Etheredge Wins Division 88 Event
From Division 88, Alabama East/Central, Joel Etheredge is one step closer to the Ram American Fishing Tour National Championship with a first place win in the Ram American Fishing Tour Division 88 tournament held on Neely Henry this past weekend. Joel's five bass limit weighed in at 12.20 pounds. Big Bass was awarded to Mike Garlen for catching a 3.76 pound largemouth.The top five anglers were:1. Joel Etheredge 12.20 lbs.2. Ken Draskovic 10.22 lbs.3 Charles Anderson 10.05lbs.Participation Award: George Kunkle IIIConditions: Cool, overcast and light rain most of the day. Waters temps in the 70's and slightly stained.Winning Strategy: Grass, docks and rocks were flipped and pitched.Next Divisional Tournament: The next Division 88 tournament will be October 31, 2015 on Weiss Lake in Cedar Bluff, Al.For more information on this or any future event in this division contact Doug Orazine at (205) 910-6694.The Ram American Fishing Tour offers low cost, close to home bass tournaments that are designed for the weekend angler. All ABA anglers fish for money and points. The points advance the angler to their divisional championship and the top 500 anglers in the US are invited to the Ram American Fishing Tour National Championship.About American Bass Anglers: American Bass Anglers is the largest tournament organization for the weekend angler. American Bass Anglers operates the Ram American Fishing Tour, the Ram Weekend Bass Series, the Ram 100% Plus Team Tour, the Military Team Bass Tournament, and the American Couples Series. Each tour is design specifically for the weekend angler offering low cost and close to home events so the anglers can qualify for larger championship. For more information on American Bass Anglers visit www.americanbassanglers.com
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Mike Butcher Wins On Big Hill
The wind was blowing and the bass were biting; Big Hill Lake turned on! All anglers in the American Bass Anglers tournament held May 8, 2021 on Big Hill Lake brought fish to the scales. Mike Burcher brought in the heaviest bag, weighing 19.28 lbs. He had 2nd Bid Bass, a 5.11 lb largemouth
Danny and Virginia Christ win on Lake Mitchell
ATHENS, Al. – Danny and Virginia Christ won the American Couples Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, Central Alabama Division 1 tournament, held April 18, 2021, on Lake Mitchell. Running out of Higgins Ferry boat ramp out of Clanton, AL, they caught 5 bass weighing 15.73 pounds. For the victory, they earned a check for $788.00. Virginia won the Woman’s Big Fish with a 4.87-pound kicker. They caught their fish in shallow water on a worm.
Hawkins Wins $2600 on Harris Chain
ATHENS, Ala. –Calan Hawkins won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series Florida Central tournament, held May 1st on the Harris Chain of Lakes. Running out of Venetian Gardens – Ski Beach in Leesburg, FL the Fruitland Park, FL angler caught five bass weighing 24.56 pounds including a 7.61-pound kicker. For the Boater Division victory, Hawkins took home a check for $2600 for his win.
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