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Moseley Takes Co-angler Victory at Georgia Opener

Ralph Moseley of Crestview, FL won $1500 after finishing first place in the co-angler division of the Weekend Bass Series Georgia division opener at Lake Seminole on January 31, 2015. Mosely caught a 15.04 pound limit to secure his win, anchored by the day's co-angler Big Bass, a 5.85 pounder, worth an additional $210. He also won $262 from the new High Stakes Option Pot. "First of all, I'd like to thank my boater, Shawn Hendrix. We fished mid lake with the boat in seven or eight feet of water and throwing up shallow over grass with a red Rat-l-Trap. We pounded it out all day in the same two little areas and for a fifteen minute period they would turn and I would get a bite. Then, we would go for a long period without a bite and they would turn on again. This is my home lake and throwing a Rat-L-Trap in the grass is what I like to do. I told him it was hard to keep me from catching them when they are on that bite. We both had the same rod, same line, and same Trap. It was just my day. I'm thankful that the good Lord blessed me with some bites," said Moseley.

Second place went to James Murphy of Phenix City, AL earning him $603 for his 7.81 pound sack of bass. "Mid lake, Rat-L-Trap, and a Chatter Bait," said Murphy about his day on Seminole.

Greg Jeter of Bainbridge, GA won $406 and $106 from the High Stakes Option Pot for his third place catch of 6.18 pounds. "I had the third one on and lost him about two hours before weigh in, but I only had three bites all day on a Rat-L-Trap. We had a good day it was just really slow. It was a tough day," said Jeter. When asked if the Rat-L-Trap was red, he replied, "Yep."

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Dickman Wins on Seminole

Jeff Dickman of Woodstock, GA won the Georgia division opener of the Weekend Bass Series today at Lake Seminole in Donalsonville, GA. Dickman brought in a limit of bass weighing 24.66 pounds, worth a first place prize of $3000. He also brought in the day's boater Big Bass with a 6.52 pound largemouth worth $590. "I was about half way up the Flint River throwing a Rat-L-Trap in four to six feet of water rippin' it through the grass. I had them all pretty early, noon probably and I caught everything that I hooked. It was a good day of fishing. I was throwing the same bait that pretty much everyone else was throwing, a royal red Rat-L-Trap," said Dickman. When asked if he had anyone he would like to thank, Dickman replied, "I would like to thank my dad. He lives down here on Fish Pond Drain and I get down here as much as possible to fish with him. He keeps me on the good holes and keeps me on the fish."

Second place in the Georgia season opener boater division went to Sam Moody of Albany, GA. Moody took home a check for $1402 after bringing in a limit weighing 18.89 pounds. He also took home an additional $640 from the new High Stakes Option Pot. "I was in Spring Creek throwing a Carolina rig in 14 feet deep water around standing timber. Just fishing slow, real slow," said Moody.

 

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East Texas Division Opener at Lake of the Pines

The East Texas division of the Weekend Bass Series starts off next weekend on Saturday, February 7, 2015. East Texas division anglers will have their first event next Saturday on Lake of the Pines, launching from Johnson Creek. Onsite registration and safety briefing will be held at Johnson Creek on Friday, February 6, 2015. Registration will be from 4:00-6:30pm CST and the safety briefing will follow promptly at 7:00pm EST. All participating anglers must be registered by 6:30pm CST on Friday, February 6, 2015 in order to participate in this event. Anglers can register for this event online at 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.

"I'm excited to get the 2015 season up and running in East Texas. I've spoken with returning East Texas anglers and new anglers that will be fishing this year. They all seem to be excited with all of the new changes to the series and I'm looking for a good turnout at the first East Texas event next weekend," said Chris Wayand, WBS tournament manager.

East Texas anglers will get to take advantage of the new "no linking" format along with increased payouts for the 2015 season. First place boaters can win $3000 and first place co-anglers can win $1500 with just a 50 boat field. Payouts will increase to $5000 first place boater and $2500 first place co-angler with a 100 boat field. Over the course of five divisional events per division, anglers will be competing for a spot in the 2016 Ray Scott Championship at Lake Hartwell. Payouts for the Ray Scot Championship will be huge at the 2016 event. Qualifying boaters will compete for $120,000 first place and qualifying co-anglers will compete for $70,000 first place at the 2016 Ray Scott Championship.

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Dr. Dan's to Sponsor American Bass Anglers

Athens, AL; January 27, 2015 - American Bass Anglers, Inc. announced today that Dr. Dan's will join the list of sponsors for the 2015 season. Dr. Dan's manufactures a complete line of skin care products that are perfect for active anglers. Their products include their patented CortiBalm lip balm, as well as, several other lip care and hydrocortisone skin care products. All Dr. Dan's products are gluten free and made in the USA.

"We are glad to have Dr. Dan's join our growing list of sponsors for 2015. Their products fall in line perfectly with our angler’s skin care needs," said Morris Sheehan, President of American Bass Anglers, Inc.

As part of Dr. Dan's sponsorship, their products will be displayed at all Weekend Bass Series and 100% Plus Team Tour events, along with the Military Team Tournament, American Fishing Tour National Championship, and the Couples National Championship. New member packets will include samples of CortiBalm lip balm.

"Dr. Dan's is excited to work with American Bass Anglers, because the organization has the reach to help Dr. Dan's achieve our goal of becoming every fisherman's choice for skin protection," said Keith Pittman, Managing Partner of M & L Solutions, LLC. "Every angler that has tried our products swears by them and we pride ourselves on quality and customer service," added Pittman.

More information on Dr. Dan's line of products can be found at www.drdanslipbalm.com. Dr. Dan's products are available at retailers nationwide.

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Georgia Division Opener at Lake Seminole

The Georgia division of the Weekend Bass Series starts off next weekend on Saturday, January 31st. Georgia division anglers will have their first event next Saturday on Lake Seminole, launching from Seminole State Park. Onsite registration and safety briefing will be held at Seminole State Park on Friday, January 30th. 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, January 30th in order to participate in this event. Anglers can register for this event online at 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, Billy Benedetti at (256) 230-5632.

"I've talked with several of the Georgia division anglers and they are excited to begin the 2015 season. Registrations have been strong and it looks like participation in the Georgia division will be up a good bit from past years. Anglers that I've been in contact with are excited about the changes to the Weekend Bass Series for 2015," said Billy Benedetti, ABA tournament manager.

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Josh Ray Wins Division 47 Tournament at Hamilton

01/17/2015

Story by John Simonof

Athens, Al - Josh Ray won the American Fishing Tour Arkansas division 47 tournament with five fish weighing 10.43 pounds held on Hamilton on 01/17/2015.

The American Fishing Tour, Division 47 of American Bass Anglers held its third Divisional Tournament of the 2015 season on Lake Hamilton, 17 Jan 2015. Despite a few warmer than average days, the water temp remained in the mid 40's. Most of the lake was muddy which might have accounted for the lower than typical catches for this time of year on Hamilton. Many anglers stated they struggled to get bites. 23 anglers produced 54 fish, with only six five fish limits brought to the scales.

Josh Ray topped the field with a five fish limit that weighed 10.43 pounds. Josh slow-rolled...

 

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News - AFT

Andy Wicker Dominates the Day at Lake Murray

01/04/2015

Athens, Ala. Andy Wicker of Pomaria, SC won the American Fishing Tour, presented by American Bass Anglers, South Carolina Division 96 qualifier tournament held January 4, 2015, on Lake Murray running out of Dreher Island State Park near Prosperity, SC.

First place, Andy Wicker was fishing the middle part of the lake working jigs and crankbaits around rocks and boat docks. Andy had 5 fish weighing 21.09 pounds which included the 7.18 pound big fish of the tournament. That fish is now the D-96 season big fish which puts him in line for the ALX IKOS rod of his choice if it holds up. Andy ran off from the rest of the field by more than an 8 pound margin. The win gave him a total payback of $754.

 

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News - AFT

Rob Lawhon First Place at Lake Talquin

01/17/2015

Athens, Al - Rob Lawhorn, of Quincy, FL won the American Fishing Tour Florida - Talquin division 76 tournament with five fish weighing 18.64 pounds held on Talquin on 01/17/2015.

Second place went to David Boyd with a weight of 12.74 pounds. Third place was David Howell with a weight of 2.19 pounds. 

These anglers are acquiring valuable points to insure their birth in the American Fishing Tour National Championship that will be held this fall. Their points are also being used to determine the divisional angler of the year. The top angler by points earned in this division will represent the division in the Angler of the Year final round.

 

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News - AFT

Jack Corey Takes The Win On Clarks Hill

01/10/2015

Athens, Al - Jack Corey won the American Fishing Tour Georgia East division 26 tournament with five fish weighing 18.36 held on Clark Hill on 01/10/2015.

Jack Corey took home first place with 18.36 pounds as well as Big Fish honors with a 6.71 pounder. Jack was fishing around wells and Dorn Creeks, and out fishing the middle part of the lake with crank baits, lead head flukes, and jigs to bring in his five fish limit, earning him $387.

Chris Hadden finished in second with 5 fish weighing 16.92 pounds. Chris was fishing jigs around the grass on the lower part of the lake. Chris won 153.00 for the day.
 
This Clarks Hill Lake one-day qualifying tournament started out at 19 degrees and ended with the 4pm weigh-in at 37 degrees. It was cloudy and windy until 9am and then stayed partly cloudy the rest of the day with winds light and variable from the east. Water temperature was in the low 42s to 46 degrees. The main lake was stained but it was a little more  stained in the rivers and creeks from what I was told.

 

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Nickolas Brown First Place at Lake Seminole

01/05/2015

Athens, Al - Nickolas Brown from Bainbridge, GA won the American Fishing Tour Florida - Seminole division 114 tournament with five fish weighing 25.08 pounds held on Seminole on 01/04/2015.

From Division 114 Seminole January 4, 2015 Nickolas Brown from Bainbridge, Ga. is one step closer to the ABA National Championship with a first place win and $388 in the American Fishing Tour Divisional Bass Tournament held on Lake Seminole this past weekend. Nickolas's five bass weighed in at 25.08 pounds. Second place went to David Howell with a weight of 16.46 pounds. Third place was Clayton Shoupe with a weight of 13.36 pounds. 

These anglers are acquiring valuable points to insure their birth in the American Fishing Tour National Championship that will be held this fall. Their points are also being used to determine the divisional angler of the year. The top angler by points earned in this division will represent the division in the Angler of the Year final round.
 

 

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News - WBS

Brown Sets the Pace at Florida Opener

John Brown of Deltona, Fl set the pace for the co-angler side of the 2015 season of the Weekend Bass Series Florida division. He took home $1500 for his first place bag of bass weighing 14.44 pounds. Along with his first place money, he also won the first place prize in the "High Stakes Option Pot" worth $350. "We stayed on Toho all day.I was flippin' beavers and throwing Senkos. I just happened to get three good ones," said Brown. As a Florida division veteran, he qualified for the 2014 Ray Scott Championship last season. "I would like to thank ABA for putting on a great tournament and today was a lot better than it was in Alabama about two months ago," said Brown. He was referring to the bitter cold front that moved in on anglers during last year's championship.

The second place check worth $756 went Laramy "LT" Strickland of Bushnell, Fl after he brought in a 11.57 pound limit. He also won $179 from the "High Stakes Option Pot". "We went down to Lake Cypress and were just flipping mats all day. I didn't catch my two big fish until about 2:00 this afternoon. It was late when they started biting. We probably caught 15 out of one mat,' said Strickland.

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Partee Takes Florida Opener

Tournament manager, Billy Benedetti, launched 103 boats this morning at Lake Toho, but only one could be the winner after this afternoon"s weigh in. Blaine Partee of Oviedo, Fl brought in 18.63 pounds to top the field and take the $5000 first place check home. He was excited about his win said he was taking his wife "out for sushi" after the weigh in. Partee stayed on Toho today fishing offshore grass and caught his winning limit swimming a jig with a Gambler Big EZ trailer. "We just stuck with it and had to grind it out. It was a tough day and it was a grind. It was a real grind," said Partee. He said he did lose a big one today. "I think it was close to 10, but it is hard to say when you lose one. They’re always bigger when you do. I might have had Big Bass with that one today," he said.

Today was Blaine Partee’s first ABA event, as well as many of the other participants in today’s Florida division opener. Many new faces signed up for the Florida division this year to take advantage of the new "no linking” format and increased payouts. "This is my first ABA tournament that I have ever fished and my first big win. I’ve won lots of club tournaments and other events, but this one is the biggest," said Partee. When he was asked if he would like to thank any sponsors, Partee said, "No sponsors. I do it all out of my pocket. It’s just a love affair with fishing."

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John Brown Takes It All at Toho

John Brown of Deltona, FL has started the 2015 season on top. He won $1500 at the Florida division opener today. It took14.44 pounds for him to top the other 74 co-anglers for the win. "We were flippin' beavers and throwing Senkos, " said Brown. The 2014 Ray Scott Championship qualifier also added, "The weather sure is better today than it was a couple of months ago in Alabama." Brown also paid into the new High Stakes Option Pot and pocketed an extra $350. Complete results can be found at this link. More details to follow.

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Partee Wins $5000 at Florida Opener

Blaine Partee of Oviedo, Fl beat out 103 boaters to win the Florida division opener today at Lake Toho. Partee brought in 18.63 pounds of Florida largemouth for his $5000 win. "This was my first ABA event and my first big win," said Partee. Complete results can be found at this linkMore details to follow.

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Sam Rayburn Event to Be Rescheduled

American Bass Anglers officials made the decision today to reschedule the January 10th, 2015 Southeast Texas event of the Weekend Bass Series. "After many phone calls from concerned anglers, we have made the decision to reschedule this weekend’s event. With conditions ranging from extremely high water to possible sleet/ice mixtures due to below freezing temperatures, we feel that the safety of our anglers would be compromised. Our anglers are the most important part of ABA and we will always try to make the best decisions in their interest. Rescheduling this event is an example of one of those decisions," said Morris Sheehan, ABA president.

The event is rescheduled for July 25th, 2015 at Sam Rayburn, launching from Umphrey Pavilion. "I know rescheduling the event for July is not ideal due to hot summer weather, but it will be much safer than the conditions at Sam Rayburn this weekend," said Sheehan. Anglers that have already registered for the January 10th event can have their entry fees transferred to the next or even refunded, if needed. The Southeast Texas event scheduled for February 14th, 2015 at Sam Rayburn will now be the 2015 season opener for the Southeast Texas division.

"It is very disappointing that we are having to reschedule the Sam Rayburn event this weekend. Registration numbers were looking really good for Southeast Texas division opener. I still look to have a big increase in participation in the Southeast Texas division in 2015. We are right at the 100 boat mark at our Florida division event for this weekend and that is just evidence of the record breaking year we are looking to have with the Weekend Bass Series. I hope that any anglers that are adversely affected by this decision will understand that it was in their best interests," said Evan Boutwell, ABA marketing director. Any questions or concerns regarding the scheduling change can be directed to the attention of Evan Boutwell at ABA headquarters (256) 232-0406.

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