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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 March Events

Georgia Central 2/25/2017 Sinclair
Texas - Central 2/25/2017 Richland Chambers
Georgia North 2/25/2017 Allatoona
Alabama Central 2/25/2017 Jordan
Texas - Houston 2/25/2017 Canyon Lake
Texas - Wichita Falls 2/25/2017 Lake Nocona
South Carolina - Savannah 2/25/2017 Savannah River
Alabama North 2/25/2017 Guntersville
Arkansas North 2/25/2017 Lake Dardanelle
Missouri - Stockton 2/25/2017 Stockton
South Carolina - Greenwood 2/26/2017 Murray
DFW - Texas 2/26/2017 Lake Grapevine
Texas - Alamo - San Antonio 2/26/2017 Canyon Lake
Tennessee Central 2/26/2017 Percy Priest
Alabama West 2/26/2017 Bankhead
Georgia - West Point 2/26/2017 West Point
Florida - Istokpoga South 3/04/2017 Lake Istokpoga
Tennessee West 3/04/2017 Kentucky Lake
DFW - Texas 3/04/2017 Lake Texoma
Florida - West 3/04/2017 Toho
North Central Louisiana 3/04/2017 Lake D'Arbonne
Arkansas 3/04/2017 Maumelle
Oklahoma 3/04/2017 Grand Lake
Kentucky Lake 3/05/2017 Kentucky Lake
Georgia East 3/05/2017 Clarks Hill
Florida - Toho 3/05/2017 Toho
Florida - Seminole 3/05/2017 Seminole
Mississippi Gulf Coast 3/11/2017 Jordan River
North Carolina Charlotte 3/11/2017 Lake Norman
Florida Harris Chain 3/11/2017 Harris Chain
North Carolina East 3/11/2017 Roanoke(OPEN)
Texas - Central 3/11/2017 Lake Waco
Kentucky Central 3/11/2017 Kuttawa
Virginia 3/11/2017 Chickahominy
Texas - Wichita Falls 3/11/2017 Lake Amon G Carter
South Carolina - Savannah 3/11/2017 Savannah River
Alabama East Central 3/11/2017 Weiss Lake
Kansas - Big Hill 3/11/2017 Big Hill
Oklahoma - North 3/11/2017 Sooner Lake
Tennessee Northeast 3/11/2017 Douglas
South Carolina Northwest 3/12/2017 Russell
North Carolina Charlotte 3/12/2017 Lake Norman
Florida - St. Johns North 3/12/2017 St. Johns River
Tennessee Central 3/12/2017 Old Hickory
North Carolina Central 3/18/2017 Pamlico
Louisiana - Toledo Bend South 3/18/2017 Toledo Bend
Alabama Central 3/18/2017 Alabama River
Louisiana - Shreveport 3/18/2017 Campti Black Lake
Virginia - Western 3/18/2017 Kerr Lake
Alabama - Mobile 3/18/2017 Tensaw River
Alabama North 3/18/2017 Wheeler Lake
Missouri 3/18/2017 Ozark
Alabama Lay Lake - Logan Martin 3/18/2017 Logan Martin
Georgia - West Point 3/18/2017 West Point
Oklahoma East 3/18/2017 Ft. Gibson
South Carolina - Greenwood 3/19/2017 Clarks Hill
Louisiana - Toledo Bend South 3/19/2017 Toledo Bend
Florida - Toho 3/19/2017 Toho
Illinois North 3/19/2017 DesPlaines/Kankakee Rivers
Georgia - Eufaula 3/19/2017 Lake Eufaula
Alabama West 3/19/2017 Bankhead
North Carolina - Piedmont 3/25/2017 Falls Lake (Open)
Tennessee West 3/25/2017 Kentucky Lake
Georgia Central 3/25/2017 Oconee
Georgia North 3/25/2017 Allatoona
Texas - Alamo - San Antonio 3/25/2017 Coleto Creek
Virginia 3/25/2017 Gaston
New Mexico 3/25/2017 Elephant Butte
Georgia - Blackshear 3/25/2017 Blackshear
Arkansas North 3/25/2017 Greers Ferry Lake
Arkansas 3/25/2017 Hamilton
Missouri - Stockton 3/25/2017 Stockton
Tennessee Northeast 3/25/2017 Douglas
Georgia Central 3/26/2017 Sinclair
Texas - Houston 3/26/2017 Coleto Creek
Kentucky Central 3/26/2017 Kentucky Lake
Kentucky Lake 3/26/2017 Kentucky Lake
Texas - Wichita Falls 3/26/2017 Ray Roberts
New Mexico 3/26/2017 Elephant Butte
Tennessee Central 3/26/2017 Old Hickory
Illinois Mississippi River 3/26/2017 Mississippi Pool 13

Ram Truck Open Series March Events of 2017

Tennessee Central 2/25/2017 Center Hill
Florida Central 2/25/2017 Toho
Louisiana 2/25/2017 Toledo Bend
Mississippi 3/04/2017 Ross Barnett
Alabama North 3/05/2017 Guntersville
Tennessee Central 3/11/2017 Percy Priest
Georgia 3/11/2017 West Point
Louisiana 3/11/2017 Bayou Black
Kentucky 3/18/2017 Kentucky Lake
North Carolina 3/18/2017 Badin
Florida South 3/18/2017 Okeechobee
Texas East 3/18/2017 Lake Palestine
Maryland 3/25/2017 Potomac River
South Carolina 3/25/2017 Clark's Hill
Florida Central 3/25/2017 Harris Chain

American Couples Series March (2017 Season)

 

Tennessee Northeast 3/4/2017 Chickamauga
Alabama North 3/4/2017 Weiss Lake
South Carolina 3/4/2017 Lake Murray
Georgia Couples 3/11/2017 Jackson
Florida Northwest 3/11/2017 Lake Seminole
Alabama Central 3/11/2017 Alabama River
North Carolina 3/11/2017 Lake Hickory
Tennessee Northeast 3/18/2017 Ft. Loudon/Tellico
Tennessee East Couples 3/25/2017 Watts Bar
South Carolina 3/25/2017 Lake Hartwell

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