ABA HALL OF FAME
American Bass Anglers recently bestowed its highest honor on theseinductees to the American Bass Anglers Hall of Fame. They were inducted by ABA President Morris "Mo" Sheehan at the awards banquet at the National Championship.
American Bass Anglers, Inc - Hall of Fame
2002 - Joe McDaniels, Jim Holloway, Tommy Hibdon, Paul Tyler, Jim Foster
2003 - Bob Medeiros, Pat McDaniels
2004 - George Miserendino, Gary Conner
2005 - Lee Marshall, William Jasper, Jim Garner
2006 - Bill Peeler, Toby Hicks, William Peele, Joe VanHooser
2007 - Dale Hart
2008 - Joe Angelone, Becky Minor
2009 - Barry Davis, Pat Vance
2010 - Deacon Collins, John Beckstrom, Craig Maxwell
2011 - Michael Tamburello, Dave Fox, Tom Storm
2012 - Bob Ogle, Bill Hall
2013 - Rick Tilson
2014 - Jerry Jeranka, Jack Leffingwell
2015 - Mike Garlen
2016 Ray "OZ" Templeton, Albert McCoy, George Kunkle
2017 Mike York, Phil Morris
2018 Rhonda Ford, Tom Dupuis, George Simonof
2019 Roger Gunsell, Tom O’Bryant
Michael Smith Takes the Win on Lake Mitchell
January 8, 2022, Clanton, AL. Thirty-three anglers launched from Higgins Ferry Park Ramp near Clanton, AL. Twenty-four of those anglers brought back five-fish limits to the scales, but when the scales closed Michael M. Smith of Andalusia, AL took the victory with 14.71 pounds. For the victory Smith took home $723 in prize money.
Tom and Missy take the win and the GLine Battery $100 Bounty on Cooper River
We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day on the Cooper River with mild temperatures and sunny skies! We had eight teams come out to compete with every team bringing fish to the scales. Several teams commented on how clear the water was and how many big bass they watched swimming but couldn’t get to bite. It seems that the most productive bite was on crank baits and worms.
Tom and Missy Bancroft took First Place with 5 largemouth bass weighing 8.15 lbs. earning $360. We caught our bass on crankbaits in the morning and shaky head worms in the afternoon.
Florida South Division To Open On Okeechobee
ATHENS, Ala. – The Florida South Division 7 of the American Bass Anglers Open Series, Presented by Caymas Boats, begins its new season on Jan. 22, 2022, on Lake Okeechobee.
The anglers will run out of Roland and Mary Ann Martin's Marina Resort, located at 920 E. Del Monte Avenue in the town of Clewiston, Fla. Anglers can fish anywhere in the massive lake but cannot lock into the Kissimmee River, Caloosahatchee River, or the Port St. Lucie Canal.
Team Tour Championship Postponed
Out of an overabundance of caution The Team Tour Championship that was scheduled for 10/10-11/2020 on Wheeler Lake has be postponed. The National Weather Service is forecasting winds of 10-20 mph with gust up to 35mph for Saturday, and winds of 10-15 mph with gust up to 20 mph Sunday. The safety of our anglers is the number on concern and factor when making the tough decisions on postponing a tournament. The new dates for the Team Tour Championship will be November 21-22 on Wheeler Lak