24/2017 Guntersville, Goose Pond

 

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