TN East Heads to Chickamauga
ATHENS, Ala. – The Ram Truck Open Series will hold its next event of the season on August 20, 2016, on Lake Chickamauga in Dayton, Tennessee.
The competitors will launch at Dayton Boat Dock located in Dayton, Tennessee. Anglers may begin fishing at 6:45 a.m. or safe light. The weigh-in will begin at 3 p.m. Registration begins at 4 p.m. at the tournament trailer at Dayton Boat Dock. To register for this tournament, see Kristin Malott.
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” for spotted bass, 15” for largemouth, 18” smallmouth and ONLY ONE SMALLMOUTH inches long. 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.
Best Western Dayton
7835 Rhea County Hwy
Dayton, TN. 37321
Dayton Boat Dock
175 Lakeshore St
Dayton, TN. 37321
Registration: 4-6:30 PM
Meeting: 7:00 PM
Cleveland Boat Center
3125 Waterlevel HWY Cleveland, TN 37323
Crow Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
2120 Chapman Rd
Chattanooga, TN. 37421
Tournament Manager: Kristin Malott (256)771-3709
For Tennessee fishing license information visit https://www.tn.gov/twra/topic/fishing-licenses
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 Kristin Malott, tournament manager, at (256)771-3709 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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