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2016 Triton Owners Tournament
Final Results (PDF)


Romines Tames Cal Sag/Lake Michigan

Justin Romines crushed the field of the Ram American Fishing Tour Division 39 event held May 22nd on Cal Sag/Lake Michigan with a weight of 15.45 pounds giving him a per fish average of 3.09 pounds, which alone would have beat half the field. What a nice way to start your ABA membership.

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Jay Carter Wins on Stockton Lake by Ounces

Jay Carter won the May 21st Ram American Fishing Tour D126 tournament on Stockton by less than ½ an ounce; he weighed in a five fish limit of 11.55 pounds while second place went to Mike Carter with 11.53 pounds. Both anglers’ big fish weighed about the same, 3.30 pounds and 3.45 pounds.

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2017 Military Team Bass Tournament Location Announced

ATHENS, Ala. – The 2017 Military Team Bass Tournament, presented by American Bass Anglers, will be hosted by the Anderson Convention & Visitors Bureau and will take place May 9-12, 2017 at Green Pond Landing and Event Center on Lake Hartwell in Anderson, SC. The onsite registration and dinner will take place on Tuesday, May 9, 2017.

Since opening in December 2014, Green Pond Landing has hosted the ABA Ray Scott Championship, the ABA American Fishing Tour National Championship, the GEICO Bassmaster Classic as well as the Wal-Mart FLW Tour. The Anderson community provides a multitude of excellent lodging and dining options close to Green Pond Landing for the competitors, as well as many activities for the families and participating anglers. The competitors will fish Lake Hartwell, the 56,000 acre reservoir along the Savannah and Tugaloo Rivers, which spans part of the South Carolina-Georgia border.

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Donathan & Sherry Jacks Win on the Alabama River

Donathan and Sherry Jacks won the American Couples Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, Central Alabama Division 1 tournament, held May 21, 2016, on the Alabama River. Running out of Cooter’s Pond in Prattville, the team from Clanton, AL, caught five bass weighing 12.36 pounds. For the victory, they earned a check for $585. The Jacks’ caught their fish shallow using a swim jig. Sherry won the Woman’s Big Fish contest with a 4.33-pound lunker.

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Prato Wins on Highland Lake

Nunzio Prato from Shirley, New York won the Ram American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, Connecticut Division 6 tournament held May 21st on Highland Lake.  Running out of the State ramp landing near the town of Winsted CT, the New York angler caught his five fish mixed bag of smallmouth and largemouth bass weighing 11.81 pounds.  Nunzio did not catch a keeper fish at his first tournament with Division 6 last month, but made up for it by winning his second one. Nunzio said he caught most of his fish on a jig targeting shallow water pre-spawn and spawning fish. For the victory, he took home $376 in cash.

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Mollohan Tops the Field at the Ram AFT D96 Championship on Clarks Hill

Matt Mollohan of Lexington, SC won the Ram American Fishing Tour, presented by American Bass Anglers, South Carolina Division 96 Two-Day Championship tournament held May 21-22, 2016 on Clarks Hill Lake out of the Dorn Facility near McCormick, SC.
First place, Matt Mollohan of Lexington, SC caught a 10 fish limit weighing 23.64 pounds. Matt has always been consistent but all year has finished just out of the money at our one-day qualifiers. That consistency on both days gave him the biggest win for this Division 96 season. Matt took home $1124 for first place and the day one first place option.

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Meunier & Heckel Jig Their Way to TOT Victory

Kevin Meunier and Kenneth Heckel took the win at the 2016 Triton Owner’s Tournament with a two-day total of 30.62 pounds. The team credited their $8000 win to using a ¾ ounce Strike King Tour Grade Football Jig in green pumpkin color on main lake ledges in 15-18 feet of water. “The bite was very, very slow. I think we had 14 keeper bites in two days. I’d like to thank Triton Boats, Mercury Marine, Vicious Fishing, and Duckett fishing for all of their support during this event,” said Meunier. Heckel caught the 6.50 pound big smallmouth of the event to claim an additional $500 for the team. Meunier also won a new set of Carlisle tires and wheels for sporting a Carlisle decal on his boat while taking the win.

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Amanda and Vince Smith Take the Victory on Lake Russell

A stormy week through Friday night cleared just in time for the South Carolina Couples Tournament pre-dawn safety meeting on Saturday, May 21st.  All of the 25 teams weighed fish on what turned out to be a pleasant fishing day.

Amanda and Vince Smith from Westminster, South Carolina claimed first place honors with a five fish sack weighing 13.94 pounds.  Their fish were caught shallow with topwater lures.

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Stoffers Wins on Lake MacBride

Tony Stoffers won the Ram American Fishing Tour District 73 qualifier, presented by American Bass Angles on May 15th at Lake MacBride, Iowa.  The Davenport angler brought in one fish weighing 3.51 pounds. The high winds and cold front conditions created tough conditions for all anglers with only three competitors bringing in fish to weigh. Tony won by flipping Z-man chatter baits around isolated cover.  

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Kim Neal Wins Ram AFT D25 Championship and AOY Title

Ten anglers participated in the Ram American Fishing Tour D25 Two-Day Divisional Championship on Lake Hartwell. The weather for Saturday was in the lower 80’s, bright sunshine and 20mph+ winds making it difficult to fish anywhere on the lake. Sunday brought calmer winds, bright sunshine and temperatures in the upper 70’s.  The main lake was clear with the creeks having some slightly stained water. Fishing was tough due to the post spawn bite that is happening on the lake. However, someone always figures out how to catch them.

Kim Neal of Easley, SC took the win with a 10 fish limit weighing 21 pounds worth $674 + 1st Place option pot of $54 for a total of $728.

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American Fishing Tour May Events

South Carolina - Greenwood 5/21 Clarks Hill
North Carolina Charlotte 5/21 High Rock
Connecticut 5/21 Highland
North Carolina Piedmont 5/21 Gaston Lake
Alabama Central 5/21 Lake Jordan
Alabama North 5/21 Guntersville
Louisiana - North Central 5/21 Lake D'Arbonne
Tennessee Northeast 5/21 Douglas
Missouri - Stockton 5/21 Stockton Lake
Arkansas River 5/21 Dardanelle
Ohio - Central 5/21 Alum Creek
North Dakota 5/21 New Johns
Florida - Istokpoga 5/21 Lake Istokpoga
Pennsylvania 5/22 Northeast River
Illinois North 5/22 Cal Sag/Lake Michigan
Tennessee Central 5/22 Old Hickory
Alabama - Mobile 5/22 Tensaw River
Massachusetts - Western 5/22 Webster
Kentucky Lake 5/22 Kentucky Lake
Kansas South 5/22 Eldorado
Florida - Istokpoga 5/22 Lake Istokpoga
Georgia West Point 5/22 West Point
Alabama East Central 5/28 Weiss Lake
Massachusettes - Central New England 5/28 Quaboag Pond
Indiana Central 5/28 Dallas Chain
Tennessee - West 5/28 Kentucky Lake
Virginia - Western 5/28 Kerr Lake
Georgia - Blackshear 5/28 Blackshear
New Mexico 5/28 Abiquiu
South Carolina - Savannah 5/28 Savannah River
Kansas - Big Hill 5/28 Bone Creek
Georgia East 5/29 Clarks Hill
New Mexico 5/29 Abiquiu
Massachusetts - New England 5/29 Mashpee-Wakeby Lake

American Fishing Tour June Events

Division Date Lake
Louisiana - Toledo Bend South 6/4/2016 Toledo Bend
North Carolina Charlotte 6/4/2016 Lake Norman
North Carolina Central 6/4/2016 Roanoke River
Alabama East Central 6/4/2016 Weiss Lake
Massachusettes - Central New England 6/4/2016 Lake Shirley(Open)
Kentucky Central 6/4/2016 Lake Barkley
Maryland 6/4/2016 Potomac River
Tennessee Central 6/4/2016 Old Hickory
Florida West 6/4/2016 Toho
Georgia - Eufaula 6/4/2016 Lake Eufaula
Tennessee Southeast 6/4/2016 Nickajack
Ohio - Central 6/4/2016 O'Shaughnessy
North Dakota 6/4/2016 Lake Audubon
Kentucky Lake 6/4/2016 Kentucky Lake
Louisiana-North Central 6/4/2016 Lake Claiborne
Oklahoma East 6/4/2016 Ft. Gibson
Texas East 6/5/2016 Lake of the Pines
Minnesota 6/5/2016 Clearwater
Massachusetts - Western 6/5/2016 Oxbow
North Dakota 6/5/2016 North Audubon
Alabama West 6/5/2016 Bankhead
Massachusetts - New England 6/5/2016 Long Pond
Alabama Lay Lake- Logan Martin 6/10/2016 Logan Martin
Connecticut 6/11/2016 Congamond
Florida- St. Johns North 6/11/2016 St. Johns River
North Carolina Piedmont 6/11/2016 Kerr Lake
North Carolina East 6/11/2016 Tar River
Florida Harris Chain 6/11/2016 Harris Chain
Iowa East 6/11/2016 Marquette/Prairie Pool
Virginia 6/11/2016 James River
Texas - Wichita Falls 6/11/2016 Bridgeport
Iowa - SW/Missouri - NW 6/11/2016 Mozingo
Louisiana - Shreveport 6/11/2016 Lake Bisteneau
Oklahoma - North 6/11/2016 Keystone Lake
Kansas - Big Hill 6/11/2016 Big Hill
Illinois North 6/12/2016 Lake Vermillion
Iowa East 6/12/2016 Marquette/Prairie Pool
Minnesota 6/12/2016 Bald Eagle
Kansas South 6/12/2016 Eldorado
Florida - Toho 6/12/2016 Toho
Alabama Central 6/18/2016 Alabama River
Tennessee - West 6/18/2016 Kentucky Lake
Missouri 6/18/2016 Truman Lake
Louisiana - North Central 6/18/2016 D'Arbonne/Claiborne
Virginia - East 6/18/2016 Lake Gaston
Georgia - Blackshear 6/18/2016 Blackshear
New York North 6/18/2016 Owasco Lake
South Carolina - Savannah 6/18/2016 Savannah River
Arkansas River 6/18/2016 Pine Bluff
North Dakota 6/18/2016 Spiritwood Lake
Georgia West Point 6/18/2016 West Point
Oklahoma East 6/18/2016 Ft. Gibson
New Jersey 6/19/2016 Hopatcong
Minnesota 6/19/2016 Waconia
New York North 6/19/2016 Oneida Lake
Ohio - Central 6/19/2016 Ohio River Gallipolis
Connecticut 6/25/2016 Candlewood
North Carolina Central 6/25/2016 Chowan River
Georgia Central 6/25/2016 Oconee/Sinclair
Texas - Houston 6/25/2016 Sam Rayburn
Kentucky Central 6/25/2016 Kentucky Lake
Alabama North 6/25/2016 Guntersville
Texas East 6/25/2016 Cedar Creek
Virginia - Western 6/25/2016 Kerr Lake
Virginia 6/25/2016 Gaston
Oklahoma 6/25/2016 Grand Lake
New Mexico 6/25/2016 Conchas
Missouri - Stockton 6/25/2016 Stockton Lake
Tennessee Southeast 6/25/2016 Chickamauga
Alabama West 6/25/2016 Bankhead
Kentucky Lake 6/25/2016 Kentucky Lake
Florida - Istokpoga 6/25/2016 Lake Istokpoga
Georgia East 6/26/2016 Clarks Hill
Massachusettes - Central New England 6/26/2016 Whitehall
Pennsylvania 6/26/2016 Northeast River
New Jersey 6/26/2016 Greenwood
New Mexico 6/26/2016 Conchas
Alabama - Mobile 6/26/2016 Tensaw River
Florida - Toho 6/26/2016 Toho
Massachusetts - Western 6/26/2016 Stockbridge Bowl
Illinois Mississippi River 6/26/2016 Pool 14
New Hampshire 6/26/2016 Squam

Ram Truck Open Series May Events

Texas East 5/21 Cedar Creek Log Cabin  
Florida South 5/21 Okeechobee Scott Driver

Ram Truck Open Series June Events

Division Date Lake
North Carolina 6/4/2016 Norman
New York 6/11/2016 Lake Champlain
Texas East 6/11/2016 Bob Sandlin
South Carolina 6/11/2016 Hartwell
Maryland 6/18/2016 Chesapeake Bay
Kentucky 6/18/2016 Lake Barkley
Texas Southeast 6/18/2016 Sam Rayburn
Florida Central 6/18/2016 Kissimmee Chain
Tennessee Central 6/25/2016 Old Hickory
Louisiana 6/25/2016 Red River
Georgia 6/25/2016 West Point

American Couples Series May Events

Georgia Couples 5/21 Sinclair Little River Marina
South Carolina 5/21 Russell Richard B Russell St Park
Tennessee East 5/21 Chickamauga Chester Frost
Alabama Central 5/21 Alabama River Swift Creek
Georgia Couples 5/22 Oconee Sugar Creek Marina
Kentucky Lake 5/28 Kentucky Lake Paris Landing

American Couples Series June Events

Division Date Lake
Georgia Couples 6/4/2016 Eufuala
Tennessee Northeast 6/4/2016 Ft. Loudon/Tellico
South Carollina 6/4/2016 Greenwood
Alabama Central 6/4/2016 Lake Guntersville
Georgia Couples 6/5/2016 Eufuala
Central Kentucky 6/11/2016 Kentucky Lake
Florida Northwest 6/11/2016 Lake Seminole
Alabama North 6/11/2016 Wheeler
North Carolina 6/11/2016 High Rock
Kentucky Lake 6/11/2016 Kentucky Lake
Tennessee East 6/18/2016 Chickamauga
Tennessee Northeast 6/25/2016 Watts Barr
Kentucky Lake 6/25/2016 Kentucky Lake

Ram 100% Plus Team Tournament June Events

Divison Date Lake Barkley
TN/KY 6/4/2016 Lake Barkley
North Alabama 6/11/2016 Wheeler





Top 10 Ram American Fishing Tour
Big Bass - 2016

Joe Contreras Waco 10.74
Skip Floyd Toledo Bend 9.89
Robert E. Craft Jr Toledo Bend 9.85
Jim Zeitler Falls Lake (Open) 9.15
William Dowden Toledo Bend 9.15
Gary G. Wilt Istokpoga 8.83
Dustin L. Smith Harris Chain 8.80
Jason Craft Toledo Bend 8.77
Allen G. Murray Clarks Hill 8.71
Charles E. Ross Jr. Toledo Bend 8.65

Top 10 Ram Truck Open Series
Big Bass - 2016

Norm Attaway Chickamauga 9.95
Randy A. Childers Keowee 9.67
Dwain Burns Toledo Bend 9.54
Elton D. Brock Sam Rayburn 9.39
Dusty Anders Toledo Bend 9.20
Jerry E. Dubose Sam Rayburn 9.00
John Wilkerson Chickamauga 9.00
Bob J. Grosso Toho 8.97
Kenneth Newt Norris Toho 8.60
Michael D. Stephens Lake Hartwell 8.52

Top 10 Ram American Fishing Tour
Big String - 2016

Jeff Dobson Sooner Lake 26.64
Joe Contreras Waco 25.02
Michael V. Piccolo Northeast River 24.49
Lee T. Williams Gaston Lake 24.39
Jessie Ray R. Fitzgerald Clarks Hill 23.97
Tony Postell Clarks Hill 23.87
Richard M. Falcon Chaumont Bay 23.47
Bobby W. Stanfill Clarks Hill 23.47
Bobby W. Stanfill Murray 22.85
Paul Tony A. Tidwell Guntersville 22.79

Top 10 Ram Truck Open Series
Big String - 2016

Ron Yentz Okeechobee 31.07
Jessie J. Mizell Okeechobee 28.48
Dale Pelfrey Guntersville 28.47
Drew Boggs Kentucky 27.80
Ryan Ingram Eufaula 27.35
Steven Yeatts Okeechobee 26.39
Jeff Pate Black Lake Campti 26.19
Jesse Rigsby Guntersville 25.70
Derek S. Remitz Guntersville 25.45
John Kremer Harris Chain 25.34

Top 10 Ram Truck Open Series
Top Payouts - 2016 (not including contingencies)

Jason Burroughs Lake Hartwell $141000
Kevin M. Crum Lake Hartwell $95500
Brock L. Taylor Lake Hartwell $11000
Andy Wicker Lake Hartwell $9000
Jesse Rigsby Guntersville $8525
Chad Foster Lake Hartwell $7000
James Watkins Toho $6350
Darold W. Gleason Toledo Bend $6300
Chris C. Long Neely Henry $6300
Dennis McNeal Potomac $6000

Welcome new ABA Members

Georges Fattal Suwanee, GA
Andrew Roberts Plattsburgh, NY
George Barnes Hughesville, PA
Ryan Spivey Fairfax, VA
Roby Allison Paris, TN
Allison Roby Paris, TN
Terry Whitworth Morrilton, AR
Houston Donaldson Prattville, AL
Alisha Tolliver Prattville, AL
Antonio Foster Grady, AL
Jereme Bays Fayetteville, NC
Chase Hux New Braunels, TX
Buck Hux New Braunfels, TX
Lorene Johnson Dothan, AL
Joey Roberts Jensen Beach, FL
Kail Stevens Boynton Beach, FL
Ashley Christ Berthold, ND
Tyler Gilbert Forney, TX
Stu Eversole Middletown, OH
Andrew Lawler Burlington, IA