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2/05/2018

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.

Division: Georgia
Dates: 2/10/2018 
Lake: Eufaula 
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
Phone: 334.687.8011
Fax: 334.687.3273

Hampton Inn
29 Veterans Blvd
Eufaula, AL 36027
334-687-0777
Ask for the Fisherman’s Rate of $89.00!!

Tournament Information: 
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

Event Host: 
Eufaula / Barbour County Chamber of Commerce                                                    333 East Broad Street, Eufaula, AL 36027
Phone: (800) 524-7529 Fax: (334) 687-5240
http://www.eufaulachamber.com/

Registration Location: 
Lakepoint Resort State Park
104 Lakepoint Drive
Eufaula AL 36027
Phone: 334.687.8011
Fax: 334.687.3273

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.

Additional Information: 
Host Dealers: 
BOYD'S MARINE INC DOTHAN
2481 HWY 431 NORTH
DOTHAN, AL 36303
334-794-2598
334-712-2897 (fax)
www.boydsmarine.com

License Information: 
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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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
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7/01/2018 Weiss

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5/13/2018 Old Hickory
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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
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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