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Kentucky Lake

It was a hot, humid and at times stormy summer day on Kentucky Lake for the July 15 ABA Couples Series event.  I think those conditions kept many competitors home as we had our lowest turnout of the year.  Only 10 teams launched at 5:30 AM.  Five of the ten boats weighed in a total of 12 bass for 37.43 pounds.  We paid out two places for a total of $850.00, including big bass for both men and women.

Brandi and Scott Vanover had no problem with the extreme conditions and brought in a limit of bass weighing 14.97 pounds.  The couple reported catching their fish on main lake secondary ledges and humps using primarily jigs.  They collected a nice winning paycheck of $500 for their day’s work.  This paycheck included $50 for Brandi’s Big Bass for the Ladies of 3.97 pounds.  This is their first win within our Division; however, they have been very close many times in the past. Congratulations Brandi and Scott!

Second place went to Nancy Orren and Bill Bruce.  They had two bass, which included in those was Bill’s Men’s Big Bass trophy of 5.19 pounds.  Bill said he caught that fish in 5 feet or less of water on plastic! Nancy and Bill’s total weight was 8.76 pounds.  They took home $350 for their hard work.

Dee and Danny Baggett finished third with three fish weighing 7.39 pounds.  Two of the three were very nice smallmouths caught on the main lake.

 Fourth place went to Cindy and Bob Linton with Cindy’s 3.35 pounder.

Finishing up the top 5 was Paula Keller and David Bowman with a nice 2.96 bass.
As always, some prizes were awarded by drawing two teams that did not finish in the money.  

Our final tournament will be held on Kentucky Lake at the Big Bear Ramp near Benton on August 5.  We will launch at 5:30 AM and weigh-in at 1:30 PM. Remember to register early if possible.  In addition, the new Kentucky tax law is now in effect and our entry fees, for tournaments at Kentucky ramps, will have a 6% tax levied on them.  Our entry will now be $106 for those tournaments.  We will be at the ramp for boat check and late registrations at 4:30 AM.  

We will have our season ending cookout immediately following the weigh-in.  There will be lots of food and several prizes to be presented through drawings.  The Anglers of the Year Award will also be presented.   Anglers of the Year will come down to this last tournament!

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 the American Bass Anglers and the American Fishing Tour, the Open Series, the 100% Plus Team 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

Plus Team Tour 2018 Schedule


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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