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Mickey Beck Joins SiriusXM Team

March 20, 2018 (Athens, AL).  Mickey Beck of Lebanon, TN will promote SiriusXM Marine Weather and Audio as a Pro Staff angler through the American Bass Anglers (ABA) Pro Staff program.  SiriusXM is the official and exclusive Weather and Satellite Radio Sponsor of American Bass Anglers.  Mickey is running a Two Rivers Ford wrapped Triton 21TrX powered by a Mercury 250 ProXS, with Four Garmin 7612xsv units.  His boat will also be fitted with T-H Marine accessories.  Mickey was the first to win T-H Marine Atlas Awards Grand Slam contingency in 2016. In 2018, Mickey will compete in multiple divisions in the Open Series, Triton Boats 100% Team Tour and American Fishing Tour.

“When I fish the big waters like Kentucky Lake, summer storms and wind are big factors affecting where and when I can fish. SiriusXM Marine Weather allows me to quickly track wind speed, direction, barometric pressure and monitor approaching storms with its detailed overlay of weather on my 12” Garmin GPS lake map displays,” said Beck. “SiriusXM Weather helps me make much better tournament decisions.”

“Everyone knows that cell signal can be very spotty on many lakes,” Beck continued.  “Adding SiriusXM Marine Weather using GPS eliminates my blind weather spots. I also love the fact that when I’m fishing in the rain, I can track storms easily on my weatherproof Garmin units. My cell phone isn’t weatherproof and it never has a signal on the south end of Kentucky Lake.”  

“I already have tomorrow’s technology with my Garmin units, and the addition of SiriusXM gives me some great features. I love to listen to SiriusXM’s excellent programming – music, sports and more - to pass the time when I am scanning ledges 8 to 10 hours a day,” added Mickey.   “I’ve loved SiriusXM Marine Weather and entertainment since way before I became a paid ambassador for their great services.”

Mickey served in the Army with the 101st Airborne Assault Division with attachment to 501st signal battalion supporting the 311th military intelligence group. Today, Mickey owns and operates multiple information technology companies including MickTel LLC, which is one of the largest hospitality telecommunication solutions providers in the country. Mickey holds a number of patents and is always working on ideas to help his business partners.  Mickey’s fishing skills won him a 2016 Open Series event on Old Hickory Lake, banking almost $20,000 in winnings and ABA sponsor contingencies, and he has many top 5 and top 10 finishes over the last 10 years.

“Mickey is one of the anglers that are just fun to be around. He is a very serious angler but knows how to have fun while competing at a higher level,” said Deacon Collins, ABA Pro Staff Director. “Mickey has worked with us (ABA) on other sponsor projects and has always been very professional and provided a great asset to the company he is working with. He will be a great addition to the SiriusXM Marine Pro Staff Team.”

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, SiriusXM, 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

New Jersey 7/07/2018 Hopatcong
Georgia - Eufaula 7/07/2018 Lake Eufaula
KY Lake 7/07/2018 Kentucky Lake
Florida - West 7/07/2018 Toho
Kentucky Central 7/07/2018 Barkley
Florida Harris Chain 7/07/2018 Harris Chain
Arkansas River 7/07/2018 Little Rock
Alabama North 7/07/2018 Guntersville
New York North 7/08/2018 Wynetta/Lamoka
North Carolina East 7/14/2018 Neuse/Trent River
Virginia 7/14/2018 Gaston
Kansas - Big Hill 7/14/2018 Bone Creek
Connecticut 7/14/2018 Candlewood
Minnesota 7/14/2018 Koronis
Maryland 7/15/2018 Potomac
Illinois North 7/15/2018 Mississippi River Pool 19
Florida - Toho 7/15/2018 Toho
Minnesota 7/15/2018 Green Lake-Kandiyohi CO
New Hampshire 7/15/2018 Waukewan
New Jersey 7/21/2018 Greenwood
North Carolina Central 7/21/2018 Chowan
Alabama Northwest 7/21/2018 Wilson Lake
Missouri - Stockton 7/21/2018 Stockton
Southeast North Carolina 7/21/2018 Waccamaw River
Kentucky Central 7/21/2018 Kentucky Lake
Georgia - Westpoint 7/21/2018 West Point
Kansas South 7/22/2018 Yates Center
Massachusetts-Central New England 7/22/2018 Quaboag
Massachusetts - Western 7/27/2018 Longpond
North Carolina East 7/28/2018 Tar/Pamlico River
New York North 7/28/2018 Thousand Islands
Missouri 7/28/2018 Truman
Connecticut 7/28/2018 Ct River
Louisiana Central 7/28/2018 Toledo Bend
Ohio-Central 7/28/2018 O'Shaughnessy Reservoir
Lynchburg / Roanoke VA 7/28/2018 Smith Mountain
Alabama East Central 7/28/2018 Neely Henry
Oklahoma North 7/28/2018 Sooner Lake
KY Lake 7/28/2018 Kentucky Lake
New Jersey 7/29/2018 Hopatcong
Minnesota 7/29/2018 Forrest Lake
Virginia 8/04/2018 Chickahominy River

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9/23/2018 Kentucky





American Couples Series

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

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
Ohio 8/04/2018 Ohio River/Maysville
Virginia 8/11/2018 Gaston
New York 8/18/2018 Lake Champlain
Mississippi 8/18/2018 Pickwick
South Texas 8/25/2018 Lake Conroe
Kentucky 8/25/2018 Kentucky Lake
Area 3 Championship 9/08/2018 Eufaula
East Texas 9/08/2018 Toledo Bend
South East Texas 9/15/2018 Sam Rayburn
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