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2/27/2017

Staley Takes Home $5,000 on Center Hill

Tim Staley of Dowelltown, Tennessee won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series Tennessee Central tournament, held February 25, 2017 at Lake Center Hill. Running out of Ragland Bottom in Sparta, Tennessee, Staley caught five bass weighing 18.30 pounds with a 3.71-pound kicker. He took home $5,000 for his efforts.

“I used a KVD Jerk bait for most of the day. I caught about 30 or 40 fish using it. I also used a Rattle Trap to catch a few fish as well. I was fishing steep banks and bluffs all day,” Staley stated.

In second for the Boaters, Leo Knowles landed a five-bass tournament limit weighing 17.09 pounds with a 3.42 – pound kicker. He collected $1,400 for the effort. He was also the highest Triton Gold finisher and will receive an additional $500. “I caught my fish today using a swim bait. We didn’t do anything special, we just went out fishing and was able to catch fish all day,” Knowles stated.

Jason Dies of Lebanon, Tennessee took third for the Boaters with five bass going 16.69 pounds with a 4.18 pound kicker taking home $950. “We caught everything today on a Livingston Lure Jerk Bait. My non- boater started catching them on this and he gave me one to tie on. We both caught about 25 keepers all day long thanks to the jerk bait,” stated Dies.
  
Rodney Clawson of Nashville, Tennessee, Brandon Eddings of Nashville, Tennessee, and Jason Lee of Baxter, Tennessee tied for fourth place. They each caught a five bass tournament limit going weighing 16.55 pounds.

The biggest bass for the Boaters was caught by David Cook of Whitehouse, Tennessee that weighed 5.26 pounds and pocketed $680.

In the Co-Angler division, Austin Poston of Cookeville, Tennessee won with three bass weighing 10.94 pounds. He sealed his victory with a 4.99-pound kicker to pocket a check for $1,200.

“I just got lucky today and was able to catch my fish using a black and blue jig,” state Poston.

Taking second for the Co-Anglers, Ethan Wheeler of Mayfield, Kentucky brought in a three-bass division limit weighing 9.54 pounds including a 3.26-pound kicker. He collected $275 for the effort. “I caught everything today using an ½ oz. green jig targeting bluff walls. I only caught four fish all day but they were the right fish,” Wheeler stated. 

Conoly Brown of Brentwood, Tennessee placed third among the Co-Anglers with two bass weighing 8.37 pounds. He anchored his catch with a 3.50-pound kicker to earn $225. “I caught the majority of my fish today using a swimbait. I caught a few fish using a jig. I caught fish all day long but was only able to cull once,” stated Brown.

In fourth place among the Co-Anglers, Garrett Turner of Sparta, Tennessee brought in three bass for 8.06 pounds.

Robbie Lester of Cookeville, Tennessee finished in fifth place with three bass at 7.56 pounds topped by a 3.09-pound kicker.

The biggest bass for the Co-Anglers was caught by Austin Poston that weighed 4.99 and pocketed $170.

Slated for March 11, 2017 the next divisional tournament will be held on Percy Priest launching out of Fate Sanders Marina in Smyrna, TN. At the end of the season, the best anglers from across the nation advance the 2018 Ray Scott Championship.

For more information on this tournament, call Kristin Malott, tournament manager, at (256)771-3709 or ABA at (256)232-0406. On line, see www.ramopenseries.com .

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.

 

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South Carolina - Savannah River 11/18/2017 Savannah River
Alabama Lay Lake - Logan Martin 11/18/2017 Lay Lake
DFW - Texas 11/18/2017 Ray Roberts
Georgia Central 11/18/2017 Sinclair
North Central Louisiana 11/18/2017 D'Arbonne
Alabama North 11/18/2017 Guntersville
Louisiana - Shreveport 11/18/2017 Caddo
North Carolina Central 11/18/2017 Lake Gaston
Georgia - Eufaula 11/18/2017 Lake Eufaula
Pennsylvania 11/18/2017 North East River
Georgia North 11/18/2017 Allatoona
Alabama Central 11/18/2017 Mitchell
Alabama East Central 11/18/2017 Weiss
Georgia - Blackshear 11/18/2017 Blackshear
Southeast North Carolina 11/18/2017 Northeast Cape Fear River
Northeast Tennessee 11/18/2017 Cherokee
Kansas - Big Hill 11/18/2017 Big Hill
Arkansas River 11/18/2017 Arkansas/Pine Bluff
Arkansas North 11/18/2017 Maumelle
Georgia East 11/19/2017 Clarks Hill
South Carolina Northwest 11/19/2017 Russel
Kansas South 11/19/2017 El Dorado
Georgia Central 11/25/2017 Oconee
Alabama Northwest 11/25/2017 Wheeler Lake
North Carolina East 12/02/2017 Neuse/Trent River (Open)
Mississippi - Ross Barnett 12/02/2017 Ross Barnett
Texas - Houston 12/02/2017 Sam Rayburn
Texas - Wichita Falls 12/02/2017 Graham
Georgia - West Point 12/02/2017 West Point
Arkansas 12/02/2017 Maumelle
Northeast Tennessee 12/02/2017 Cherokee
Florida - West 12/02/2017 Toho
Kansas - Big Hill 12/02/2017 Big Hill
South Carolina - Greenwood 12/03/2017 Greenwood
Texas - Houston 12/03/2017 Sam Rayburn
Florida - Seminole 12/03/2017 Seminole
DFW - Texas 12/09/2017 Lake Lewisville
Louisiana - Toledo Bend South 12/09/2017 Toledo Bend
Mississippi Gulf Coast 12/09/2017 Jordan
Alabama - Mobile 12/09/2017 Tensaw
Florida - Istokpoga South 12/09/2017 Lake Istokpoga
Georgia - Eufaula 12/09/2017 Lake Eufaula
Missouri - Stockton 12/09/2017 Stockton
Georgia North 12/09/2017 Allatoona
Virginia - Western 12/09/2017 Kerr Lake
Alabama East Central 12/09/2017 Neely Henry
Alabama Northwest 12/09/2017 Pickwick Lake
Georgia East 12/10/2017 Clarks Hill
Alabama West 12/10/2017 Bankhead
Mississippi - Ross Barnett 12/15/2017 Ross Barnett
South Carolina - Savannah River 12/16/2017 Savannah River
Alabama Lay Lake - Logan Martin 12/16/2017 Logan Martin
Georgia Central 12/16/2017 Sinclair
Alabama North 12/16/2017 Guntersville
Louisiana - Shreveport 12/16/2017 Caddo
Arkansas 12/16/2017 Ouachita
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Northeast Tennessee 12/16/2017 Norris
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South Carolina Northwest 12/17/2017 Clarks Hill
Florida - St Johns North 12/17/2017 St. Johns
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Alabama Northwest 12/23/2017 Wilson Lake
Alabama Central 12/30/2017 Martin
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3/04/2018 Neely Henry
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2/18/2018 Kentucky
4/22/2018 Kentucky
5/13/2018 Old Hickory
9/23/2018 Kentucky

 

 

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Georgia 12/9/2017 Jackson

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