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10/15/2018

JOSHUA PARRISH WINS AFT D72 AT OCONEE

Joshua Parrish of Rincon, Ga was able to secure the win at Lake Oconee on October 13, 2018, for the AFT D72 tournament.  Joshua said he caught his best four keepers using a Pop-R and shaky head on docks, using his Kissel Krafts custom built fishing rods.  His total weight of 9.77-pounds put him in first place to take home $600 cash and a trophy.

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10/15/2018

Dillion Roth Wins the ABA District 47 tournament on the Arkansas River


ABA American Fishing Tour D47 held its first 2019 season tournament on 13 Oct 2018 on the Arkansas River launching from the Maumelle Park ramp.  17 anglers came out and were greeted with good river flow and changing weather conditions.  There was plenty of fish to be caught as most anglers reported catching a lot of fish, but better than average bass was tough to find.  17 anglers weighed in 66 fish, a 3.88 fish/angler average.

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10/11/2018

Florida Couples Event to be Rescheduled

Due to Hurricane Michael and the aftermath, the Florida Couples event scheduled for October 13th will be postponed to a later date. For more information, please contact director Rick Moore at (850)651-1181.

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10/10/2018

Virginia Division Cancels AFT 2019 Season Opener

Due to several factors associated with Hurricane Michael, Virginia director Gary Conner has canceled the Kerr Lake event scheduled for 13 October.  Kerr Lake is still 2 feet above normal pool because of Hurricane Floyd, and the immediate area around the lake will receive 4 to 7 inches of rain on Thursday and residual additional amounts Friday morning.  Coastal and river flooding is expected as well as possible widespread power outages as the storm passes through as a tropical storm. This event will not be made up, and entries already received for this event will be placed in hold status.  Registered members need to contact member services at 256-232-0406 to apply their entry fee to a later event.

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10/10/2018

Kelly Logan wins $10,480 on Lake Norman in Area 4 Championship

ATHENS, Ala. –Kelly Logan of Morganton North Carolina won the American Bass Anglers Open Series Area 4 Championship held on Lake Norman on October 6&7 2018. Running out of Blythe Landing in Huntersville NC, Logan weighed in a day one five-bass limit weighing 9.52-pounds. Going into day two in 13th place Logan caught another five-bass limit weighing 13.11-pounds which was the largest five-bass caught by a boater. Logan’s two-day total was 22.63-pounds. Logan anchored is catch with a bass weighing 3.84-pounds which also gave him big bass honors for the boaters. For his win and big bass, Logan took home a total of $10,480.00.   

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10/10/2018

Steve Perkins Takes the Area 7 Championship Win on Lake Texoma

ATHENS, Ala. – Steve Perkins of Velma, OK won the American Bass Anglers Open Series Area 7 Championship, held October 6th and 7th on Lake Texoma. Consistency is key to staying on top and Steve found himself with a good finish on the day, putting him within striking distance.  The weather changed from sunny to rain for day 2 and most anglers struggled to get the same bites, but for Steve, it turned his on. His bag of 5-fish came across the scales 16.81-lbs, the largest bag of the tournament, and put him on top of the leaderboard, earning him the $10,000.00 guaranteed win.  Steve’s 2-day total weight was 30.64-lbs.

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10/09/2018

Austin Weaver wins $10,000 on 
Pickwick in the Area 1 Championship

Austin Weaver of Sheffield, Alabama took home the win in the American Bass Anglers Open Series Area 1 Championship, held on Lake Pickwick October 6th & 7th, 2018.  Launching out of McFarland Park Weaver caught five-bass on day one weighing 15.75-pounds.  On day two, Weaver weighed in another five-bass limit weighing 18.09-pounds for a total of 33.84-pounds.  With a 2.58-pound lead over second place, Weaver took home a check for $10,000. 

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10/08/2018

Mike Colbert wins on the Tar/Pamlico River

Mike Colbert, of Newport, North Carolina won the AFT Division 17, North Carolina Central tournament on the Tar/Pamlico River.  This was an early bird tournament for the 2019 season.  The event was held on the Tar/Pamlico River on 6 October 2018, launching out of Tranters Creek Ramp in Washington, North Carolina.  Mike weighed-in 5 bass weighing 13.68-lbs just barely edging out Steve Leffingwell of Jacksonville, NC, who took 2nd place with 13.62-lbs.

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10/08/2018

SAM DYAL WINS AFT D72 ON SINCLAIR

Sam Dyal of Baxley, Ga endured the very hot day at Lake Sinclair on October 6, 2018 and took the win at the AFT D72 tournament.  Sam used plastics on a shaky head in shallow water to catch his 5-fish limit.  He had a 3.11 pounder to anchor his sack totaling 10.64 pounds.  Sam took home a nice First Place trophy and $738 cash for the win!

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10/08/2018

Sims Takes the Win on Tensaw

Jimmy Sims of Mobile, Alabama won the American Fishing Tour District 41 tournament presented by American Bass Anglers.  Running out of Live Oak Landing near Stockton, Alabama, Sims brought back five-fish that locked in the scales at 9.71 pounds anchored by a 3.37-pound kicker.  For the victory, Sims took home a check for $522.

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10/04/2018

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10/03/2018

Bill Hamilton wins the D11 Championship on the Potomac River

William Hamilton of Huntingtown, Maryland takes the win on the Potomac River for AFT D11 on September 22nd and 23rd, 2018. On day one he weighed a respectable limit of five-fish that went 13.63 pounds with a 4.03-pound kicker. He went into the second day in second place less than a quarter pound behind the leader. On Sunday Bill caught the second largest limit of the tournament that went 15.70 pounds and the tournament, Big Bass of 4.99 pounds for a tournament, winning weight of 29.33 pounds. He sealed a margin of victory of 3 1/4 pounds over second place and won the $1000 first place prize.

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10/02/2018

Tripoli wins on Chautauqua Lake

ATHENS, Ala. – Donald Tripoli of Webster, NY won the American Bass Anglers Open Series NE two-day area championship, held 9/29-9/30 on Chautauqua Lake.

Running out of Mayville State Park in Mayville, NY, Tripoli caught two-day total of 32.53 pounds. He anchored his bag with a 4.81-pound kicker. For the Boater Division victory, Tripoli took home a check for $10,000. 

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10/02/2018

Justin Angel Takes Another Win On Stockton Lake

Stockton Lake was no match for Justin Angel September 29 when he fished American Bass Anglers Division 126 qualifying tournament and weighed in 19.44 lbs. His winning bag was anchored with Big Bass of the tournament, a 7.28-lb largemouth. He took home $1005 for his win.

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10/02/2018

Kim Neal wins Northwest SC D25  Tournament on Lake Hartwell

September 23rd, 2018   Anderson, SC.  Twenty-eight anglers launched from Green Pond Landing near Anderson, SC.  Twelve of those anglers brought back five-fish limits to the scales, but when the scales closed Kim Neal from Easley, SC took the victory with 11.34lbs.  He accredited his win to topwater baits. For the win, Kim took home $651 in prize money plus an additional $150 for 1st Place Option Pot for total earnings of $801.

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10/01/2018

Wooten Wins $10,000 in Area 5 Championship on Kissimmee Chain

ATHENS, Ala. – Bobby Wooten of Lithia, FL won the American Bass Anglers Open Series Area 5 Championship tournament, held September 29TH & 30TH, 2018 on the Kissimmee Chain. Running out of Camp Mack in Lake Wales, FL Wooten caught five-bass on day one weighing 24.15 pounds. On day two, Wooten weighed in another five-bass limit that weighed 22.52 pounds, and that sealed the deal for his victory by a slim one-pound margin with a total weight of 46.67 pounds. For the Boater Division victory, Wooten took home a check for $10,000 for his win.

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10/01/2018

Jason Oxford wins Division 40 Tournament on Kentucky Lake

On Saturday, September 29, 2018 fourteen anglers launched from Lucas Harbor ramp in New Johnsonville, TN. It was a tough day of fishing with none of those anglers bringing a limit to the scales. When the scales closed only 6 anglers had fish to weigh in.  Jason Oxford from Camden, TN took the victory with one fish weighing 4.38 lbs.  For the win, Jason took home $406.

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10/01/2018

Alabama North and Mississippi to hold 
Area 1 Championship on Pickwick

The American Bass Anglers Open Series will hold its Area 1 Championship on Pickwick out of McFarland Park on October 6 -7, 2018. 

The anglers will launch from McFarland Park in Florence, Alabama at 6:30 a.m. or safe light on day one and two.  Weigh-in will be at 3:00 p.m. on day one and at 2:00 p.m. on day two.  Registration will be held at the tournament trailer on Friday, October 5th starting at 4:00 p.m. with a meeting to follow at 6:30 p.m. 

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9/29/2018

Ready for Your Chance to Take Home a New Boat

The 2018 American Fishing Tour National Championship is rapidly approaching.  Lake Hartwell is currently off limits and is laying in wait for the top Anglers from across the country.  The top 500 Anglers from all across the country are coming to fish for their chance at one of three fully rigged Triton Bass Boats.  These boats are loaded with products from our sponsors, the only thing these boats are missing is their new owners, and they will get that FridayOctober 26th.

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American Fishing Tour Upcoming Events (2018 Season)

 

       
Massachusetts - New England 10/14/2018 Long Pond-Harwich

American Fishing Tour 2019 Upcoming Events

       
Alabama Northwest 10/13/2018 Wilson Lake
Pennsylvania 10/13/2018 Delaware River
Louisiana Central 10/13/2018 Caddo
South Carolina- Savannah River 10/13/2018 Savannah River
Mississippi- Ross Barnett 10/13/2018 Ross Barnett
Alabama Lay Lake- Logan Martin 10/13/2018 Lay Lake
Mississippi Gulf Coast 10/13/2018 Back Bay
Georgia Central 10/13/2018 Oconee
Virginia 10/13/2018 Kerr
Louisiana- North Central 10/13/2018 D'Arbonne
Texas- Wichita Falls 10/13/2018 Amon Carter
New Mexico 10/13/2018 Brantley
Arkansas 10/13/2018 Maumelle Pool
South Carolina- Northwest 10/14/2018 Russell
Dallas Fort Worth Texas 10/14/2018 Lewisville
Massachusetts- Western 10/14/2018 Congamond
New Mexico 10/14/2018 Brantley
Georgia North 10/20/2018 Allatoona
South Carolina Central 10/20/2018 Wylie
Alabama North 10/20/2018 Guntersville
Alabama- West 10/21/2018 Bankhead
Alabama Central 10/27/2018 Jordan
Texas- Sam Rayburn- North 10/27/2018 Toledo Bend

Plus Team Tour 2018 Schedule

Tennessee/Kentucky

     
9/23/2018 Kentucky

 

 

 

 

American Couples Series

     
Oklahoma 9/8/2018 Hudson

 

Open Series 2018 Upcoming Events

       
Area 2 Championship 10/13/2018 Kentucky Lake
Area 6 Championship 10/20/2018 Toledo Bend

Conservation Cull System from T-H Marine

American Fishing Tour
Top 10 Big Bass - 2018 Season

Robert L. Collins Toho 16.74
Brent Reliford Caddo 12.23
Paul G. Tsiolkas Tuckertown Lake 11.50
James T. Lee Sam Rayburn 10.97
Rodney J. Hunter Ray Hubbard 9.92
Eric J. Heck Mill Creek 9.64
Joseph Joe S. Horyza Toho 9.58
Jonathan Botts Clarks Hill 9.45
Kevin Bryant Lewisville 9.40
Charles Trent T. Hill Seminole 9.37

Open Series
Top 10 Big Bass - 2018 Season

Eric Fisher Kissimmee Chain 10.71
Jeff Mathews Kissimmee Chain 10.18
Donald Donald Tripoli Kissimmee Chain 10.15
John L. Stahl Kissimmee Chain 10.09
Aaron Freeman Conroe 9.79
Gary Niemi Okeechobee 9.47
Jeremy D. Smith Kissimmee Chain 9.37
Phil Cury Kissimmee Chain 9.28
Clint Sterling Kissimmee Chain 9.26
Kenneth Newt Norris Kissimmee Chain 9.25

Top 10 American Fishing Tour
Big String - 2018 Season

Charles Trent T. Hill Seminole 35.10
Logan Waldrip Possum Kingdom 31.58
Charles Trent T. Hill Seminole 28.99
Steve Phillips Seminole 28.68
Doug AOY-D114 E. Davis Seminole 27.28
Eric Craft Bone Creek 26.70
Justin Lynch Guntersville 26.44
Richard M. Falcon Black Lake 26.39
Brent Glover Cross 25.93
Allen Lee L. McVay Seminole 25.85

Top 10 Open Series
Big String - 2018

Robert Beatty Kissimmee Chain 36.41
Christian Greico Kissimmee Chain 34.09
Dustin L. Smith Toho 32.52
Kenneth Newt Norris Kissimmee Chain 29.36
Marlon Crowder Kissimmee Chain 29.32
John W. Adkinson Kissimmee Chain 29.11
Levi A. Brown Toho 28.69
Donny Beck Wheeler 27.80
Alex Terescenko Okeechobee 27.77
Yogi Kenneth S. Norris Toho 26.82

Top 10 Payouts Open Series - Divisionals

Kelly W. Logan Norman $10480
Austin B. Weaver Pickwick $10000
Brian K. Choate Kentucky Lake $10000
Ryan Ingram Eufaula $10000
Bobby Wooten Kissimmee Chain $10000
Steve Perkins Texoma $10000
Donald Donald S. Tripoli Chautauqua $10000
Micah Silverman Toho $6000
Robert Beatty Kissimmee Chain $6000
Jay D. Bennett Sam Rayburn $6000

Welcome New ABA Members

Joseph Bagwell Ruston , LA
Eric Donnelly Selinsgrove , PA
Jason Dugger Brandon , MS
Donny Gatling Albuquerque , NM
Nick Jones Benton , AR
Norm McCord Severn , MD
Gary Gardner Molena , GA
John Higginbotham Moody , AL
Nick Kefalides Plant City , FL
Joe Nguyen Coconut Creek , FL
Robert Oakley Brooksville , FL
Dennis Oxendine Morristown , TN
Robert Ricketts Anderson , SC
Raymond Tuthill III Waskom , TX
Jackson Hamil Mobile , AL
Jason Tripp Wndson , NC
Gus Taylor Semmes , AL
Del Brown Kite , GA
Gunner Brown Kite , GA
James Christian Saraland , AL
Ryan Stewart Doyline , LA
Trevor Graddy Batesville , AR
Richard Arnold Owens Cross Roads , AL
Alex Brincks Omaha , NE
Spencer Hackworth California , KY
Joseph Lopez Jr Staten Island , NY
Joseph Lopez Sr Brooklyn , NY
Joshua Sanchez Summerville , SC
Pam Coffman Rex , GA
Shawn Coffman Rex , GA
Tyler Mangum Canton , GA
Nicholas Tunney Marietta , GA
Anthony Doody Clanton , AL
Erika Doody Clanton , AL
Cindy Austin Locust Grove , GA
Derrick Austin Locust Grove , GA
Nicholas Bagnato Madison , MS
Kerri Ericsson Altamonte Springs , FL
Logan Watkins Williamston , SC
William DuBose Justin , TX
Chadley Phillips Thornton , CO
Chester Craycraft Bagdad , KY
Nikos Pavlis West Point , MA
James Boggs Shreveport , LA
Chester Craycraft Bagdad , KY
Chester Craycraft Bagdad , KY
Corey Dinger Haughton , LA
Justin Huffman Azle , TX
Trent Hunt Haughton , LA
Eddie Hyatt Minden , LA

Other News

JOSHUA PARRISH WINS AFT D72 AT OCONEE
Dillion Roth Wins the ABA District 47 tournament on the Arkansas River
T-H Marine Grass Goat
Florida Couples Event to be Rescheduled
Virginia Division Cancels AFT 2019 Season Opener
Kelly Logan wins $10,480 on Lake Norman in Area 4 Championship
Steve Perkins Takes the Area 7 Championship Win on Lake Texoma
Austin Weaver wins $10,000 on  Pickwick in the Area 1 Championship
Mike Colbert wins on the Tar/Pamlico River
SAM DYAL WINS AFT D72 ON SINCLAIR
Sims Takes the Win on Tensaw
T-H Marine G-Juice Special
Bill Hamilton wins the D11 Championship on the Potomac River
Tripoli wins on Chautauqua Lake
Justin Angel Takes Another Win On Stockton Lake
Kim Neal wins Northwest SC D25  Tournament on Lake Hartwell
Wooten Wins $10,000 in Area 5 Championship on Kissimmee Chain
Jason Oxford wins Division 40 Tournament on Kentucky Lake
Alabama North and Mississippi to hold  Area 1 Championship on Pickwick
Ready for Your Chance to Take Home a New Boat
2019 ABA Open Series Schedules
Mallicoat and Johnson win big in Kentucky Lake
Florida Central and Florida South Head to Kissimmee Chain for Area 5 Championship 
ABA Open Series NE heads to Chautauqua Lake for the North East 2 day championship.
Burroughs and Tellock Win the Couples Series Championship 
Burroughs and Tellock Lead Couples Championship After Day-One
D17 RESCHEDULES ROANOKE TOURNAMENT FROM 9/22/18 FOR 11/3/18
Woodward Takes the Win on Tensaw
Ronald Welch wins the Division 94, 2019 Season Opener on the Savannah River
Tennessee/Kentucky Triton 100% Plus Team Tour  Heads to Kentucky Lake
Virginia/Maryland Division Area Championship (Rescheduled For November 3-4 2018)
American Fishing Tour NC Division 17 Event Rescheduled
Buddy Wallace Takes the win on Kentucky Lake
Gary Rogers Claims Victory on Lake Norman
AFT D11 Reschedules Two-Day
​​​​​​​D102 Cancels 9/15 Tournament on Kerr
Richard Bates Claims the D13 Championship Victory
FRANK BURRIS WINS AFT D72 ON SINCLAIR
Gambill Strikes Again
Ingram Wins $10,000 in Area 3 Championship on Lake Eufaula
New Season but Same Result for Larry Laney on Guntersville 
D66 Heads to El Dorado Lake
Mark Matthews Wins the ABA Division 42 Championship on the Arkansas River
Billy Schroeder wins on Kentucky Lake
Jim Rivenbark wins D130 Championship
Chevelier wins ABA 49 Divisional; Hime wins AOY
Jamey Collette Wins Division 88 Championship and AOY
Georgia and Alabama South head to Lake Eufaula for Area 3 Championship
Buddy Wallace Wins Division 32 Championship and Angler of the Year
Kentucky Division Heads to Paris Landing
Labelle wins on Lake Champlain
Choosakul wins on Kerr Lake
Nick Chaballa wins Div. 10 Championship & wins AOY
Tom Dupuis wins Two Day, Rick Holmberg takes AOY
Robertson and Sumner Take the win on Kentucky Lake
Delk Wins Championship; Carter Take AOY
Robertson Makes it Two in a Row
Mississippi Division heads to Pickwick
Larry Laney AOY and wins Guntersville Division 29 Championship 
Butch Yarbrough and Kathy Lerma  win Final Lake Guntersville Couples 2018
ABA Open Series NE heads to Lake Champlain 
ABA COUPLES SERIES Kentucky Lake
Tennessee/Kentucky Triton 100% Plus Team Tour  Heads to Kentucky Lake
Bobby Clark Wins D17, 2 Day Championship on Chowan River
Squire Wins $5250.00 on the Ohio River
Virginia Division Heads to Lake Gaston
Eric Turner Wins the ABA District 42 tournament on the Arkansas River
 Triton Boats 100% Plus Team Tour 2019 Schedule
Wally Peer Takes the win on Hopatcong
2019 Triton Boats 100% Plus Team Tour
Frank Vida wins at the Connecticut River 
Ronny Webb takes the win on Kentucky Lake
American Fishing Tour Alabama Northwest
Ken and Pam Draskovic Win Two in a Row  
Spellicy wins on 1000 Islands