Florida South Heads to Okeechobee

ATHENS, Ala. – The Florida South Division of the Ram Truck Open Series will hold its next event of the season on August 20, 2016, on Lake Okeechobee in Okeechobee, FL.

The competitors will launch at Scott Driver Park ramp, located 10100 W. Hwy 78, Okeechobee, FL 34974. 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 4:00 p.m. local time at Scott Driver Park Pavilion with the tournament briefing to begin at 7:00 p.m. Friday evening. To register for this tournament, see www.americanbassanglers.com/proddetail.php?prod=8774.

To enter, anglers fishing the Boater Division pay $200 with Co-Anglers paying $100. First place is guaranteed a minimum $5,000 first place for Boaters. To learn more about the payout visit www.ramopenseries.com/payout.php 

Anglers fishing the Boater division may weigh in up to five bass, each at least 12 inches long with an exemption permit available at registration. Co-Anglers may weigh in up to three bass. 

In addition to cash and prizes for top finishers, Boater and Co-Angler competitors fishing this tournament and Ram Truck Open Series events throughout the season may also win contingency bonuses from such sponsors as Triton Boats, Mercury Outboards, MotorGuide, T-H Marine, ABU Garcia, Maui Jim and Livingston Lures. See the manufacturer web sites for specific details on how to qualify for these bonuses.

THIS IS THE RESCHEDULED EVENT FROM JANUARY 20, 2016
 
Limit: 5 bass for Boaters / 3 bass for Co-Anglers
Size Limit: 12" with a Signed Exemption Permits. Exemption Permits will be available at registration.
Take Off: 6:45am or Safe Light
Weigh In: 3:00pm
Time Zone: Eastern
Locking is allowed EXCEPT to Kissimmee River, Caloosahatchee River and Port St. Lucie Canal.

Host Hotel: 
Best Western Lake Okeechobee
3975 Highway 441 South
Okeechobee, FL. 34974
(863)357-7100

ABA Member Link For Best Western

Event Host: 
Okeechobee County Tourism Department Council
499 Northwest 5th Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Phone: (863) 763-3959
Fax: (863) 763-5785
www.okeechobee-tdc.com

Registration Location: 
C. Scott Driver Park
10100 West Highway 78
Okeechobee, FL. 34972
Phone: (863) 763-3959
Fax: (863) 763-5785
 

Registration will be held on Friday August 19, 2016 at the ABA Stage Trailer under the pavilion at Scott Driver Park from 4:00pm to 6:30pm with the meeting and partner pairing at 7:00pm.

Additional Information: 

Host Dealers: 
Lake Placid Marine
310 US 27 South
Lake Placid, FL. 33852
Phone: (863)465-2335
Fax: (863)465-9550
www.lakeplacidmarine.com

License Information: 
All anglers are required to have in their possession a valid FL Freshwater Fishing License. Florida licenses may be purchased by phone by calling (888) 347-4356.

The best Ram Truck Open Series anglers from across the nation can advance to the no entry fee 2017 Ray Scott Championship, slated for Old Hickory Lake in Hendersonville, TN., in April of 2017. 

For more information on this tournament, call Billy Benedetti, tournament manager, at (256)230-5632 or ABA at (256)232-0406. On line, see www.ramopenseries.com .

American Bass Anglers commitment is to provide low cost, close to home tournaments for the weekend angler and at the same time offer each competitor an upward path for individual angler progression. For more information about American Bass Anglers and the Ram American Fishing Tour, the Ram Truck Open Series, the Ram 100% Plus Team Tour, or the American Couples Series visit www.americanbassanglers.com.

American Bass Anglers, Inc. is supported by Ram Trucks, Triton Boats, Mercury Outboards, Carlisle Tires, Hydrowave, T-H Marine, Abu Garcia, Berkley, Livingston Lures, Best Western Hotels, Simms, Garmin, Maui Jim, Power Pole, Dr. Dan’s, and GEICO.  American Bass Anglers, Inc. can be contacted at (256) 232-0406 or visit www.americanbassanglers.com.

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