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2/03/2016

GEICO Partners with the American Bass Anglers
 
Athens, AL (January 26, 2015) – American Bass Anglers, Inc (ABA) announced today that GEICO, the second largest insurance company in the United States, has signed a multi-year sponsorship agreement with American Bass Anglers beginning January, 2016.
 
As part of the sponsorship, ABA member anglers can obtain quotes and save money on a broad array of insurance policies to cover their trucks, cars, boats, motorcycles, campers and more. GEICO, known for their ability to provide competitive quotes in 15 minutes or less, will serve as the official insurance partner of the ABA. In addition, members of the ABA may be eligible for a special member discount. 

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2/01/2016

Greene Takes $5000 Win at Lake Seminole

Ken Greene of Lumpkin, GA won the Georgia Division Ram Truck Open Series opener at Lake Seminole on January 30, 2015. Greene brought in a 16.87 pound limit of Seminole bass to win $5000 for first place and $640 from the Big Bass Pot. “I caught the majority of my fish flipping with a Big Bot Fightin’ Frog in Hematoma color. Yesterday, I just picked up my flipping stick after not being able to catch much of anything. I just started looking for little mats along the river channel and just flipping into them. I didn’t catch but five fish today, so it’s not like I wore them out. These clear skies really helped the flipping bite for me,” said Greene.

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2/01/2016

English Wins Georgia Opener at Lake Seminole

Jim English of Gordon, AL was the co-angler champion of the Ram Truck Open Series event held on January 30, 2016 at Lake Seminole. English’s 7.12 pound limit was worth $1500 and he also had the 5.25 pound Co-angler Big Bass worth an additional $195. “We were fishing over on the Chattahoochee, flipping and my boater treated me very well,” said English.

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1/29/2016

Okeechobee Event Rescheduled to August 20th

The Ram Open Series event at Lake Okeechobee that was originally scheduled for Jan. 23rd, but cancelled due to extremely high winds, has been rescheduled. The new date is August 20th running out of Scott Driver Park.

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1/27/2016

Gary Pinholster Clenches Division 63 Win on Lake Havasu

“I really expected someone to come in with 20-23 pounds!”  That’s what Gary Pinholster was thinking when he crossed the scales with his three bass weighing 12.31 pounds, taking the win for the Ram American Fishing Tour Division 63 Colorado River event on Lake Havasu, January, 9th. Fishing Thompson Bay South to just above Black Meadow Landing, Gary threw  two types of soft swim baits,  “It was real important that I tried the smaller baits to make sure that I wasn’t missing any fish.”  Gary’s keeper fish all came on the larger Renegade Shads. Gary’s largest catch, a beautiful 5.05 pound largemouth came from over 27 feet of water, winning Big Bass honors for the tournament. Congratulations to Gary and all the anglers that competed in this tough Desert event.

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1/26/2016

Meet the Abu Garcia® Revo® MGXtreme 

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1/25/2016

Castledine Wins $5000 at Sam Rayburn Ram Truck Open Series Event

Todd Castledine of Nacogdoches, TX won the Texas Southeast Division Ram Truck Open Series opener at Sam Rayburn on January 23, 2015. Castledine weighed in a 20.77 pound limit of Texas-sized bass to win $5325. “The day started out pretty. I caught two right off of the bat in places I really didn’t plan on fishing. I caught the first two on a Red Eye Shad and then, went without a bite for a couple hours. After that, I caught two within four or five minutes on a 6XD. I only caught seven keepers today. About 1:30, I caught my biggest one. Yesterday was shockingly good and I really expected today to be the same way, but it wasn’t,” said Castledine.

Galen Bennett Slagle, LA finished in second place with 20.57 pounds earning $1654. “I basically sat in 6-7 feet of water throwing soft plastics to the edge of the hay grass. They were picking it up very slowly. If you didn’t let them eat the bait for a couple of seconds, you wouldn’t get a good hookset. I missed five bites that I think would have helped me,” said Bennett.

The third place spot went to Kris Wilson of Montgomery, TX with 20.14 pounds winning $1103. Wilson utilized Carolina rigged plastics and crankbaits for his third place catch. “I started on some fish in shallow water and caught a limit there. Then, I went out to some deeper water since the conditions were different today,” said Wilson.

Jerry E. Dubose of Silsbee, TX brought in a 9.00 pound largemouth to claim Boater Big Bass and win $800 from the Big Bass Pot. “It was the last fish of the day on the very last cast. It just goes to show that you never know and God is good,” said Dubose.

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1/25/2016

Brock Seals Deal With Nine Pounder

Elton Brock of Decatur, TX was the co-angler champion of the Ram Truck Open Series event held on January 23, 2016 at Sam Rayburn. Brock’s 14.25 pound limit was worth $1935 and he also had the 9.39 pound Co-angler Big Bass worth an additional $255. “I’ve fished Sam Rayburn a lot in the past. We were fishing a point early and catching some smaller ones. As I drug my Carolina-rigged Baby Brush Hog across some rocks, I got the big bite and I immediately knew it was a big one. I caught a few more later in shallow water on a Hag’s Tornado plastic bait and ended up catching seven keepers total for the day. It was a great day, because it is not too often that a co-angler gets to catch a nine pounder. I’d like to thank ABA for running a great tournament and I look forward to fishing the rest of the season,” said Brock.

Jared West of Mont Belvieu, TX finished in second place on the co-angler side with 12.09 pounds to win $628.

Dustin Thomas of Spring, TX brought in 11.08 pounds to finish in third place and win $419. “I was using a ½ ounce Rat-L-Trap in 8-10 feet of water, just popping it out of the grass and the fish were killing it. I had my 11 pounds pretty quick. We caught good fish all day. I just wasn’t able to cull up. We had a great day,” said Thomas.

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1/23/2016

Ram Truck Open Series Event Canceled Due to High Winds

Okeechobee, FL - January 23, 2016 - The January 23, 2016Ram Truck Open Series event at Lake Okeechobee was cancelled this morning.  The National Weather Service in Melbourne, FL issued a wind advisory early this morning in effect until 7:00 PM EST.  Anticipated sustained winds of around 25MPH with dangerous gusts 35 to 40 PMH anticipated.  The decision to cancel was made with the safety of our anglers in mind, which is our highest priority. 

A rescheduled date will be established as soon as possible and all registered anglers should check Ram Truck Open Series website, www.ramopenseries.com, for new information or call (256) 232-0406 to get updated information on transfers or refunds. 

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1/23/2016

T-H Marine Acquires Rights to Cook’s Tackle Storage System Product Line

 

Huntsville, AL - January 22, 2016 - T-H Marine Supplies, Inc., of Huntsville, Alabama, and Cook’s Tackle Systems of Jonesboro, Arkansas, announce they have entered into an agreement that grants T-H Marine exclusive global rights to manufacture and distribute the Cook’s Tackle Storage System product line.  Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

T-H Marine’s president and CEO, Jeff Huntley, said, “Once again we are very happy to announce our acquisition of the rights to another really unique product line.  The Cook’s Go-To Tackle Storage System is a great product that really fits into our growing line of tackle storage solutions.  We are launching an entirely new brand of products called TACKLE TITAN™ this year.  The Cook’s Go-To Tackle Storage System fits perfectly with this new brand family.  We are really focusing on maximizing space in boats and optimizing tackle and tool storage.  The Go-To System is phenomenal at making use of the “dead space” underneath the storage lids on any fishing boat – freshwater or saltwater.  The system puts your favorite “go to” lures right at your fingertips.”

 

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