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 Milby Takes the Win at Kentucky Lake

Ted Milby of Greensburg, Kentucky won the American Bass Anglers Kentucky Open Series event, held 4/15/18 on Kentucky Lake. Running out of Paris Landing near Buchanan, TN, Milby brought back a five-fish limit that locked in the scales at 22.01 pounds. Ted took home $5,000 for his victory.

“I started out flipping a jig in the area I was fishing. Once the jig bite went away I picked up a spinnerbait and went to work to finish out my limit. Later in the day I was able to cull a few times. “stated Milby.

Second place for the boaters went to Brent Anderson from Kingston, Springs Tennessee. He landed five fish weighing in at 21.53 pounds. Anderson was awarded $500 for his catch.

“I went to spawning areas and threw a bunch of different types of plastics at them. The water temp was pretty good for what I was doing. I just went in there fishing real slow and ended up catching 20 keepers today. ” stated Anderson.

Billy Schroeder from Paducah, Kentucky took third place with 18.40 pounds. Schroeder took home a check for $300 for his fish.

In fourth place for the boaters, Sam Lashlee from Camden, Tennessee weighed in 17.97 pounds and rounding out the top five was Charlie Craycraft with a weight of 17.42 pounds.

Big Bass among the boaters was brought in by Adam Craig from Buchanan, Tennessee. He finished the tournament in 12th place with one fish that weighed 7.61 pounds, but it was enough to take the big bass award of $310.

In the co-angler division, David Widman of Mount Washington, Kentucky took the win with two fish weighing in at 11.17 with a 6.14 kicker. Widman earned $1,000 for the win.

“I threw asenko most of the day and landed my biggest one. Then I picked up my cranking rod to catch the other fish. “Stated Widman.

Taking second place was Marvin Maxwell of Tunnel Hill, IL. Maxwell brought in three fish that weighed in at 9.66 pounds. His three-fish earned him a check for $400.

“I focused on fishing shallow water throwing a Rat-L-Trap around secondary points” stated Maxwell.

Claiming third was Todd Haynes of Philpot, Ky with a three-fish limit that locked in the scales at 9.61 lbs.  Todd took home $300 for his efforts.

The Tennessee Valley JR Bass Club came out and helped during the weigh in. They put water on the fish and toted them to the release boat for the anglers.  A big thank you goes out to them for all their help.

The next event in the Kentucky Division is slated for June 23rd, 2018 on Kentucky Lake, launching from the Kentucky Dam Marina.

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 Open Series, the American Fishing Tour or the American Couples Series, visit www.americanbassanglers.com.

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American Fishing Tour Upcoming Events

2018 Upcoming Schedule

North Carolina Piedmont 5/19/2018 Gaston
Mississippi Gulf Coast 5/19/2018 Pearl/ Pascagoula
North Central Louisiana 5/19/2018 Ouachita River
New Mexico 5/19/2018 Conchas
South Carolina Northwest 5/19/2018 Russel
Virginia - Western 5/19/2018 Kerr Lake
Texas - Wichita Falls 5/19/2018 Amon Carter
Florida - Seminole 5/19/2018 Seminole
Missouri 5/19/2018 Truman
Southeast North Carolina 5/19/2018 Sutton Lake
Tennessee - West 5/19/2018 Kentucky Lake
Arkansas North 5/19/2018 Greers Ferry
Connecticut 5/19/2018 Lillinonah
Oklahoma 5/19/2018 Grand Lake
Alabama North 5/19/2018 Guntersville
Pennsylvania 5/19/2018 North East River
Oklahoma North 5/19/2018 Sooner Lake
South Carolina - Greenwood 5/20/2018 Clarks Hill
New Mexico 5/20/2018 Conchas
Tennessee Central 5/20/2018 Old Hickory
Florida - St Johns North 5/20/2018 Rodman
Kansas South 5/20/2018 El Dorado
Illinois North 5/20/2018 Cal Sag/Lake Michigan
Florida - Toho 5/20/2018 Toho
Alabama West 5/20/2018 Bankhead
Massachusetts - New England 5/20/2018 Long Pond-Harwich
Massachusetts-Central New England 5/20/2018 Manchaug

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Dates Lake/Info Register
5/20/2018 Wheeler
7/01/2018 Weiss


5/13/2018 Old Hickory
9/23/2018 Kentucky





American Couples Series

Georgia 5/19/2018 West Point
Tennessee Northeast 5/19/2018 Douglas
South Carolina 5/19/2018 Lake Russell
Alabama Central 5/19/2018 Lay Lake
Kentucky 5/20/2018 Kentucky Lake
North Carolina 5/20/2018 TBA
Alabama Central 6/02/2018 Logan Martin
Oklahoma 6/02/2018 Ft Gibson
Kentucky 6/03/2018 Kentucky Lake
Oklahoma 6/03/2018 Ft Gibson
Tennessee Northeast 6/09/2018 Watts Bar
Florida Northwest 6/09/2018 Seminole
South Carolina 6/09/2018 Lake Greenwood
North Carolina 6/10/2018 Lake Hickory
Alabama North 6/16/2018 Guntersville
Georgia 6/23/2018 Sinclair
Tennessee Northeast 6/23/2018 Chickamauga
Alabama North 6/23/2018 Guntersville
Kentucky 6/24/2018 Kentucky Lake


Open Series 2018 Upcoming Events

North Carolina 5/19/2018 High Rock
Alabama South 5/19/2018 Jordan
South Texas 5/19/2018 Lake Conroe
Ohio 6/02/2018 St. Mary's
Maryland 6/02/2018 Chesapeake Bay
South Carolina 6/09/2018 Clark's Hill
Georgia 6/09/2018 Oconee
South East Texas 6/09/2018 Sam Rayburn
Alabama North 6/10/2018 Weiss
New York 6/16/2018 Lake Champlain
Alabama South 6/16/2018 Logan Martin
Oklahoma 6/16/2018 Ft Gibson
Tennesee Central 6/16/2018 Old Hickory
Virginia 6/23/2018 Kerr
South Texas 6/23/2018 Lake Conroe
Kentucky 6/23/2018 Kentucky Lake
North Carolina 6/30/2018 Hickory
East Texas 6/30/2018 Lake of the Pines