• 1601px200
  • 1600px1gjuice
  • LL-ABA-1600x200
  • 1600pxatlas
  • 1600pxgforce
  • A1600x200
  • 1A768x150
  • 768px-eliminator
  • 768px-gjuice
  • 768TH1
  • LL-ABA-768x150
  • TG-768x150
  • Triton2
  • Livingston1
  • Atlas
  • Eliminator
  • Triton Gold
  • G Juice
Draw Trail
American Fishing Tour 
Boater/Co-Angler
Open Series
Team Tour 
American Couples Series 
Team Tour
100% Plus Team Tour
Annual Team Event
Military Bass Anglers
Welcome to the American Fishing Tour

5/08/2017

Kimbrough Wins $5000 on Lake Jordan

DeAndre Kimbrough of Tuscalossa, Al won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series Alabama South tournament, held May 6TH on the Lake Jordan.

Running out of Bonners Point Landing in Wetumpka, Kimbrough caught five bass weighing 16.97 pounds including a 5.20-pound kicker largemouth. For the Boater Division victory, he took home $5000 for his win and an additional $580 for the big bass .

“I fished mostly the mid-lake area. The big bass was the first fish I caught this morning about five minutes after we started fishing. I caught my fish swimming a jig in the grass. It feels great to win one, I had to go look at the final standings again to make sure my name was on top.”  Kimbrough said.  

In second for the boaters, Foster “Chip” Bradley of Bessemer, AL landed a five-bass tournament limit going 16.05 pounds. He collected $1000 for his catch.

“I fished up the river a few miles. I caught my fish swimming a jig and one later in the day deep on a football head jig. It was a better morning bite. I went about five hours without a bite today.” Bradley said. 

Joseph Lamar of Marbury, AL placed third for the boaters with five bass going 15.90 pounds. He earned $650 for his catch.

“I caught my fish today up the river near the dam on a shaky-head and a Carolina-rig. I caught fish all day.” Lamar said.


In fourth place among the boaters, Anthony Goggins of Clanton, AL brought in five bass for 15.47 pounds. 

Wesley Rushing of Abbeville, AL finished in fifth place with five bass at 15.30 pounds.

In the Co-Angler Division, Donnie Perkins of Eufaula, AL won with three bass going 8.22 pounds. He pocketed a check for $1000 for his win.

“I caught my fish on a Strikezone Lures shaky-head and Strikezone Lures spinnerbait. I had a good boater, we just went fishing and had fun today.”  Perkins said. 

Taking second for the co-anglers, Eldred Lewis of Tuscaloosa, AL brought in a three-bass division limit weighing 8.17 pounds with a 3.60-pound kicker. He pocketed a check for $400 for his catch and $165 for the big bass.

“Most of my fish came on a shaky-head today but my big fish came swimming a jig around grass first thing this morning. I was fishing mid-lake points with grass on them.” Lewis said. 

James Murphy of Phenix City, AL placed third among the co-anglers with three bass going 8.09 pounds. He earned $300 for his catch.

“I caught all my fish on a football head jig. I lost one this morning but I don’t know if it would have helped me today. I was fishing grass and rock to catch my fish today.” Murphy said. 


In fourth place among the co-anglers, Danny Truelove of Cuba, AL brought in three bass for 7.11 pounds. 

Hunter Dubose of Andalusia, AL finished in fifth place with three bass at 7.08 pounds.


Slated for June 24th, the next tournament will be held on Logan Martin out of Lakeside Park in Pell City, AL. At the end of the season, the best anglers from across the nation advance the 2018 Ray Scott Championship to be held on the Red River near Shreveport, Louisiana.

For more information on this tournament, call Billy Benedetti, tournament manager, at 256-230-5632 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

 

Twitter

ABA Members Save Big Time on OPTIMA® Batteries
Log in to Get your Discount with Free Shipping
You can't beat this Price Anywhere!

Conservation Cull System from T-H Marine

Did you receive your ABA Memership Packet?

ABA Members Save Big Time on OPTIMA® Batteries
Log in to Get your Discount with Free Shipping
You can't beat this Price Anywhere!

 


Opt In for ABA SMS Messges


 

 

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