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3/15/2017

Clawson Takes Home $5,000 on Percy Priest

Rodney Clawson of Nashville, Tennessee won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series Tennessee Central tournament, held March 11, 2017 at Lake Percy Priest. Running out of Fate Sanders Marina in Smyrna, TN, Clawson caught five bass weighing 23.19 pounds with a 5.84 - pound kicker. He took home $5,000 for his efforts. He also will take home an additional $7,000 from Triton Boats for being in the Triton Gold program as well as $1,000 from Mercury marine.

“I caught my fish today using a Rapala DT 10 Crankbait. I caught most of my fish early. I had the chance to cull a few times throughout the day. I was fishing water the was less than 10 feet deep,” stated Clawson.

In second for the Boaters, Kevin White of Goodlettsville, Tennessee. He landed a five-bass tournament limit going 21.71 pounds with a 5.88 – pound kicker. He collected $1,400 for the effort. “I threw a football jig all day and caught the majority of my fish early. I was able to cull a few times today. I was targeting water that was 7-8 feet deep,” said White.

Jesse Rigsby of Old Hickory, Tennessee took third for the Boaters with five bass weighing 20.81 pounds with a 5.32 pound kicker taking home $950. “I caught my fish today throwing a Rayburn Red Rattletrap. I was fishing in about 2 feet of water when I caught them,” Rigsby stated. 
  
David Gnewikow of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee took fourth place with a weight of 20.73 pounds. He had a 6.85 pound kicker to seal his fourth place finish.

JD Coleman of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee took fifth with a five bass limit going 20.55 pounds with a 5.47 pound kicker.

The biggest bass for the boaters was caught by Josh Tramel of Smithvolle, Tennessee that weighed 7.07 pounds and pocketed $690.

In the Co-Angler Division, Chris Hughes of Centerville, Tennessee won with three bass weighing 11.30 pounds. He sealed his victory with a 5.06-pound kicker to pocket a check for $1,200.

“I threw a green football jig all day to catch my bass. I caught all of my fish before the snow arrived and it picked up a little after the snow cleared out,” said Hughes. 

Taking second for the Co-Anglers, Tyler Lewis of Chapel Hill, Tennessee brought in a three-bass division limit weighing 10.49 pounds including a 6.18-pound kicker. He collected $500 for the effort. “I caught my big fish first thing this morning. It was the first bite I got so I thought it would be a good day. I caught a lot of short fish. I threw a jig all day to catch the fish,” stated Lewis. 

Joel Trevino of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee placed third among the Co-Anglers with three bass going 8.73 pounds. He anchored his catch with a 3.08-pound kicker to earn $350. “I used rattle traps and jigs to catch my fish today. We were fishing shallow. I caughy my fish in the morning,” Trevino stated. 

In fourth place among the Co-Anglers, Dane Gamble of Nashville, Tennessee brought in three bass for 8.69 pounds with a 3.44 pound kicker.

Darryl Humphrey of Murfreesboro, Tennessee finished in fifth place with three bass at 8.63 pounds.

The biggest bass for the Co-Anglers was caught by Tyler Lewis that weighed 6.18 pounds and pocketed $200.

Slated for April 18, 2017 the next divisional tournament will be held on Old Hickory launching out of Flippers Bait and Tackle in Gallatin, 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 .

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.

 

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North Carolina Central 4/01/2017 Roanoke
Florida - Istokpoga South 4/01/2017 Lake Istokpoga
Pennsylvania 4/01/2017 Delaware River
New Jersey 4/01/2017 Hopatcong
Florida - West 4/01/2017 Toho
Maryland 4/01/2017 Potomac River
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Oklahoma - North 4/01/2017 Sooner Lake
South Carolina Northwest 4/02/2017 Hartwell
Florida - Seminole 4/02/2017 Seminole
North Carolina - Piedmont 4/08/2017 Jordan Lake
Mississippi Gulf Coast 4/08/2017 Back Bay
North Carolina Charlotte 4/08/2017 Badin Lake
Florida Harris Chain 4/08/2017 Harris Chain
Tennessee West 4/08/2017 Kentucky Lake
Virginia 4/08/2017 Kerr
Texas - Wichita Falls 4/08/2017 Lake Arrowhead
Indiana Central 4/08/2017 Hamilton Lake
North Central Louisiana 4/08/2017 Lake Claiborne
South Carolina - Savannah 4/08/2017 Savannah River
Arkansas River 4/08/2017 AR River/Maumelle
Alabama Lay Lake - Logan Martin 4/08/2017 Lay Lake
Oklahoma 4/08/2017 Grand Lake
Oklahoma East 4/08/2017 Tenkiller
Tennessee Northeast 4/08/2017 Cherokee
Florida - West 4/08/2017 Toho Makeup
South Carolina - Greenwood 4/09/2017 Wateree
North Carolina Charlotte 4/09/2017 Lake Tuckertown
Kentucky Lake 4/09/2017 Kentucky Lake
New Jersey 4/09/2017 Hopatcong
Kansas South 4/09/2017 El Dorado Lake
Illinois North 4/09/2017 Braidwood Lake
Tennessee Central 4/09/2017 Old Hickory
Alabama West 4/09/2017 Bankhead
Georgia - West Point 4/09/2017 West Point
Illinois Mississippi River 4/09/2017 Mississippi Pool 13
New Jersey 4/14/2017 Hopatcong
Georgia North 4/15/2017 Allatoona
Louisiana - Toledo Bend South 4/15/2017 Toledo Bend
Alabama Central 4/15/2017 Lake Mitchell
Louisiana - Shreveport 4/15/2017 Caddo Lake
Maryland 4/15/2017 Potomac River
Georgia - Blackshear 4/15/2017 Blackshear
Alabama North 4/15/2017 Guntersville
Missouri 4/15/2017 Pomme De Terre
Arkansas North 4/15/2017 Lake Dardanelle
North Carolina - Piedmont 4/22/2017 Gaston Lake
North Carolina Charlotte 4/22/2017 Lake Tuckertown
North Carolina East 4/22/2017 Neuse/Trent River
Georgia Central 4/22/2017 Oconee
Texas - Central 4/22/2017 Limestone
Connecticut 4/22/2017 Candlewood
Texas - Alamo - San Antonio 4/22/2017 Somerville
Texas - Wichita Falls 4/22/2017 Lake Bridgeport
Virginia - Western 4/22/2017 Kerr Lake
Iowa - SW/Missouri - NW 4/22/2017 Mozingo
New Mexico 4/22/2017 Conchas
Alabama - Mobile 4/22/2017 Tensaw River
Georgia - Eufaula 4/22/2017 Lake Eufaula
Kansas - Big Hill 4/22/2017 Big Hill
Tennessee Northeast 4/22/2017 Douglas
Georgia Central 4/23/2017 Sinclair
Texas - Houston 4/23/2017 Somerville
Georgia East 4/23/2017 Clarks Hill
Florida - St. Johns North 4/23/2017 Rodman
Florida - Toho 4/23/2017 Toho
Maryland 4/23/2017 Potomac River
Iowa East 4/23/2017 Lake MacBride
New Mexico 4/23/2017 Conchas
Massachusetts - New England 4/23/2017 South Watuppa
Massachusetts - New England 4/23/2017 Lake Quinsigamond
Illinois Mississippi River 4/23/2017 Mississippi Pool 13
Tennessee Central 4/23/2017 Percy Priest
North Carolina Central 4/29/2017 Gaston Lake
South Carolina Northwest 4/29/2017 Clarks Hill
Tennessee West 4/29/2017 Kentucky Lake
DFW - Texas 4/29/2017 Ray Roberts
Virginia 4/29/2017 James River
Indiana Central 4/29/2017 Jimmerson Lake
North Central Louisiana 4/29/2017 Lake D'Arbonne
Alabama East Central 4/29/2017 Neely Henry
Florida - Seminole 4/29/2017 Seminole
Arkansas River 4/29/2017 AR River/Pine Bluff
Missouri - Stockton 4/29/2017 Stockton
Oklahoma East 4/29/2017 Ft. Gibson
Florida - Istokpoga South 4/29/2017 Lake Istokpoga
Kentucky Lake 4/30/2017 Kentucky Lake
Kansas South 4/30/2017 El Dorado Lake
Alabama West 4/30/2017 Bankhead
New Hampshire 4/30/2017 Wentworth
Massachusetts - Western 4/30/2017 Long Pond

Ram Truck Open Series April Events of 2017

Alabama South 4/01/2017 Mitchell
Mississippi 4/01/2017 Pickwick
Virginia 4/01/2017 Gaston
Kentucky 4/15/2017 Kentucky Lake
Texas Southeast 4/15/2017 Sam Rayburn
Maryland 4/22/2017 Chesapeake Bay
Oklahoma 4/22/2017 Arkansas River
Virginia 4/22/2017 Kerr
Tennessee Central 4/23/2017 Old Hickory
Georgia 4/29/2017 Sinclair
Louisiana 4/29/2017 Black Lake Campti
Ohio 4/29/2017 Grand/St Mary's

American Couples Series April (2017 Season)

Georgia Couples 4/1/2017 Oconee
North Carolina 4/1/2017 Lake Wylie
Georgia Couples 4/2/2017 Sinclair
Kentucky Lake 4/2/2017 Kentucky Lake
Florida Northwest 4/8/2017 Apalachicola RIver
Tennessee Northeast 4/8/2017 Watts Bar
Alabama North 4/8/2017 Guntersville
South Carolina 4/8/2017 Lake Keowee
Tennessee East Couples 4/15/2017 Nickajack
Kentucky Central 4/22/2017 Lake Malone
Alabama Central 4/22/2017 Lake Mitchell
Tennessee Northeast 4/29/2017 Douglas
Kentucky Lake 4/30/2017 Kentucky Lake

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