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8/01/2017

Manson wins on 1000 Islands

Travis Manson won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series NE tournament, held July 22nd on the 1000 Islands. Running out of French Creek Marina in Clayton, NY. Manson caught five bass weighing 24.66 pounds. He anchored his bag with a 4.89-pound kicker. For the Boater Division victory, Manson took home a check for $5000.00.

“I was out on the lake, I ran a lot and I used a swimbait.” Said Manson.

In second for the boaters, Patrick Grady of Chaumont, NY landed a five-bass tournament limit going 23.86 lbs. pounds with a 5.43-pound kicker. He collected $1050.00 for the effort.

“I was at out by Henderson on the Lake throwing a jerk bait and a drop shot. I was fishing 25-32 feet of water.”  Said Grady.

Gary Greenwood of Irwin, PA took third for the boaters with five bass going 23.47 pounds. He anchored his catch with a 5.45-pound kicker to earn $550.00

“I was on the lake drop shotting a watermelon red twitch tail minnow in 25-32 feet of water.” Said Greenwood.

Finishing fourth Lucas McDaniel of Fishers, IN landed a five-bass limit for 20.21pounds including a 5.08-pound kicker. Frank “Gee” Guarascio of Marcy, NY rounded out the top five boaters with five bass at 19.87 pounds.

Henry Fristik of Chester, MA caught the biggest bass for the boaters. It locked in at 6.14 lbs. and Henry pocketed 600.00.

In the Co-Angler Division Jeff Warren of Lansdale, PA won with three bass going 14.55 pounds. He sealed his victory with a 5.91-pound kicker to pocket a check for $1200.00.

“I was fishing the river shallow with a Bubblegum red rig.” Said Warren.

Taking second for the co-anglers, Roland Beaulieu of Swanton, VT brought in a three-bass division limit weighing 13.63 pounds including a 4.63-pound kicker. He collected $500.00 for the effort.

“I was fishing the Lake with a Carolina Rig and different colored Beavers in 25 ft. of water.” Said Beaulieu.

Jordon Prentiss of Keeseville, NY placed third among the co-anglers with three bass going 12.66 pounds. He anchored his catch with a 5.14-pound kicker to earn $350.00.

I was drop shotting in 30 FT of water on the lake with a Cross Tail Shad.” Said Prentiss.

In fourth place among the co-anglers, Steve Hanley of Schenectady, NY brought in three bass for 11.37 pounds including a 4.25-pound kicker. Jeff Marianetti of Ontario, NY finished in fifth place with three bass at 11.20 pounds.

The biggest bass for the co-anglers was caught by: Jeff Warren of Lansdale, PA that weighed 5.91 and Jeff pocketed $215.00

Slated for August 19, the next divisional tournament will be held on Lake Champlain out of Ticonderoga, NY.  At the end of the season, the best anglers from across the nation advance the 2018 Ray Scott Championship, slated for the Red River in Shreveport-Bossier Louisiana in April 2018.

For more information on this tournament, call Jeff Randall, tournament manager, at 256-777-6152 or ABA at 256-232-0406. On line, see www.ramopenseries.com .

About American Bass Anglers: American Bass Anglers is committed to providing 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, the Ram Truck Open Series, the American Fishing 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, GEICO, Berkley, Abu Garcia, T-H Marine, Livingston Lures, Best Western Hotels, Maui Jim, Power Pole, LiT Coolers, Simms, Garmin, and Divide-It. American Bass Anglers, Inc. can be contacted at (256) 232-0406 or by visiting americanbassanglers.com
 

 

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2018 Upcoming Schedule

Division     Date Lake Register Link
Georgia North 2/17/2018 Allatoona
Georgia - Blackshear 2/17/2018 Blackshear
Kansas - Big Hill 2/17/2018 Bone Creek
Oklahoma East 2/17/2018 Lake Hudson
Alabama North 2/17/2018 Guntersville
Georgia East 2/18/2018 Clarks Hill
South Carolina Northwest 2/18/2018 Hartwell
Florida - St Johns North 2/18/2018 Rodman
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Alabama - West 2/18/2018 Bankhead
Georgia - Westpoint 2/18/2018 West Point
Louisiana - Shreveport 2/24/2018 Hosston
Georgia - Eufaula 2/24/2018 Lake Eufaula
Texas - Houston 2/24/2018 Canyon Lake
Texas - Wichita Falls 2/24/2018 Nocona
Alabama Central 2/24/2018 Jordan
Arkansas North 2/24/2018 Maumelle
Alabama East Central 2/24/2018 Weiss Lake
South Carolina - Greenwood 2/25/2018 Murray
Texas - Houston 2/25/2018 Canyon Lake
Tennessee Central 2/25/2018 Percy Priest
DFW - Texas 2/25/2018 Grapevine
Texas - Sam Rayburn North 2/25/2018 Sam Rayburn

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Dates Lake/Info Register
2/11/2018 Guntersville
3/04/2018 Neely Henry
5/20/2018 Wheeler
7/01/2018 Weiss

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2/18/2018 Kentucky
4/22/2018 Kentucky
5/13/2018 Old Hickory
9/23/2018 Kentucky

 

 

 

 

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North Carolina 2/18/2018 Lake Norman McCrary Creek Access
Tennessee Northeast 3/3/2018 Ft Lound/Tellico Popler Springs
South Carolina 3/3/2018 Lake Murray Lighthouse Marina
Florida Northwest 3/10/2018 Seminole Seminole Lodge
Alabama North 3/10/2018 Guntersville Goosepond
Georgia 3/17/2018 Clarks Hill Mistletoe State Park
Tennessee Northeast 3/17/2018 Chicakamauga Dayton Ramp
Alabama Central 3/17/2018 Lake Mitchell Higgins Ferry
Georgia 3/18/2018 Clarks Hill Mistletoe State Park
North Carolina 3/18/2018 Lake Wylie Southepointe Landing
South Carolina 4/7/2018 Lake Keowee South Cove
Alabama North 4/7/2018 Guntersville Goosepond
Kentucky 4/8/2018 Kentucky Lake Big Bear
Tennessee Northeast 4/14/2018 Watts Bar Blue Springs
Florida Northwest 4/14/2018 Apalachicola River White City
North Carolina 4/15/2018 Lake James Black Bear Landing
Georgia 4/21/2018 Lanier Balus Creek Park
Alabama Central 4/21/2018 Alabama River Swift Creek
Tennessee Northeast 4/28/2018 Melton Hill Melton Hill Dam
South Carolina 4/28/2018 Lake Hartwell Greenpond
Kentucky 4/29/2018 Lake Barkley Kuttawa

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South Carolina 2/17/2018 Murray
Florida South 2/17/2018 Okeechobee
Virginia 2/24/2018 Kerr
Florida Central 2/24/2018 Kissimmee Chain
South East Texas 2/24/2018 Sam Rayburn
Tennesee Central 2/24/2018 Center Hill
Mississippi 3/03/2018 Columbus Pool
Georgia 3/10/2018 Seminole
Oklahoma 3/10/2018 Arkansas River
Kentucky 3/10/2018 Kentucky Lake
Florida Central 3/17/2018 Harris Chain
South Texas 3/17/2018 Lake Conroe
Alabama North 3/17/2018 Wheeler
North Carolina 3/24/2018 Hickory
Florida South 3/24/2018 Okeechobee
East Texas 3/24/2018 Lake Palestine
Tennesee Central 3/24/2018 Percy Priest
Maryland 3/31/2018 Potomac