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Eric Self Wins on Kerr Lake

ATHENS, Ala. – Eric Self of Lawndale North Carolina won the American Bass Anglers Open Series event held 4/28/2018 on Kerr Lake. Running out of Nutbush Park in Henderson North Carolina, Eric weighed in a five bass limit weighing 16.43 pounds and took home a check for $5000.00.

"My co-angler and I had a really good day. Between the two of us we probably caught 30 bass. I had all my weight by noon. I was catching them on an ER lures black and blue jig", said Self.

In second for the boaters was Michael Stephens of Gastonia North Carolina who landed a five bass limit weighing 16.14 pounds. His catch was anchored by a bass weighing 5.05 pounds. Stephens took home a check for $1050.00 for his catch. For catching the biggest bass of the tournament and for catching the fish on an ABU Garcia reel Stephens also took home an ABU Garcia Revo reel valued at $160.00 "I caught all of my fish flipping a green pumpkin V&M Swamp Hog into bushes in spawning pockets", said Stephens.  

Mark Robertson of Henderson North Carolina placed third with a five bass limit weighing 16.11 pounds. He took home a check for $800.00 for his catch. "I Caught probably a dozen fish today flipping bushes with a jig", said Robertson.  

In fourth place for the boaters Jason Houchins of Clarksville Virginia weighed in a five bass limit weighing 15.24 pounds and rounding out the top five, Richard Bradford of Hoffman North Carolina, weighed in a five bass limit weighing 15.02 pounds.

Christopher Cox of Greenville, North Carolina caught the largest bass at 4.30 pounds worth $570.

In the co-angler division, Adam Parker of Catawba, North Carolina weighed in a three bass limit weighing 10.91 pounds, anchored by a bass that weighed 4.28 pounds. Adam took home a check for $1200.00 for the win. "I only caught 3 bass today but they were the right ones. I was using a Queens tackle shakyhead and I had my weight by 9:00 am", said Parker. 

Taking second for the co-anglers, Nick Shaver of Marion, North Carolina weighed in a three bass co-angler limit weighing 9.89 pounds. His catch was anchored by a bass weighing 4.93 pounds. He earned $500.00 for his catch and an additional $180.00 for the co-angler big bass.

I had a great day said Shaver. I caught a bunch of fish and was able to cull several times. I caught all of my weight today on a Texas rig.

Dale Surrett of Midland, North Carolina placed third with a three bass limit weighing 8.88 pounds. He earned $350.00 for the effort.

I fished today with the winning boater so we were around the fish. I caught all of my weight on a senko and was able to cull several times today said Surrett.

In fourth among the co-anglers Jerry Pruitt of Vale North Carolina weighed in a three bass limit weighing 8.16 pounds and rounding out the top five was William Leath of Galax Virginia, with three bass weighing 7.39 pounds.

Slated for May 19th, the next North Carolina division event will be held on High Rock Lake, running out of Tamarac Marina located at 9120 Bringle Ferry Road Salisbury North Carolina 28146.

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

Alabama - Mobile 5/26/2018 Tensaw
Alabama Central 5/26/2018 Jordan
Alabama Northwest 5/26/2018 Wilson Lake
KY Lake 5/26/2018 Kentucky Lake
Maryland 5/26/2018 Potomac
Alabama Lay Lake - Logan Martin 5/26/2018 Lay Lake
Kansas - Big Hill 5/26/2018 Bone Creek
Kentucky Central 5/26/2018 Barkley
Louisiana Central 5/26/2018 Caddo
Oklahoma East 5/26/2018 Lake Hudson
Alabama East Central 5/26/2018 Neely Henry
South Carolina - Greenwood 6/02/2018 Greenwood
Louisiana - Toledo Bend South 6/02/2018 Toledo Bend
North Carolina East 6/02/2018 Tar/Pamlico River
Virginia 6/02/2018 Kerr
North Carolina Charlotte 6/02/2018 Lake Norman
Georgia Central 6/02/2018 Oconee
Texas - Central 6/02/2018 Belton Lake/ Stillhouse Lake
DFW - Texas 6/02/2018 Texoma
Florida - West 6/02/2018 Toho
Florida Harris Chain 6/02/2018 Harris Chain
Arkansas River 6/02/2018 Pine Bluff
Connecticut 6/02/2018 Colebrook
Oklahoma 6/02/2018 Grand Lake
Oklahoma East 6/02/2018 Fort Gibson
Alabama North 6/02/2018 Guntersville
Georgia - Westpoint 6/02/2018 West Point
Alabama West 6/03/2018 Bankhead
Massachusetts - New England 6/03/2018 Long Pond
Massachusetts - Western 6/03/2018 CT River
Minnesota 6/03/2018 Clearwater Lake
North Carolina Piedmont 6/09/2018 Kerr
Texas - Wichita Falls 6/09/2018 Lake Texoma
Maryland 6/09/2018 Potomac
KY Lake 6/09/2018 Kentucky Lake
Connecticut 6/09/2018 Lake Zoar
Ohio-Central 6/09/2018 Clear Fork Reservoir
Lynchburg / Roanoke VA 6/09/2018 Smith Mountain
Pennsylvania 6/09/2018 North East River
Georgia Central 6/10/2018 Sinclair
Kansas South 6/10/2018 El Dorado
Illinois North 6/10/2018 Mill Creek
Minnesota 6/10/2018 East/west Rush Lake
Massachusetts-Central New England 6/10/2018 Chochuiate

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American Couples Series

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

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