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2/20/2017

Taylor Wins on Lake Murray

Brock Taylor the Pendleton, South Carolina won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series South Carolina division tournament held February 18th on Lake Murray.

Running out of Dreher Island State Park near Prosperity South Carolina, Brock caught five bass weighing 25.94 pounds. He anchored his bag with a 6.80 pound kicker. For the Boater division victory, Taylor took home a check for $5,000.

"I caught my fish early Taylor said. Most of my fish came before 10:00 am. I caught them in 30 feet of water fishing a jig on rocks." stated Taylor

In second for the Boaters, Chris Marshall of Forest City, North Carolina landed a five bass tournament limit weighing 18.16 pounds with a 5.71 pound kicker. He collected $1,250 for the effort. "I caught my fish on a jig Marshall said. I caught them throughout the day." said Marshall.

Sean Skey of Sumter South, Carolina took third for the Boaters with four bass weighing 17.55 pounds He anchored his catch with a 6.48 pound kicker fish to earn $900. "I found some cruising fish during practice said Skey. I decided to go against the norm and it paid off. I caught all of my good fish on a buzzbait." Skey said.

Finishing fourth, Andy Wicker of Pomaria, South Carolina landed a five bass limit weighing 16.19 pounds.

Matt Mollohan from Prosperity, South Carolina rounded out the top five Boaters with five bass weighing 15.62 pounds.

The biggest bass for the Boaters was caught by Josh Peake of West Columbia, South Carolina who collected $650 for a bass weighing in at 6.51 pounds.

In the Co-Angler Division, Damon Phillips of Anderson, South Carolina won with three bass going 8.38 pounds. He sealed his victory with a 3.71 pound kicker to pocket a check for $1200.

"I had a good partner Phillips said. He put me on the fish and I was able to catch them on a worm. The fish were shallow and I caught them throughout the day." Phillips stated.

Taking second for the Co-Anglers, H. Dean Chapman of Leesville, South Carolina brought in a three-bass division limit weighing 7.98 pounds. He collected $400 for the effort. "I caught my fish around shallow floating docks with a hard rocky bottom Chapman said. I caught them on a shakeyhead using a green pumpkin green worm." said Chapman

Donny Stouffer of Rock Hill, South Carolina placed third among the Co-Anglers with three bass weighing 7.23 pounds. He anchored his catch with a 3.50 kicker to earn $300. "I caught my fish today on a shakeyhead using a green pumpkin worm and a squarebill crankbait Stouffer said. We were fishing around rock and riprap." said Stouffer.

In fourth place among the Co-Anglers, Lonnie Drusch of Sumter, South Carolina weighed in three bass weighing 6.78 pounds.

Ray Pettit of Pacolet, South Carolina finished in fifth place with three bass at 6.74  pounds.

The biggest bass for the Co-Anglers was caught by Michael Norris of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina that weighed 5.71 pounds. Norris collected $215.

Slated for 3/25/2017 the next divisional tournament will be held on Clark’s Hill out of the Dorn Facility near West McCormick South Carolina. At the end of the season, the best anglers from across the nation advance the 2017 Ray Scott Championship, slated for Old Hickory Lake in Hendersonville, TN in April of 2017. 

For more information on this tournament, call Rodney Michael, tournament manager, at (256)497-0967 or ABA at (256)232-0406. On line, see www.ramopenseries.com .

About American Bass Anglers: American Bass Anglers is committed to providing 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, the Ram Truck Open Series, the American Fishing Tour or the American Couples Series, visit www.americanbassanglers.com.

American Bass Anglers, Inc. is supported by Ram Trucks, Triton Boats, Mercury Outboards, Carlisle Tires, GEICO, Berkley, Abu Garcia, T-H Marine, Livingston Lures, Best Western Hotels, Maui Jim, Power Pole, LiT Coolers, Simms, Garmin, and Divide-It. American Bass Anglers, Inc. can be contacted at (256) 232-0406 or by visiting americanbassanglers.com

 

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American Fishing Tour Upcoming Events

2018 Upcoming Schedule

Division     Date Lake Register Link
Louisiana - Shreveport 2/24/2018 Hosston
Georgia - Eufaula 2/24/2018 Lake Eufaula
Texas - Houston 2/24/2018 Canyon Lake
Texas - Wichita Falls 2/24/2018 Nocona
Alabama Central 2/24/2018 Jordan
Arkansas North 2/24/2018 Maumelle
Alabama East Central 2/24/2018 Weiss Lake
South Carolina - Greenwood 2/25/2018 Murray
Texas - Houston 2/25/2018 Canyon Lake
Tennessee Central 2/25/2018 Percy Priest
DFW - Texas 2/25/2018 Grapevine
Texas - Sam Rayburn North 2/25/2018 Sam Rayburn

Plus Team Tour 2018 Schedule

Alabama

Dates Lake/Info Register
3/04/2018 Neely Henry
5/20/2018 Wheeler
7/01/2018 Weiss

Tennessee/Kentucky

2/18/2018 Kentucky
4/22/2018 Kentucky
5/13/2018 Old Hickory
9/23/2018 Kentucky

 

 

 

 

American Couples Series Winter/Spring Events

Tennessee Northeast 3/3/2018 Ft Lound/Tellico Popler Springs
South Carolina 3/3/2018 Lake Murray Lighthouse Marina
Florida Northwest 3/10/2018 Seminole Seminole Lodge
Alabama North 3/10/2018 Guntersville Goosepond
Georgia 3/17/2018 Clarks Hill Mistletoe State Park
Tennessee Northeast 3/17/2018 Chicakamauga Dayton Ramp
Alabama Central 3/17/2018 Lake Mitchell Higgins Ferry
Georgia 3/18/2018 Clarks Hill Mistletoe State Park
North Carolina 3/18/2018 Lake Wylie Southepointe Landing
South Carolina 4/7/2018 Lake Keowee South Cove
Alabama North 4/7/2018 Guntersville Goosepond
Kentucky 4/8/2018 Kentucky Lake Big Bear
Tennessee Northeast 4/14/2018 Watts Bar Blue Springs
Florida Northwest 4/14/2018 Apalachicola River White City
North Carolina 4/15/2018 Lake James Black Bear Landing
Georgia 4/21/2018 Lanier Balus Creek Park
Alabama Central 4/21/2018 Alabama River Swift Creek
Tennessee Northeast 4/28/2018 Melton Hill Melton Hill Dam
South Carolina 4/28/2018 Lake Hartwell Greenpond
Kentucky 4/29/2018 Lake Barkley Kuttawa

Open Series 2018 Upcoming Events

Register Division_Name: Dates: Lake/Info
Virginia 2/24/2018 Kerr
Florida Central 2/24/2018 Kissimmee Chain
South East Texas 2/24/2018 Sam Rayburn
Tennesee Central 2/24/2018 Center Hill
Mississippi 3/03/2018 Columbus Pool
Georgia 3/10/2018 Seminole
Oklahoma 3/10/2018 Arkansas River
Kentucky 3/10/2018 Kentucky Lake
Florida Central 3/17/2018 Harris Chain
South Texas 3/17/2018 Lake Conroe
Alabama North 3/17/2018 Wheeler
North Carolina 3/24/2018 Hickory
Florida South 3/24/2018 Okeechobee
East Texas 3/24/2018 Lake Palestine
Tennesee Central 3/24/2018 Percy Priest
Maryland 3/31/2018 Potomac