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Travis Williams Wins On High Rock

ATHENS, Ala. – Travis Williams of Salisbury North Carolina, won the American Bass Anglers Open Series event held 5/18/2018 on High Rock Lake. Running out of Tamarac Marina in Salisbury North Carolina, Williams weighed in a five-bass limit weighing 21.71 pounds. His catch was anchored by a bass weighing 4.78 pounds. Williams took home a check for $5000.00 for the win.  

“I was flipping shallow,” cover said Williams. “I caught my two biggest bass on dog fennel and the rest flipping docks and isolated wood. I figure I caught around 35 bass today. I have Sirius XM radio in my boat and I always have it on when I’m fishing.” 

In second for the boaters, Maurice Freeze of Concord North Carolina landed a five-bass limit weighing 21.19 pounds. He took home a check for $1000.00 for the effort. 

“I found a 100-yard stretch of bank in practice that was holding fish. I was able to cull up four times today. I caught my fish today on topwater and a jig,” said Freeze.

Robert Walser of Lexington, North Carolina, placed third with a five-bass limit weighing 19.64 pounds. He took home a check for $650.00 for his catch. 

“The conditions changed from yesterday. I caught some fish shallow early but moved out a little deeper later on. I caught my fish on a jig today,” said Walser.   

In fourth place for the boaters, Eric Self of Lawndale, North Carolina weighed in a five-bass limit weighing 18.62 pounds and rounding out the top five, Jeffrey Queen of Catawba weighed in a five-bass limit weighing 18.26 pounds. For being the highest Triton owner, Queen qualified for contingency money from Triton.

Richard Bradford of Hoffman, North Carolina took the boater big bass honors with a bass that weighed in at 5.55 pounds. Bradford collected $520.00 for the bass.

In the co-angler division Steve Reynolds of Concord, North Carolina weighed in at three-bass limit weighing 12.40 pounds, anchored by a bass that weighed 6.40 pounds. Reynolds took home a check for $1500.00 for the win and an additional $215.00 for weighing in the largest bass weighed in by a co-angler.

“I want to thank my boater Brian File for getting me around the fish. I caught the big bass with five minutes left on a shakyhead. The remainder of my catch came on a Zoom Ol monster worm,” said Reynolds.

Taking second for the co-anglers, Robert Green of Sedalia, North Carolina, weighed in a three-bass co-angler limit weighing 12.16 pounds. He anchored his catch with a bass that weighed in at 6.04 pounds.

“I caught probably 20 fish today. I used a variety of baits but the three I weighed in was caught on a Carolina rig,” said Green.

Austin Wike of Salisbury, North Carolina placed third with a three-bass limit weighing 10.89 pounds. He earned $400.00 for the effort.

“I caught 7 bass today fishing a wacky rigged worm around docks,” said Wike.

In fourth among the co-anglers, Chad Coley of New London, North Carolina, weighed in a three bass limit weighing 10.88 pounds and rounding out the top five, Doug File of Salisbury, North Carolina weighed in three bass weighing 10.77 pounds.

Slated for June 30th the next North Carolina division event will be held on Lake Hickory, running out of the Wittenburg Wildlife access located at 89 Wildlife Access Road Hickory, NC 28601.

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 Season)


Virginia 8/18/2018 Kerr
New Jersey 8/18/2018 Greenwood/Hopatcong
Missouri 8/18/2018 Lake Ozark/Truman
Southeast North Carolina 8/18/2018 Northeast Cape Fear River
Kentucky Central 8/18/2018 Kentucky Lake
Florida - Toho 8/18/2018 Toho
Alabama East Central 8/18/2018 Neely Henry/Weiss
KY Lake 8/18/2018 Kentucky Lake
Kansas South 8/19/2018 Eureka
Maryland 8/19/2018 Potomac
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

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9/23/2018 Kentucky





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Oklahoma 9/8/2018 Hudson


Open Series 2018 Upcoming Events

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