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2/05/2018

North Carolina Opens On Lake Norman

ATHENS, Ala. – The North Carolina Division of the Open Series will hold its 
Season opener on Lake Norman 2/10/2018.

Jason Wilson of Lincolnton, NC won the season opener last year ( 02/11/2017) with a five-fish limit that locked in the scales at 15.52 pounds with a 4.21 pound kicker. Jason took home the guaranteed $5000 check for the boater division victory.  Kevin Jones of Sanford, NC took the victory in the co-angler division.  He brought back a three-fish limit to the scales that locked in at 8.18 pounds.  Kevin took home $1700 for his victory.

The competitors will launch from The Pinnacle Launch ramps located on NC Hwy
150 Mooresville, NC. Anglers will begin fishing at 7:00 am or safe light until 3:00 
pm.

Registration will be at the ABA stage trailer located at the Pinnacle launch ramps.
Registration will run from 4:00 pm- 6:30pm with the pairings meeting to follow at
7:00 pm. Freedom pass Holders must call or text 256-497-0967 Friday 2-9-18 
Between 4:00-6:30 pm to confirm you are fishing the event. 

To register for this event click here

To enter anglers fishing the boater division pay $200.00 per single day events
with the co-anglers paying $100.00 for the single day events. The first place
boater is guaranteed a minimum of $5000.00.

Anglers fishing the boater division may weigh in up to five bass and the 
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 Websites for specific details on how to qualify for these bonuses.

Tournament information:

Limit: 5 bass for the boaters, 3 bass for the co-anglers
Size limit: two bass may be between 12-14 inches with the remainder of your
Catch being at least 14 inches in length.

Off Limits for this event: anything marked or posted off limits, keep out, etc. The 
Skimmer wall at the 150 bridge and the launch ramps at Pinnacle landing.

This will be a trailered weigh-in.

All anglers are required to have a valid North Carolina fishing license.
 
Take off: 7:00 am or safe light
Weigh in 3:00 PM
Time zone: Eastern

Registration: 
ABA stage trailer located at the Pinnacle launch ramps
NC Hwy 150 Mooresville, NC
Registration from 4:00 PM- 6:30 PM with meeting to follow at 7:00PM.
    
Event Host:
TBD

Tournament Manager: Rodney Michael 256-497-0967
Email: rodney@americanbassanglers.com

Triton Dealer:
Chatlee Marine
2615 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Sanford NC 27332
919-775-7259

To register for this event please visit American Bass Anglers online or call 256-232-0406.

For more information on this tournament, call Rodney Michael tournament manager, at 256-497-0967 or ABA at 256-232-0406. Online at americanbassanglers.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  100% Plus Team Tour, or the American Couples Series visit www.americanbassanglers.com.

ABA is sponsored by: Triton Boats, Mercury Marine, Best Western Hotels, Livingston Lures, Garmin, Power-Pole, T-H Marine, Hydrowave, Maui Jim, Abu Garcia, Berkley, MotorGuide.

 

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American Fishing Tour Upcoming Events

2018 Upcoming Schedule

       
North Carolina Piedmont 5/19/2018 Gaston
Mississippi Gulf Coast 5/19/2018 Pearl/ Pascagoula
North Central Louisiana 5/19/2018 Ouachita River
New Mexico 5/19/2018 Conchas
South Carolina Northwest 5/19/2018 Russel
Virginia - Western 5/19/2018 Kerr Lake
Texas - Wichita Falls 5/19/2018 Amon Carter
Florida - Seminole 5/19/2018 Seminole
Missouri 5/19/2018 Truman
Southeast North Carolina 5/19/2018 Sutton Lake
Tennessee - West 5/19/2018 Kentucky Lake
Arkansas North 5/19/2018 Greers Ferry
Connecticut 5/19/2018 Lillinonah
Oklahoma 5/19/2018 Grand Lake
Alabama North 5/19/2018 Guntersville
Pennsylvania 5/19/2018 North East River
Oklahoma North 5/19/2018 Sooner Lake
South Carolina - Greenwood 5/20/2018 Clarks Hill
New Mexico 5/20/2018 Conchas
Tennessee Central 5/20/2018 Old Hickory
Florida - St Johns North 5/20/2018 Rodman
Kansas South 5/20/2018 El Dorado
Illinois North 5/20/2018 Cal Sag/Lake Michigan
Florida - Toho 5/20/2018 Toho
Alabama West 5/20/2018 Bankhead
Massachusetts - New England 5/20/2018 Long Pond-Harwich
Massachusetts-Central New England 5/20/2018 Manchaug

Plus Team Tour 2018 Schedule

Alabama

Dates Lake/Info Register
5/20/2018 Wheeler
7/01/2018 Weiss

Tennessee/Kentucky

     
5/13/2018 Old Hickory
9/23/2018 Kentucky

 

 

 

 

American Couples Series

       
Georgia 5/19/2018 West Point
Tennessee Northeast 5/19/2018 Douglas
South Carolina 5/19/2018 Lake Russell
Alabama Central 5/19/2018 Lay Lake
Kentucky 5/20/2018 Kentucky Lake
North Carolina 5/20/2018 TBA
Alabama Central 6/02/2018 Logan Martin
Oklahoma 6/02/2018 Ft Gibson
Kentucky 6/03/2018 Kentucky Lake
Oklahoma 6/03/2018 Ft Gibson
Tennessee Northeast 6/09/2018 Watts Bar
Florida Northwest 6/09/2018 Seminole
South Carolina 6/09/2018 Lake Greenwood
North Carolina 6/10/2018 Lake Hickory
Alabama North 6/16/2018 Guntersville
Georgia 6/23/2018 Sinclair
Tennessee Northeast 6/23/2018 Chickamauga
Alabama North 6/23/2018 Guntersville
Kentucky 6/24/2018 Kentucky Lake

 

Open Series 2018 Upcoming Events

North Carolina 5/19/2018 High Rock
Alabama South 5/19/2018 Jordan
South Texas 5/19/2018 Lake Conroe
Ohio 6/02/2018 St. Mary's
Maryland 6/02/2018 Chesapeake Bay
South Carolina 6/09/2018 Clark's Hill
Georgia 6/09/2018 Oconee
South East Texas 6/09/2018 Sam Rayburn
Alabama North 6/10/2018 Weiss
New York 6/16/2018 Lake Champlain
Alabama South 6/16/2018 Logan Martin
Oklahoma 6/16/2018 Ft Gibson
Tennesee Central 6/16/2018 Old Hickory
Virginia 6/23/2018 Kerr
South Texas 6/23/2018 Lake Conroe
Kentucky 6/23/2018 Kentucky Lake
North Carolina 6/30/2018 Hickory
East Texas 6/30/2018 Lake of the Pines