Georgia Opens at Lake Eufaula
ATHENS, Ala. – The Georgia Division of the Open Series will open the 2018 season February 10, 2018, on Lake Eufaula in Eufaula, AL.
Kyle Welcher of Opelika, AL won the opening event last year(02/11/2017) with a five-fish limit that locked in the scales at 25.01 pounds. He sealed his victory with a 7.04 pound kicker. Kyle took home $5000 for his victory, Robert Enke claimed the top spot for the co-anglers with a three-fish limit that went for 10.33 pounds. Robert took home $1200 for his co-angler divsion victory.
The competitors will launch at Lakepoint Resort State Park, located at 104 Lakepoint Drive, Eufaula, AL, 36027. Anglers may begin fishing at 6:15 a.m. or safe light. The weigh-in will begin at 2:30 p.m. Registration begins at 4 p.m. local time at Lakepoint Resort State Park Lodge 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.abaopenseries.com/payout.php
Anglers fishing the Boater Division may weigh in up to five bass, each at least 14 inches for Largemouth and 12 inches on Spotted Bass and Co-anglers may weigh in up to three bass of the same length limits.
In addition to cash and prizes for top finishers, boater and co-angler competitors fishing this tournament and Open Series 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 manufacturer web sites for specific details on how to qualify for these bonuses.
Launch Ramp: Lakepoint Resort State Park, Ramp Address: 104 Lakepoint Drive, Eufaula, AL 36027
Entry Fee Boater/Co-Angler: $200/$100
Register for this event here or Call (256) 232-0406 for more information for assistance
Host Hotel (Approved locations to stay)
Lakepoint Resort State Park
104 Lakepoint Drive
Eufaula AL 36027
29 Veterans Blvd
Eufaula, AL 36027
Ask for the Fisherman’s Rate of $89.00!!
Limit: 5 bass for Boaters / 3 bass for Co-Anglers
Size Limit: 14" Largemouth Bass / 12" Spotted Bass
Take Off: 6:15am or Safelight
Weigh In: 2:30pm
Time Zone: Central
NO LOCKING ALLOWED
Eufaula / Barbour County Chamber of Commerce 333 East Broad Street, Eufaula, AL 36027
Phone: (800) 524-7529 Fax: (334) 687-5240
Lakepoint Resort State Park
104 Lakepoint Drive
Eufaula AL 36027
The Registration & Briefing for this event will be held in the Lodge at Lakepoint Resort State Park on Friday February 9, 2018 from 4:00pm to 6:30pm with the meeting and partner pairing at 7:00pm local time.
BOYD'S MARINE INC DOTHAN
2481 HWY 431 NORTH
DOTHAN, AL 36303
All anglers are required to have in their possession a valid GA or AL Freshwater Fishing License. Go to www.gofishgeorgia.com or call (800) 366-2661 to purchase a Georgia Fishing License. To purchase an Alabama fishing license call (888) 848-6887 or online www.outdooralabama.com.
The best Open Series anglers from across the nation can advance to the no entry fee 2018 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 http://www.abaopenseries.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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