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2/22/2018

Open Series Mississippi Division Opens on Columbus Pool

ATHENS, Ala. – The Mississippi division of the American Bass Anglers Open Series will hold its first event of the 2018 season on March 3rd in Columbus, MS on the Tombigbee Waterway.  March is here and it’s time to bag the big girls!  Don’t miss your chance on the excitement!

The competitors will launch at the East Bank Public Ramp in Columbus, located at 3257 Lock and Dam Road.  Anglers will begin fishing at safe light with the weigh-in starting at 3 p.m.  Onsite registration and check in will be from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM Friday March 2nd at the East Bank Ramp. 

To enter, anglers fishing the Boater Division pay $200 with co-anglers paying $100. First place is a guaranteed minimum of $5,000.00 for boaters. To learn more about the payout, visit http://www.abaopenseries.com/payout.php 

Anglers fishing the Boater Division may weigh in up to five bass, each at least 14 inches long. Co-anglers may weigh in up to three bass. Mississippi fishing license required.

In addition to cash and prizes for top finishers, boater and co-angler competitors fishing this tournament and Open Series events throughout the season may also win contingency bonuses from such sponsors as Triton Boats, Mercury Outboards, MotorGuide, T-H Marine, ABU Garcia, MauJim and Livingston Lures. See the manufacturer web sites for specific details on how to qualify for these bonuses.

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Host Hotel:
BEST WESTERN Executive Suites
303 Shoney Drive
Columbus, MS 39705
1-662-309-2255

Triton Dealer:
Boat Gallery of Columbus
3500 Bluecut Road
Columbus, MS 39705
1-662-327-4631

 
The best Open Series anglers from across the nation can advance to the no entry fee 2019 Ray Scott Championship, slated for Lake Eufaula, AL in April of 2019. 

For more information on this tournament, call Chris Wayand, tournament manager, at 256-230-5627 or register through the ABA main office at 256-232-0406. To register on line, click here.

American Bass Anglers commitment is to provide 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 and the American Fishing Tour, the Open Series, the Triton 100% Plus Team Tour, or the American Couples Series, visit www.americanbassanglers.com 

American Bass Anglers, Inc. is supported by Triton Boats, Mercury Outboards, Sirius XM Satellite Radio and Weather, Optima Batteries, Garmin, Hydrowave, T-H Marine, Abu Garcia, Berkley, Livingston Lures, Best Western Hotels, MauiJim Sunglasses, Power Pole, Optima Batteries and GEICO Insurance.  American Bass Anglers, Inc. can be contacted at (256) 232-0406 or visit www.americanbassanglers.com 

 

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American Fishing Tour Upcoming Events (2018 Season)

 

       
Lynchburg / Roanoke VA 9/22/2018 Smith Mountain
South Louisiana 10/06/2018 Pearl River
Massachusetts - New England 10/14/2018 Long Pond-Harwich

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9/23/2018 Kentucky

 

 

 

 

American Couples Series

     
Oklahoma 9/8/2018 Hudson

 

Open Series 2018 Upcoming Events

       
Area 8 Championship 9/22/2018 Kerr
Area 9 Championship 9/29/2018 Chautauqua
Area 5 Championship 9/29/2018 Kissimmee Chain
Area 7 Championship 10/06/2018 Lake Texoma
Area 1 Championship 10/06/2018 Pickwick
Area 4 Championship 10/06/2018 Norman
Area 2 Championship 10/13/2018 Kentucky Lake
Area 6 Championship 10/20/2018 Toledo Bend