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9/06/2017

Tennessee Central and Alabama North head to Lake Chickamauga for Area 1 Championship


The Ram Truck Open Series Tennessee Central Division and Alabama North Division will hold their final event of the 2017 season on September 9th -10th on Lake Chickamauga.

The competitors will launch from Dayton Boat Dock landing in Dayton, Tennessee. Anglers may begin fishing at 6:45am or safe light on days one and two. The weigh in will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. All anglers will compete both days of the event. There will NOT be a cut in the field. Registration begins at 4 p.m. on Friday September 8th at the ABA stage trailer at Dayton Boat Dock. Registration for this event ends at 6:00pm on Friday September 8th with the meeting and partner pairing starting at 6:30pm local time.  To register for this event see https://www.americanbassanglers.com/proddetail.php?prod=8796 

All anglers are required to have a Tennessee fishing license.

Anglers fishing the Boater division may weigh in up to 5 bass each day at least 12 inches for spotted bass, 15 inches for Largemouth bass and 18 inches for Smallmouth with only (1) Smallmouth in their possession. Co anglers may weigh in up to 3 bass each day at the same length requirements.

To qualify Anglers must have fished a total of three events within a division or a combination of four events within the two divisions.  To enter anglers fishing the Boater division pay $300.00 and Co anglers pay $150.00. 

First place boater is guaranteed a minimum of $10,000. First place Co angler is guaranteed a minimum of $5,000.

Also, the top 20 boaters and the top 20 co anglers from the two-day event will qualify for the Ray Scott Championship on the Red River in April 2018.

In addition to cash and prizes for top finishes, boaters and co anglers fishing this tournament and Ram Truck Open events throughout the season may also win contingency bonuses from such sponsors as Triton Boats, Mercury Outboards, Motorguide, T-H Marine, Abu Garcia, Maui Jim and Livingston Lures. See the manufacture websites for specific details on how to qualify for these bonuses. 

Tournament Information: 
Off Limits:TBD
Size Limit: 12" Spotted Bass, 15" Largemouth Bass, 18" Smallmouth Bass (only 1 Smallmouth per day)
Time Zone: Eastern
NO LOCKING
 
Host Hotel 
Best Western Dayton
7835 Rhea County Hwy Dayton, TN 37321
423-775-6560
www.bestwestern.com

Registration Location: 
Dayton Boat Dock
175 Lakeshore St
Dayton, TN 37321
423-775-9490

Registration
Friday September 8, 2017
4:00-6:00 PM
Meeting at 6:30 PM

Additional Information: 
Blast Off:
Day 1 & 2: 6:45 or Safe Light
Dayton Boat Dock
175 Lakeshore St
Dayton, TN 37321

Weigh In:
Day 1: 3:00 PM
Day 2: 2:00 PM
Dayton Boat Dock
175 Lakeshore St
Dayton, TN 37321

Host Dealers: 

Triton Dealer:
Cleveland Boat Center
3125 Waterlevel HWY Cleveland, TN 37323
423-472-1202
www.clevelandboatcenter.com

Ram Dealer:
CROWN CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP RAM
2120 Chapman Rd Chattanooga, TN 37421
888-728-7527
http://www.crowncarsofchattanooga.com

License Information: 
Tennessee fishing license required.

The best Ram Truck Open Series anglers from across the nation can advance to the no entry fee 2018 Ray Scott Championship to be held on the Red River in Shreveport, Louisiana in April 2018. 

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, Divide-It, and SiriusXM Marine Weather. American Bass Anglers, Inc. can be contacted at (256) 232-0406 or by visiting americanbassanglers.com

Tournament Manager: Billy Benedetti 256-230-5632, TM Email: wbenedetti@americanbassanglers.com

 

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American Fishing Tour Upcoming Events

       
Virginia 6/23/2018 Chickahominy River
New Jersey 6/23/2018 Greenwood
Georgia Central 6/23/2018 Oconee/Sinclair
North Central Louisiana 6/23/2018 Claiborne/D'Arbonne
New Mexico 6/23/2018 Santa Rosa
New York North 6/23/2018 Sodus Bay
Georgia - Eufaula 6/23/2018 Lake Eufaula
Alabama Northwest 6/23/2018 Wheeler Lake
Missouri - Stockton 6/23/2018 Stockton
Southeast North Carolina 6/23/2018 Cape Fear
Maryland 6/23/2018 Potomac
Alabama West 6/23/2018 Bankhead
Oklahoma 6/23/2018 Grand Lake
Louisiana Central 6/23/2018 Red River
South Louisiana 6/23/2018 Blind River
Massachusetts - New England 6/23/2018 Mashpee-Wakeby-Mashpee/South Watuppa-Fall River
Pennsylvania 6/23/2018 North East River
New Mexico 6/24/2018 Santa Rosa
Illinois North 6/24/2018 Illinois River(Morris Pool)
Ohio-Central 6/24/2018 Ohio River Gallipolis
Massachusetts - Western 6/24/2018 Whitehall
Minnesota 6/24/2018 Waconia
Virginia - Western 6/30/2018 Kerr Lake
Tennessee Central 6/30/2018 Percy Priest/Old Hickory
KY Lake 6/30/2018 Kentucky Lake
Alabama Lay Lake - Logan Martin 6/30/2018 Logan Martin
Kansas - Big Hill 6/30/2018 Bone Creek
Kentucky Central 6/30/2018 Kentucky Lake
New York North 6/30/2018 Cayuga
Connecticut 6/30/2018 Lillinonah
Alabama East Central 6/30/2018 Weiss Lake

Plus Team Tour 2018 Schedule

Alabama

Dates Lake/Info Register
7/01/2018 Weiss

Tennessee/Kentucky

     
9/23/2018 Kentucky

 

 

 

 

American Couples Series

Georgia 6/23/2018 Sinclair
Tennessee Northeast 6/23/2018 Chickamauga
Alabama North 6/23/2018 Guntersville
Kentucky 6/24/2018 Kentucky Lake
Tennessee Northeast 7/14/2018 Watts Bar
Kentucky 7/15/2018 Kentucky Lake
Alabama North 7/21/2018 Guntersville
Kentucky 8/5/2018 Kentucky Lake
Alabama North 8/11/2018 Guntersville
Oklahoma 8/11/2018 Keystone
Oklahoma 9/8/2018 Hudson

 

Open Series 2018 Upcoming Events

       
Virginia 6/23/2018 Kerr
Kentucky 6/23/2018 Kentucky Lake
North Carolina 6/30/2018 Hickory
East Texas 6/30/2018 Lake of the Pines
New York 7/07/2018 Cayuga
Ohio 7/14/2018 Ohio River/ Tanner's Creek
New York 7/21/2018 1000 Islands
Kentucky 7/28/2018 Kentucky Lake