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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.

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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South Carolina - Savannah River 1/13/2018 Savannah River
Louisiana - Toledo Bend South 1/13/2018 Toledo Bend
Mississippi Gulf Coast 1/13/2018 Back Bay
Georgia Central 1/13/2018 Oconee
Alabama - Mobile 1/13/2018 Tensaw
Alabama North 1/13/2018 Guntersville
Florida - Istokpoga South 1/13/2018 Lake Istokpoga
Arkansas 1/13/2018 Hamilton
Alabama Northwest 1/13/2018 Wheeler Lake
Northeast Tennessee 1/13/2018 Norris
Florida - St Johns North 1/14/2018 Santa Fe
Louisiana - Shreveport 1/17/2018 Cross
North Central Louisiana 1/20/2018 Claiborne
Texas - Houston 1/20/2018 Conroe
Georgia - Blackshear 1/20/2018 Blackshear
Arkansas North 1/20/2018 Greers Ferry
Texas - Sam Rayburn North 1/21/2018 Sam Rayburn
Florida - Toho 1/21/2018 Toho
Alabama Lay Lake - Logan Martin 1/27/2018 Lay Lake
Georgia Central 1/27/2018 Sinclair
Georgia North 1/27/2018 Allatoona
Alabama Central 1/27/2018 Martin
Georgia East 1/28/2018 Clarks Hill

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2/11/2018 Guntersville
3/04/2018 Neely Henry
5/20/2018 Wheeler
7/01/2018 Weiss

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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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Alabama Central 2/10/2018 Lay Lake Paradise Point
Alabama North 2/10/2018 Weiss Little River
North Carolina 2/18/2018 Lake Norman McCrary Creek Access
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

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Florida South 1/13/2018 Okeechobee
Florida Central 1/20/2018 Toho
South Carolina 1/27/2018 Keowee
Alabama South 2/03/2018 Eufaula
East Texas 2/03/2018 Cedar Creek
Alabama North 2/03/2018 Guntersville
North Carolina 2/10/2018 Norman
Georgia 2/10/2018 Eufaula
South Carolina 2/17/2018 Murray
Florida South 2/17/2018 Okeechobee
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