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6/24/2017

Hunter Wins Alabama South Event on Logan Martin

Bo Hunter won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series Georgia Division tournament, held June 24th on Logan Martin.  Running out of Lakeside Park in Pell City, Bo caught five bass weighing 17.62 pounds. For the Boater Division victory, Hunter took home a check for $5000.

“The bite started off real strong. We probably caught twenty to thirty fish this morning. I was fishing in about five to six feet of water in the current up the river with a swimbait. Then on our way in we stopped by a spot to help my co-angler cull a smaller fish, and I made one cast with a crankbait and caught a five pounder.”   Hunter said.  

In second for the boaters, Josh Stracner of Vandiver, AL landed a five-bass tournament limit going 16.35 pounds. He collected $800 for his catch. Stracner is also Triton Gold qualified and will win additional monies from Triton based on his finish.

“I caught most of my fish early and shallow today, and I caught that one good fish later in the day in some brush in about fifteen feet of water. I started off fishing top-water and swimming a jig.”  Stracner said. 

Coming in third, Jimmy Bahakel of Birmingham, AL caught five bass going 15.00 pounds. He collected $600 for his catch. 

“I caught all my fish but one on a deep diving crankbait. The very first keeper that I caught was on a swim-jig in the grass. I culled quite a few as the day went on. My fish came between ten to fifteen feet deep today.” Bahakel said.

Finishing fourth, Kyle Dorsett of Odenville, AL landed a five-bass limit for 14.66 pounds. 

Marty Giddens of Eclectic, AL rounded out the top five boaters with five bass at 12.90 pounds.

The boater big bass award went to Kyle Dorsett of Odenville, AL for a 5.94-pounder.  collected $490 for that catch, and also took home a new Abu Garcia Revo SX spinning reel for that catch.

“I caught that fish on a shaky head worm around fourteen feet deep on a brush pile.” Dorsett said.

In the Co-Angler Division, Justin Girdner of Wetumpka, AL won with three bass going 7.41 pounds. For the Co-Angler Division victory, Justin took home a check for $900.

“I caught my fish on a swim-bait and a few on a jig up the river in about five to six feet of water. If I would have caught everything I hooked, I would’ve had about twelve pounds today.” Girdner said. 

Taking second for the co-anglers, James Walden of Newnan, GA brought in a three-bass division limit weighing 7.18 pounds. He collected $400 for the effort.

“I caught most of my fish on a frog in the grass and around docks today. I just never had a big bite today.”  Walden said. 

Lenn McManus of Bowden, GA placed third among the co-anglers with three bass going 6.96 pounds including a big bass that weighed 4.01-pounds. He earned $300 for his catch and an additional $140 for the big bass award.

“I caught my fish on a shaky head today and I caught that big fish around 10:00am this morning.” McManus said. 

In fourth place among the co-anglers, Eldred Lewis of Tuscaloosa, AL brought in three bass for 6.62 pounds. 

Jonathan Adams of Phenix City, AL finished in fifth place with three bass at 6.57 pounds. 

Slated for September 23rd & 24th, the next tournament will be the Area 3 Championship to be held on Lake Eufaula out of Lakepoint Resort State Park in Eufaula, 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 in Bossier City, LA.

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

 

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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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4/22/2018 Kentucky
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