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9/06/2017

ABA Announces the 2018 Ram 100% Plus Team Tour

September 6, 2017, Athens, AL - American Bass Anglers announced the 2018 Ram 100% Plus Team Tour season details today. The Ram 100% Plus Team Tour provides team tournament competition that includes a Triton/Mercury boat package for first place at each divisional event. The year-end championship will offer two (2) Triton/Mercury boat package to the winning team and a combined payout of up to $80,000 in cash, prizes and bonuses based on a full field. 

Registration for the 2018 season: September 11-15, 2017 starting 8am

-    Ram Truck Owners
        (Package Special Plus Special Incentive)
-    Triton Boat Owners
        (Package Special Plus Special Incentive)
-    All Package Registrations
        (Special Incentives)

(Teams must call in registration to receive special incentive packages September 11-15, 2017)

September 18, 2017 – December 1

-    All Entries (Special Incentives)

The 2018 season will offer two divisions, each holding four one-day Sunday divisional events. One located in Northern Alabama and the other in the Kentucky Lake/Central Tennessee area. Teams who fish three divisional events in one division will be invited to the two-day championship.

North Alabama Division 
2/11/2018 - Guntersville - Goosepond
(Scottsboro, AL)
3/4/2018 - Neely Henry - Coosa Landing
(Gadsden, AL)
5/20/2018 - Wheeler - Ingalls Harbor
(Decatur, AL)
7/1/2018 - Weiss - Leesburg Landing
(Leesburg, AL)

Tennessee/Kentucky Division
2/18/2018 - Kentucky - Paris Landing State Park
(Paris, TN)
4/22/2018 - Kentucky - Paris Landing State Park  
(Paris, TN)
5/13/2018 - Old Hickory - Sanders Ferry
(Hendersonville, AL)
9/23/2018 - Kentucky - Paris Landing State Park
(Paris, TN)

Team Championship 
11/3-4/2018    - Pickwick Lake - McFarland Park
(Florence, AL)

Divisional team winners will receive a Triton/Mercury boat packages loaded with sponsor products from companies like Garmin, T-H Marine, Carlisle Tire and Wheel, and MotorGuide and the top 20% of the field will receive a check.

The Championship winners will receive two (2) Triton/Mercury boat packages loaded with sponsor products. Based on a full field there will be up to $80,000 in total payout including cash, prizes, and bonuses.

The Ram 100% Plus Team Tour is part of the Triton Gold program offering anglers who own a Triton Boat up to $7,000 in contingency payout at each event.

There are contingency programs that offer rewards for each of these events, here are ABA Sponsor programs: Triton Gold, Mercury Marine, MotorGuide, T-H Marine Atlas Rewards, Power Pole Captain's Cash, Abu Garcia Revo Big Bass Bonus.

What is the 100% Plus Team Tour

The 100% Plus Team Tour is for bass anglers who want a shot at larger payouts in a Team format. The tour offers two divisions, one in North Alabama and in Central Tennessee up to Kentucky Lake. Each division offers 4 qualifying events each offering more than 100% plus payback. First place at all events is a 2018 Triton 17TX with a Mercury four stroke 60hp outboard. The retail value fully rigged is estimated at $20,000. 

In 2018, the Alabama North Division will fish 4 different lakes. Guntersville, Neely Henry, Wheeler Lake and Wiess Lake. The Tennessee division will fish 2 different lakes Kentucky and Old Hickory Lakes. 

At the end of the season, in the fall of 2018, the two divisions will send their best team to Pickwick Lake where the teams will fish for cash and awards. The Championship team will be award two Triton 17TX Boats with a Mercury four stroke 60hp outboards. The retail value fully rigged is estimated at $40,000. 

•    No other trail offers bigger payouts for a $250 entry fee for the pure weekend bass angler.
•    100% Plus Payout
•    There are no late fees
•    Register through Wednesday prior to the event
•    Pay a deposit ($500) the season and pay each event balance ($150) by Wednesday the week of each event. 
•    Draw Prizes at all Team Tour registration meetings
•    ABA Polygraphs all Team Tour Events
•    No Pros are allowed (Bass Elite or FLW Tour anglers allowed)
•    No Off-limits (except the team championship)
•    Team Meeting Exemption Pass (EZ Pass) available for the 2018 season ($50)
•    You can get your entire season entry fees paid for through the ABA Alliance Program
•    Contingency programs available through Triton, Mercury, MotorGuide, T-H Marine, Garmin, Power Pole and others. 
•    The top 20% at all events get a check. Example 200 boats – 40 places, 250 boats – 50 places

Advantages for registering early: 

•    Package registrations will receive special incentives September 11-15, 2017
•    Teams registering prior to December 1,
2017 may pay a $500 deposit to secure your slot for all events of the season. Each event balance ($150) is to be paid by Wednesday the week of the event online or by phone. (This is considered a package registration)
•    Teams may register and pay in full $1,250 for the season through Wednesday prior to the first event (This is considered a package registration). 
•    All package registrations receive personalized event results and points updates after each event. 
•    Special Draw Prizes at Team Tour registration meetings for Package Registered Teams

Package Registration: A package registration is when a team registers for all events for a season within a division. 

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 Ram Truck American Fishing Tour, the American Couples Series, Military Team Bass Tournament and the Ram Truck 100% Plus Team Tour. To learn more about ABA visit www.americanbassanglers.com or call (256) 232-0406.

American Bass Anglers, Inc. is supported by Ram Trucks, Triton Boats, Mercury Marine, Carlstar, T-H Marine, Abu Garcia, Berkley, Hydrowave, Livingston Lures, Best Western Hotels, Simms, SiriusXM® Radio, SiriusXM® Marine Weather, Garmin, Maui Jim, LiT Coolers, Power Pole, GEICO, and DivideIT.

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American Fishing Tour Upcoming Events

2018 Upcoming Schedule

Louisiana - Shreveport 2/24/2018 Hosston
Georgia - Eufaula 2/24/2018 Lake Eufaula
Alabama Central 2/24/2018 Jordan
Arkansas North 2/24/2018 Maumelle
Alabama East Central 2/24/2018 Weiss Lake
Oklahoma North 2/24/2018 Sooner Lake
South Carolina - Greenwood 2/25/2018 Murray
Tennessee Central 2/25/2018 Percy Priest
Texas - Wichita Falls 2/25/2018 Nocona
DFW - Texas 2/25/2018 Grapevine
Texas - Sam Rayburn North 2/25/2018 Sam Rayburn
North Carolina Charlotte 3/03/2018 Badin Lake
Texas - Central 3/03/2018 Belton Lake
Tennessee - West 3/03/2018 Kentucky Lake
Florida - West 3/03/2018 Toho
Florida Harris Chain 3/03/2018 Harris Chain
oklahoma 3/03/2018 Grand Lake
Florida - Seminole 3/04/2018 Seminole
KY Lake 3/04/2018 Kentucky Lake
Florida - Toho 3/04/2018 Toho
South Carolina - Savannah River 3/10/2018 Savannah River
North Carolina Piedmont 3/10/2018 Falls (Open Event)
Mississippi Gulf Coast 3/10/2018 Pearl River
Georgia Central 3/10/2018 Oconee
North Central Louisiana 3/10/2018 Claiborne
Alabama - Mobile 3/10/2018 Tensaw
Florida - Istokpoga South 3/10/2018 Lake Istokpoga
North Carolina Central 3/10/2018 Chowan
Georgia North 3/10/2018 Allatoona
Virginia - Western 3/10/2018 Kerr Lake
Texas - Wichita Falls 3/10/2018 Amon Carter
Southeast North Carolina 3/10/2018 Waccamaw River (Open Event)
Oklahoma East 3/10/2018 Lake Hudson
Oklahoma North 3/10/2018 Sooner Lake
Georgia East 3/11/2018 Clarks Hill
South Carolina Northwest 3/11/2018 Russel
Tennessee Central 3/11/2018 Old Hickory
Texas - Houston 3/17/2018 Lake Livingston
Missouri - Stockton 3/17/2018 Stockton
DFW - Texas 3/17/2018 Ray Hubbard
Alabama Lay Lake - Logan Martin 3/17/2018 Lay Lake
Arkansas North 3/17/2018 Greers Ferry
Lynchburg / Roanoke VA 3/17/2018 Smith Mountain(Open Event)
South Carolina - Greenwood 3/18/2018 Clarks Hill
Florida - St Johns North 3/18/2018 St Johns
Kansas South 3/18/2018 Coffey Co. SFL
Florida - Toho 3/18/2018 Toho
Alabama West 3/18/2018 Bankhead
Georgia - Westpoint 3/18/2018 West Point
Louisiana - Toledo Bend South 3/24/2018 Toledo Bend
North Carolina East 3/24/2018 Neuse/Trent River
Virginia 3/24/2018 Chickahominy River
Georgia Central 3/24/2018 Sinclair
Georgia - Eufaula 3/24/2018 Lake Eufaula
Texas - Wichita Falls 3/24/2018 Ray Roberts
Missouri 3/24/2018 Lake Ozark
Kentucky Central 3/24/2018 Kentucky Lake
Florida Harris Chain 3/24/2018 Harris Chain
Oklahoma East 3/24/2018 Fort Gibson
Alabama East Central 3/24/2018 Neely Henry
Louisiana - Toledo Bend South 3/25/2018 Toledo Bend
South Carolina Northwest 3/25/2018 Clarks Hill
Tennessee Central 3/25/2018 Old Hickory
DFW - Texas 3/25/2018 Ray Roberts
North Carolina Piedmont 3/31/2018 Gaston
North Carolina Charlotte 3/31/2018 Lake Norman
New Mexico 3/31/2018 Elephant Butte
North Carolina Central 3/31/2018 Roanoke
Virginia - Western 3/31/2018 Kerr Lake
Alabama Central 3/31/2018 Alabama River
Alabama Northwest 3/31/2018 Wheeler Lake (Open Event)
Texas - Sam Rayburn North 3/31/2018 Sam Rayburn
Southeast North Carolina 3/31/2018 Northeast Cape Fear River
Tennessee - West 3/31/2018 Kentucky Lake
Kansas - Big Hill 3/31/2018 Big Hill
Louisiana Central 3/31/2018 Bisteneau
Alabama North 3/31/2018 Guntersville

Plus Team Tour 2018 Schedule

Alabama

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

Tennessee/Kentucky

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

 

 

 

 

American Couples Series Winter/Spring Events

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

Open Series 2018 Upcoming Events

Register Division_Name: Dates: Lake/Info
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