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5/08/2018

ABA Open Series NE heads to Lake the Potomac River


ATHENS, Ala. – The Maryland division of the ABA Open Series will hold its next tournament on May 12th, 2018, on the Potomac River, Marbury, Maryland.

The competitors will launch at Smallwood State Park, located at 2750 Sweden Point Rd, Marbury, MD 20658. Anglers may begin fishing at 6:30a.m. or safe light. The weigh-in will begin at 3:00 p.m. Registration begins at 4 p.m. on Friday May 11th at the tournament trailer. 

To enter, anglers fishing the Boater Division pay $200 with co-anglers paying $100. First place is guaranteed a minimum $5,000 first place for boaters. To learn more about the payout visit www.abaopenseries.com/payout.php 

Anglers fishing the Boater Division may weigh in up to five bass, each at least 15 inches long. Co-anglers may weigh in up to three bass

In addition to cash and prizes for top finishers, boater and co-angler competitors fishing this tournament and ABA 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, and  MauJim. See the manufacturer web sites for specific details on how to qualify for these bonuses.

Tournament Manager: Jeff Randall 256-777-6152
Email: jeff@americanbassanglers.com

Tournament Information:
Registration and Briefing at the stage at Smallwood state park
Ramp Address: 2750 Sweden Point Rd, Marbury, MD 20658

Onsite Registration Friday 4-6:30 PM
Meeting 7:00 PM

Launch  at  6:30 am or safe light
Weigh in at 2:30 pm

Limit 5 bass for anglers / 3 Bas for co-angler 
Tournament Size Limit from March 1,
2016 through June 15, 2016 is 15"


Event Host:
Charles County Government
PO Box 2150 | 200 Baltimore St
La Plata, MD 20646
Phone: 301-645-0610
Fax: 301-885-1311   
http://www.charlescountymd.gov

Host Hotel: 
Best Western Plus La Plata Inn Hotel
6900 Crain Highway
La Plata  MD 20646
301-934-4900

Host Dealers:  
Triton Dealer-Richmond Marine Center
Triton Boats
1800 Dabney Rd.
Richmond VA 23230
804-275-0250

 License Information:                            
For Virginia, Maryland and DC fishing license information visit  https://www.takemefishing.org/get-a-fishing-license/

The best ABA Open Series anglers from across the nation can advance to the no entry fee 2018 Ray Scott Championship, slated for Lake Eufaula in April 2019. 

For more information on this tournament, call Jeff Randall, tournament manager, at 256-777-6152 or ABA at 256-232-0406. On line, see www.abaopenseries.com .

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 American Bass Anglers Open Series, the 100% Plus Team Tour, or the American Couples Series visit www.americanbassanglers.com.

ABA is sponsored by: Triton Boats, Mercury Marine, Best Western Hotels, GEICO, Garmin, Sirius XM Marine Weather, Power-Pole, T-H Marine, Hydrowave, Maui Jim, Abu Garcia, Berkley, MotorGuide, and Optima Batteries
 

 

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American Fishing Tour Upcoming Events (2018 Season)

 

       
New York North 8/25/2018 Oneida
Illinois North 8/25/2018 Mississippi River Pool 12
Louisiana Central 8/25/2018 Cross
Ohio-Central 8/25/2018 Delaware Reservoir
Arkansas River 8/25/2018 Maumelle Pool
Lynchburg / Roanoke VA 8/25/2018 Smith Mountain
South Louisiana 8/25/2018 Pearl River
Oklahoma North 8/25/2018 TBD
New Hampshire 8/25/2018 Ossipee/Conway
New York North 8/26/2018 Fairhaven
Virginia 9/08/2018 Chickahominy River
Kansas South 9/08/2018 TBA
New Mexico 9/15/2018 Ute
Maryland 9/15/2018 Potomac
South Louisiana 9/15/2018 Blind River
Minnesota 9/15/2018 White Bear/Big Marine
New York North 9/15/2018 Black Lake
New Mexico 9/16/2018 Ute
Massachusetts - New England 9/16/2018 Wequaquet Lake-Centerville
Lynchburg / Roanoke VA 9/22/2018 Smith Mountain
South Louisiana 10/06/2018 Pearl River
Massachusetts - New England 10/14/2018 Long Pond-Harwich

Plus Team Tour 2018 Schedule

Tennessee/Kentucky

     
9/23/2018 Kentucky

 

 

 

 

American Couples Series

     
Oklahoma 9/8/2018 Hudson

 

Open Series 2018 Upcoming Events

       
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