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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

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