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5/08/2017

Kilgore Take home 13K on Neely Henry

Andy Kilgore of Kingston, GA won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series Alabama North tournament, held May 6, 2017 at Neely Henry. 

Running out of Coosa Landing in Gadsden, AL, Kilgore caught five bass weighing 15.64 pounds. He had a 3.73-pound kicker to anchor his bag and took home $5000 for his efforts. He took home an additional $7000 from Triton Gold and $1,000 from Mercury Marine giving him an overall winnings of $13,000.

“I used a square bill crankbait on rocks. I culled a few times to get my overall weight," stated Kilgore. 

In second for the boaters, Phillip Perkins of Atalla, AL landed a five-bass tournament limit going 14.56 pounds. He collected $1250 for the effort.

“I caught my fish using a black and blue jig flipping in the grass. I was only able to get five keepers throughout the tournament,” said Perkins. 

Toby Morrison of Lyerly, GA took third for the boaters with five bass going 14.55 pounds earning $900 for his efforts.

“I used a frog and a chartreuse spinner bait. I caught fish all day long but was only able to cull twice,” stated Morrison.
 

Finishing fourth, Brandon Craft of Atalla, AL, he landed a five-bass limit for 14.30 pounds. 
Bradley Jones of Aragon, GA rounded out the top five boaters with five bass at 14.12 pounds.

The biggest bass for the boaters was caught by: Lee Pitts of Cedar Bluff, Al that big bass weighed 4.46 pounds and pocketed $600. 

In the Co-Angler Division, Duanne McQueen of Stockbridge, GA won with three bass going 11.40 pounds. He sealed his victory with a 4.63-pound kicker to pocket a check for $1700.

“I used a lizard today to catch my fish. I caught fish all day and culled a few times. We were fishing shallow,” stated McQueen.  

Taking second for the co-anglers Jody Jordan of Silver Creek, GA. He brought in a three-bass division limit weighing 10.28 pounds. He collected $650 for the effort.

“I caught my fish using a shaky head with a speed crawl. It was a good day, I got to cull a few times to get my overall weight,” said Jordan.

Roy Yother of Red Bank, TN placed third among the co-anglers with three bass going 7.57 pounds to earn $450.

“I caught my fish today using a chatterbait and a floating trick worm. I was able to catch fish all day long today and was able to cull a few times,” stated Yother. 

In fourth place among the co-anglers, Waylon Hancock of Dutton, A, he brought in three bass for 7.35 pounds. 

Randy Hobbs of Dawson, AL finished in fifth place with three bass at 7.11.

The biggest bass for the co-anglers was caught by: Duane McQueen that weighed 4.63 and pocketed $300.

Slated for June 17, 2017 the next divisional tournament will be held on Lake Weiss out of Leesburg Landing in Leesburg, AL. 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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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

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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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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