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Spellicy wins on 1000 Islands

ATHENS, Ala. – Jesse Spellicy of Gouverneur, NY won the American Bass Anglers Open Series NE NY division tournament, held July 21, 2018. Running out of French Creek Marina, in the town of Clayton, NY Jesse caught five-bass weighing 23.33-pounds. He anchored his bag with a 5.66-pound kicker For the Boater Division victory, Spellicy took home a check for $5000.

“I was drop shotting with a GaJo spirit shad, any of the natural colors were working, in the river in 25-35 feet of water. “  Spellicy said.

In second for the boaters, Christophe Ullrich of Picture Rocks, PA landed a five-bass tournament limit going 22.78-pounds with a 5.29-pound kicker. He collected $1250. for the effort.

“I fished the river in the Canadian narrows between two islands. I was fishing current in 10-25 ft of water, I used a green pumpkin ned bait all day,” Ullrich said. 

Brian Bylotas of Scott Township, PA took third for the boaters with five bass going 21.43-pounds. He anchored his catch with a 5.27-pound kicker to earn $900.

“I went to the lake in the morning and ended up coming up the river. I was drop shotting in 20-30 ft of water using a Berkley Power fry in green pumpkin,” Bylotas said. 

Finishing fourth, Jonathan Robla of Norwood, NY landed a five-bass limit for 21.67-pounds including a 4.44-pound kicker. Henry Fristik of Chester, MA rounded out the top five boaters with five bass at 19.92-pounds topped by a 4.07-pound kicker.

The biggest bass for the boaters was caught by Dennis Carnahan of Cazenovia, NY that weighed 6.86-pounds and Dennis pocketed $660.

In the Co-Angler Division, John Brzozowski of Dallas, PA won with three-bass going 13.49 pounds. He sealed his victory with a 5.73-pound kicker to pocket a check for $1200..

 Brzozowski was not available for comment.

Taking second for the co-anglers, Michael Orris of Harrisburg, PA brought in a three-bass division limit weighing 12.93-pounds including a 4.73-pound kicker. He collected $500 for the effort.

“I was drop shotting in 10-30 ft of water in the river using a blackish brown 4 inch worm,” Orris said. 

Chris Sullivan Voorheesville, NY placed third among the co-anglers with three-bass going 12.59-pounds. He anchored his catch with a 4.99-pound kicker to earn $350.

“I was drop shotting out on the lake in 10-30 ft of water using an Area 51 bait,” Sullivan said. 

In fourth place among the co-anglers, James Perez Jr of Rensselear, NY brought in three-bass for 12.25-pounds including a 4.51-pound kicker. John M. Ciavaglia of Pittsford, NY finished in fifth place with three-bass at 10.87-pounds topped by a 4.08-pound kicker.

The biggest bass for the co-anglers was caught by John J. Brzozowski of Dallas, PA that weighed 5.73 and John pocketed $200.

Slated for August 17, 2018 the next divisional tournament will be held on Lake Champlain out of Dock Street Landing, in Plattsburgh, NY. 

At the end of the season, the best anglers from across the nation advance the 2018 Ray Scott Championship, slated for the first week of April 2019 on Lake Eufaula, AL.

For more information on this tournament, call Jeff Randall, tournament manager, at 256-777-6152 or ABA at 256-232-0406. On line, see www.abaopenseries.com .

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 ABA 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