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6/04/2018

Georgia Division Heads to Oconee

ATHENS, Ala. – The Georgia Division of the ABA Open Series will host the fourth event of the 2018 season June 9, 2018, on Lake Oconee in Buckhead, GA.

The competitors will launch at Sugar Creek Marina, located at 353 Parks Mill Road, Buckhead, GA 30625.  Anglers may begin fishing at 6:15 a.m. or safe light. The weigh-in will begin at 2:30 p.m. Registration begins at 4 p.m. local time at Sugar Creek Marina with the tournament briefing to begin at 7:00 p.m. Friday evening. To register for this tournament, see

http://www.abaopenseries.com/EventDetails.php?id=8909

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 14 inches long and 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 Maui Jim. See the manufacturer websites for specific details on how to qualify for these bonuses.

Tournament Information: 
Limit: 5
bass for Boaters / 3 bass for Co-Anglers
Size Limit: 14"
Take Off: 6:15 am or Safe Light
Weigh In: 2:30pm
Time Zone: Eastern

Host Hotel 
Travel Lodge
2020 Eatonton Road
Madison, GA 30650
706-342-2121

Budget Inn
1201 Eatonton Road
Madison, GA 30650
706-342-0996

Event Host: 
Sugar Creek Marina
353 Parks Mill Rd
Buckhead, GA 30625
706-342-2231
800-648-1665

Registration Location: 
Sugar Creek Marina
353 Parks Mill Rd
Buckhead, GA 30625
706-342-2231
800-648-1665

Onsite registration will be held at the ABA Stage Trailer on Friday, June 8, 2018, from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm with the meeting and partner pairing at 7:00 pm local time.

Additional Information: 

Host Dealers: 
SPORTS CENTER
1444 SAM NUNN BLVD
PERRY, GA 31069
478-987-3580
478-987-5279 (fax)
www.thesportscenter.com

License Information: 
A Georgia Fishing License is required. Go to www.gofishgeorgia.com or call (800) 366-2661 to purchase a Georgia Fishing License.

The best ABA Open Series anglers from across the nation can advance to the no entry fee 2019 Ray Scott Championship to be held at Lake Eufaula in Eufaula, Alabama. 

For more information on this tournament, call Billy Benedetti, tournament manager, at 256-230-5632 or ABA at 256-232-0406. Online, 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 ABA Open Series, the ABA 100% Plus Team Tour, or the American Couples Series visit www.americanbassanglers.com.

American Bass Anglers, Inc. is supported by Triton Boats, Mercury Outboards, Hydrowave, T-H Marine, Abu Garcia, Berkley, Best Western Hotels, Garmin, Maui Jim, Power Pole, Optima Batteries and GEICO.  American Bass Anglers, Inc. can be contacted at (256) 232-0406 or visit AmericanBassAnglers.com

 

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American Fishing Tour Upcoming Events (2018 Season)

 

       
Massachusetts - New England 10/14/2018 Long Pond-Harwich

American Fishing Tour 2019 Upcoming Events

       
Alabama Northwest 10/13/2018 Wilson Lake
Pennsylvania 10/13/2018 Delaware River
Louisiana Central 10/13/2018 Caddo
South Carolina- Savannah River 10/13/2018 Savannah River
Mississippi- Ross Barnett 10/13/2018 Ross Barnett
Alabama Lay Lake- Logan Martin 10/13/2018 Lay Lake
Mississippi Gulf Coast 10/13/2018 Back Bay
Georgia Central 10/13/2018 Oconee
Virginia 10/13/2018 Kerr
Louisiana- North Central 10/13/2018 D'Arbonne
Texas- Wichita Falls 10/13/2018 Amon Carter
New Mexico 10/13/2018 Brantley
Arkansas 10/13/2018 Maumelle Pool
South Carolina- Northwest 10/14/2018 Russell
Dallas Fort Worth Texas 10/14/2018 Lewisville
Massachusetts- Western 10/14/2018 Congamond
New Mexico 10/14/2018 Brantley
Georgia North 10/20/2018 Allatoona
South Carolina Central 10/20/2018 Wylie
Alabama North 10/20/2018 Guntersville
Alabama- West 10/21/2018 Bankhead
Alabama Central 10/27/2018 Jordan
Texas- Sam Rayburn- North 10/27/2018 Toledo Bend

Plus Team Tour 2018 Schedule

Tennessee/Kentucky

     
9/23/2018 Kentucky

 

 

 

 

American Couples Series

     
Oklahoma 9/8/2018 Hudson

 

Open Series 2018 Upcoming Events

       
Area 2 Championship 10/13/2018 Kentucky Lake
Area 6 Championship 10/20/2018 Toledo Bend