Florida Central and Florida South Area 5 Championship Rescheduled Due to Hurricane Irma
The Ram Truck Open Series Florida Central Division and Florida South Division Area Championship has been re-scheduled to December 16th -17th on Lake Okeechobee.
The competitors will launch from Scott Driver Park landing in Okeechobee, Florida. Anglers may begin fishing at 7:00am or safe light on days one and two. The weigh in will begin at 3:00 p.m. each day. All anglers will compete both days of the event. There will NOT be a cut in the field. Registration begins at 4 p.m. on Friday December 15th at the ABA stage trailer at Scott Driver Park Pavilion. Registration for this event ends at 6:30pm on Friday December 15th with the meeting and partner pairing starting at 7:00pm local time.
All anglers are required to have a Florida freshwater fishing license.
Anglers fishing the Boater division may weigh in up to 5 bass each day at least 12 inches in length with an exemption permit available at registration. Co anglers may weigh in up to 3 bass each day at least 12 inches in length with an exemption permit available at registration.
To qualify Anglers must have fished a total of three events within a division or a combination of four events within the two divisions. To enter anglers fishing the Boater division pay $300.00 and Co anglers pay $150.00.
First place boater is guaranteed a minimum of $10,000. First place Co angler is guaranteed a minimum of $5,000.
Also, the top 20 boaters and the top 20 co anglers from the two-day event will qualify for the Ray Scott Championship on the Red River in April 2018.
In addition to cash and prizes for top finishes, boaters and co anglers fishing this tournament and Ram Truck Open 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 manufacture websites for specific details on how to qualify for these bonuses.
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: 7:00am or Safe Light
Weigh In: 3:00pm
Time Zone: Eastern
Locking is allowed EXCEPT to Kissimmee River, Caloosahatchee River and Port St. Lucie Canal.
BEST WESTERN Lake Okeechobee
3975 Highway 441 S, Okeechobee, FL, 34974
Okeechobee County Tourism Department Council
499 Northwest 5th Avenue
Okeechobee FL 34972
Phone: (863) 763-3959
Fax: (863) 763-5785
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 December 15th, 2017 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.
OKEECHOBEE DODGE CHRYSLER JEEP RAM
4224 US Highway 441 S
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Lake Placid Marine
310 US 27 SOUTH
LAKE PLACID, FL 33852
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 2018 Ray Scott Championship to be held on the Red River in Shreveport, Louisiana in April 2018.
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 .
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, Simms, Garmin, Divide-It, and SiriusXM Marine Weather. American Bass Anglers, Inc. can be contacted at (256) 232-0406 or by visiting americanbassanglers.com
Tournament Manager: Billy Benedetti 256-230-5632, TM Email: [email protected]
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