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Hahne Takes Oklahoma Opener

Darren Hahne of Ottawa, IL won the Oklahoma division opener of the RAM Weekend Bass Series at Lake Tenkiller on March 21st, 2015. Hahne weighed in a 14.79 pound limit to take the win and claimed $3000 for first place and $563 from the High Stakes Option Pot. He used a Megabass jerkbait in 10-12 feet of water around the mid lake area to catch his limit of smallmouth. "I had a good time and a great co-angler. It was a lot of fun, especially since I haven't fished Tenkiller in 23 years," said Hahne.

Mark Johnson of Weleetka, OK finished in second place with 12.41 pounds to win $1351. "It was really tough with slick water and no wind. I keyed in on dirty water in the mid lake area using a red craw pattern medium crankbait," said Johnson.

Brandon Mosely of Choctaw, OK finished third with 11.76 pounds winning $910 for third place and $286 from the High Stakes Option Pot "I started in a clear water pocket with 50-51 degree water using a jerkbait and couple a couple of fish. Later, I moved to a dock line where I caught some fish with a spinnerbait on Friday. My first pass on the docks produced nothing, but I caught them on the second pass," Mosley.

Don Turner of Wagner, OK caught the boater Big Bass. His 5.99 pound bass and 10th place finish was worth $852.

Anthony Harris of Westville, OK took home the co-angler trophy for catching 7.17 pounds and the 4.46 pound co-angler Big Bass. He collected $1129 for hid day's work. "I caught my first one right off the bat and I didn't catch another one for six hours. My Big Bass came on a jig, but I did use a jerkbait as well throughout the day," said Harris.

Steven Houchin of Oklahoma City, OK finished second with 6.91 pounds winning $491. "We went way up river, started flipping, and I caught one there. Then, we moved back to the main lake and threw a jerkbait. I used a Missile Baits D-Bomb and a Texas rig while flipping," said Houchin.

Justin Newell of Muskogee, OK finished in third with 4.62 pounds winning $332 for third place and $212 from the High Stakes Option Pot.

Complete result can be found at this link

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News - AFT

Reid McGinn Wins the AFT Qualifier on Lake Murray

03/22/2015

Athens, Al - Reid McGinn of Fort Mill, SC won the American Fishing Tour South Carolina - Greenwood division 96 tournament with five fish weighing 23.80 pounds held on Lake Murray running out of Dreher Island State Park near Prosperity, SC.

Our winner, Reid McGinn had five fish for 23.80 pounds for the win. His limit was anchored with a 7.26 pound kicker. He was fishing jig on docks around the middle part of the lake. Reid's first place finish and option pot earned him a payback of $810.
 
Gene Parker finished second with five fish weighing 19.83 pounds. Gene was bed fishing on the lower part and caught his fish on a Brush Hog rigged on a shakey head and a pig and jig. Gene earned $504 with second place and the option pot.

 

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News - AFT

Brad Fowler wins on Lake Hartwell

03/15/2015

Athens, Al - Brad Fowler of Pendleton,SC won the American Fishing Tour South Carolina - North East division 25 tournament with 5 fish weighing 20.75 pounds held on Hartwell on 03/15/2015.

 

Top 5 Anglers

Pl Name Fish Total Points
1 Brad Fowler 5 20.75 194
2 Mike Strickland 5 16.12 193
3 Chris Sample 5 15.55 192
4 Larry Martin 5 13.19 191
5 Phillip Anderson 5 13.18 190

Big Bass winner: Mike Strickland 7.23pounds

Next Event for the South Carolina - North East division 25 -

Next event is on Clark Hill Lake launching out of Dorn Boating Facility on April 19th,2015

 

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News - AFT

Tim Wiltfong wins on Falls Lake

03/21/2015

Athens, Al - Tim Wiltfong of Wake Forest, NC won the American Fishing Tour North Carolina East division 15 tournament with 5 fish weighing 16.16 pounds held on Falls Lake on 03/21/2015.

Running out of Ledge Rock Landing near Creedmoor, NC, the Wake Forest, NC, angler caught 5 bass weighing 16.16 pounds. Tim took home a check for $195.00. Tim caught his fish on worms crank baits jigs and spinner baits.

In second among the competitors, Jason Taylor of Richlands, NC, caught 3 bass weighing 7.14 pounds.   

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News - WBS

Atchafalaya Basin is Second Stop for Louisiana

The Louisiana division of the RAM Weekend Bass Series will have its second event of the season on Saturday, March 28th at the Atchafalaya Basin. Louisiana anglers will be launching from Doiron's Landing for the event. Onsite registration and safety briefing will be held at Doiron's Landing on Friday, March 27th. Registration will be from 4:00-6:30pm CST and the safety briefing will follow promptly at 7:00pm CST. All participating anglers must be registered by 6:30pm CST on Friday, March 27th in order to participate in this event. Anglers can register for this event online at http://www.americanbassanglers.com or by calling ABA at (256) 232-0406. More information on this event can be found at this link or by calling tournament manager, Chris Wayand at (256)-230-5627.

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South Carolina at Hartwell This Weekend

The South Carolina division of the RAM Weekend Bass Series will have its second event of the season on Saturday, March 28th at Lake Hartwell. South Carolina anglers will be launching from the new Green Pond Landing for the event. Onsite registration and safety briefing will be held at Green Pond Landing on Friday, March 27th. Registration will be from 4:00-6:30pm EST and the safety briefing will follow promptly at 7:00pm EST. All participating anglers must be registered by 6:30pm EST on Friday, March 27th in order to participate in this event. Anglers can register for this event online at http://www.americanbassanglers.com or by calling ABA at (256) 232-0406. More information on this event can be found at this link.

This event is hosted by Visit Anderson.

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First TN/KY RAM 100% Plus Team Tour This Saturday

The TN/KY division of Ram Trucks 100% Plus Team Tour kicks off this Saturday, March 28th at Kentucky Lake. Don't miss out on an opportunity to win a Triton Boats 17TX/ Mercury Marine 60 four stroke outboard package loaded with new Garmin Echomap units, ODYSSEY Batteries, T-H Marine products, MotorGuide trolling motor, Power-Pole® Shallow Water Anchor, and Carlisle Tires. Raffle prizes from Odyssey, Maui Jim, Simms Fishing Products, T-H Marine, and more to be given away at the safety briefing! Don't miss out on all of this for an entry fee of only $250. No late fees! Sign up as late as 5:30 pm on Friday, March 27th at onsite registration at Paris Landing State Park Convention Center. Teams may enter until 5:00 pm CST Thursday, March 12th online at online at: (LINK) or by contacting American Bass Anglers at (256) 232-0406 (8am - 5pm CST).

The team of Patrick Anderson and Rusty Rust took home the title and nearly $33,000 in cash and prizes from the first RAM 100% Plus Team Tour event at Lake Guntersville on March 14th, 2015. Anderson and Rust won a 2015 Triton 17TX with a Mercury 60hp 4-Stroke loaded with Garmin Marine Echomap units, Odyssey Batteries, T-H Marine products, Motorguide trolling motor, and Carlisle Tires worth over $22,000 and $1300 from the optional High Stake Option Pot. The captain, Patrick Anderson, also qualified from $7000 from Triton Gold, $1500 from Mercury/Motorguide, and $1000 from The Boat House. “It is really exciting to be able to win so much at a team tournament with an entry fee of only $250”, said Pat Anderson. 

The top five teams by points at the end of the season will earn a berth into the 2016 Ray Scott Championship at Lake Hartwell. First place boater prize is $50,000 cash, a Triton Boats 21TRX w/ Mercury Marine 250 Pro XS, a RAM Championship Bonus, up to $50,000 cash from the Triton Gold program, and many other contingency program's including Power Pole Captain's Cash, T-H Marine Supplies Atlas Awards, Leer Cover Cash, and Garmin Grand Giveaway. Non-boater first place prize is $25,000 cash, a Triton Boats 19TRX w/ Mercury Marine 150 Pro XS, a RAM Truck, up to $25,000 cash from the Triton Gold program, and many other contingency program's including Power Pole Captain's Cash, T-H Marine Supplies Atlas Awards, Leer Cover Cash, and Garmin Grand Giveaway.

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News - AFT

Jay Carter Wins on Stockton

03/21/2015

Athens, Al - Jay Carter of Springfield, MO won the American Fishing Tour Missouri - Stockton division 126 tournament with five fish weighing 15.62 pounds held on Stockton on 03/21/2015.

That win also put Carter in the lead for Division 126 Angler of the Year. His five fish tipped the scales at 15.62 pounds; his Big Bass was 5.18 pounds. Jerkbait was the bait of choice for Carter, commenting the bite would have been better with a little wind.

Second place went to 2014 D126 AOY, Eric Craft of Erie, KS. His weight was 10.42 pounds. Craft, as the defending AOY and American Bass Anglers National AOY, is now two points behind Carter, 788 and 790. Angler of the Year points are determined by totaling the best four one-day tournaments and the two-day championship, all held on Stockton Lake. The winning AOY is provided the opportunity to fish at the National Championship for a fully rigged Triton Bass Boat valued at over $50,000.

 

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News - WBS

Ray Takes the Win at Eufaula

Chandler Ray of Arlington, GA took the win on Lake Eufaula at the Georgia division RAM Weekend Bass Series event on March 21st, 2015. Ray weighed in 22.87 pounds to earn his first place finish and $3000 along with $680 from the High Stakes Option Pot. "I started out fishing the south end of the lake using a Buddha swim jig with a Big Bite Swimming Craw trailer. After the sun came up, I moved offshore to brush piles and natural staging points in 10-17 feet of water using a Texas rigged 5" Big Bite Fighting Frog with a ½ ounce weight," said Ray.

Patrick Fisher of Colbert, GA came in second with 22.56 pounds winning $1259 and $349 from the High Stakes Option Pot.  "I caught three fish early this morning on a Senko and then, went sight fishing. It was a fun day and I caught a lot of fish," said Fisher.

Ryan Ingram of Phenix City, AL finished in third place with 21.19 pounds. He took home $848 and $233 from the High Stakes Option Pot. "I mainly fished the mid lake area with a Ledgebuster spinnerbait, targeting brush piles that I put out," said Ingram.

Boater Big Bass honors went to William Sheffield of Hawkinsville, GA for catching a 7.40 pound largemouth worth $490. "It was mid-morning when I caught the Big Bass. The fish actually missed a swim jig on the first pass. I threw a popping frog into the same spot as we passed back by and she just ate it," said Sheffield.

Wesley Rushing of Elba, AL won first place on the co-angler side with 12.18 pounds winning $921 and $275 from the High Stakes Option Pot. "I was swimming a black/blue Swimtastic Jig from Strikezone Lures on the edges of the grass lines," said Rushing.

Jordan McDonald of Jackson, GA finished in second place with 10.23 pounds winning $467. "I caught my early fish really shallow on a Senko and later my boater moved offshore and I used a 5" Big Bite Fighting Frog," said McDonald.

Eric Shamburger of Leesburg, GA finished in third place with 9.45 pounds winning $316 and $125 from the High Stakes Option Pot. "I caught all of my fish on a Zoom trick worm on the south end of the lake," said Shamburger.

Michael Price of Conyers, GA won co-angler Big Bass honors with a 5.22 pound bass worth $140. "I caught it on a junebug Senko off of a cypress tree about 7:30 this morning," said Price.

Complete result can be found at this link

 

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LeBrun Conquers Sam Rayburn

Nick LeBrun of Tyler, TX won the Southeast Texas RAM Weekend Bass Series event at Sam Rayburn on March 14th, 2015. Lebrun caught 18.90 pounds for his win. He collected $3000 for first place and $620 from the High Stakes Option Pot. "I was on a good Rat-L-Trap bite, but there was a boat on it when I got there this morning. Then, I went to some other Trap fish and couldn't get a bite. At 9:00 am I didn’t have a fish. I had some flipping fish that I had found yesterday. I went there and I was punching a one ounce Elite Tungsten Punch Rig and a Zoom Speed Craw. I only had two fish at noon, but I caught them this afternoon. It wasn't a phenomenal fish catching day, but I did have the right ones," said LeBrun.

Finishing second was Bob Vote of Kingwood, TX with 15.94 pounds winning $1544.

Third place went to Todd Driscoll of Jasper, TX. Driscoll weighed in 15.33 pounds, including the 6.88 pound boater Big Bass. He took home $1511 for third place and Big Bass.

Cory Campbell of Kerens, TX won the co-angler side of the Sam Rayburn event with 7.79 pounds, taking home $996.

The second place co-angler, Michael Burch of Broaddus, TX, caught a 7.67 pound limit winning $847.

Patrick Robinson of Seabrook, TX won $341 for his third place catch of 7.32 pounds.   

Complete result can be found at this link

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Victory for Green at Toho

Ronnie Green of Sebring, FL won the second Florida division RAM Weekend Bass event of the year at Lake Toho on March 14th, 2015. Green caught a 19.00 pound limit to secure his win and a $4000 first place check. "I went down to Kissimmee, where I feel more comfortable. I used the Gary Yamamoto Swimming Senko. The thing is a beast. I call it "the truth", because every time I throw it out there, those fish are going to find it. We found a small area that I thought would be holding fish, since I had not been out on the water. I didn’t even decide that I was fishing this event until Thursday, but we got on some fish with those Swimming Senkos and things just worked out," said Green.

The second place boater with 18.49 pounds was Jeremy Smith of Plant City, FL winning $1785 for second place and $742 from the High Stakes Option Pot. "I caught fish in all three lakes. I started out in Toho catching two fish, caught two fish down on Kissimmee, and caught one in Hatchineha. There were quite a few fish I lost that would have given me the half pound that I needed to win. I started by throwing a Rat-L-Trap and I kept losing fish, then I started flipping a Senko type bait to catch my big ones," said Smith.

Juan Ruiz of West Palm Beach, FL finished third with 18.47 pounds winning $1199. "I actually went to all four lakes. Started out in Toho, went to Cypress, went to Hatchneha, and went to Kissimmee, where I caught my big fish. I ran back to Toho and got on some "schoolies" at the end of the day. All of my fish came on a Gambler Burner Worm and a Gambler Ribbon Tail," said Ruiz.

The 11.78 pound Big Bass went to Troy Olivier of Lakeland, FL also finishing in fourth place. Olivia won $846 for fourth place of 17.56 pounds, $920 for Big Bass, and $376 from the High Stakes Option Pot. "I caught the Big Bass around noon today and I didn't have any fish at that point. I ran down to Kissimmee, caught a 12 or 13 incher, threw back in the same hole, and caught the big one. Then, I moved around to the other side of the patch of grass, caught three more 13 inchers, and headed to the weigh in," said Olivier.

First place on the co-angler side went to Keith Stills of Eustis, FL with 11.81 pounds including the day's co-angler Big Bass, a 6.34 pound largemouth. First place paid Stills $1500, along with $295 for Big Bass, and $336 from the High Stakes Option Pot. “We started out in Toho and then ran to Kissimmee. Everybody was going to Kissimmee today. I caught the "big girl" on a Devil’s Horse and the rest swimming a jig,” said Stills.

Bryan Jones of Zephyrhills, FL came in second place with 10.60 pounds earning $733 and $171 from the High Stakes Option Pot. "We fished Kissimmee. I was throwing a Gambler Fat Ace and a Sweet Beaver in junebug color. All of the fish came around grass and pads," said Jones.

Finishing in third was Eddie Scaturro of Orlando, FL with 8.94 pounds. Scaturro took home a $493 check for third and $115 from the High Stakes Option Pot. "We were fishing Lake Toho and I caught my fish on three different things. I caught my fish on a Skinny Dipper, on a crawdad, and on a speed worm. I only had four bites all day and got three of them in the boat," said Scaturro.

Complete result can be found at this link

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Oklahoma Division Opens at Tenkiller This Weekend

The Oklahoma division of the RAM Weekend Bass Series will have its first event of the season on Saturday, March 21st at Lake Tenkiller. Oklahoma anglers will be launching from Chicken Creek Landing for the event. Onsite registration and safety briefing will be held at Tenkiller Lodge on Friday, March 20th. Registration will be from 4:00-6:30pm CST and the safety briefing will follow promptly at 7:00pm CST. All participating anglers must be registered by 6:30pm CST on Friday, March 20th in order to participate in this event. Anglers can register for this event online at http://www.americanbassanglers.com or by calling ABA at (256) 232-0406. More information on this event can be found at this link or by calling tournament manager, Chris Wayand at (256)-230-5627.

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Heather and Jason Ashley Win Big

March 7, 2015 - Ft. Loudoun/Tellico

By: Kathy Smith
 
Three weeks of very cold weather didn't stop eight couples from trying their best this past weekend. Bundled up, they started out in 19 degree and overcast skies. Fishing was tough, even for the winning couple. However, Heather's fish weighing 1.44 pounds won this couple $635 which included lady's big fish. 
 
Other participating couples include:
Brenda and David Presley
Bonnie and Shannon Johnson
Missy and Dale Presley
Rita and Jim Stout
Misty Lewis and Rusty Satterfield
Leslie and Andrew Presley
Kathy Smith and Danny Presley

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Tennessee Central Opens at Percy Priest Saturday

The Tennessee Central division of the RAM Weekend Bass Series will have its first event of the season on Saturday, March 21st at Percy Priest Lake. Tennessee Central anglers will be launching from Fate Sanders Marina for the event. Onsite registration and safety briefing will be held at Fate Sanders Marina on Friday, March 20th. Registration will be from 4:00-6:30pm CST and the safety briefing will follow promptly at 7:00pm CST. All participating anglers must be registered by 6:30pm CST on Friday, March20th in order to participate in this event. Anglers can register for this event online at http://www.americanbassanglers.com or by calling ABA at (256) 232-0406. More information on this event can be found at this link or by calling tournament manager, Kristin Malott at (256) 771-3709.

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News - AFT

Clark Cowley Wins On Old Hickory Lake

03/15/2015

Athens, Al - Clark Cowley of Lebanon, TN won the American Fishing Tour Tennessee Central division 31 tournament with five fish weighing 11.35 pounds held on Old Hickory on 03/15/2015.

Running out of Bull Creek landing near Gallatin, the Lebanon, TN angler caught five bass weighing 11.35 pounds. For the victory, Clark took home a check for $337. 

In second among the competitors, Jason Dies of Lebanon, TN caught five bass weighing 10.45 pounds. He pocketed a check for $153.
 
Taking third place, John Morrow of Mt. Juliet, TN caught four bass weighing 10.15 pounds. In fourth place, Mickey Beck of Nashville, TN caught four bass weighing 8.15 pounds. Toby Sutton of Lebanon, TN rounded out the top five competitors with three bass weighing 7.85 pounds, including big bass. Sutton pocketed a check for $100 dollars. He caught his big fish on a Rat-L-Trap.

 

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