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Nesbitt Wins on Indian Lake

ATHENS, Ala. – Michael Nesbitt of St. Paris Ohio, won the American Bass Anglers Open Series event held 5/12/2018 on Indian Lake. Running out of Moundwood Park in Huntsville Ohio, Nesbitt weighed in a five bass limit weighing 12.99 pounds. His catch was anchored by a bass weighing 3.71 pounds. Michael took home a check for $5000.00 for the win.  

“The day started out slow, but when the sun came out around 9:00 I started catching them. I caught around 15 fish today and they all came on a frog,” said Nesbitt.

In second for the boaters Chris Williamson of Anna. Ohio landed a five bass limit weighing 12.92 pounds. His catch was anchored by a bass weighing 4.05 pounds. Williamson took home a check for $600.00 for his catch and an additional $410.00For weighing in the biggest bass caught by a boater. 

“I caught probably 15 fish today all on a frog,” said Williamson.  

Darrell Gallagher of Maplewood, Ohio placed third with a five bass limit weighing 12.46 pounds. He took home a check for $475.00 for his catch. 

“I caught probably 10 fish today. Most of them were caught flipping a jig that my wife made for me,” said Gallagher.   

In fourth place for the boaters, Mel Orahood of North Lewisburg, Ohio weighed in a five bass limit weighing 11.21 pounds and rounding out the top five, Josh Smith of Hamilton, Ohio weighed in a five bass limit weighing 11.13 pounds.

In the co-angler division Bill Meyers of Urbana, Ohio weighed in a three bass limit weighing 5.18 pounds, anchored by a bass that weighed 2.35 pounds. Meyers took Home a check for $600.00 for the win and an additional $80.00 for weighing in the largest bass caught by a co-angler.

“I caught a lot of fish today. They were just not the size I needed. I caught them on a variety of baits, some flipping, some on a crankbait and some on a spinnerbait,” said Meyers. 

Taking second for the co-anglers, Robert Barch Jr. of Nelsonville, Ohio weighed in a three bass co-angler limit weighing 4.93 pounds. Barch took home a check for $300.00 for his catch.

“I caught 8 fish today all flipping,” said Barch.

Kevin Tangeman of Chickasaw, Ohio placed third with a three bass limit weighing 4.87 pounds. He earned $225.00 for the effort.

“I caught probably 15 fish today. I caught everything flipping and, on a spinnerbait,” said Tangeman.

In fourth among the co-anglers Chris McCuster of Beaver Falls, Pa. weighed in a three bass limit weighing 4.38 pounds and rounding out the top five was a tie between Boyd Yates of Hebron, Ohio and Ryan Kriegel of Delpos, Ohio with three bass weighing 4.10 pounds.

Slated for June 2nd, the next Ohio division event will be held on Grand Lake/St. Mary’s
Running out of the West Bank located at 6178 West Bank Road, Celina Ohio 45822. 

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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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