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10/19/2017

2018 Ram Truck Open Series
Early Registration Opens October 20th

Athens, AL. Registration for the 2018 Ram Truck Open Series with a guaranteed payback at every event will open Friday 10/20/2017 at 8 am. The series offers a guaranteed $5,000 minimum to the first place to boaters at all one-day events and at the two-day Area Championships a guaranteed $10,000 minimum for first place boater and $5,000 for first place co-anglers. The 2018 season will offer 18 divisions with 81 tournaments, all in a Pro/Am style format with a path to the no entry fee Ray Scott Championship that has a payout of over $300,000 in cash and prizes.

Entry fees remain lower with Divisional entry fees for boaters at $200 and $100 for co-anglers. Area Championships entry fee is $300 for boaters and $150 for co-anglers. The Ray Scott Championship has no entry fee.

Boater and Co-Angler Package Registrations from October 20 through December 1, 2017 will each receive free a one-year membership and 2018 freedom pass, value $60.00. Anglers my register online at ramopenseries.com or call (256)232-0406

To advance to the Area Championship anglers fish either as a boater in 3-one-day events or a co-angler in 3-one day events, or a combination of 4-one day events within their region. This allows more anglers to compete for slots for both the local Area Championship and the Ray Scott Championship.

Each division will advance anglers to the Ray Scott Championship.

  • The top ten (10) Boaters and top ten (10) Co-Anglers from each division by points after the Area Championship will advance.
  • The top five (5) Boaters and top five (5) Co-Anglers at the Area Championship by place of finish, who do not advance by divisional points, will also advance.

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10/19/2017

Kevin D. Jennings Leads  on the Ouachita River

ATHENS, Ala. – Running out of Forsyth Park in Monroe, LA the field of Ram American Fishing Tour Anglers is finding this fishery challenging due to some low water conditions.  All three days will be needed to figure out these fish. The area has not had any rainfall in over a month and the river is below normal pool making it difficult to reach some of the preferred backwater locations for bass.  Some have said that these conditions have leveled the playing field a bit, forcing most to fish in areas they have not been before.

Kevin D. Jennings of Calhoun, LA finished on top of the field after day one with a 5-fish limit of 12.50 lbs.  Only 5 anglers were able to break the 10-lb. mark at the scales on Wednesday.  In second place just ounces behind the leader is Colby Miller of Elmer, LA with 12.14 lbs, and sitting in 3rd place is William Sheffield of Hawkinsville, GA with 12.07 lbs.  

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10/11/2017

Ram AFT Comes to NE Tennessee

October 11, 2017

Athens, AL. American Bass Anglers announced today a new division on the northeast Tennessee. The new tournament director Judan Poore from Jefferson City, TN who owns Mobile Bait Store. The new division 71 will run events on Cherokee and Norris Lakes.

The division will run a winter schedule with their first event on Cherokee November 11th.  The tournament will launch out of Cherokee Dam Ramp which is located adjacent to the Cherokee Dam Campground located at Cherokee Dam Campground, 2805 TN-92, Jefferson City, TN 37760.  

You can learn more about the Alabama Northwest Division, Judan’s contact information and schedule at http://www.drawtrail.com/2018DivPage.php?Division=71  

The Ram American Fishing Tour offers a national format for the true grass root anglers. With a low entry fee of $70 for a one-day event and a path to a big national championship. The concept is very simple, fish local, do well and advance to a year-end championship where the prizes are huge. For example, this year at the Championship in October, there will be three fully rigged Triton Boats with Mercury Outboards that will be won. A Triton 21TRX to the Champion, a Triton 21TRX to the Angler of the Year and a Triton 19TRX to the top placing non-boater.

To learn more about the American Fishing Tour visit

http://www.drawtrail.com/Story.php?Newsid=2488

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10/11/2017

Kevin Whitmire Wins Entry Fee Sponsorship

Athens, AL Kevin Whitmore of Columbia, TN, is the winner of Survey Entry Fee Sponsorships. Drawn on Friday, September 29th, Kevin will receive five entry fee entries into the ABA Tour of his choice.

Kevin wins 5 Entries into one division of the 2018 Ram Truck Open Series. Kevin will also receive a customized tournament jerseys and headwear. “I'll be fishing the Tennessee Central Ram Open Series as a boater in 2018 for the first time”, said Kevin. You can learn more about the Ram Open Series at www.RamOpenSeries.com and more about  Kevin by viewing his profile.  

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10/11/2017

Bill Hamilton Takes the win on the Potomac

Bill Hamilton of Huntingtown, MD won the RAM American Fishing Tour, presented by American Bass Anglers Maryland Division 11 tournament held September 23rd, 2017 on The Potomac.  Running out Smallwood State Park in Marbury, MD Bill brought back a five-fish limit that topped the scales at 15.04 pounds.  He anchored his catch with a 4.01-pound kicker.  He took home $406 dollars for his victory. 

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10/10/2017

Ram AFT Comes to North Sam Rayburn

October 10, 2017

Athens, AL. American Bass Anglers announced today a new division on the north end of Sam Rayburn Lake outside of Lufkin, Texas. The new tournament director Wesley Conn is an Electronics Technician and served in the US Navy. The new division 53 will run events on Sam Rayburn Lake out of the Monterey Public Launch starting in January.

Wesley’s first event will be on January 21, 2018. This first event will be an open event which doesn’t require anglers to have an ABA membership. Monterey Public Launch is located just south of Lufkin, TX at 111, Walnut Ridge Rd, Zavalla, TX 75980.

You can learn more about the Sam Rayburn North Division 53, Wesley’s contact information and schedule at http://www.drawtrail.com/2018DivPage.php?Division=53

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10/10/2017

Jerry Kotal wins $18,500.00 in Area 4 Championship on Lake Hartwell

ATHENS, Ala. – Jerry Kotal of Elberton Ga. won the Ram Truck Open Series area 4 championship held October 7th and 8th on Lake Hartwell. Running out of Green Pond Landing in Anderson, South Carolina, Jerry caught five bass on Day One weighing 17.06 pounds with a 4.69-pound kicker. On Day Two Jerry weighed in another five-bass limit weighing 13.64 pounds for a two-day weight of 30.70 pounds

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10/10/2017

Ram AFT Comes to Southeast North Carolina

October 10, 2017

Athens, AL. American Bass Anglers announced today a new division in southeast North Carolina. The new tournament director is Jeremie Lane from Delco, NC. The new division 130 will run events on several bodies of water in Southeastern North Carolina such as Cape Fear river, Lake Waccamaw and Sutton Lake.

Jeremie’s first tournament will be held on November 18, 2017 on Northeast Cape Fear River. Castle Hayne will the launch site located 6418 Orange St, Castle Hayne, NC 28429.   

You can learn more about the Southeastern North Carolina Division, Jeremie’s contact information and schedule at http://www.drawtrail.com/2018DivPage.php?Division=130

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10/10/2017

Michael Simms wins on the Chickahominy River

Michael Sims of Suffolk, VA won the RAM American Fishing Tour, presented by American Bass Anglers Virginia Division 13 season opener held September 30th, 2017 on the Chickahominy River. Running out of the Riverfront Park in Williamsburg

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10/09/2017

Brian Owen Takes win on Toledo Bend

Athens, AL - Brian Owen of Shreveport, LA won the RAM American Fishing Tour, presented by American Bass Anglers Louisiana – Toledo Bend South Division 111. Running out of the Military Rec. near Florien, LA Brian brought back a five-fish limit that locked in the scales at 20.95 pounds.

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American Fishing Tour Upcoming Events

2018 Season Fall Schedule

Mississippi Gulf Coast 10/14/2017 Pascagoula
Mississippi - Ross Barnett 10/14/2017 Ross Barnett
Georgia - Blackshear 10/14/2017 Blackshear
Georgia East 10/15/2017 Clarks Hill
Alabama West 10/15/2017 Bankhead
North Carolina Piedmont 10/21/2017 Gaston
Virginia 10/21/2017 Kerr
Louisiana - Shreveport 10/21/2017 Red River
Georgia - West Point 10/21/2017 West Point
Alabama East Central 10/21/2017 Neely Henry
South Carolina Northwest 10/22/2017 Hartwell
Alabama Lay Lake - Logan Martin 10/28/2017 Logan Martin
Mississippi - Ross Barnett 10/28/2017 Ross Barnett
Georgia Central 10/28/2017 Sinclair
Alabama - Mobile 10/28/2017 Tensaw
Florida - Istokpoga South 10/28/2017 Lake Istokpoga
New Mexico 10/28/2017 Elephant Butte
Pennsylvania 10/28/2017 North East River
Georgia North 10/28/2017 Allatoona
Missouri 10/28/2017 Truman Lake
Alabama Central 10/28/2017 Jordan
New York North 10/28/2017 Chaumont Bay
Alabama North 10/29/2017 Guntersville
New Mexico 10/29/2017 Elephant Butte
New York North 10/29/2017 Black Lake
Louisiana - Toledo Bend South 11/04/2017 Toledo Bend
North Carolina East 11/04/2017 Tar/Pamlico River
North Carolina Charlotte 11/04/2017 High Rock Lake
Texas - Houston 11/04/2017 Coleto Creek
Missouri - Stockton 11/04/2017 Stockton
Texas - Central 11/04/2017 Stillhouse Hollow
New York North 11/04/2017 Onondaga Lake
Arkansas 11/04/2017 Hamilton
Louisiana - Toledo Bend South 11/05/2017 Toledo Bend
Texas - Houston 11/05/2017 Coleto Creek
Florida - Seminole 11/05/2017 Seminole
Virginia 11/11/2017 Chickahominy River
Mississippi Gulf Coast 11/11/2017 Pearl River
Mississippi - Ross Barnett 11/11/2017 Ross Barnett
Alabama - Mobile 11/11/2017 Tensaw
Florida - Istokpoga South 11/11/2017 Lake Istokpoga
Pennsylvania 11/11/2017 North East River
Virginia - Western 11/11/2017 Kerr Lake
Texas - Wichita Falls 11/11/2017 Texoma
Alabama Northwest 11/11/2017 Wilson Lake
South Carolina - Greenwood 11/12/2017 Murray
DFW - Texas 11/12/2017 Texoma
Alabama West 11/12/2017 Bankhead
Georgia - West Point 11/12/2017 West Point
Florida - St Johns North 11/12/2017 Rodman
South Carolina - Savannah River 11/18/2017 Savannah River
Alabama Lay Lake - Logan Martin 11/18/2017 Lay Lake
DFW - Texas 11/18/2017 Ray Roberts
Georgia Central 11/18/2017 Sinclair
North Central Louisiana 11/18/2017 D'Arbonne
Alabama North 11/18/2017 Guntersville
Louisiana - Shreveport 11/18/2017 Caddo
North Carolina Central 11/18/2017 Lake Gaston
Georgia - Eufaula 11/18/2017 Lake Eufaula
Georgia North 11/18/2017 Allatoona
Alabama Central 11/18/2017 Mitchell
Alabama East Central 11/18/2017 Weiss
Georgia - Blackshear 11/18/2017 Blackshear
Southeast North Carolina 11/18/2017 Northeast Cape Fear River
Northeast Tennessee 11/18/2017 Cherokee
Georgia East 11/19/2017 Clarks Hill
South Carolina Northwest 11/19/2017 Russel
Georgia Central 11/25/2017 Oconee
Alabama Northwest 11/25/2017 Wheeler Lake
       

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2017 National Championship - October 15-20, 2017

Ram 100% Plus Team Tour 2018 Schedule

Alabama

Dates Lake/Info Register
2/11/2018 Guntersville
3/04/2018 Neely Henry
5/20/2018 Wheeler
7/01/2018 Weiss

Tennessee/Kentucky

2/18/2018 Kentucky
4/22/2018 Kentucky
5/13/2018 Old Hickory
9/23/2018 Kentucky

 

 

American Couples Series Fall/Winter Events

Alabama North 10/14/2017 Weiss
Florida Northwest 10/14/2017 Choctawhatchee River
Georgia 10/21/2017 Oconee
Tennessee Northeast 10/28/2017 Watts Bar
Alabama Central 10/28/2017 Lay Lake
South Carolina 11/4/2017 Clarks Hill
Alabama North 11/11/2017 Guntersville
Alabama Central 11/11/2017 Logan Martin
Georgia 11/18/2017 Hartwell
Florida Northwest 11/18/2017 Apalachicola River
Georgia 11/19/2017 Hartwell
Alabama North 12/2/2017 Weiss
Florida Northwest 12/2/2017 Choctawhatchee River
Alabama Central 12/2/2017 Lake Mitchell
Georgia 12/9/2017 Jackson

Ram Truck Open Series 2017 Upcoming Events

     
Area 7 Championship 10/28/2017 Texoma
Area 5 Championship 12/17/2017  Okeechobee

Ram Truck Open Series 2018 Upcoming Events

Register Division_Name: Dates: Lake/Info
Florida South 1/13/2018 Okeechobee
Florida Central 1/20/2018 Toho
South Carolina 1/27/2018 Keowee
Alabama South  

Just for ABA Members - Discounts and More Points!

Conservation Cull System from T-H Marine

 

Other News

2018 Ram Truck Open Series Early Registration October 20th
Kevin D. Jennings Leads on the Ouachita River
Ram AFT Comes to NE Tennessee
Kevin Whitmire Wins Entry Fee Sponsorship
Bill Hamilton Takes the win on the Potomac
Ram AFT Comes to North Sam Rayburn
Jerry Kotal wins $18,500.00 in Area 4 Championship on Lake Hartwell
AFT Comes to Southeast North Carolina
Michael Simms wins on the Chickahominy River
Brian Owen Takes win on Toledo Bend
Taylor Odom Lands a Monster to Seal Victory
Joel and Tracy Zalewski are the 2017 Couples Champions
Jeremy Conrad Takes the win on Kentucky Lake
Day one is in the Books
TOURNAMENT REPORT
2018 Ram Truck Open Series Schedules
Anthony Stoffer Wins Ram Truck Entry Fee Sponsorship
Andy Lake Takes the win on Clarks Hill
New Ram American Fishing Tour Directors
Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s join forces
ABA Jersey/Membership Special Offer
Steven Marshall Wins Ram Truck Entry Fee Sponsorship
Gary Singleton and Edward Gettys are the new RAM 100 Plus Team Tour Champions 
LeBrun Takes Win on Toledo Bend
Tracy Webb Takes the win on Clarks Hill
North Carolina and South Carolina Head to Lake Hartwell for Area 4 Championship
Mike Roberson Takes the Win On the Chowan River
Ingram Wins $10,000 in Area 3 Championship on Lake Eufaul
Eli Delany Wins at Long Pond
Ram 100% Plus Team Tour Championship Heads to Chickamauga
John Simonof Joins SiriusXM Marine Weather Pro Staff Team
Jerry Quick Takes the win on Lake Tensaw
Paul Spoon wins D65 Two-Day on Grand Lake
Russell Lee Takes the win on Cedar Creek
Lance Eckford Takes the win on Norman
Don Sprinkle wins D14 Second Event on Norman
David Hendrick Wins Ram Truck Entry Fee Sponsorship
Berry wins the Lake Greenwood D-96 AFT Tournament
Conservation Cull System Saves Fish and Time
Curtis Leggett Wins on Tar River
Wallace wins on Lake Hopatcong
John Simonof Wins the ABA District 42 Championship on the Arkansas River
Florida Central and Florida South Area 5 Championship Rescheduled Due to Hurricane Irma
Michael Nutter wins Area 8 Championship on the Potomac
Eric Silverstrim wins Area 1 Championship on Chickamauga
Gary Singleton wins on Kentucky Lake
Georgia and Alabama South head to Lake Eufaula for Area 3 Championship
Team Tour Registration Open
Randy Vires Wins Ram Truck Entry Fee Sponsorship
The Ram American Fishing Tour
Tripoli wins on Area Championship on  Lake Erie
Registration Opens Monday with Savings
Get Bass Engaged!
ABA Announces the 2018 Ram 100% Plus Team Tour
Tennessee Central and Alabama North head to Lake Chickamauga for Area 1 Championship
D66 Heads to El Dorado Lake for 2-day
Maryland and Virginia Head to the Potomac River for two-day Championship
Loewy wins AFT D11 Championship on the Potomac
Ram Truck Owners - Win one of 4 Tour Sponsorships
Ram Open Series NE Heads to Lake Erie for 2 Day Championship
Scott Randall wins final Division 13 Qualifier
Dusty & Jessica Robinson win on Lake Eufaula
Jason Theis wins 2 Day Championship and AOY DIV 15 on Neuse River
TX SE Reschedule
Drew Boggs Takes the win on Kentucky Lake
Take the Survey Win A Tournament Sponsorship
Orazine Early Bird Win
Kevin Fulmer Dominates Lake Murray AFT Tournament
Thompson wins on Lake Champlain
Sheron Brown Takes the win on Quaboag Pond
Jay and Shari Holsapple win on Kentucky Lake
Bruce Gandy Takes the win on Pomme De Terre
Pam and Ken Draskovic  Clean Sweep August Guntersville Couples Event
SiriusXM® Marine Weather and Audio Being Highlighted at American Bass Anglers Events
The Ram Open Series NE heads to  Lake Champlain Ticonderoga

 

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Ram American Fishing Tour
Top 10 Big Bass - 2017 Season

Peter Pete J. Lewis Lake Waco 10.91
Tom A. McGinnis Lake Istokpoga 10.57
Eric Bennett Toledo Bend 10.56
Courtney Hobgood Lake Waco 9.71
Lawrence S. Thomas Roanoke 9.10
Patrick Wilbricht Somerville 9.02
Greg B. Terzia Lake D'Arbonne/ Lake Claiborne 8.85
Larry Blount Lake Eufaula 8.83
Cole Moore Toledo Bend 8.81
Colby Miller Toledo Bend 8.78

Ram Truck Open Series
Top 10 Big Bass - 2017 Season

Darrell Cranor Toho 11.54
Robert Walser Badin 10.63
Joel J Duck Hawkins Bob Sandlin 10.39
Joel J Duck Hawkins Bob Sandlin 10.39
Jeremiah Hitt Toho 10.33
Yogi Kenneth S. Norris Toho 10.31
Alan Fitts Toledo Bend 9.79
Mark Clark Pickwick 9.56
Troy P. Olivier Toho 9.45
Andrew Cason Toho 9.22

Top 10 Ram American Fishing Tour
Big String - 2017 Season

Lawrence S. Thomas Roanoke 30.04
Brad Day Lake Istokpoga 27.39
Tom A. McGinnis Lake Istokpoga 25.87
Glen Hughes Sooner Lake 25.70
Charles T. Hill Seminole 25.53
James F. Conner Jr Lake Grapevine 25.44
Richard M. Falcon Chaumont Bay 25.19
Justin B. Weatherly Sooner Lake 25.11
Bradley A. Enfinger Seminole 24.49
Terry W. Helgeson Toledo Bend 23.86

Top 10 Ram Truck Open Series
Big String - 2017

Matthew T. Robertson Kentucky Lake 33.55
Nathan Thomas Okeechobee 30.17
Alan Fitts Toledo Bend 28.88
Alan Fitts Sam Rayburn 27.96
Kevin McMahan Guntersville 27.43
Troy P. Olivier Toho 27.24
Jeremy D. Smith Toho 26.68
Brent L. Carpenter Black Lake Campti 26.39
Nick LeBrun Lake of the Pines 26.29
Kail Stevens Okeechobee 26.17

Top 10 Payouts Ram Truck Open Series - Divisionals

Tracy D. Robinson Old Hickory Lake $50000
Timothy Tim P. Adams Old Hickory Lake $25000
Ryan Ingram Eufaula $10750
Donald Tripoli Lake Erie $10000
Eric Silverstrim Chickamauga $10000
Michael B. Nutter Potomac River $10000
David R. Hendrick Old Hickory Lake $10000
Nick LeBrun Toledo Bend $10000
Bryan New Old Hickory Lake $8000
Casey Martin Guntersville $6300

Welcome New ABA Members

Jack Howard Abbeville, AL
Travis Edwards Edmond, OK
Ronnie Gill Indianapolis, IN
Richard Quinn Elberton, Ga
Boone Simmons Hendersonville, TN
Troy Rollins Mont Eagle, TN
Chad Buzard Delphos, OH
Hunter Ward Rockford, AL
Mike Allen Crystal Springs, MS
Garrett Pike Mascotte, FL
Russell Clark Abbeville, SC
Greg Milligan Dover, NC
Jonathan Gunn Thomasville, AL
Rhonda Vanzant Sylacauga, AL
Louis Martinez Annapolis, MD
Zach Lyles Charlotte, NC
Charles Boyd Columbus, GA
Ronnie Rector Willis, Tx
David Ridings Vonore, TN
Robin Ridings Vonore, TN
Kirk Kelly Eldorado, KS
Joey Hix Anderson, SC
Vickie Hix Anderson, SC
Elton Bryant Lisman, AL
Rob Pierce Moss Point, MS
Shawn Harris Gulfport, MS
Tim McClinton Weston, Fl
Krysta Markham Marbury, AL
Charles Pace Pinkard, AL
Hunter Lockhart Columbia, TN
James Gammons Ridgeway , VA
Christopher Giordano , Shre
Don Flynn Louisville, TN
David Pearson Winter Haven, FL
Mike Markham Marbury, AL
Gary Byrd Sikeston, MO
Craig Hamilton Salisbury, NC
Eric Cox Asheboro, NC
Tim Byrd Crossville, TN
Joshua Ortego Ville Platte, LA
Stephen Young Canton, GA
David Owen Ashville, NC
Prince House Harker Heights, TX
Ronald Hayes Calhoun, GA
Ed Gauthier Tyngsboro, MA
Trent Saucier Doyline, LA
Justin Flores Waco, TX
Joel Smith Waco, TX
Angel Weathers Senaca, SC
Kirk Fowler Simpsonville, SC