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6/19/2017

Shane Ellis Takes the Win on Lake Weiss

Shane Ellis of Boaz, AL won the American Bass Angler Ram Truck Opens Series Alabama North tournament, held June 17, 2017 on Lake Weiss.  Running out of the Little River Marina and Lodge near Cedar Bluff, Al Ellis caught five bass locking in at 24.19 lbs.  with a 6.09 lb. kicker.  He took home $5000 for his efforts.

“I was throwing a black and blue jig in the grass.  Most of the fish came early, slowing down later in the day.  I lost a big one, should have had more but that’s how it goes.”  Said Ellis.

In second for the boaters, Bradley Jones of Aragon, GA.  Jones landed a five-fish limit weighing in at 17.51 lbs.  He took home $1500 for his catch, plus an additional $500 for being the highest placing Triton Gold finisher.

“I caught my fish today on a Strike King 6XD and a football jig.  I Caught 8 fish all day culling up once.”  Said Jones.

Taking third for the boaters was Greg Lamb of Birchwood, TN.  He brought in a weight of 16.91 lbs.  
“I was using a DD-22 crankbait today, fishing up river on a ditch break.  I only caught 5 fish all day.”  Said Lamb.

Fourth goes to John Paulk of Counce, TN with a weight of 16.01 lbs.

Rounding out the top five was Jason Atkins of Section, AL with 15.74 lbs.

Big bass for the boaters goes to Jeff Edmonson with a fish weighing in at 6.13 lbs.  He took home a check for $640.

In the co-angler division, Randy Hobbs of Dawson, AL takes first.  Hobbs brought in a 3-fish limit weighing in at 11.41 lbs. with a 5.62 lb. kicker.  He took home $1700 for his efforts.

“I used a shaky-head all day flipping docks.  I was able to cull up a few times.”  Said Hobbs.

Taking second for the co-anglers was Stephen Barday of Acworth, Ga.  He brought in 3 fish for a weight of 9.78 lbs.  with a 5.03 lb. kicker.  Stephen walks away with a check for $650.

“I fished a black and blue jig.  I just flipped docks all day, it was a real tough day.”  Said Barday.

Coming in third was Clyde Hunt of Rome, GA.  Clyde brought in a weight of 9.40 lbs. with a 5.02 lb. Kicker.  He takes home $450 for his efforts.

“I threw a black and blue jig on the edge of the river. Later we found a good school of fish and threw a crankbait to pull some out.” Said Hunt.

Fourth goes to Tony Hill of Chatsworth, GA with 9.00 lbs.

Rounding out the top five for the co-anglers was Frank Penn of Guntersville, Al with a weight of 8.97 lbs.

Big fish for the co-anglers goes to Nathan Blalock with a beautiful bass weighing in at 5.67 lbs. that fish was worth $300.

Slated for September 9-10, 2017 the Divisional Championship will be held on Chickamauga launching out of Dayton Boat Dock. 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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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