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5/01/2017

Shafer Wins Season Opener On St. Mary’s

Shane Shafer of Lewisburg, Ohio won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series Ohio Division tournament held 4/29/2017 on Grand Lake/St. Mary’s.

Running out of West Bank in Celina, Ohio Shane caught five bass weighing 14.43 pounds. He anchored his catch with a bass that weighed 3.16 pounds. For the Boater Division victory, Shafer took home a check for $5000.00.

“I practiced on Friday and had about 11 bites. Today I had probably 12 bites in two different spots. All my fish were caught flipping a jig and a craw” said Shafer.

In second for the boaters, Dave Davenport of Milford, Ohio weighed in a five bass limit weighing 13.48 pounds.  He collected $1000.00 for the effort.

 “I caught my fish today on a crankbait and also flipping” said Davenport. 

Eric Carsten of Reynoldsburg, Ohio took third for the boaters with five bass weighing 13.15 pounds. His limit earned him $650.00  

“I caught 5 fish today but they were better fish. I caught them on a crankbait and a spinnerbait” said Carsten.  

Finishing fourth, Jake Poffenberger of Brookville, Ohio weighed in a five bass limit weighing 12.47 pounds

Rounding out the top five Richard Shafer of Rockford, Ohio weighed in a five bass limit weighing 12.19 pounds.

Clint Gray of Newark, Ohio weighed in the big bass on the boater side. Gray collected $580.00 for a bass that weighed in at 3.75 pounds. Also because Gray caught his fish on an ABU Garcia reel he was presented a new ABU Garcia Revo SX spinning reel valued at $160.00.

For his top 10 finish Kevin Iden of Marion, Ohio won an additional $250.00 for being a Triton Gold member.
 

In the Co-Angler Division, Tim Cukovecki from Dayton, Ohio won with three bass weighing 5.47 pounds. He sealed his victory with a 2.36 pound kicker to pocket a check for $600.00 

“I caught four fish today culling once. I caught all of my fish flipping” Cukovecki said. 

Taking second for the co-anglers, Chad Buzard of Delphos,Ohio weighed in two fish weighing in at 5.46 pounds. He anchored his catch with a bass that weighed in at 2.76 pounds. Buzard collected $300.00 for his catch and an additional $80.00 for having the big bass on the co angler side.  “I caught my fish flipping creature baits” said Buzard.

Placing third on the co angler side was Zachary Harmon of Delphos, Ohio. Harmon weighed in two bass that weighed in at 3.22 pounds. Harmon collected $225.00 for his catch. 

“I caught my fish today flipping a Berkley Chigger craw around wood” said Harmon.

In fourth place among the co-anglers, Dan Minor of Norwalk, Ohio weighed in one bass weighing 2.66 pounds. 

Rounding out the top five, Josh Corwin of Alger Ohio weighed in one bass weighing in at 1.39 pounds.


Slated for June 10th 2017 the next divisional tournament will be held on Indian Lake out of Moundwood State Park located in Lakeview Ohio. At the end of the season, the best anglers from across the nation advance the 2018 Ray Scott Championship, slated for the Red River in Shreveport-Bossier Louisiana in April 2018. 

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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2018 Season Fall Schedule

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
Georgia - Blackshear 12/16/2017 Blackshear
Northeast Tennessee 12/16/2017 Norris
Arkansas North 12/16/2017 Dardanelle
South Carolina Northwest 12/17/2017 Clarks Hill
Florida - St Johns North 12/17/2017 St. Johns
Kansas South 12/17/2017 Coffey Co. SFL
Alabama Northwest 12/23/2017 Wilson Lake
Alabama Central 12/30/2017 Martin
Northeast Tennessee 12/30/2017 Cherokee

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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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Georgia 11/18/2017 Hartwell
Florida Northwest 11/18/2017 Apalachicola River
Georgia 11/19/2017 Hartwell
Alabama North 12/2/2017 Weiss
Florida Northwest 12/2/2017 Choctawhatchee River
Alabama Central 12/2/2017 Lake Mitchell
Georgia 12/9/2017 Jackson

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Florida Central 1/20/2018 Toho
South Carolina 1/27/2018 Keowee
     

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