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1/10/2018

Open Series Opener On Lake Okeechobee

ATHENS, Ala. – The Florida South Division of the 2018 Open Series will open the season on January 13, 2018, on Lake Okeechobee in Clewiston, FL.

Mike Jones of Canal Point, Florida won the opening event last year (January 7, 2017) with 23.51 pounds and Michael Gonzalez of Apopka, Florida was the co-angler winner with 13.40, which is strong for a 3-fish co-angler limit. Steve Stinson of Pickering, Ontario took home big bass honors with a 9.02 pound bass cashing in on $940.

The competitors will launch at Roland Martin Marina and Resort, located at 920 E. Del Monte Ave, Clewiston, FL 33440. Anglers may begin fishing at 7:00a.m. or safe light. The weigh-in will begin at 3:00p.m. Registration begins at 4 p.m. local time at Scott Driver Park with the tournament briefing to begin at 7:00 p.m. Friday evening.

To register for this tournament, Click Here

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 may also win contingency bonuses from such sponsors as Triton Boats, Mercury Outboards, MotorGuide, T-H Marine, and ABU Garcia. See the manufacturer web sites for specific details on how to qualify for these bonuses.


Host Hotel (Approved locations to stay) 
Roland Martin Marina & Resort
920 E. Del Monte Ave, Clewiston, Florida 33440
800-473-6766   863-983-3151

Tournament Information: 
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 Safelight
Weigh In: 3:00pm
Time Zone: Eastern
Locking is allowed EXCEPT to Kissimmee River, Caloosahatchee River and Port St. Lucie Canal.

Event Host: 
Roland Martin Marina & Resort
920 E. Del Monte Ave, Clewiston, Florida 33440
800-473-6766   863-983-3151

Registration Location: 
Roland Martin Marina & Resort
920 E. Del Monte Ave, Clewiston, Florida 33440
800-473-6766   863-983-3151

Registration and Meeting will be held on Friday, January 12, 2018, at the ABA Stage Trailer at Roland Martin Marina & Resort from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm with the meeting and partner pairing at 7:00 pm.

Additional Information: 

Host Dealers: 
Triton Dealer - Lake Placid Marine
310 US 27 SOUTH, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852
863-465-2335   863-465-9550 (fax)  www.lakeplacidmarine.com

The best Open Series anglers from across the nation can advance to the no entry fee 2019 Ray Scott Championship, location to be announced 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 .

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  American Fishing Tour, the Open Series, the Triton 100% Plus Team Tour, or the American Couples Series visit www.americanbassanglers.com.

 

 

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American Fishing Tour Upcoming Events (2018 Season)

 

       
Massachusetts - New England 10/14/2018 Long Pond-Harwich

American Fishing Tour 2019 Upcoming Events

       
Alabama Northwest 10/13/2018 Wilson Lake
Pennsylvania 10/13/2018 Delaware River
Louisiana Central 10/13/2018 Caddo
South Carolina- Savannah River 10/13/2018 Savannah River
Mississippi- Ross Barnett 10/13/2018 Ross Barnett
Alabama Lay Lake- Logan Martin 10/13/2018 Lay Lake
Mississippi Gulf Coast 10/13/2018 Back Bay
Georgia Central 10/13/2018 Oconee
Virginia 10/13/2018 Kerr
Louisiana- North Central 10/13/2018 D'Arbonne
Texas- Wichita Falls 10/13/2018 Amon Carter
New Mexico 10/13/2018 Brantley
Arkansas 10/13/2018 Maumelle Pool
South Carolina- Northwest 10/14/2018 Russell
Dallas Fort Worth Texas 10/14/2018 Lewisville
Massachusetts- Western 10/14/2018 Congamond
New Mexico 10/14/2018 Brantley
Georgia North 10/20/2018 Allatoona
South Carolina Central 10/20/2018 Wylie
Alabama North 10/20/2018 Guntersville
Alabama- West 10/21/2018 Bankhead
Alabama Central 10/27/2018 Jordan
Texas- Sam Rayburn- North 10/27/2018 Toledo Bend

Plus Team Tour 2018 Schedule

Tennessee/Kentucky

     
9/23/2018 Kentucky

 

 

 

 

American Couples Series

     
Oklahoma 9/8/2018 Hudson

 

Open Series 2018 Upcoming Events

       
Area 2 Championship 10/13/2018 Kentucky Lake
Area 6 Championship 10/20/2018 Toledo Bend