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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

Division     Date Lake Register Link
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

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