Division Information

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Bass Pro Shops Open Series
Florida Central
Director: Billy Benedetti
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Date Location/Results Ramp/Info Register
1/12/19
Toho Lakefront Park
2/23/19
Kissimmee Chain Camp Mack
4/13/19
Harris Chain Hickory Point Recreation Facility
6/08/19
Kissimmee Chain Camp Mack
9/28/19
9/29/19
Okeechobee Roland Martin Marina & Resort

Division 6 Points Top 25
Place Name Events Fish Points
1 Eric Panzironi 1 5 250
2 Russ Osborne 1 5 249
3 Sully Fishing Sully Fishing LLC 1 5 248
4 Dustin Smith 1 5 247
5 Ronnie Green 1 5 246
6 Fred Chivington 1 5 245
7 James Stephens III 1 5 244
8 Bruce Bozman 1 5 243
9 Jim Miller 1 5 242
10 Scott Red Flowers 1 5 241
11 Austin Schroeder 1 5 240
12 Tracy Bray 1 5 239
13 Jeremy Smith 1 5 238
14 Mason Boylan 1 5 237
15 Yogi Kenneth Norris 1 5 236
16 Robert Peralta 1 5 235
17 William Will Weil 1 5 234
18 James Watkins 1 5 233
19 Robert Holcomb 1 5 232
20 Phil Cury 1 5 231
21 Kevin Smith 1 5 230
22 Marlon Crowder 1 3 229
23 Eric Andrews 1 5 228
24 Jonathan LeCrone 1 5 227
25 Robert Beatty 1 5 226
(Co-Angler)
1 Keith Farrell 1 3 250
2 Jesus Gutierrez 1 3 249
3 Richard Jamey Nash 1 3 248
4 Chad Schroeder 1 3 247
5 Uby Rosell 1 3 246
6 Danney Hulett 1 3 245
7 Anthony Shouppe 1 3 244
8 Frank Mitchum 1 3 243
9 Adam Sangster 1 3 242
10 Arthur AJ Jackson 1 3 241
11 Kevin Copple 1 3 240
12 Brian Reeves 1 3 239
13 Juan Ayala 1 2 238
14 Robert Bakewell 1 3 237
15 Larry Maring 1 3 236
16 James McLees 1 3 235
17 Larry Riley 1 3 234
18 Kevin Senecal 1 3 233
19 Bob Lauffer 1 3 232
20 Robert Bobby Taylor Jr 1 3 231
21 Bobby Jackson 1 3 230
22 Lonny Mead 1 3 229
23 Jerrod JB Brown 1 2 228
24 Wayne Roberts 1 2 227
25 Barry Scott Hughes 1 3 226
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Previous Season (2018)

 

 

Division News


Florida Central Returns to Kissimmee Chain

ATHENS, Ala. – The Florida Central Division of the 2019 Bass Pro Shops Open Series presented by American Bass Anglers will hold its second event of the season on February 23, 2019, on the Kissimmee Chain near Lake Wales, FL.

The competitors will launch at Camp Mack, a Guy Harvey Lodge, Marina, & RV Resort located at 14900 Camp Mack Road, Lake Wales, FL, 33898. Anglers may begin fishing at 6:45 a.m. or safe light. The weigh-in will begin at 3:00 p.m. Registration begins at 4 p.m. local time at Camp Mack with the tournament briefing to begin at 7:00 p.m. Friday evening. 

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Panzironi Wins $5600 in Florida Central Season Opener

ATHENS, Ala. –   Eric Panzironi of Longwood, FL won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series Florida Central tournament, held January 12th on the Lake Toho.  Running out of Kissimmee Lakefront Park in Kissimmee, FL Eric caught five-bass weighing 26.67-pounds. For the Boater Division victory, Panzironi took home a check for $5600 for his win.

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Florida Central Opens on Toho

ATHENS, Ala. – The Florida Central Division of the 2019 Bass Pro Shops Open Series presented by American Bass Anglers will open the season on January 12, 2019, on Lake Toho in Kissimmee, FL.

Micah Silverman of Belle Isle, FL won the opening event last year (January 20, 2018) with 23.43 pounds and took home the $5000 First-Place Boater prize.  Eric VanLandingham of Seffner, FL was the co-angler winner with an 8.10-pound limit.  Eric’s victory in the co-angler division earned him a check for $2400. James Watkins landed the biggest bass of the tournament with an 8.25-pound bass, that earned him $990

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Smith Catches over 32 pounds to Win Florida Central Event on Lake Toho

ATHENS, Ala. – Dustin Smith won the American Bass Anglers Open Series Florida Central tournament, held May 5th, 2018 on the Lake Toho. Running out of Kissimmee Lakefront Park in Kissimmee, FL the Grand Isle, FL angler caught five bass weighing 32.52 pounds including an 8.97-pound kicker. For the Boater Division victory, Smith took home a check for $5000 for his win and an additional $790 for the big bass award.

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Florida Central Returns to Lake Toho

ATHENS, Ala. – The Florida Central Division of the ABA Open Series will return for the fourth event of the 2018 season May 5, 2018, on Lake Toho in Kissimmee, FL.

The competitors will launch at Kissimmee Lakefront Park, located at 69 Lakeview Drive, Kissimmee, FL, 34741. Anglers may begin fishing at 6:30 a.m. or safe light. The weigh-in will begin at 3:00 p.m. Registration begins at 4 p.m. local time at Kissimmee Lakefront Park with the tournament briefing to begin at 7:00 p.m. Friday evening. To register for this tournament, click here

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Bozman Wins on Harris Chain

ATHENS, Ala. – Bruce Bozman won the American Bass Anglers Open Series Florida Central tournament, held March 17th on the Harris Chain of Lakes.

Running out of Hickory Point Recreational Facility in Tavares, FL the Saint Cloud, FL angler caught five bass weighing 20.59 pounds including a 5.33-pound kicker. Bozman took home $5000 for his efforts.

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Lake Conroe Shows Off Again

ATHENS, Ala. – Taylor Robbins of Conroe, TX won the American Bass Anglers Open Series for Division 18, held March 17th on Lake Conroe

Running out of Lakeview Marina Taylor weighed in a solid five-fish limit with a kicker of 8.90, topping the scales with a total weight at 23.88 lbs. For the boater division victory, Taylor took home a check for $5000.00

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Florida Central Heads to Harris Chain

ATHENS, Ala. – The Florida Central Division of the American Bass Anglers Open Series will host its third event of the 2018 season March 17, 2018, on the Harris Chain in Tavares, FL.

The competitors will launch at Hickory Point Recreational Facility, located at 27341 FL-19, Tavares, FL 32778. Anglers may begin fishing at 7:30a.m. or safe light. The weigh-in will begin at 3:30p.m. Registration begins at 4 p.m. local time at Hickory Point Recreational Facility with the tournament briefing to begin at 7:00 p.m. Friday evening. To register for this tournament, click here

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Robert Beatty Bust 36 Pounds on Kissimmee

ATHENS, Ala. –  Robert Beatty won the American Bass Anglers Open Series Florida Central tournament, held February 24th on the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes.

Running out of Camp Mack in Lake Wales, FL the Clermont, FL angler caught five bass weighing 36.41 pounds including a 9.03-pound kicker. For the Boater Division victory, Beatty took home a check for $6000.

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Big Bags Predicted for  Kissimmee Chain Saturday

ATHENS, Ala. –$5000 1st Place guarantee plus over $9000 in sponsor bonus money up for grabs the Florida Central Division of the ABA Open Series will hold its second qualifying event of the season on February 24, 2018, on the Kissimmee Chain near Lake Wales, FL. 

The Kissimmee Chain is really showing some big bags. This past weekend a couple of ABA anglers fishing in a local team event showed up with 5 bass weighing 38.97 with a 12.12 big bass. 

The weather for the upcoming ABA Open Series event could be much better, sunny with temps in the Mid 80s.

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Silverman Wins $13000 in Florida Central Season Opener on Lake Toho

ATHENS, Ala. –   Micah Silverman of Belle Isle, FL won the American Bass Anglers Open Series Florida Central tournament, held January 20th on Lake Toho. Running out of Kissimmee Lakefront Park in Kissimmee, FL Micah caught five bass weighing 23.43 pounds. For the Boater Division victory Silverman took home a check for $6000.  He took home an additional $7000 from Triton Gold, bringing his total earnings to $13,000.

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Florida Central Opens at Lake Toho

ATHENS, Ala. – The Florida Central Division of the 2018 Open Series will open the season on January 20, 2018, on Lake Toho in Kissimmee, FL.

Troy Oliver of Lakeland, FL won the opening event last year (January 28,2017) with 23.01 pounds and took home the guaranteed $5000 First-Place Boater prize.  David Rushing of Orlando, FL was the co-angler winner with an impressive 15.00 pound limit.  David’s victory in the co-anger division earned him a check for $2500. Rich Patterson landed the biggest bass of the tournament with a 8.84 pound bass, that earned him $940

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Smith Wins at Lake Toho
 

Jeremy Smith of Plant City, FL won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series Florida Central Division tournament, held May 20th on Lake Toho.

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Florida Central Returns to Lake Toho

ATHENS, Ala. – The Florida Central Division of the Ram Truck Open Series will return for the fourth event of the 2017 season May 20, 2017, on Lake Toho in Kissimmee, FL.

The competitors will launch at Kissimmee Lakefront Park, located at 69 Lakeview Drive, Kissimmee, FL, 34741. Anglers may begin fishing at 6:15a.m. or safe light. The weigh-in will begin at 3:00p.m. Registration begins at 4 p.m. local time at Kissimmee Lakefront Park with the tournament briefing to begin at 7:00 p.m. Friday evening. To register for this tournament, see 

www.ramopenseries.com/EventDetails.php?id=8829

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Panzironi Wins at Harris Chain

Eric Panzironi Casselberry, Florida won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series Florida Central Division tournament, held March 25th on the Harris Chain.

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