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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.

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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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Dates Lake/Info Register
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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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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