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Bass Pro Shops Open Series
Director: Chris Wayand
2020 Season Schedule
||Ft Gibson||Taylors Ferry||Find
|Arkansas River||Three Forks||Find
|Division 14 Points Top 25|
|3||Joshua Josh Teply||4||20||961|
|12||Jacob Jake Capps||4||15||921|
|18||Allen BASSnMANIC Rude||4||14||890|
|1||Shane Shane Cashman||4||11||976|
|3||Al Al Longoria||4||12||966|
|6||Steven SVD Kimble||4||10||956|
|10||John Johnny Horton||4||6||940|
|11||Joseph Joey Watson||4||8||939|
|17||Harold Marrs Jr||4||6||752|
|22||Bill Bill Wiles||4||6||577|
|25||Steven Steve Sanders||3||5||514|
Bass Pro Shops Open Series To Eufaula, OK
May 6, 2020, Athens, AL. The third and fourth events of the season for the Bass Pro Shops Open Series Oklahoma Division will be held on Lake Eufaula on Saturday, May 16th, and Sunday, May 17th out of South Point Cove at 400 Lakeshore Dr, Eufaula, OK 74432.
Blake Capps of Muskogee, OK, is currently leading in the division after two impressive finishes on Tenkiller with 19 pounds and Ft Gibson with 16.28 pounds. The real challenge for anglers is four competitive finishes in a season to lock in Angler of the Year in a division.
Tenkiller Pays Off Big With a Bonus
ATHENS, Al. – Harmon Davis of Marlow, OK won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series Oklahoma Divisional opener held February 29th on Lake Tenkiller. Running out of Chicken Creek Landing Davis caught five-bass weighing 19.96-pounds. For the Boater Division victory, Davis took home a check for $5200.00 in tournament winnings
Oklahoma Heads to Tenkiller
ATHENS, Ala. – The Oklahoma Division of the 2019 Bass Pro Shops Open Series presented by American Bass Anglers will fish their 4th and final tournament of the season at Lake Tenkiller August 3rd. High water caused this event to be postponed from earlier in the year. The competitors will launch at Chicken Creek Point located at Rt1 Box 259, Cookson, OK. Anglers will begin fishing at safe light. The weigh-in will begin at 2:00 p.m. On-site registration is from 4:30-6:30 PM along with a mandatory check-in for all participants at Chicken Creek with the tournament briefing to begin at 7:00 p.m. Friday evening.
Perkins Takes Oklahoma Opener
ATHENS, Ala. –Steve Perkins of Velma, OK won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series tournament held May 19th at Lake Eufaula. Running out of Eufaula Cove, Perkins managed a 14.49 lb bag under very tough conditions. Oklahoma has been under some severe weather alerts and flooding conditions this spring and every event had been canceled, rescheduled, or moved, including this one. Originally slotted to fish Lake Tenkiller, the rains came and flooded out all but one lake. This event was even postponed one day due to the threat of severe weather and tornadoes. Sunday opened bright blue skies and you guessed it, post front conditions on an already flooded and dropping lake. Hundreds of short fish were caught by the field, but Perkins managed to coax a few of the larger fish out of the flooded brush.
Weather Delays Oklahoma Again
Athens, AL 4/12/2019 - The Bass Pro Shops Open Series Oklahoma Division Eufaula Lake scheduled for Saturday 4/13/2019 has been canceled due to forecasted high winds. Currently, the event has not been rescheduled but will be rescheduled soon.
“The weather for the 2019 season has been so unpredictable”, said tournament manager Chris Wayand. “ I can’t remember a season that started off with cold, wind, and rain and stuck around for this long. It’s now the middle of April and temps in some states are still in the 30s. Sooner or later it has to improve so we can get on the water and enjoy this sport”, concluded Wayand.
The next tournament for this division is scheduled for May 18th on Lake Tenkiller, Launching from Chicken Creek Landing.
Extreme Weather also Gets Grand Lake Cancelled
Athens, AL 2/27/2019 - The Bass Pro Shops Open Series Oklahoma Division Grand Lake scheduled for Saturday 3/2/2019 has been cancelled due to extreme winter weather and unsafe driving conditions. Currently the event has not been rescheduled but will be rescheduled soon.
Stearnes Qualified for $13,500 on Fort Gibson
ATHENS, Ala. – Brett Stearnes of Joplin, MO won the American Bass Anglers Open Series Oklahoma Division, held March 10th on Ft Gibson, OK. Running out of Taylor Ferry North, warm sunny weather had turned to hot sunny weather. All week it had been in the 90s and the weekend brought soaring temps with a heat index well over 100 degrees. With the water level stabilized and clear just about everywhere on the lake, most anglers were on a search and destroy mission to get a limit of fish. Most were deep and being very difficult to catch.
Nevertheless, Stearnes had a solid day of fishing landing five keepers for 17.41 lbs. For the boater division victory, Brett took home a guaranteed check for $5000.00 but that wasn’t all. He is also a Triton Gold member with his new 2017 21 TRX which qualified him the top award Triton offers for a $7000.00 bonus, $1000.00 from Mercury, and $500.00 from Motor Guide!
Weir Takes It Home on Grand
ATHENS, Ala. – Patrick Weir of Broken Arrow, OK won the American Bass Anglers Open Series Oklahoma Division, held May 12th on Grand Lake. Launching from Wolf Creek Park in Grove, OK the anglers went out for the day with steady but brisk winds that stayed around all day long. Clear skies with no rain made for a dry day for the anglers when they came back to the launch for weigh-in at 3 pm. Of the nearly 100 participants, almost every angler brought in fish to the scales.
Jones to Bank 13k from Lake Eufaula OK
ATHENS, Ala. – Chris Jones of Pocola, OK won the American Bass Anglers Open Series Oklahoma Division, held March 10th on Lake Eufaula.
Running out of Eufaula Cove, warm sunny weather set up the week for yet again, a cold and rainy tournament day. With the water level stabilized but still stained from run off from the week prior, it was a long run for most to find cleaner water. There was a 100% chance of rain for Saturday, so it wasn’t a matter of if, but when. It held off until 11:00 AM and never let up.
Oklahoma Opener on the Arkansas River
ATHENS, Ala. – Brandon Pedigo of Lawton, OK won the American Bass Anglers Open Series Oklahoma Division, held March 10th on the Arkansas River.
Running out of Three Forks Harbor in Ft Gibson, OK, the entire field of anglers faced a tough challenge due to rain the week before the event. The water level had stabilized, some back-water pockets had cleared up, but cooler water temps still lingered. Forecasted to be a stormy day the weather held back and kept to a bit of overcast skies and thankfully very little rain fell. At the end of the day, the top 3 boaters were at the scales with over 16 lbs.
Division 14 Begins on Arkansas River
ATHENS, Ala. – The Oklahoma division of the American Bass Anglers Open Series will hold its first event of the 2018 season on March 10th in Muskogee, OK on the Arkansas River. March is here and it’s time to bag the big girls! Don’t miss your chance on the excitement!
The competitors will launch at Three Forks Harbor in Muskogee, 5201 Three Forks Road, Muskogee, OK. Anglers will begin fishing at safe light with the weigh-in starting at 3 p.m. Onsite registration and check in will be from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM Friday March 2nd at Three Forks Marina.
Harmon Davis Wins on Grand
Harmon Davis of Marlow, OK won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series Oklahoma Division tournament held Aug 12th on Grand Lake of the Cherokees. With unpredictable weather during practice and rain forecasted for Saturday, the field was greeted with a break in the clouds at takeoff and the rain held off, of course, until weigh in started at 3:00.
Simonof Takes Home the Gold on Lake Eufaula
John Simonof of Jacksonville, AR won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series Oklahoma Division tournament held June 10th on Lake Eufaula.
Pedigo Tops the Field at Ft. Gibson
Brandon Pedigo won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series Oklahoma event held April 22nd on Ft. Gibson Reservoir.
Arkansas River Event Moved to Ft Gibson
(ABA Tournament Alert) Due to safety issues on the Arkansas River the tournament has been moved to Ft. Gibson at the Taylor Ferry North Ramp. Registration for this event will be at Taylor Ferry North 34179 Marina Dr Wagoner, OK 74467 today from 4-6:30, Safety briefing at 7 PM. Direct all inquiries to Chris Wayand (256)230-5627